It has been receiving greater attention in recent years and Weight Loss as a subject is much in focus lately.
Obesity is a chronic condition of excess body fat in a person.
A certain amount of body fat is required for storing energy, heat insulation, shock absorption, and other functions of the body.
Normal amount of body fat in women: 25% – 30%
Normal amount of body fat in men: 18% – 23%
Women with more than 30% of body fat and men with over 25% body fat are considered to be obese.
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries.
Type 2 diabetes
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Gall bladder disease
High blood cholesterol
Hirsutism (excessive facial hair)
Psychological disorders such as depression
Psychological difficulties due to social stigma
Body Mass Index (BMI) Causes :
High diet in carbohydrates
Frequency of eating
Drug therapy Genetics
Monitoring excessive fat intake.
Eating 3 balanced moderate meals everyday.
Exercising regularly to increase the metabolic rate.