Burgers or salads! What should I eat? I often observe this common confusion amongst the young crowd when I go to restaurants. This statement is more commonly exclaimed by those figure-conscious females than men. Needless to say, one ends up eating the tempting burger at the end, thereby breaking rules of their diet. Obesity is an accumulation of unwanted fats in various parts of the body that affect your health adversely. Obesity has been an epidemic in most of the developed and developing countries. Obesity puts one at a high risk of developing serious diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, gallstones, heart diseases, cancer etc. More than the cosmetic and social concerns, it causes chronic medical diseases which are hazardous and make one restless. I remember a female visiting my clinic for her routine check-up for her ailment;she was flabbergasted to see the numbers after stepping on the weighing machine. She had put on a few kilos of weight in just a period of one month. She was anxious to know the reason behind her sudden weight gain. I pacified her and explained the possible causes of weight gain in her case. Hormonal disorders, such as PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease), underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), and Cushing’s syndrome, commonly cause weight gain in females. Other possible causes include fatty liver, depression, chronic arthritis, bulimia (uncontrolled desire to eat), and lifestyle and dietetic errors which contribute to obesity or overweight in men and women.
I am often asked this question by certain patients, “Doctor, how can I get rid of the excess of fat around my tummy and waist safely without having any side-effects?”. I give them a comforting smile and counter question them,“How serious are you about your weight gain?” In response to it, most of them stare at me and are totally confused as to what to say! Most individuals try finding shortcuts to losing weight. Obesity itself makes them so lethargic that they do not want to put appropriate extra efforts in remaining healthy and fit. Hence, a good amount of counselling is essential to kick-start the treatment and create a serious involvement of your client in the process of losing weight. Very few individuals are serious and confidently say that “Doc, I am really worried about my increasing weight and would do whatever you say to get back inshape”. These individuals are the best candidates for diet counselling and generally fair well at the end of the treatment. A certain amount of dedication is needed to reach your targets and get out the vicious cycle of obesitysuccessfully. One should decide for oneself once and for all and stay focussed throughout the treatment period and should not lose hope. In addition to this, a good physician is equally important as heor she would keep guiding and motivating his or her clients throughout the treatment process.
Talking about safer ways of getting back in shape, homeopathy always ranks first on the charts. A suitable homeopathy treatment along with diet and exercise regimen tailored made to the patient serve the purpose. Homeopathy is a holistic way to get rid of obesity safely without any side-effects. Of course, there is to miracle pill to lose weight. But, a serious involvement in getting healthier for self-betterment should be the goal.
How Can Homeopathy Help In Reducing The Weight?
Homeopathy medicines are capable of correcting one’s deranged basal metabolic rate (BMR).They help in normalizing the water and salt percentage in the body and, most importantly, reduce the body fat. As mentioned earlier, homeopathy is a holistic science which treats the root cause of the disease. Hence,an obese individual is carefully evaluated in order to find out the cause of obesity. It also filters the individual’s physical aspects, emotional aspects, history of medicine intake, and ‘life space’factor in order to dig into the other associated factors that might contribute tothe development of obesity. This approach leads to a long-lasting change towards a healthy weight loss. A well-trained homeopathic physician also suggests specific exercises and diet plans suitable to the patient that will go a long way in maintaining the resultant weight loss.
There are well-proven homeopathic medicines whichhave potential to treat the underlying causes of obesity, such as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD), underactive thyroid (hypothyroid), fatty liver, diabetes, menopausal syndrome, etc. They help in restoring the normal metabolism without causing any side-effects.
Other Natural Ways ToWave ObesityAway:
Here are some natural ways to get rid of obesity easily.
- Limit sugary foods, such as sweets, caffeinated drinks, an excess of tea, coffee, etc.
- Avoid processed foods, such as pizzas, burgers, andmaida
- Limit portion size intake. Eat mindfully by dividing meals into four portions throughout the day.
- Eat your breakfast regularly.
- Avoid long gaps between the meals.
- Have a balanced diet. Your diet contributes to almost 70% of your weight loss. Include whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and oilseeds.
- Walk for 30 to 40 minutes daily.
- Include lemons in your diet wherever possible. They are known as the natural fat burners.
- Limit gluten intake (wheat and maida). Substitute it with millets, such as jowar, bajra, ragi (Nachni), and
- Give time to your food. Do not simply gulp the food down. Chew it properly before swallowing.
Remember ‘Obesity is very easy to catch because you cannot run fast’. This might sound frivolous, but it is possible to get rid of obesity the moment you realize it. Decide, take the right action, and proceed. In a survey, it has been found that obesity is a direct result of inactivity and poor food choices. It is we who decide what to eat; when to work; and when to sleep. So, why not take pride and plan your routine in a more thoughtful and healthier way. It is rightly said ‘Look before you leap’; this phrase is apt for those who have gained weight and are now thinking where to begin to get in shape. I wish this blog motivates you to lose the weight and provokes you to start working on it from today. Because ‘It is never too late’.