Obesity and weight loss

Overweight and obesity is a leading health problem in developed and developing countries. Many countries are worried about obesity because if there is no timely measures to prevent obesity can become a true pandemic. Obesity has the potential to become the No. 1 killer in the U.S., higher tobacco.
Obesity and weight loss

In cities, there are more than 10% of students and adults ages 30-60 are obese. Because obesity related to many important medical conditions so it is often considered the rate of obesity is a chronic disease is not spread as type 2 diabetes (about 90% of cases of type 2 diabetes in women is due to obesity) and a number of cardiovascular diseases will emerge after the first generation ...

Take accurate measurements of body weight for yourself overweight?

Excess weight is the weight status excess weight compared to height and fat obesity is increasing not normally a local or global. To assess the degree of overweight - obese, you can easily calculate the body mass index BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI is the World Health Organization recommended to determine the status of overweight-obesity and disease problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, ... more or less. You can calculate your own BMI by the following simple formula:

Weight (kg)
BMI = -------------------------------------
Height (m) x height (m)

60 (kg)
For example: weight 60 kg and height 1.56 m, BMI = ------------------------ = 24.6
1.56 (m) x1, 56 (m)

If your BMI is equal to or greater than 23, then you have been overweight and increased disease risk than people with normal BMI. If you have a BMI of 25 or higher, you are considered obese, and the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, dyslipidemia also higher.

February / 2000, the Pacific region of the World Health Organization has made recommendations on the classification criteria of obesity for Asian community as follows:

Classification of body weight

BMI for Asian countries


Slim <18.5 Increase
Normal 18.5 -22.9 Average
Overweight 23 - 24.9 Increase
Obesity Over 25 high increase
Measure round the waist - is not related to height - closely associated with BMI values ​​also to assess the distribution of fat.
 Some cause problems or even cause failure for people who want to lose weight as follows:

Lack of understanding of obesity

This is a very common problem, with 90% of obese want to lose weight but lack a basic understanding of the causes and consequences of obesity. To understand who we say obesity is caused by an imbalance between energy intake and energy consumption. But the cause of this imbalance are many factors such as: daily diet, physical activity and personal habits. To lose weight need to coordinate the various measures, proper and regular compliance measures including adjusting the diet, increasing exercise, lifestyle changes and medications according to the instructions of the doctor when needed. Need to confirm that if the application of a combination of measures will lose weight more effectively than only using single measures.

Lack of support from experts

Standard treatment weight loss success:

- Reduction of 5-6kg, or 10% of the original weight

- To maintain BMI <23

- Reduce blood pressure

- Reduce blood sugar

- Reduce blood fat

- Improve symptoms

Even in countries with advanced medical background such as the U.S., UK, France ... still happen this limitation. We all know for obesity, diet and increased exercise are two very difficult to implement capital (hence obesity). With the lack of specific recommendations about diet easy direction obese choose how science is inadequate as: fasting (breakfast, lunch or dinner), not fat but eat a lot of oil, a new concept that eating meals shark okay, snacking excessive abstinence Besides strengthening exercise easily understood as swimming, jogging, badminton beat, to the sports center or aesthetic to file on the machine is great .... While there are guidelines for the overweight - obesity perform simple physical activities and appropriate (according to age, occupation, economic circumstances, etc.) such as walking at least 30 minutes a day, to keep an active lifestyle such as walking advantage at close range, avoid the elevator in the supermarket, daily exercise in the morning ...

Obese people expect unrealistic weight loss results

This is a very common problem. Obesity such as a weighing 70kg desire to reduce 20kg in a few months. Moreover, they do not like to exercise or lifestyle changes. Or obese women at the age of 45 prefer the slender shape of 25-year-old girl.
Weight loss is reducing related diseases and reduce mortality caused by these diseases. It is important for weight loss success is setting realistic goals and can be achieved. Moderate weight loss in the range of 5 - 10% of current weight as recommended by the World Health Organization 44% reduction in the risk of diabetes and 20% risk of dying from related illnesses. In addition, moderate weight loss also helps stabilize blood sugar levels, improve blood fat disorders, joint pain, improve blood pressure ...

Understanding the basics of weight loss can help you get a good start, sustained weight at a reasonable level, reduce risk and increase quality of life.

Lack of motivation and give up

Obviously to lose weight requires a very high determination to overcome food, parties and discouragement. There should be regular monitoring of the physician to understand the obstacles to timely advice to help obese people to overcome, the next target and given how appropriate, encourage self-control obesity diet and exercise program. Aims can be achieved in a particular time is the way create trust for obesity.

Drug is not the best solution
According to the World Health Organization, only use weight loss pills diet adjustment efforts and increase campaign results and current medications need to follow the guidance of a physician.

Most people want to lose weight is often a mistake to think that just a few pills that can reduce weight quickly. When treatment is indicated by weight loss pills, do not forget to use the correct drug dose and time to results. But now circulating on the market a number of different weight loss drugs, but in fact there are only two drugs by the World Health Organization (WHO), Department of Food - Pharmaceuticals USA (US-FDA), European Drug Evaluation (EMEA) for the treatment of long-term obesity are sibutramine and orlistat.

The cause of obesity is caused by energy imbalance (eat more and consume less) and this is subject to regulation by the central nervous and endocrine systems. The brain has two central areas related to satiety and hunger. Based on this mechanism Sibutramine through mechanisms to color it and increased energy consumption. Sibutramine help overweight and obesity curb your appetite, so appropriate for the always hungry and craving. In addition, sibutramine has the ability to affect the fat tissue increases fat breakdown and thereby increasing energy consumption.

Although medications can better support the weight loss process, but the drug is only effective when overweight - obesity diet changes, lifestyle, personal habits, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity. Comprehensive counseling programs are essential for overweight and obesity, including diet, exercise, lifestyle changes

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