How a Bad Diet and Poor Habits Can Lead to Obesity
By Fernando Garcia on March 16, 2016
The team at Tijuana Bariatrics is proud to help patients achieve a healthier weight, working with them to determine the most ideal treatments possible that help promote safe and rapid weight loss. We offer custom-tailored obesity treatment and weight loss surgery, performed in a safe and state-of-the-art facility.
Many times people's issues with excessive weight stem from their diet. Let's discuss how a poor diet can lead to obesity and morbid obesity.
You Are What You Eat
The old saying winds up holding true. If you eat healthy, you're more likely to lead a healthy lifestyle and be a healthier weight. If your diet is on the unhealthy side, you are more likely to face serious health issues, including obesity, morbid obesity, and diabetes.
This sort of homespun wisdom makes sense, but it pays to look at the actual science behind it.
The Dangers of High-Calorie Junk Food
Many fast food items and junk foods are extremely high in calories. French fries, burgers, sweets, and snacks may seem relatively filling, but the high fat and sugar content can really add up. You may be getting up to half of the calories you need in just a single meal at a fast food place, which is alarming. These foods fulfill the calorie requirements for a meal, but they are often poor sources of nutrition. Eating high calorie foods or fast food multiple times a day can lead to consuming far more calories in a day than average.
This danger is especially serious in children. In fact, children who consume a lot of fast food run a significant risk of suffering from childhood obesity and issues with body mass, weight, and wellness into their adulthood.
Soft Drinks Can Pile on the Empty Calories
In addition to fast food, soda tends to be a major contributor to weight gain and obesity. Rather than drinking water to stay hydrated (which obviously has no calories), people who drink soda are potentially adding hundreds of additional calories to their diet. This can add up over the course of a day.
Physical Activity Makes a Difference as Well
Consuming many calories in a day is fine so long as you really exercise to burn them off, but most people do not exercise as much as a high-level athlete, meaning that many of the calories they consume do not get burned. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle, adding a poor diet to the mix it's a recipe for obesity.
This issue of physical activity and obesity is a topic we'll address in more detail in the very near future.
How Bariatric Surgery Can Help
If you are obese or morbidly obese, bariatric surgery will help address issues with calorie consumption and/or calorie absorption. By limiting the calorie intake each day, this helps promote quick and healthy weight loss.
Going Over Dietary Needs in the Weeks and Months Ahead
In addition to addressing your calorie intake, bariatric surgery will also lead to patients eating a healthier and leaner diet, which won't just help with weight loss but with improving general wellness. During your consultation process, we'll be more than happy to go over these matters in greater detail.
Schedule a Consultation at Tijuana Bariatrics
For more information about losing weight and staying healthy, be sure to contact our bariatric surgery center today. The team at Tijuana Bariatrics looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve total wellness and a healthier tomorrow.