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Is there any obesity virus? What should one do to stay away from obesity virus?

(April 14, 2011)

While there are several studies carried out to determine whether or not obesity is caused by a virus, there is no definitive evidence for the same. Obesity is primarily the result of an unhealthy diet and an unhealthy lifestyle. It is characterized by a drastic increase in weight and can be very uncomfortable and debilitating. Obesity may be accompanied by other disorders like hypertension, high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. The most effective way to treat obesity is to follow a healthy diet and proper eating habits.

A healthy diet should include foods that are nutritious and yet low in calorie content. This is important because several foods in your everyday diet may be very high in calorie content and are thus harmful for you. Substitute such foods with their low calorie counterparts in your everyday diet. For instance, replace milk with skimmed milk to reduce your calorie intake. You can also replace your refined white flour with whole wheat to knock some calories off your meals. Whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables are a nutritious and wholesome addition to your diet. In addition, these foods are also low in calorie content and are a healthy addition to your everyday diet.

In addition to following a healthy diet, you should also practice healthy eating habits. This includes eating all meals in a day at regular intervals. Eating at irregular times and skipping meals lead to obesity. This is because skipping a meal increases your appetite for the next meal and this leads to overeating. Alternatively, skipping a meal may also lead to gastrointestinal problems like acidity, gas and indigestion.  You can effectively take care of these problems by increasing the number of meals you eat in a day. This can be done by reducing the amount you eat in a particular meal and increasing the number of meals in a day. This will ease your digestive process and will help control your weight effectively. Other digestive disorders that interfere with the body’s metabolism can also lead to obesity. Always ensure that you provide an adequate gap between your meals and nap time. This will ensure proper functioning of your digestive process and helps treat obesity effectively. Never lie down immediately after a meal as this can cause digestive problems and contributes to weight gain. Ensure that there is at least a three hour gap between dinner and bedtime to help control your weight. 

Submitted by S M on April 14, 2011 at 11:34


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