Its easy to comment on someone’s lack of weight loss efforts, mock a person’s eating habits out at a restaurant when we find him/her obese or even go a step forward and give a piece of your unasked advice to the individual but what’s not easy to understand is the entire picture happening behind the veil. All those who are thin and slim are not healthy and, all those who are fat and stout aren’t lazy! If you think that an overweight person eating out at a restaurant is committing sin by adding more load onto himself/herself what you don’t know is that it might be his/her cheat meal after an entire week’s struggle of exercise and diet, a small celebration of a short-term weight loss goal or likewise. For those unaware, almost 90% of the people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. Don’t make it worse for them.
Your Time Will Come
Obesity is indeed one of the worst diseases that has attacked our world leaving none unaffected. Neither does it spare small children nor does it shed mercy on the elderly population. The stare received by obese people when they try getting themselves a seat in a bus, train or even a flight is unpardonable. Though fatness is not appreciated one must always believe that all of us are born equals. Don’t let your selfishness overtake your humanity. The embarrassment experienced by some of them when they ask for an XL, XXL or XXXL size at garment shops is pathetic. Even the saleswoman might give a crooked smile once a while to some unlucky customer.
But one study clearly shows us that people with obesity try to lose weight or at least try to maintain it constantly and this, they try it for a long, long time. For all those who believe that most of the obese/overweight people never take any action against their growing tummy or thighs this study comes as a clear contradiction to your thoughts, all the more with rock-solid proofs. The research team focused on a group of obese people who did not undergo any weight loss surgery or procedure to combat obesity but have tried all other things to lose weight. These participants were provided a questionnaire asking about their weight loss attempts for a period of 10 years, a period during which their attempts were assessed and results noted.
Every participant described the different methods employed by him/her as a weight loss measure and these included enrolling into commercial weight-loss programs, taking anti-obesity pills, liquid diets, exercise, constant support from health and medical services and above all, every measure to lose weight on their own. The research team found that while the participants group sought various methods the most common of them was trying to lose weight on their own-making their journey a lonely one. None of these methods were better or worse than the others. In fact, those who lost more than 10% of their body weight over a 10-year period had used the same methods as those who had gained an equal amount of weight. More than the type of weight loss method chosen it was the person’s ability to stick with such low-calorie diet programs that chalked out their success in the long run. One thing that remained constant throughout the study was the fact that the success ratio varied greatly. While some of them lost a great portion of their body weight some others put on even more weight during the 10-year period.
Weight loss surgery exists as the only option left to extremely obese patients whose other attempts have failed miserably. This method of weight loss helps in long-term weight reduction and disease lowering risk. Please also understand that surgery is not an option that’s feasible for everyone and it is the healthcare provider’s duty to offer the best treatment plan that would reap benefits for the patient involved without creating negative side effects. If you suffer from morbid obesity or overweight issues the best way for you to hop onto the right solution is to meet registered dietitian nutritionists at www.firsteatright.com who can help you lose weight in a scientific and practical way.
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