How is obesity treated?
The method of treatment depends on your level of obesity, overall health
condition, and motivation to lose weight. Treatment includes a combination
of diet, exercise, behavior modification, and sometimes weight-loss
drugs. In cases of severe obesity, gastrointestinal surgery may be recommended.
How you can lower your
If you are overweight, losing as little as 7-10 percent of your body
weight may improve many of the problems linked to being overweight,
such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Slow and steady weight
loss of no more than 1-2 pounds per week is the safest way to lose
weight. Too rapid weight loss can cause you to lose muscle rather than
fat. It also increases your chances of developing other problems, such
as gallstones and nutrient deficiencies. Making long-term changes in
your eating and physical activity habits is the only way to lose weight
AND keep it off!
Improve eating habits
Whether you are trying to lose weight or maintain your weight, you must
improve your eating habits. Eat a variety of foods, especially pasta,
rice, wholemeal bread, and other whole-grain foods. Reduce your fat-intake.
You should also eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
Making physical activity a part of your daily life is an important way
to help control your weight. Try to do at least 30 minutes of physical
activity a day on most days of the week. The activity does not have
to be done all at once. It can be done in stages: 10 minutes here, 20
minutes there, providing it adds up to 30 minutes a day.
If you suffer from obesity and wish to lose weight, you MUST see
a doctor before starting any form of diet or exercise program. Obesity
is not a trivial condition. It requires professional help.
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