There are a number of causes of obesity.
But if you do categorize the various obesity causes in different categories, predominantly there are 2 factors.
Diet and lifestyle are the 2 major factors that are responsible for obesity.
If you do take care of what you eat and how active your lifestyle is, obesity can be prevented.
Without further ado, let’s dive deep into these two broad categories and learn how to overcome obesity.
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Your diet plays a crucial role in obesity. ‘You are what you eat’ is indeed an apt saying when it comes to obesity.
If you eat foods rich in calories, then you are more inclined towards being obese.
(a) Junk Food
A plate of hot French fries and burger with cheese oozing out might sound appealing. Add to that an aerated drink just to complete your meal. It may all sound good and taste good when you eat but isn’t exactly the best food from a health perspective.
Foods of this kind which are calorie rich are what we refer to as junk food.
Avoid junk food to avoid obesity!
(b) Foods that cause Obesity
If you want to avoid obesity, you should limit the intake of processed meats, or red meats, sweets/desserts, carbonated drinks and other sugary beverages.
You should also avoid junk foods as stated above.
Foods that fight Obesity
To prevent obesity, foods such as vegetables, whole grains, fresh fruits, fish, poultry and salads are your best choices. These foods not only help in preventing obesity but also helps you to manage your weight easily.
Your lifestyle is as equally important as your diet. If you do not have an active & healthy lifestyle, you might see obesity problems creeping in at early ages.
A sedentary lifestyle is one of the major causes of obesity (the other being improper diet).
(a) Sedentary Lifestyle
Being active is the key. If you aren’t active, your body doesn’t get a chance to burn calories.
You might hence develop a high risk of obesity.
Being physically inactive is one of the leading causes of obesity. Develop a habit of staying on the move.
Hit the gym whenever you can. Develop an interest in any sport. This will help you stay active.
(b) Lack of Sleep
Not getting 7-8 hours of sleep every day is a major cause. If you do not give your body enough rest, it is a sign of an unhealthy lifestyle.
Exercising every day when coupled with a good night’s sleep can fend off problems related to obesity.
Get enough sleep and steer clear of unhealthy lifestyle habits.
Genes are an integral part of how obese a person is. But then again, you cannot solely blame genetics for being obese.
Some researches show that parents who are obese might have children with a higher risk of obesity.
But if you have an active lifestyle and proper diet, these risks can be nullified.
There are two major reasons why obesity is prevalent – Diet and Lifestyle.
If you master living a life following a healthy diet and lifestyle, you have then found the solution to obesity.
Eat healthy foods and be active. This is the key to avoid becoming obese.
Be consistent in living healthily and keep obesity problems at bay.
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