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  ABOUT OBESITY
 
 

DANGERS     :     FAT STORAGE     :     THE HYPOTHALAMUS     :      FOOD YOU EAT

Obesity is a condition many people struggle with every day. You try different diets or eat less, and even though you might be able to lose a small amount of weight, it seems nearly impossible to keep it off. Not only are you unhealthy
by being overweight, but you also feel discriminated against and looked down upon by others. Even though you have been conditioned to believe that you
are to blame for the size and shape of your body, it actually isn’t your fault that you are obese!

Dangers of Being Obese
There are many diseases caused by obesity, and can be potentially avoided by losing weight. Some of these conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Pack pain
  • Cancers
  • Coronary disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Dyspnea
  • Hypertension
  • Incontinence
  • Low sex drive
  • Skin irritation
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stroke

Fat Storage
Your body contains 3 types of fat stores:

Structural Fat

This is the fat that supports your bones and organs.

Normal Fat Reserves

The fat your body requires to function day to day.

Problem Area (Abnormal) Fat Stores

This is the fat that your body doesn’t use every day, but would survive on in the event of a famine. This type of fat accumulates because of too many calories being consumed, poor eating habits, poor food choices and not exercising. The problem areas include:

  • For women – hips, thighs and buttocks
  • For men – waist and upper chest

The Hypothalamus
The hypothalamus is the unconscious control system of your body. It is a
small part of your brain that’s responsible for autonomic bodily mechanisms, endocrine activities and many somatic functions. It controls hunger, thirst, fatigue and emotions. Using hormones in the digestive tract it determines whether or not the body requires more food, thus making you hungry or thirsty. It also stimulates the thyroid and regulates the metabolism. Your diet and eating habits greatly affect how your hypothalamus performs. Commonly, people tend to eat small amounts of food during the day or skip meals, and then consume a high calorie dinner at night. This shocks the hypothalamus, which in turn lowers your metabolism and increases your appetite. Many genetic forms of obesity have been associated with defective hypothalamic signalling. To properly lose weight and keep it off, you need to raise your metabolism and retrain your hypothalamus through better eating habits and lifestyle changes.

The Food You Eat
Food is readily available, with little or no effort required in preparing or cooking it. Food companies have achieved this through food processing.
They add chemicals to preserve food, alter the taste and make you desire more. Because of these chemicals, your brain no longer registers when
you have had enough to eat and cannot say no to more food. In essence, you
are addicted to the food you eat! This has resulted in emotional eating,
eating when you’re not hungry, uncontrollable and intense hunger, and a slow metabolism that doesn’t burn the excess calories being consumed.

Obesity is a condition created by our society, and is a cycle that’s difficult to break without help. Fortunately, you have a team of medically trained professionals on your side. Now that you know why you are fat it’s time to do something about it. With our weight loss program you can lose weight
and keep it off for good! Call us today.

 

 
 
   
     

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