Obesity must be understood as a chronic disease and must be treated accordingly. It is multifactorial, and in a minority of times, a single factor explains weight gain (for example, wrong diet or just genetic causes).
Therefore, after weight loss, a series of misguided biological mechanisms try to make you regain the lost weight. Unfortunately, research does not confirm that weight maintenance becomes easier after six months or one year. Therefore, these guidelines should be taken on a long-term basis.
The loss of muscle mass with weight reduction leads to a decrease in basal metabolism, and the body starts to spend fewer calories per day. Workouts that aim to preserve or gain muscle mass (resistance training such as strength training, functional training, etc.) tend to accelerate metabolism, preventing weight gain. Only aerobic activity (walking) is much weaker in increasing metabolism.
In the treatment of obesity, after weight loss and stabilization, it is common to reduce motivations to maintain treatment. (Less praise from other people, the weight is stable…) Therefore, keeping a high degree of internal motivation, such as reflecting on how you were before treatment, valuing healthy changes, and enjoying physical activities, is necessary.
Internal And External Control
Monitoring weight weekly, setting an alert weight (above which you should seek medical attention without delay), keeping a food diary three times a week, and observing if it is adequate is all part of the personal control of the treatment. In addition, the power of other people also contributes, such as friends, family, apps, support groups, and medical and nutritional monitoring. One study found that people who managed to lose and maintain the lost weight saw their healthcare provider an average of 11 times a year.
Take Pleasure In The New Food Pattern
Individuals who did not find the diet pleasurable have a much higher percentage of weight gain. That’s why it’s essential to have a varied diet without significant dietary restrictions. Monitoring with a nutritionist is vital. Learning to cook is also a valuable strategy.
Maintain Drug Treatment
After the initial treatment of obesity, it is common to have a small weight regain (10 to 15% of the weight lost) in the maintenance phase. Studies are unanimous in saying that maintenance of obesity medication is associated with a much lower chance of weight gain. Currently, there are safe drugs for long-term use. Overeating, eating and drinking compulsively, and becoming obese.
The compulsion can be for food, drink, shopping, or anything else.
It induces an obsessive thought about something (which might be food) and then the act of eating, trying to assuage an internal pain with pleasure from food.
The problem is, what will there be in the food? Food… You won’t feel better (less sad) and feel guilty.
Binge eating enters the group of difficulties in following treatment for obesity or any other since the will (reason) is dominated by desires (emotions)
If you are obese and have a compulsion, joint monitoring by the endocrine and psychiatrist is necessary.
There are specific medicines for binge eating which work very well. So don’t think that compulsion has anything to do.
Some professionals can help you with the treatment. Although, in most cases, compulsion is not the only cause of obesity, when treating compulsion, you will feel more willing to undergo obesity treatment.
Eight Tips To Improve Binge Eating:
- Avoid very restrictive diets
2 Don’t skip meals and drink plenty of water
3 Go overboard on dietary fiber and don’t have unhealthy foods in the pantry
4 Release endorphins with physical activity
5 Get a good night’s sleep to reduce anxiety and release less cortisol
6 Have a plan of what you’re going to eat the next day and write down your food
7 Eat slowly and avoid drinking fluids with meals
8 Seek Help (Life Doesn’t Have To Be This Way)
Also Read: Ten Tips For Dieting And Losing Weight