Understanding Weight Management Problems

weight management struggleWeight management can be tricky business. The average person does not have a perfect metabolism and can gain or lose weight in irregular increments. In today’s world of fast, convenient and fattening foods, keeping the pounds off is harder than ever. Especially when the foods available cause conditions that make a person less able to metabolize food correctly, therefore being even more prone to weight gain. Some of the most common reasons for weight gain are as follows:

  • Poor diet. The average North American is missing the mark in their diet. They are eating foods with too much fat, sugar, salt, oil and starch, as well as eating too much processed food and unnatural food. This is causing more cases of weight gain and obesity than anything else.
  • Lack of exercise. North Americans, on the whole, are not active enough. Because of office work and hobbies like TV watching, we are living lifestyles that are too sedentary to be healthy. Exercise is how calories are burned. Without exercise, we retain calories and are unable to burn off fat.
  • Diseases or conditions. It is very common for people to have one or more diseases and conditions because of the toxicity levels of our environment and diet. Some of these diseases and conditions make it harder for people to lose weight. Heart disease and diabetes are just some of the conditions that prevent people from reaching their weight goals.

Once the weight is already packed on, it can feel impossible to lose. Weight gain can be a difficult thing to manage, especially when there are factors that are outside your control coming into play. There are, however, some basic things you can do to manage your weight gain and bring it back under control:

  • Eat healthy. Follow the dietary guidelines set forth by your country, and do research on how to eat for your body chemistry, weight goals and personal conditions.
  • Exercise. Making time for exercise is critical to weight management. It is the key to getting your metabolism functioning like it should be.
  • Manage your diseases or conditions as best as possible. Follow your doctor’s specifications for your disease as well as your own personal research on the subject.

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