Understanding Obesity

Obesity is a Chronic Condition

Obesity, similar to high blood pressure, is a chronic illness, which affects people lifelong. During human evolution having stored fat was essential to allow people to survive periods of famine. This meant that our body’s have several powerful defense mechanism to protect its fat stores and to go back to the highest weight that you have ever reached. This is why when you try to lose weight by going on a diet or by exercising, losing weight becomes more and more difficult and the weight will come back on as soon as you reduce your efforts to keep it off. This why quick-fix solution usually led to weight regain. Obesity, like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, is a chronic illness and people with obesity need lifelong support in order to maintain a healthy body weight. Weight management should never be about how much or how fast you can lose weight what matters is finding a lifestyle that means you can keep your weight as low as possible whilst living a life that you can enjoy.

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