Obesity Holding You Back? Don’t Worry, We Got the Cure!
Obesity is a medical condition that raises the risk of other ailments, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some types of cancer.
But don’t worry, even modest weight reduction can benefit or prevent obesity-related illnesses. A better diet, more physical exercise, and behavioral modifications can all aid in your weight loss. Obesity treatment may also include prescription medicines and surgical procedures.
We will look at the professional treatments first, then the natural remedies–so please read the entire article before deciding which to try.
Professional Treatments for Obesity
Curing obesity through dietary changes comes down to two things: cutting calories and making healthier choices.
Going over many different types of diets really won’t matter much if you’re consuming more calories than what you’re burning off. Either lower the amount you eat or increase the amount of exercise.
Another challenge is sugar. It’s not easy getting over a sugar addiction. What makes it even harder is that everyone around you also has a sugar addiction. In fact, 75% of Americans consume way too much sugar. You could start by cutting out all the “added-sugar” items from your diet and leaving only fruits as your sugar source.
Cutting out sodas will give so many benefits to your body. You will be so astonished that your go-to beverage will become water.
It’s your life and being healthy is a choice.
You may seek advice from a nutritionist or personal trainer, join an online support group, share tips on diet and exercise with others, find an exercise buddy, and discuss your problems and triumphs. Support groups can also aid in the development of your mental health as you face any difficulties associated with your new healthy lifestyle.
Any type of physical activity is better than no physical activity. Some are better than others, though.
- Walking is one of the best things you can do.
- Weight Training
- House cleaning or washing your car
Orlistat is a medication that aids in weight loss. It is to be combined with exercise and a diet plan. There are side effects.
Lorcaserin also aids in weight loss, with side effects.
Phentermine is an appetite suppressor. It has been proven effective to reduce weight when used alongside exercise and a calorie-reduced diet.
Bupropion is an antidepressant that also helps you lose weight. Wellbutrin is the brand name.
There are side effects. The severity of side effects increases as the dosage of bupropion is increased.
Liraglutide (Saxenda) is a medication for Diabetes Type II that also helps with weight loss. This one seems to be more effective than the other drugs for weight loss. Unlike the other drugs, Saxenda is an injection. Liraglutide is more expensive than the others.
Side effects include:
The side effects can be reduced by controlling the dosage amounts.
Three types of weight loss surgeries are:
- Gastric bypass
- Gastric banding
Each surgery costs about $20,000 to $30,000.
Full article on weight loss surgeries here.
Natural Remedies for Obesity
Apple Cider Vinegar
One tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar with 8 ounces of water before meals. You will be amazed at the results. Not only will this cause you to eat less, but it will also aid in digestion–not to mention all the other benefits of ACV.
Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids that are metabolized differently in the body, so they have a different effect compared to other fats. As a result, coconut oil actually boosts metabolism and leads to weight loss.
You could take one tablespoon directly every morning or add it to your coffee if you prefer. Ideally, you want to take a tablespoon before each meal. This will reduce your appetite as well as give the benefits of the coconut oil.
This is covered above in the professional treatments section. Any exercise is better than no exercise.
- Reduce the sugar or eliminate it completely.
- Increase the vegetables.
The Lemonade Diet
The lemonade diet consists of:
- Lemon juice
- Maple syrup
- Cayenne pepper
This diet works because this is the only thing you are allowed to consume for several days. Calories are restricted. It is extreme and may not be necessary if some of the other remedies work for you.
Studies report that those who sleep more (7 hours or more) lose more weight compared to those who sleep less (6 or fewer hours). The study doesn’t explain why this is the case, but it could be as simple as the more hours sleeping equals less hours eating.
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Please comment which remedy has worked best for you.