Cause of Obesity – Is it Just From Overeating?
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And you can get a free mini course on 5 tips to a healthy lifestyle at http://www.healthwellnessconnection.com, where Mary Ann MacKay shares her research promoting healthy living through nutrition, diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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Cause of Obesity – Is it Just From Overeating? Cause of Obesity – Is it Just From Overeating? Presentation Transcript

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