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Obesity is the term given to people that are more than 20% over their ideal body weight. If you consume more calories than you burn, you will put on weight. Some people are lucky enough to burn more calories than others because their bodies metabolism’s are different. If you suffer from obesity it is a good idea that you try hard to lose weight, as being overweight can make you vulnerable to certain serious conditions. It is not impossible for an obese person to lose weight and keep it off, but it means that they will have to work very hard at it. They will need to keep a constant watch on their diet, exercise daily and maybe even change their lifestyle.

Obesity is commonly caused by:

The problem can be aggravated considerably by drinking alcohol, smoking and leading a sedentary lifestyle that includes watching television. You should try to avoid sitting and staring at your television most of the day, as it can be detrimental to your health. Watching television is good in moderation only.

You should avoid alcohol and smoking and take up a form of exercise that suits you and increase it gradually over time.

Try to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, chicken, fish and complex carbohydrates such as pasta and potatoes. You should also watch your diet. Try to drink up 8 glasses of water a day. Drinking fruit juice and milk is also advised, but try to avoid carbonated drinks, even the low calorie varieties as they are reported to not be that good for you. It is also important to include a good exercise program that is suited to your weight loss program.

You should try to take one day at a time and try your hardest to stick to your new lifestyle. Keep picturing and visualizing the way you would like to look and feel. You should also remember that if you do happen to slip up and eat things that are not on your diet list, it is not that bad and you should not fall back into your old patterns of living. If you stick to it you will feel so much better for doing it. Some good guidelines are to:

When to seek further professional advice

Alternative/Natural Treatments


Traditional Treatment

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-23