Obesity treatment involves remedies used to combat excessive fat storage in those who are overweight. Obesity may be defined as the result of an energy imbalance upon the human body. Every person has their individual, ideal weight that is a result of their height, bone structure, muscle tone, and physical activity. When a person consumes more calories than is needed to sustain their life functions and the amount of energy they expend, the body stores the extra calories as fat. When someone gains a large amount of stored fat, they are said to be obese. Obesity is directly related to the amount of stored fat in the human body as determined by the body mass index or BMI. Recommended BMI’s vary between men and women as well as according to age. For women, a body mass index of 32% or higher indicates obesity. Men who have a body mass index of 35% and higher are considered obese. Women naturally have a higher BMI then men and a healthy BMI for women is approximately 13% while men have an approximate healthy BMI of 5%. BMI varies according to muscle mass, activity level, and age, and these are not exact numbers but figures recommended by the American Council of Exercise.
There are various treatments used to help combat obesity. These include a combination of healthy nutrition or diet, exercise, herbal formulas, prescription medications, and surgery. Those who have a high BMI are at a greater risk for obesity related disease, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, Diabetes, joint related issues, chronic back pain, and more. Those who are obese will benefit from using obesity treatments that will help them shed weight and burn stored fat. Once a person’s body mass index returns to normal levels, they are viewed as being in a healthy physical state.
Popular obesity treatments involve the use of herbal formulas or prescription medications. These are often used to help patients jump start their weight loss and may be recommended before a physician recommends gastric bypass or other surgical procedures. Those who are not considered obese may find it difficult to obtain prescription weight loss medications. A health care provider will review your individual situation and determine whether you should simply work on a weight loss plan by eliminating calories from your diet and increasing activity, or if you should jump start weight loss by using prescription medication.
There stages of weight include maintaining weight, losing weight, and gaining weight. Life is full of change and there are various reasons why someone’s weight will fluctuate through his or her life. What many people find most challenging is maintaining a healthy weight regardless of the various activities, changes, and situations that occur in life. Fad diets are notorious for helping someone lose weight, but as soon as the diet is finished, the weight returns. This is often referred to as yo-yo dieting and it can be a very distressful time for an individual. Many will readily say that losing and gaining weight is easy, but it is maintaining weight loss that is difficult. Numerous diets are on the market that will help someone lose weight, but as soon as the diet ends, the weight returns and sometimes, an individual ends up gaining more weight than when they first began dieting.
Some are described as emotional eaters as they tend to eat under emotional or mental distress. Emotional eaters often finding maintaining weight to be extremely difficult, as they tend to consume additional calories as the result of stress, depression, or anxiety. For some, obesity treatments may mean undergoing therapeutic treatment to address the underlying cause that results in emotional eating. It is often easier said than done when it comes to limiting the amount of food taken. Unfortunately, without learning how to address these issues, weight loss is often only temporary. Even those who choose to treat obesity through surgery must unlearn bad habits and make sure they adopt a healthy eating lifestyle. If not, even a stomach that has been reduced in size due to surgery can stretch and accommodate more food. Every obesity treatment must be combined with a healthy diet if an individual is going to maintain weight loss for the long term. By understanding a healthy diet and planning meals ahead of time based upon caloric intake, individuals can lose weight and find that once they reach their goal weight, maintain it easily.