Obesity and Lifestyle changes
Our body is a very efficient engine, hence it
takes major time and energy to burn calories than it does to take them in.
Hence, it is crucial to both reduce calorie intake and increase exercise when
curing obesity. Obesity is a chronic condition and there is no ‘quick fix’ solution or
treatment that is effective for all overweight or obese individuals.
Furthermore, after following weight loss programs, relapses of weight gain are
extremely common. This emphasises the importance of a lifetime commitment to
healthy eating and exercise practices. A range of different treatment options
are available for obesity. Lifestyle modification (with a reduction of energy
intake and an increase in physical activity) is essential in all treatment
strategies. There are currently no long-term treatment programs that do not
require at least some lifestyle changes. Positive changes in your eating and
exercise behaviour are essential for sustained reductions in weight.