People overeat for many reasons. Some of these reasons include tension, poor nutritional habits and fad diets.
American's are killing themselves one bite at a time. One in five American's is obese; three in five are either overweight or obese. Recognized since 1985 as a chronic disease, obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death, exceeded only by cigarette smoking.
Being obese or severely obese puts you at a higher risk for developing or worsening many serious medical conditions. Some obesity-related medical conditions include arthritis, several cancers, carpal tunnel syndrome, cardiovascular disease, gallbladder disease, gout, hypertension, infertility, liver disease, low back pain, obstetric and gynecologic complications, sleep apnea, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and urinary stress incontinence. There are over 30 major illnesses that obesity can put in your path.
Beating obesity is not impossible. The first step in beating obesity is acknowledging that you are headed towards self destruction if you continue to be sedentary and overeat. When you have made a firm decision that food no longer taste good enough to die for, you should consult your medical doctor to discuss options for weight loss. You should not try to loose weight on your own. Your body needs professional help as it may be severely malnourished, out of shape, and at risk for the above mentioned diseases. Even though you may feel healthy, strong, and determined you should consult your doctor to have all your vitals checked.
Getting on a life wellness plan is the next step. Developing new habits, forming accountability groups, having a well balanced fitness and nutrition plans designed by a professional will help get you going in the right direction.