Your doctor will measure your weight and height in order to calculate your BMI. Your BMI is an estimate of your body fat and is used as a primary screening tool for obesity. Your provider may also take a measurement of your waist circumference. These combined measurements will help estimate how much body fat you have and determine your risk of diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

Preventing Morbid Obesity

People who are morbidly obese should avoid “fad” diets and focus instead on changing eating behaviors. 

Recommendations include:

  • Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet
  • Eating smaller meals
  • Count calories
  • Avoid saturated fats, trans fats, and refined sugars

Physical activity is good for overall health and is especially important if you’re trying to lose weight. To begin losing weight, you will need to do moderate to vigorous exercise for more than three hours per week. Vigorous activity raises your heart rate significantly. 

Examples include:

  • Running or jogging
  • Swimming
  • Jumping rope
  • Moderate exercises include brisk walking or biking, and can also include everyday activities

Homoeopathic treatment

Homeopathy has been successfully employed as a mode of treatment for weight loss, for many years now in the Europe and South Asia. But one should understand that it is no miracle cure. The homeopathic treatment for losing weight is constitutional and it requires a detailed case history of the patient and proper evaluation for selecting a suitable constitutional remedy.

How is the approach of homeopathy towards the weight loss process different?

Unlike the other conventional medications that are prescribed just by diagnosing the symptoms, homeopathy needs a detailed case history and also family history of obesity to ascertain if one has a predisposition to obesity. Fat stores are regulated over long periods of time by complex systems that involve input and feedback from fat tissues, the brain and endocrine glands like the pancreas and the thyroid.

Doctor might also ask one about the eating habits, lifestyle habits and other underlying health conditions before prescribing a remedy. The tendencies to overeat and be sedentary, the diminished ability to use dietary fat as fuel and a high, easily stimulated capacity to store body fat are all genetically influenced. The variation in how individuals respond to the food-rich environment and the differences in acquiring obesity - related conditions are also genetically determined.

How does homeopathy work for weight loss?

Homeopathic remedies are made from sources like plant extracts, herbs and other natural substances that don’t have any side effect on the body unlike the conventional weight loss pills or treatments. Homeopathy works on a simple principle that the symptoms caused by a substance in its undiluted form can be reversed by the same substance in its diluted form. Homeopathy attempts to correct digestive disorders, improve metabolism and help in easy elimination – the three main prerequisites for reducing weight. The medicines are prescribed after studying the pattern of symptoms as they appear in the patient.

Unlike conventional medications that restrict the absorption of nutrients or induce a feeling of fullness, homeopathy drugs treat the symptoms that cause weight gain. But remember homeopathy isn’t a magic cure. One needs proper diet and exercise regimen in place along with the medications to achieve desired weight loss goal, the homeopathic remedies are tailor made for one’s needs. What works for one isn’t going to work on the other as the basic reason and trigger for the condition of two different individuals would differ.

Some of the common homeopathic drugs are as follows:    

  • Calcarea Carbonica
  • Natrum Mur
  • Lycopodium
  • Nux Vomica
  • Antimonium Crudum

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