Obesity: What is it? Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Treatments – PentaGlax Healthy

Obesity Remedies

The word obesity is a word that describes excessive fat stored in the body. If energy intake exceeds expenditure over time then obesity may be the consequence. Obesity is now a serious health condition found in both children and adults. Being overweight had been identified as a possible predisposing factor in a number of chronic degenerative diseases.

Obesity Classifications

Now, the amount of excessive fat in the body is measured by a BMI(Body Mass Index) calculator. This calculator computes the individuals weight, height and age. The calculator may be downloaded from your play store. The result is then compared in a table that presents classifications. We have the normal reading. Then below the normal reading reflects underweight. Above normal commences with overweight. Above the overweight reading we come to Obese class I then Obese class Ii then Obese class III and above. Simply download the BMI calculation app and do your computing.

Obesity Signs and Symptoms

Some of the Symptoms that may be observed in an obese person include:

  • High cholesterol
  • Joint pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Feeling very tired
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Snoring
  • Extra baggage on the waist
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Double chin


Obesity: Causes and Risk Factors

A number of risk factors and causes of obesity in the society have been identified. Some of these are:

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Junk food consumption
  • Hereditary factors
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Medications
  • Psychological triggers
  • Fat and sugar rich diets

Obesity: Beneficial Foods/Foods that Heal

There are a number of common foods that have been identified to help in obesity control. These foods have nutrients that help lower fat deposition in the body. Some produce a feeling of fullness and hence cuts down the appetite. The following is a list of some of the superfoods:

  • Brown rice
  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Eggs
  • Wine
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
  • Green tea
  • Dark chocolate
  • Chili peppers
  • Grapefruit
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Collards
  • Potatoes
  • Fish

Obesity: Foods that Promote/Foods that Harm

There are foods that promote calorie increase in the body. These are the foods that promote unnecessary weight gain. The following are the worst:

  • Sweetened drinks
  • Pizza
  • White bread
  • Ice cream
  • Fruit juices (artificial)
  • Candy
  • Alcohol

Obesity: Treatment

The most common causes of obesity is poor diet, eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. These ones may be addressed through a sound program of right living and thinking. In cases where there are underlying medical conditions, an appropriate expert should be approached for the way forward. If this is resolved then the obesity would also simply reverse.

Obesity: Home Remedies/Natural Remedies

Home Remedies are plenty. Simply move into your kitchen and refrigerator and discard all foods in the above list of foods that harm. Next go to your grocery market and purchase the foods listed in foods that Heal. Store them in your cupboard and refrigerator. Let these foods form the basic foundation of your diet for the next 120 days. Physical fitness plans must complement this. Check out your stress level too. Drink 8-12 glasses of good water daily. Get adequate sleep of about 8 hours daily. Be happy!

Obesity: Excercises and Fitness

You must be active. That’s the only way you can burn the extra fat stored in your body and lose weight. Try to walk to and from work as appropriate. Reduce driving to work as much as possible. Better even to cycle a bicycle. You can also go swimming. Walking for at least 20 minutes daily is quiet a healthy habits. This will help increase your metabolic rate as well as calorie burning in the body.

Obesity: Other Recommendations

Apart from what we’ve discussed above, there are other supporting changes that are useful. Amongst them are:

  • Pay attention to the amount of fat in your cooking
  • Move your bowels daily
  • A monthly fasting program
  • Avoid white flour products and processed foods
  • Eat foods raw where possible or slightly steam
  • Eat more complex carbohydrates
  • Take plenty of fibre foods
  • Change your eating habits
  • Make your main meal lunch not dinner
  • Be active
  • Avoid eating before bedtime and during the night

Obesity: Diet and Nutrition

Consulting a nutritionist or an expert in diet issues may help you by designing a program that takes care of your calorie intake and expenditure. Following this program coupled with fittness excercises, good results may be realised

Obesity: Health Risks

The greater the degree of obesity the higher the probability of developing diseases related to excess body fat especially in the upper body. Some health problems that have been identified include:

  • Premature death
  • Skin disorders
  • Gallstones
  • High blood pressure
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cancers
  • Bone and joint diseases
  • Pregnancy risks
  • Menstrual irregularities and infertility
  • Shorter stature
  • Pulmonary disease and sleeping disorders
  • Reduced physical agility and increased risk of accidents and falls

Obesity may be prevented, halted or even reversed. It’s all about mindset and the resulting lifestyle patterns. You basically reap what you sow in lifestyle. Except in cases that have some genetic root causes, you can do something early in time not to be come part of the statistics.


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Published by Alfred Okoko

Life & Health Transformation Coach

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