Cause of Obesity – Is it Just From Overeating?

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Cause of Obesity – Is it Just From Overeating?

  1. 1. Cause of Obesity<br />Is It Just From Overeating?<br />
  2. 2. Constantly dieting<br />No long term success<br />Easy to gain weight, difficult to lose<br />Eat healthy, exercise, still don’t lose weight.<br />Life long attempt at weight loss<br />
  3. 3. Is it just a mathematical formula?<br />
  4. 4. Not just a function of calories<br />All calories not created equal<br />You can eat right and exercise and still gain weight<br />Many other factors affect fat storage and weight<br />Why doesn’t this formula work?<br />
  5. 5. Weight cycling (yo-yo dieting)<br />Metabolism<br />Hormones<br />Stress<br />Sleep<br />Prescription drugs<br />Steroids in drugs, foods, and packaging<br />Other factors affecting weight loss<br />
  6. 6. Repeated weight loss trains body to store fat<br />Caloric restriction decreases metabolism<br />Diets eliminating certain types of calories reduce nutritional efficiency<br />Carbs (Atkins, South Beach)<br />Fats (Low Fat, Glycemic Index)<br /><ul><li>Body reacts by converting all calories to sugar and storing as fat</li></ul>Weight cycling<br />
  7. 7. Nutrient limiting diets decrease metabolism<br />Muscle increases metabolism<br />Low metabolism increases weight gain<br />Malabsorption affects nutrient availability<br />Foods not broken down sufficiently for body to utilize the nutrients in the food you eat<br />You may eat good, healthy food but not realize the benefits<br />Metabolism and absorption<br />
  8. 8. Hormones affecting weight control<br />Glucagon<br />Insulin<br />Cortisol<br />More!<br /><ul><li>Hormones affect
  9. 9. Metabolism
  10. 10. Nutrient absorption
  11. 11. Conversion to sugar
  12. 12. Fat storage
  13. 13. Hormones in animal protein</li></ul>Hormones<br />
  14. 14. Unmanaged stress can affect<br />Hormone levels<br />Mood<br />Relationships<br />May lead to overeating<br />Eating done while stressed is often junk or comfort food<br />Leads to increased weight gain<br />Stress<br />
  15. 15. Insufficient sleep leads to increased stress<br />Stress leads to unbalanced hormones<br />Unbalanced hormones affect weight<br />It’s all interconnected!<br />Sleep<br />
  16. 16. Some prescriptions may increase weight<br />For mood disorders<br />Diabetes<br />High blood pressure<br />Steroids<br />Hormone replacement therapy<br />Oral contraceptives<br />Prescription drugs<br />
  17. 17. Animals given steroids to increase weight<br />These steroids cause weight gain in the people who eat that animal protein<br />Steroids in food<br />
  18. 18. Chemicals in food packaging are hormone disruptors<br />Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)<br />Bisphenol A (BPA)<br />Polyethelyne tetrachloride (PET)<br />Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB)<br />Food packaging<br />
  19. 19. Eat healthy<br />Exercise<br />Reduce stress<br />Get adequate sleep<br />Manage hormones<br />Avoid prescription drugs<br />Buy organic to avoid hormones and steroids<br />Avoid plastic packaging on food and water<br />How to control your weight <br />

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