Obesity can afflict any human being irrespective of whether men, women, adults, teenagers, or children. The increasing obesity rate is a growing problem in the modern world. The problem of overweight and obesity has increased in the last 2 decades particularly in metropolitan cities due to faulty lifestyles. However, you can cure obesity naturally by understanding the causes and following the right lifestyle!
Main causes of overweight/obesity
Obesity doe not happen in a day. It occurs due to several factors existing over a long period of time. Check the main causes of obesity before you head to the lifestyle changes required to reverse obesity!
Unorganized, haphazard, or sedentary lifestyle
Unbalanced diet (Intake of junk food, high-fat diets like chocolates, sweets, wafers, and high carbohydrate food like potatoes, rice, and pasta) and Overeating cause obesity. Consuming a diet rich in fats, lots of alcohol, and drinking loads of sugary drinks contribute to weight gain.
Though you may have your favorite sweet, however, moderation is the key which many people neglect and suffer from excess weight.
Lack of Exercise/ Physical inactivity
Eating too much and exercising so little, leads to over intake of calories and hence, obesity. Sitting like a couch potato in from of a TV or computer or having a desk job doe not burn calories. This causes an accumulation of calories and hence overweight.
Medical Reasons for Obesity
The improper functioning of the digestive system (improper digestion, improper assimilation of food, and elimination of waste from the body).
Medical conditions like hypothyroidism and neurological problems may also cause obesity. Besides, recovering from surgery or prolonged immobility is another reason leading to obesity.
Antidepressants and medications for diabetes and epilepsy also cause weight gain too.
Psychological reasons such as Depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress may cause an eating disorder & may lead to overweight/obesity. In addition, people with low self-esteem tend to eat more comfort food to feel good, unknowingly, increasing their weight.
Bad effects of obesity and overweight
Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for chronic diseases such as anxiety, hypertension, sleeping disorder, joint problems, particularly knee joints, type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and certain forms of cancer.
You can lose weight at home in a natural way without taking any dietary supplement, only by making some changes in lifestyle, eating habits, and doing certain exercises and yoga asanas:
1. Change in lifestyle and eating habits
2. Exercises/ Yoga
Change in lifestyle and eating habits to Cure Obesity
Get up early and drink lukewarm water with 1tsp lime juice mixed with 2tsp honey.
Control anger and anxiety by avoiding the situation, keeping calm, or taking a deep breath.
Do not watch TV while having meals. It would help to curtail overeating.
Take a balanced diet i.e. food from all food groups such as Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, and low-fat milk products and chew eatables properly.
Eat in moderation and create a calorie- deficit by burning more calories than you consume. It would help to reduce fats.
Avoid taking junk and spicy food, deep-fry food, processed foods, ice cream, high-fat diets chocolates, sweets, wafers, and high carbohydrate food like potatoes, rice, and pasta as these items lose nutrition balance and cause deposition of excess fat on the body. Moreover, sleep after two hours of dinner.
Avoid late-night snacking as this may also lead to the deposit of calories in form of fats in the body.
Exercises and yoga stimulate the body and create necessary hormones for the proper and smooth functioning of the digestive system, heart, brain, kidney, and all other organs of our body. An active lifestyle plays a very important role in the treatment of obesity.
Following Yoga techniques can be practiced effectively to cure obesity.