One of the easiest and in fact, the most common weight loss method often recommended by physicians, is adjustment to eating patterns and improved physical activity, usually in the form of exercises. Overweight individuals are often advised to desist from ingesting foods with high calorie content as well as other processed foods, and then try to increase their rates of physical activities to make them sweat as often as possible. Although various debates have been raised relating to whether or not high calorie foods affect the human body weight or not. Increased intake of vegetables, salads and natural foods are also known to help a great deal.
A technique known as ‘crash dieting’; the willful nutritional restriction for over 12 hours (except for water) is also employed by some to fight obesity. The anticipated result is to have the body burn fat for energy with the aim of losing a substantial amount of weight within a short moment. Increased intake of water, no doubt, helps the body a great deal. However, arguments have been raised as well regarding the possibility of excess water intake exacerbating rather than ameliorating obesity.
In some cases, persons with severe obesity problems resort to surgery in order to artificially reduce the stomach’s size. It is not uncommon to see people these days going for ‘tummy tuck’ and bariatric surgeries especially individuals who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet modifications and exercise programs alone. Surgeries have been shown to have adverse effects sometimes as reports show that complications from weight loss surgeries are frequent.
The use of drugs and supplements has become popular among people today in their bid to shed body weight. The contents of these drugs help to reduce stomach volume, stop the absorption of fats by the body, provide for important body nutrients or simply decrease appetite. Records indicate that billions of dollars is spent annually on weight loss products and services, including medical procedures and pharmaceuticals.
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