What’s the obesity breakdown this week? Fighting obesity is a daily challenge. In this breakdown, we’ll learn the impacts of dieting and it’s relation to obesity.
With the New Year comes New Year resolutions. Since many people start the new year on new diets, let’s talk about how effective it really is.
A new paper published in the journal Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology argues that it’s high time for obesity to be recognized as a serious chronic disease with biological causes — not just a result of poor eating habits and sedentary behavior. The authors, a group of obesity treatment experts, say that while patients may be successful in the first few months of a weight loss program, some 80 to 95 percent will eventually put the weight back on.
This finding is extremely important for people who are obese and are looking for practical ways to lose weight. There are biological factors that can make people more likely to become obese.
Although there may be a lot of pressure to drastically change your eating habits, it’s important to think about what kind of food you’re eating, how much you’re exercising, and how consistent this new lifestyle is for you. It’s easy to lose weight for a month and then go right back to your old eating habits. Remember to create eating and exercise habits that can be maintained for long periods of time.
There’s no one-size-fits-all plan for nutrition. “You must design a diet you can live with for life, not a quick-fix gimmick that always results in weight regain,” says Somer. “Respect and love yourself to feed your body only foods that will fuel and nurture it, not foods that undermine health.”
Remember to consult your physician to see how you can manage your weight and how COVID-19 may impact you.
This was the obesity break this week!