Overweight is generally defined as higher weight than is proportional to height. Obesity occurs when weight is more than 30% over ideal weight. Higher body fat composition generally accompanies these maladies and contributes to health issues.
Being overweight/obese is common, especially where food supplies are plentiful and lifestyles are less active. The incidence of obesity continues to increase and excess weight has reached epic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults being either overweight or obese. Increases have been observed across all age groups.
Being overweight is generally thought to be caused by the intake of more calories (by eating) than are expended by the body (by activity and movement). Traditionally dieting fails 98% of the time. Therefore, the solution may not be as simple as cutting back on portions.
First steps to lasting weight loss and improving body composition include optimizing your intake of foods and nutrients. Converting from processed to wholesome foods and getting back to the basics of healthy living starts off the process. Addressing underlying issues to reset the inner workings your body assist with long term weight and body composition management and possibly contribute to reducing symptoms and disease consequences.
Factors which may further contribute to inner imbalances include:
► Imbalanced GI Flora
► Poor Diet
► Eating Disorders
► Core Hormone Imbalance (blood sugar, thyroid, insulin, adopinectin, ghrelin, leptin, cortisol)
► Digestive Disorders
► Infectious Diseases
► Male or Female Hormone Imbalances (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone)
► Sedentary Lifestyle
► Long Term Medication Use
► Metabolic Disorders
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