Today millions of people of all age group across the globe facing this health hazard of Obesity.

Obesity makes life lazy and sedentary. Body becomes weak it decreases the possibilities of longer life span. Common ailment the bones of buttocks, knees and spinal column becoming brittle.

The muscles of the stomach are ordinarily helpful to the glands secreting internally But because of the fat collecting on the belly, hernia is caused. Overweight people have an increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and other illnesses. Losing weight reduces the risk.


Ask Your Doctor About Sensible Goals

Your doctor/ physician or other health professional can help you set sensible goals based on a proper weight for your height, build and age. Men and very active women may need up to 2,500 calories daily. Other women and inactive men need only about 2,000 calories daily. A safe plan is to eat 300 to 500 fewer calories a day to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week.

Therapeutic weight loss, in individuals who are overweight, can decrease the likelihood of developing diseases such as diabetes. Overweight and obese individuals face a greater risk of health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis. For healthy weight loss, a physician should be consulted to develop a weight loss plan that is tailored to the individual.

Weight loss occurs when an individual is in a state of negative energy balance. When the human body is spending more energy in work and heat than it is gaining from food or other nutritional supplements, it will catabolise stored reserves of fat or muscle.

Causes for Obesity

  • More consumption of fried and sweet foods.
  • Eating more than need, if we eat more food than required an adipose tissue gets added.
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Abnormalities in secretion of thyroid, pituitary or glands of sex.
  • Ladies get fat after birth of babies.

B.M.R. (Basal Metabolic Rate)

The basal metabolic rate of fat person is very low. Those who have low B.M.R can contact diabetes, where blood cholesterol increases, and they can get stone in their gall­bladder. They can get the diseases of gout and atherosclerosis.


Childhood obesity / Kid obesity and Adolescent Obesity

Childhood obesity is a medical condition that affects children. It is characterized by a weight well above the mean for their height and age and a body mass index well above the norm.

As with many conditions, childhood obesity can be brought on by a range of factors, often in combination.

Acquired Childhood obesity

Childhood obesity results from poor eating habits. Fast food restaurants and junk food are popular with children (fast food obesity). In lieu of home cooking, it has become common for parents to take their children out to eat. Even when it is not a fast food restaurant, frequent eating out often results in weight gain.

Children who do not engage in frequent physical activity are much more likely to suffer from obesity. This is said to be due in part to the recent technological developments, including video games, computers, and mobile phones.  Physically inactive children are unable to burn off the calories that they gain from eating. The body will store some or all of the unused energy as fat.

Also, children in lower-income households are more likely to become overweight than those in higher-income households. Not eating breakfast is also associated with an increase in obesity.

Psychological Factors for Childhood obesity

These factors influence child’s eating habits and many children eat in response to stress or negative emotions such as boredom, anger, sadness, anxiety or depression.

Childhood obesity Hereditary factor

Often, a child whose parents are overweight or obese will also be overweight or obese. Although this is often caused by shared unhealthy eating habits in the household, it has been suggested that there may be a genetic (inherited) predisposition towards being, although this is as yet unproven and research is ongoing. Many children become slightly overweight because of their body’s growth pattern. Some pediatricians may still classify this as childhood obesity. Recent studies have shown that while there is evidence of in vitro influences on food choice, perhaps the largest influence can occur during the toddler years.  Indeed, recent studies have shown that parents influence an estimated 72% of what and how much their children eat on a daily basis.

Illness leading to Childhood obesity

Conditions such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, depression and certain neurological problems can lead to obesity or a tendency to gain weight in a child. Also, drugs such as steroids and some antidepressants may lead to obesity or a tendency to gain weight in a child.

What is Natural Weight Loss ?

Natural weight loss means the act of dieting to lose weight, but done in a way which does not rely upon chemical drugs. In addition, some people believe there is a way of eating which is more in tune with our natural tendencies as human beings, and thus more “natural”.

Natural weight loss thus relies on using folk and other “traditional” means of taking care of the body and certain daily routines which encourage weight loss. However, weight loss is not the only, or even most important goal. The main idea is to become more healthy, and to live closer to what it’s propenents claim to be “more in tune with nature”. Once all these terms are established, then weight loss occurs naturally, and thus is termed “natural weight loss”.

