There are countless simple diet plans and protein shakes to help people lose weight. The number of people that are overweight is growing in epidemic proportions in the US. Nevertheless, it is important to realize that there is a significant difference between those that are a little overweight as opposed to those that are actually obese. Obesity is defined by some experts as a condition where person having at least 20% over the ideal body weight.
A Multi-factorial Condition
Healthcare practitioners claim that obesity is caused by a multi-factorial medical condition containing hormonal, genetic, cultural, and behavioral issues. The behavior issues involved, primarily have to do with eating habits. These include the amount of food ingested during each meal, the quality of the food eaten, time of day that one eats, and where the food is eaten. Although some diet plans boast the ability to bring about a quick weight reduction, long term weight reduction requires a sustainable change in lifestyle and eating habits.
Challenges Associated with Obesity
Those suffering from obesity have special challenges that other overweight people don’t have. For one thing, conventional bathroom scales usually cannot measure their weight. Additionally, most exercise equipment is engineered for people that are about half the size of some obese people. Even the common rules of dieting having to do with suggested caloric intake are significantly different from people that only need to lose 10 or 20 pounds.
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While many people who are just a little overweight may be successful in a self directed weight reduction program, studies indicate that the more overweight a person is, the more likely they will need someone monitoring them and supervising them, to be successful. Obesity is often associated with medical conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Because of these concerns, the supervision of a healthcare professional is very wise and will reduce the risk of complications while increasing the chances of success.
First you have to remove those foods which has high fat and low in nutrients. These foods are raisins, pecan pie, cheeseburger, chocolate chips, candy and baked pastries. These foods will make you fat and more prone to heart disease.
Add Fiber foods To your diet
Dietary fiber is considered to be safest for obese people as it tends to lose weight. High fiber foods are
Fruit (apple, Blackberries, banana)
It has many health benefits and one of them is keeping your digestive system healthy and regular.
Another thing that seems to make a huge difference for obese people trying to lose weight is moral support from people who understand the challenges and are also working on the same goal. This is why a support group can be invaluable. Local groups and even online chat boards are now available for hooking up with others that are kindred spirits. It can make a huge different in morale when a person has a group of friends that are all cheering each other on.
The Glass is Half Full
It is easy to get discouraged if one is looking at how far they still need to go. Instead of focusing on how much weight needs to be lost, people need to focus on how much weight has been lost. They should also focus on other indicators that they are moving in the right direction, such as being able to climb a set of stairs that previously could not be climbed. This mindset is critical in staying positive and motivated.
One of the most important, yet difficult things, for obese people is exercise. It can be extremely difficult and discouraging for an obese person that has not been active for a long period of time to begin exercising. One of the keys is to start out slowly with realistic goals. It can be extremely physically and mentally challenging for an obese person to move their body vigorously. One needs to start out with simple things like taking short walks before thinking about more aggressive types of exercises.
In some cases medication and even surgery may need to be considered. Nevertheless, in many cases it is wise to try all of the other options first and then get the endorsement of a competent physician. The good news is that many obese people have had success losing weight and living healthy and happy lives.
This is a guest post by Susana Rosales is the Associate Online Content Manager at Yes You Can! Diet Plan and has many years of working in the diet and weight loss industry. If you would like to contribute a guest post, follow our guidelines.