Obesity is an excess of body weight caused by overconsumption of calories and physical inactivity. Some other causes may include: hormonal imbalances, stress, medical conditions, genetics, toxins, or a side effect of medications.
Overweight and obesity are both labels for ranges of weight that are greater than what is generally considered healthy for a given height. The terms also identify ranges of weight that have been shown to increase the likelihood of certain diseases and other health problems.
According to the CDC:
For adults, overweight and obesity ranges are determined by using weight and height to calculate a number called the “body mass index” (BMI). BMI is used because, for most people, it correlates with their amount of body fat.
- An adult who has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 is considered overweight.
- An adult who has a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
But it’s important to note that BMI isn’t always an accurate indicator if someone is overweight or obese, especially if someone is muscular.
Data from the CDC’s National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey also highlights that between 2015 and 2016, 38.9 percent of U.S. adults and 18.5 percent of youth were obese. Among the adults, obesity is highest among middle-aged adults (42.8 percent) than younger adults (35.7 percent). More specifically, adults aged 40 to 59 (42.8 percent) had a higher obesity rate than adults aged 20 to 39 years old (35.7 percent). There was not a noteworthy variance between adults aged 60 and above (41 percent) and younger groups.
Obesity was more prevalent among youth aged 6 to 11 years old (18.4 percent) and adolescents aged 12 to 19 years old (20.6 percent) compared to children aged 2 to 5 years old. The data also notes that obesity is common among Hispanic and black adults (47 and 46.8 percent), followed by whites (37.9 percent) and then Asians (12.7 percent), and the same pattern was recorded among youth. (1)
The good news is there are 3 steps to treat obesity naturally which include starting on a healthy diet, doing weekly exercise and using natural supplements.
Top Foods for Obesity Diet
Here are the top foods someone should consume to overcome obesity:
High fiber foods – High fiber foods like vegetables, nuts, seeds, and berries increase satiety, without increasing calories.
Clean lean protein – People who eat at least 3-4 ounces of protein per meal tend to feel more satisfied and eat less overall.
Wild-caught fish – Obesity may increase inflammation, so try to include omega-3 fats.
Coconut – Coconut oil and coconut milk contain MCFAs that your body can easily burn as fat and are less likely to be stored as fat compared to other fats.
Small meals – Avoid getting too hungry that can cause you to overeat later, eat about every 4 hours.
Foods that Cause Obesity
Sugar – Increases hunger and leads to the consumption of empty calories.
Processed and junk foods – These foods are meant to be addictive and the quantity may be hard to control.
Refined flour – Refined products are also addictive and may lead to overeating.
Sweetened beverages – Most people do not account for the calories in the beverages before consuming them.
Trans and hydrogenated fats – These fats promote inflammation and are only found in foods devoid of any real nutrients.
Top 5 Obesity Natural Treatment and Supplements
#1 Green Coffee Extract (follow instructions)
Has been shown to help promote weight loss.
#2 CLA (6,000mg 2x daily)
In clinical studies supports building lean muscle mass and metabolism.
#3 Green Tea Extract (1,500mg daily)
Green tea may increase the body’s ability to burn energy.
#4 Rhodiola (500mg daily)
Rhodiola can help with long term fat-loss by lowering cortisol and helping your body burn fat for energy.
#5 Chromium (500 mcg daily)
Helps reduce cravings for sweets and can maintain blood sugar control.
Exercise is a key component in weight loss. All activity is effective but interval training (aka burst training) is the fastest way to promote fat loss.
Essential Oils for Weight Loss
There are essential oils for obesity that can support weight loss and hunger cravings. Essentials oils of grapefruit and cinnamon are the most effective. Take 2 drops of grapefruit and 1 drop of cinnamon internally for 30 days as part of a weight loss program.