Being overweight can cause many underlying and serious health issues. Those that are overweight may suffer from multiple types of illnesses, knowingly and unknowingly. We associate many life-threatening diseases with those who are overweight as it contributes to the overall health of their body. Obesity has become a popular health condition in the world, especially in the United States. There are many fatalities that are tied back to the person being overweight. From diabetes to heart disease, there are conditions that could be avoided by losing weight.

Those who are overweight experience much trouble when living their daily lives, from limited movement to self-esteem issues. Having excess weight can lead to fertility issues in men and women.  There are ways to solve issues like these and they begin with dietary changes along with other lifestyle adjustments. 

  • Diet Changes

Diet plays an important part in your overall health. What you put in your body affects you, whether it is positively or negatively. Changing your diet for the better can have major positive effects on your body, internally and externally. Weight gain is caused by consuming more calories than you should. Those who are overweight most likely to indulge in processed and refined foods. These food types are proven to be the cause of additional weight gain. 

Limiting the number of calories taken in within a day is known to help with weight loss. Choosing healthy food options also is a fellow contributor to weight loss. Adopting a high fiber diet also is ideal for those who are overweight.

Fiber makes the stomach feel more full than it actually is which makes it less appealing to eat more. Whole grains are important to include in your diet as well. They are known to have slow energy releases that in the end help you feel full longer. 

  • Exercise

Exercise is ideal for any human wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. Getting active more frequently can help increase the number of calories you burn throughout the day. It is true that the body burns calories while we are sleeping and resting, but most of the time this isn’t enough for some people who have high-calorie intake. 

Getting physical activity into your day is important to change your lifestyle for the better and eliminate any effects that come with being overweight. There are easy ways to get active, from chores to workout machines. It is suggested to do at least 30 minutes of exercise to help burn calories throughout the day.

When you aren’t moving often it can lead to mobility issues. Those who aren’t used to exercise should start with light workouts to limit health risks. Some easy exercises you can do to ease into a new routine: 

  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Taking the stairs
  • Wall push-ups
  • Leg Lifts
  • Weight lifting
  • Weight Loss Medications/Procedures

When it comes to the moment where you aren’t able to lose the weight on your own with exercise and diets, there are medications and procedures that will help you shed the pounds. Doctors may prescribe patients medicine to help with their weight loss if it poses a significant threat to their health. Many professionals believe that if you are extremely overweight you should use medication alongside your diet changes and exercise.

There are side effects to this medication as there are to most medications. They usually include fatty stool, headaches, and unwanted effects on the respiratory system, joints, and muscles. Medication should be used in extreme cases as they can pose threats to the body. 

There are also procedures that are beneficial to those who want to get rid of any unnecessary fats. Non-surgical cosmetic procedures like Vanquish and CoolSculpting treatments are known to help those who are overweight adjust their appearance. Vanquish is a fat reduction method that uses heat to remove fat cells on larger parts of the body. For those who have very stubborn areas like the hips, chin, or stomach find that coolsculpting help removes those unwanted fat cells.    

  • Surgery

The most extreme cases of obesity and overweight patients lead to surgeries as a last resort. Surgeries can be performed to help those who have problems losing weight shed the pounds they need. These surgeries are known to have lasting effects and make the lives of their patients easier. The formal name is bariatric surgery which simply means weight loss. 

Weight loss surgery consists of removing or altering a patients stomach, small intestine, or other parts of the gastrointestinal system to help them limit calorie consumption. This is extremely helpful in weight loss and also reduces other related health conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and other metabolic conditions. 

There are different types of weight loss surgery that patients can choose from. We all know about liposuction as surgery for fat reduction but there are more serious procedures taking place to eliminate the fat in one’s body. Gastric sleeve or bands are used to make the stomach smaller and reduce the amount of space for extra food. 

Gastric bypass is a surgery that enables the food to bypass certain parts of the body. There are criteria for the ones that want to go through this procedure. You must have at least a 40 body mass index or lower. This treatment is greatly effective yet leads to risks of deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals due to the body not being able to absorb the right amount of nutrients. 

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