A number of factors are responsible for becoming overweight or obese. For every case that needs weight loss therapy, a careful evaluation is required as to what is the primary cause for the weight gain. The approach of weight loss program needs to be steered in a particular direction based on this close analysis.Few of the common causes of obesity include :
- Genetics causes for obesity
- Environmental factors of obesity
- Psychological causes
- Obesity due to Disease conditions
Genetics causes for obesity:
Obesity tends to run in families, suggesting a strong genetic element to the weight problem. While you cannot change your genetic make-up, you can certainly modify your diet and lifestyle habits while you are on the weight loss program. These go a long way in helping you achieve the desired results and maintain them.
Environmental factors of obesity:
Modern life has created an ideal situation for people to become obese, wherein inexpensive & fat-laden food is easily available. Add to this travelling long distances and work that involves more mental effort rather than physical effort. All of this ultimately leads to accumulation of excess fat in the body since there is no scope to burn the fat.
Thus, a person who is genetically inclined to store fat efficiently becomes all the more prone to put on weight when factors like lack of exercise and poor dietary habits are added.
Depression, anxiety, stress disorders are common problems in current times and drive people to rush for carb-laden foods since these have a temporary calming effect on the mind. What they donâ€™t realize is that these foods lead to weight gain and further add to the problems in the long run.
Obesity due to Disease conditions:
Hormonal imbalances like hypothyroidism, poly cystic ovarian disease (PCOD), etc. are becoming more and more common leading to obesity in larger populations.
Medications like corticosteroids, antidepressants, etc. commonly prescribed these days also lead to higher incidence of obesity.
To summarize the whole thing:
Too much going in (incorrect eating habits) + not enough going on (inactive lifestyles) = Overweight / Obesity. This is what the weight loss program at Anjali Mukerjee Health Total Pvt. Ltd. targets so that a person can eat healthy and be fit.