Obesity solution

To prevent the obesity or decrease weight and get rid of obesity three things must be kept in mind:

  • Controlling eating habits.
  • Regular exercise.
  • Avoiding the causes of weight gain.

Yoga is a gentle way to bring a balanced attitude to all aspects of life. Yoga can help you control your weight more effectively, whether you need to lose weight or to gain it.

Many a times the glands are sluggish in our body. These sluggish glands are stimulated by yoga asana to increase their hormonal secretions. Especially the thyroid gland pays important role in our weight because it affects body metabolism.

Yoga Treatment for Obesity

Initially do not try to do too many asana, proceed gradually and regularly.
During first week
Rest in Shavasana
Second week
Continue with first week asana and
Rest in Shavasana
Third week
Continue with second week asana and
Fourth week
Continue with third week asana and
Fifth week
Continue with fourth week asana and
Beside the above mentioned asana and pranayama practice of yoga nidra, concentration and meditation gives the best result.

Hunger and Thirst control by yoga asana and pranayama ?

Yes.  Hunger, thirst, sleep, behavior, thoughts can be control by Yogasanas and Pranayama.

Bhujangasana reduces hunger. Shalabhasana increases hunger. By practicing both these one after the other hunger can be equipoise.

Practicing Shitali and Shitkari Pranayama, One can live with least consumption of food, water and sleep.

Many a times the glands are sluggish in our body. These sluggish glands are stimulated by yoga asana to increase their hormonal secretions. Especially the thyroid gland pays important role in our weight because it affects body metabolism.

In asanas like the shoulder stand and the fish posture thyroid gland is stimulated.  It also increases Fat metabolism so the fat is burnt and energy results in to better muscle tone and a higher vitality level.

Pranayama increases the oxygen intake to the body cells, including the fat cells. This causes increased oxidation or burning up of fat cells. Yogic exercises induce more continuous and deeper breathing which gradually burns, sometimes forcefully, many of the calories already ingested.

The relaxation and meditation aspect of Yoga has a broad spectrum.  Regular practice of meditation improves concentration and willpower. Meditation also may help stimulate insight into the unconscious motivators of your eating behavior. So the yogic practices reduce anxiety tend to reduce anxious eating. When under nervous strain we tend to gulp our food without attaining much genuine satisfaction.

The weight you gain will be healthy firm tissue, not fat. That is, yoga will tend to produce the ideal weight for you. This is due to yoga’s effect of ‘normalizing’ glandular activity.

Therapeutics Yoganidra

YogaNidra is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. YogaNidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It has great Therapeutics values.

Diet recommended to lose weight

Eat Less Fat and Sugar
This will help you cut calories. Fried foods and fatty desserts can quickly use up a day’s calories. And these foods may not provide the other nutrients you need.
Early morning
Juice of half a lemon mixed in a glass of warm water and a teaspoon of honey.
• Breakfast
Wheat or Mung bean sprouts and a cup of skimmed milk.
•  Mid morning A glass of orange, pineapple or carrot juice.
• Lunch
o Salad of raw vegetables such as carrot, beet, cucumber, cabbage, tomatoes. Steamed or boiled vegetables
o Whole grain bread or whole wheat chapatis (Indian bread) and a glass of buttermilk.
o Roasted cumin seeds, green coriander leaves, a little salt and some grated ginger mixed in the buttermilk.
•  Mid-afternoon
o Coconut water
o  Dry fruits
o  Lemon tea
o  Fresh vegetable soup
•  Dinner
o  Whole grain bread or chapatis
o Steamed vegetables
o Seasonal fruits except banana and apple.
Avoid This,
Eating faster without chewing food properly.
Retire soon after dinner. Know more about Diet.
Tips for weight lose
Following tips help to find best loss program weight
Before Signing Up for a Weight-Loss Program, ask Questions
Does the Company:
•  Explain all costs?
•  Explain possible health risks from fast, quick(rapid) weight loss?
•  Include weight control over a long time?
•  Have proof of success, not just praise by other people?
•  Give a clear, truthful statement of how you’re going to lose weight, including how much and how fast?
•  Teach how to eat healthfully and exercise more?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.