HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE OBESE?
Obesity is referred to a condition in which excess body fat gets accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative impact on an individual’s health. Obesity is measured using BMI (Body Mass Index) which is calculated by dividing a person’s weight by the square of their height. If the BMI is more than 30 kg/m2 then the person is considered obese and if the BMI lies under 25-30 kg/m2, the person is said to be overweight. Overweight people are more prone to becoming obese. Hence if a person is overweight, it does not imply they are healthy and safe from diseases.
WHY IS OBESITY A PROBLEM?
Obesity is often referred to as a matter of physical appearance. However, only an obese person knows that there is much more they have to battle through than the physical appearance. Obesity affects people in 3 different ways.
An obese person is more likely to develop physical illnesses such as diabetes, heart diseases, sleep disorders, arthritis and many more.
Most obese people are always concerned about their physical appearance and this creates a disturbance in their mental peace and harmony.
Obese people are emotionally weak as they always underestimate themselves and cannot enjoy life to its fullest.
This concludes that obesity or simply being fat is not just about how you look. It is rather about how you feel, live and stay from inside. The health risks linked to obesity are more serious than our expectations.
DON’T JUST BLAME FOOD!
Generally, it is assumed that the major cause of obesity is eating too much. However, there are factors which can contribute more to obesity than over eating. Some of them are,
- Genetics- which means if the parents are obese then the child is more likely to be obese.
- An Unhealthy diet such as junk food.
- Physical inactivity for a long time.
- Certain specific medications which cause hormonal imbalance resulting in obesity.
- Negative emotional state for a long time such as sadness and anxiety.
Research shows that there are 2 major psychological causes of obesity.
Both of these unconsciously forces an individual to eat more. People eat excessively because it helps them to have temporary relief from boredom, loneliness, stress, anger and many other emotional issues. Studies show that craving for unhealthy food is actually an indication of emotional eating.
An affiliate of the Behavioural Health Program Dr. David Ginsberg from the New York University Medical Center states,
Under stress, there’s an impulse to do something, to move, and often, eating becomes the activity that relieves the stress. It’s easy to do and it’s comforting
There are a few more reasons why people overeat for emotional issues. For instance, a person who has suffered from sexual assaults eats more unconsciously in an expectation of protection from getting assaulted further. Similarly, stress or a stuck emotion can negatively impact the functions of our body such as digestion and hormone secretion which eventually leads towards the accumulation of fat in the body around specific areas, particularly in the stomach.
WHAT IS THE SOLUTION ?
According to researchers, nearly 30% of the world’s population is obese which undoubtedly is a huge number. While we see numerous types of equipment, medicines, home remedies, exercises and suggestions on the web to help gain a healthy and balanced physical state, only a small number of people are actually benefiting from it; which leaves the rest of people hopeless and upset.
Despite having multiple solutions available, the number of obese people has significantly been increasing then perhaps it is the time to modify our approach towards the fight with obesity. Changing the approach must also include a change in our perception of a healthy personality. It is important to understand that obesity is not simply a physical condition rather it is an emotional and mental condition where the victim suffers from immense social as well psychological stress and if not treated at the right time, it can yield severe consequences in terms of serious mental or physical diseases.
HOLISTIC HEALTH CARE FOR OBESITY
Holistic healthcare offers a wide range of healing modalities which can be extremely essential in fighting obesity and its mental as well as emotional impacts.
The techniques used in each modality is unique in its own and works at a deeper level of conscious, subconscious as well as the unconscious mind. Holistic healthcare professionals focus more on the psychological factors of any illness because of the fact that the mind possesses the power to control the entire physical body. Healing modalities such as NLP, Hypnosis, EFT, Holistic health coaching and many more are designed specifically to deal with obese people to enable them to change their entire way of thinking about food and body shape so that they start eating what is needed, really enjoying their food without feeling stuffed, lethargic and stop suffering from the cruel effects of acid reflux. You can learn extremely helpful NLP techniques with the help of a certified NLP practitioner to alter your eating habits. Alternatively, you can also opt for an online hypnosis session to change your perception towards obesity and its control measures.
It is often observed that obese people even when regaining a healthy body shape, have emotional and mental issues which are the leftovers of their past memories and they find it very difficult to overcome them. Holistic healing techniques not only help people to prepare a special weight loss plan without any boring diets but also helps them tackle mental and emotional challenges due to social factors.
Remember! A small change in your approach to obesity can bring about tremendous changes in your overall well-being. Take a step closer and book your first distance healing session to say goodbye to obesity.