Obesity is related to a person’s height and weight to count that person’s body mass. In Pakistan, 58% of people are obese, and 43% of people are facing health issues being patients of Obesity.
What causes obesity?
Some of the factors can have a strong effect on a person’s body which causes it to become obese. The factors may include gender, age, muscle mass, and ethnicity.
The solution which will not cost you a fortune
There are a couple of dietary and physical techniques with a different blend in the lifestyle, which can help a person overcome obesity rather than torturing your body through extensive and costly surgeries or medicines. Even though a good prescription can also do wonders but to get rid of obesity you have to follow a healthy lifestyle.
Consistency is crucial:
Obesity is considered as one of the complex diseases and to get out of the hurl of obesity, you don’t only need to fall prey to medicines only but exercises and a better dietary routine will also put you in a more fitted shape.
What should be omitted?
Any medicine or dietary plan which grabs your attention since they offer you a short period of the plan for your weight loss will be harmful to you in the long run. Detoxes, cleansers, liquids will not guarantee your timely loss of weight, moreover, these will harm your body’s ability to respond to changes in a reasonable amount of time.
You can’t lose weight overnight:
Dietary changes, healthy diet, exercises, organic diet, intermittent fasting, medications, etc. are efficient ways to treat obesity. However, one cannot expect the results over the night.
Obesity: Pakistani Context:
In the Pakistani context, especially women are more critiqued for being obese. This disease haunts not only un-married girls but married ones who are also trapped in the loop of self-doubt and fear of abandonment. And To get rid of this disease as soon as possible, obese people try every possible way including the ones which can have regressive effects on their health in the long run. Medical treatments:
In medicine, the treatments of Obesity are either through surgery or by medicines. Following are some of the measures which can be taken regarding the treatment of obesity.
- Surgery for weight loss:
It is also called bariatric surgery, and it is done on the obese patient to make alterations to the stomach to make it thinner and smaller. This surgery includes cutting a portion of the stomach and it is done one the patients with BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30.0 up to 35.0. However, there are certain conditions for this type of surgery as it comes with negative outcomes.
Medication can also help in obesity if you are trying to lose weight, however, again, the prescription should be suitable for your body. Therefore, the patients of obesity shouldn’t take whatever medicines for weight loss are available in the market or have been prescribed to another body type.
- Tweaking Lifestyle:
Lifestyle change can go a long way if you stay consistent with your diet and exercise. Lifestyle can be altered to make it healthier in a variety of ways such as:
- Change your eating habits. Don’t eat while you are watching.
- Your fridge can never be filled with enough fruits, vegetables, and juices.
- Water intake should be increased
- Use smaller plates while eating and it is always advised to eat slowly.
- Eat food which is rich in fiber
- Avoid sugary juices; switch to diet foods.
- Improve your sleeping patterns. Get enough sleep.
- Physical exercise:
Exercise has been proven as one of the best remedies for obesity. The physical exercise aims to involve patients in cardiovascular and resistance exercises. Some of the most beneficial ways which people adopt while curing their obesity include jogging, cycling, swimming, climbing stairs, etc. In addition to that, any physical sport can help you lose weight more healthily.
- Dietary techniques:
Diets that reduce the number of calories inside your body are beneficial diet plans for obese patients and these plans change with different bodies.
The simplest thing which you can do is to merely replace your normal diet with more veggies and fruits. Avoiding any junk food will be a plus point. Some diet plans which work for most people include calorie counting, low-carb die, and plant-based diets.
- Plant-based diet:
These diets would help the obese patient to avoid artificially made food because by following this diet patients will be eating vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, etc. Even if there are no negative consequences of Plant-based die, however, it takes a substantial amount of time to fully get yourself adapted to this diet.
- Calories and Low Carb Diet:
A simpler and effective way to lose your calories is to check how many do you intake during a day. After that, you will be able to keep a track of your diet and restrain yourself from eating more than enough calories.
Moreover, the Atkins diet, South Beach diet, or ketogenic (“keto”) diets have the perfect schedules and plans to reduce the extra fats and carbs from your body. Your carb intake reduces which in turn enhances the protein intake.
Fasting is a useful option to make your body familiarize with the lack of food intake as well as it can fulfill your religious purposes. You can achieve maximum carb deficiency in your body through intermittent fasting.