Weight Loss

Effects of Obesity

Research has shown that Obesity related deaths are on the rise and is now the second leading cause of death after Smoking. Both have detrimental effects on our health and it usually takes a scare for people to realise its time to make a change.

Diabetes.

Eighty to Ninety percent of type two diabetes patients are overweight, diabetes is the third leading cause of death in America it also causes adult blindness. The Main cause of obesity is bad eating habits, eating high glycemic foods causes the level of blood glucose in your body to increase, excess is stored as fat, losing weight becomes impossible.

Type two diabetes is due to your bodys inability to produce enough insulin to break down the excess blood glucose. The pancreas produces digestive juices to help our bodies digest the food that we eat, it also produces insulin. Insulin controls the flow of glucose in and out of every cell in our body.Type two diabetes is directly associated with being overweight.

Sroke.

Obesity has been linked to arteriosclerosis.

Arteriosclerosis the is the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries . The arteries become narrow which slows down the blood flow, among other things, it also increases the risk of blood clots. Main arteries at risk include those supplying blood to the brain. If clotting occurs due to narrowed artery, it blocks blood supply to an area of the brain which results in a stroke. To reduce the risk losing weight should be your goal.

Sleep Apnea.

Sleep apnea is one of the most common problems in people with obesity, it is condition where by a person stops breathing for some time in their sleep. The soft tissue in the throat collapses around the air way in turn blocking it. For the severely obese sleep apnea may get more complicated with hypoventilation. Hypoventilation is Abnormally slow and shallow respiration, resulting in an increased level of carbon dioxide in the blood. Weight loss is the only permanent healthy solution.

Incontinence.

The inability to control excretory functions. Being overweight exerts pressure on the urinary bladder and causes leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or lifting objects.

Here are a few diseases related to being over weight.

High blood pressure

Coronary heart disease

Knee pain

Back pain

High cholesterol

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gallstones

Impaired immune response

Liver disease

Pancreatitis

Excessive Sweating

Depression

Weight loss is not an option, it doesn’t have to be an uphill battle, fad diets and quick fixes only mask the problem for a period of time as they all produce temporary weight loss, as soon as you come off the diet your weight soars, you need to find a healthy eating plan, one with out many restrictions, a sensible meal plan to suit your lifestyle so you don’t get bored or disheartened.

Starvation diets are not an option as your metabolism shuts down and your body holds onto its fat stores as it goes into starvation mode. Diet pills and potions are expensive and some do not work, try eating foods in their natural state, stay away from frying of any type, cut all the fat off meat before cooking and always chew your food thoroughly before swallowing.

Eat slowly and small amounts at one sitting, try not to go back for second helpings. Live life healthier and live longer.

Anyone can see the effects of obesity is seriously damaging your health. It’s time for a change, set small goals, achieve them, reward yourself and set another goal, success is around the corner.

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