Obesity

What Is Obesity ?

Obesity is a complex disorder caused due to consumption of calories more than what are burnt during the day. Incase left untreated, obesity can prove to be detrimental for an individual’s overall health. Studies suggest that the disease increases the risk for several lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disorders.

What Triggers Obesity?

  • Family history
  • Emotional overeating during episodes of depression
  • Eating disorder
  • Metabolic and endocrine disorders
  • Certain drugs such as steroids and antidepressants
  • Though very rare, neurologic disorders

How Would You Know If You Have Obesity?

  • Being overweight
  • Excessive inactivity
  • Low energy levels
  • Joint pains due to excess of weight
  • Obesity is diagnosed by calculating the body mass index (BMI). A person who has a BMI higher than 30, is considered to be obese.

What Are The Available Treatment Options?

  • Your doctor will calculate your BMI and suggest relevant changes in your overall lifestyle and dietary habits
  • In the first place, your doctor will suggest dietary modifications and ask you to include exercise and activity in your routine.
  • Your doctor may also prescribe you weight loss medications
  • However, incase none of these work, you can opt for weight loss surgery

Are There Any Natural Remedies For Obesity ?

Though there are no natural ways to fight obesity, however effective herbs and spices can help to speeden up the metabolism. These include:

1. Concoction Drink

Ingredients: Cinnamon, Honey, Lemon

Ways to Use:

Boil half a cinnamon stick in water. Add a teaspoon of honey and lemon juice to make it more palatable. Drink this everyday early in the morning.

2. Black Pepper

Ingredients: Black Pepper

Ways to Use:

To a glass of lukewarm water add 4 teaspoons of black pepper to it. You can also choose to add honey to the mixture.

3. Detoxifying Tea

Ingredients: Cumin seeds, Coriander seeds, Fennel seeds

Ways to Use:

Boil two glasses of water. Add cumin, coriander and fennel seeds to it. Allow it to boil for five minutes. Strain the tea. Store it in a thermo flask and keep sipping the drink throughout the day.

4. Ginger

Ingredients: Ginger, Honey

Ways to Use:

To a glass of boiling water, add fresh ginger. Have this ginger tea every day after meals.

To add flavor, you may choose to add honey to the tea.

For a healthy and fit body, it is best to practice healthy eating along with a moderate workout routine. It shall help you keep off those extra kilos. However, you can also include these natural remedies to your daily routine to speeden up your metabolism effectively. 

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