Obesity is more than just an excess in body fat. Being overweight can cause problems, but if your doctor has told you that you are obese, that is a cause for alarm – and action! Obesity can be deadly, but with some simple lifestyle changes and a little common sense, beating obesity is possible!
Most obese people have one thing in common – for whatever reason, their minds are not adept at telling when their bodies are too full. There are many reasons for this, but the most important step in beating obesity is reducing the number of calories you ingest each day. When your body and your mind are not communicating, this can be a challenge. Portion control is one way to overcome the fact that you can not stop eating once you are already full.
One way to help yourself determine when you are full is to eat a more healthy diet, high in fiber. Fiber helps you feel fuller from less food. Fatty food, fried foods, and foods high in sugar should obviously be avoided – you must consume a great deal of these foods before your body will feel like you are full.
Other lifestyle changes, such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking instead of driving whenever possible, parking in the back of the parking lot instead of in the front – all these small steps add up to many more calories burned each day.
If you have been battling obesity your whole life, have honestly attempted to change your eating habits and your lifestyle, and you still can not lose weight, talk to your doctor. You may have a medical condition or possibly an eating disorder that is contributing to the problems.