If you are aiming to lose weight you will want to measure your progress. How you do this can have a major effect on your motivation and your willingness to stick to your program and not give up. Many people become a slave to the scales but is this the most effective way to measure you fat loss progress? I have seen too many people give up on their weight loss when they see the progress on their scales slow down stop or even show a gain of a pound or two.
Obesity is a global scourge. It is extremely difficult to sample any population without the average population being overweight. Just look out the window and you'll notice this instantly. Better still go to the nearest health care center and you'd find weight related issues contributing to over 50 percent of the ailments. But why is obesity pandemic?
This question always begs answers whenever you associate obese people with over-consumption of food. They always come out defending themselves saying: "But i don't usually eat much." The next thing they tell you is that they probably have some relation with plenty of fat in their genes. Is this always so? For starters these folks are right. The human body naturally stores excess calories for possible future needs.
It's a dire need to get our children on a Weight loss Program in order to stagnate the growth process of Obese children World Wide! It's a growing concern to see children from all walks of life, it doesn't matter their backgrounds, poor or rich, no matter their race; being too over-sized! The situation is rather alarming and this problem needs our urgent attention sooner than later before it gets completely out of hand!
Weight loss surgeries are very popular today however there are several options to consider before choosing which surgery is right for you. I highly suggest having several in depth conversations with your doctor before deciding on a specific surgical procedure. There are two distinctly different weight loss surgical methods, food restriction and food malabsorption.
Overeating seems to be the scourge of modern day society. There are more overweight and obese people in the world today than ever before and the number is growing year upon year. Of course most of us overeat at some time or another... chomping through a packet of cookies, not realizing how much ice cream we have eaten until the spoon hits the bottom of the tub.
There are a few weight loss surgeries to consider before deciding which is right for you. Everyone is different and everyone should speak with a doctor as well as do a significant amount of research before choosing one over another. There are two main types of weight loss surgeries, food restriction and food mal-absorption. Food restriction does exactly that, restricts the amount of food intake which thus will limit the amount of calories an individual will absorb.
The human body has not changed much in 10, 000 years. It wasn't until the last couple hundred years where food has been so plentiful. Before that, starvation was a real danger to survival and there were very few obese people in the world. Only the wealthiest of the wealthy had the luxury to become fat. With starvation as a threat, the human body has the ability designed into it to store energy which could be called upon in times of famine.
Gastric bypass surgery is one of the procedures - collectively known as 'bariatric surgery' - for the treatment of severe obesity. The procedure is designed to enable patients to shed excess weight and improve health outcomes. It essentially involves restructuring of sections of the gastro-intestinal tract, in order to reduce stomach size and also to create malabsorption of calories.
There are numerous preferred ways to lose weight besides having a surgery. If you truly believe you have tried everything in your power, and you just can't lose weight and or keep it off, then surgery may be an option. There are several weight loss surgeries so let's start with the most drastic first. The gastric by-pass or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is the most commonly used procedure.