Weight loss

How to loss weight effectively.

Losing weight is a growing concern for many people in Europe, as obesity affects an increasing number of men, women and. In Ireland, 39% of adults are overweight, 18% are obese and the total number of overweight and obese children in Ireland is higher than the national average.

Obesity is dangerous; it can lead to stress, depression and other mental health issues as well as serious long-term health problems.

If you have tried dieting and exercising and you struggle to lose weight, you could benefit from prescription treatments such as Xenical, which can help you to manage your weight more efficiently.

What is obesity?

Obesity is defined when someone is seriously overweight for their height, because their body has excess fat rather than muscle. This condition develops over time, caused by consuming more energy than you burn off, which is stored in the body as fat and makes your weight gradually increase.

There is a stark difference between being overweight and being obese, and the two shouldn’t be confused. You can be overweight and lead a healthy life, but if you’re seriously overweight or obese, you have a worrying risk of developing other health issues.

What causes obesity?

There are many factors that can lead to obesity, such as a diet high in calories and low in nutrients; a lack of exercise; stress; insomnia; hormonal problems, such as an underactive thyroid; and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

It’s also believed that this condition can be hereditary; if your parents suffer from obesity, you have a high chance of developing it too. Experts have noted that it does appear to run in families, which suggests a biological link. However, it’s also been noted that common dietary and exercise habits passed from one generation to the next are also significant contributors.

Why is it important to lose weight if I’m obese?

If left untreated, obesity will not only cause immediate problems such as breathlessness, difficulty sleeping and back pain when bending, but will also cause long-term illnesses. It’s known to cause type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. It’s also known to cause problems during and after pregnancy.

What can I do to lose weight?

Many people choose to supplement their improved diet and increased exercise efforts with slimming pills. Whilst some women might see benefits from using slimming pills, their weight loss claims are not always guaranteed because many herbal supplements haven’t been clinically tested.

If you’ve tried to diet and exercise but it’s not having any impact, you might be able to buy Xenical from your doctor or online. This is the only prescription medication available for treating obesity. Xenical has been proven to be more effective than slimming pills and carries fewer risks than surgical procedures.

Surgery usually restricts the amount of food a person can eat. The more common procedures include gastric band surgery, where a band is placed around the stomach to make it dramatically smaller; and a gastric bypass, where the stomach is divided and made smaller, for example. Surgery can cost as much as £20,000 and can cause swelling, bruising and scarring.