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Obesity is nothing but an excess amount of body fat.  It is a chronic condition. Some amount of body fat is necessary for the various functions of the body.  Over weight and obesity are two terms that may sound similar, but there is difference between them. These terms can be differentiated by majoring BMI level of the person. BMI means body mass index. It is calculate by person’s height and weight.  In obese people BMI level is above 30 and in overweight people BMI level is between 25-29.9 ranges. To achieve healthy or normal weight, people should have BMI within the range of 18.5-24.9.

According to latest study, India has the second highest number of the obese children in the world after china. And globally over 2 billion people both adults and children are suffering from various health issues related to obesity. This condition is very alarming. Obesity is becoming an epidemic issue now.

Both obese and overweight people are at risk for developing health problems like heart disease, stroke, gout, gallbladder disease, diabetes and various types of cancer. Being overweight can also cause problems like sleep apnea and osteoarthritis. Individuals who are obese are at risk of developing serious medical conditions. Following is the list of obesity related diseases.

  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Sleep apnea and respiratory problems
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Various type of cancers

Obesity is produced due to imbalance between the calorie intake and calorie burning. If calorie intake is more than calorie burning then periodically remaining calories get converted into fat.

Weight Loss vs Fat Loss:

Most of the people relate fat loss to weight loss, but these two are different in process with different outcomes. There are many factors which increases the weight of a body.

Water is the most important component in increasing the weight of the body. Lesser intake of water means the body tends to retain water to balance it when in scarcity thereby increasing the weight of the body. Most Diet tries to drain the water from the body resulting in the weight loss, but fat percentage remains the same as is the danger of getting fat related diseases.

Meal Supplements are also marketed as a part of weight loss products where a person has to replace their meal with the weight loss supplements resulting in the instant weight loss. But there isn’t any fat loss as the body first tries to breakdown the carbs and when the carbs in the body is low, it tends to break down proteins for energy resulting in the valuable muscle loss.

Hence, we should try to go for fat loss programs and not the weight loss process. Fat loss can only be achieved by exercise as well as proper diet with defined Macros. We should always remember the fact that fat loss can be achieved gradually with proper observations of fat loss percentage by experts through regulated diet, proper lifestyle and exercises. We should not attempt to go for regular fasting or other means which could spike the insulin level which could let the body to store more fats.

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Dr. Tasnim Maner
Dr. Tasnim Maner
Dr. Tasnim Maner has earned her B.H.M.S degree in Homeopathy from DSHM College, Pune. She has been contributing as a Medical and health consultant since past 5 years. Dr. Tasnim Maner has been taking more diversified cases like diabetes, skin, asthma. arthritis, and more and treated successfully through homeopathic treatment. She has also been working as health consultant for weight loss / gain program.

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