Obesity!!!!!!!!!

India
October 10, 2015 9:49am CST
What do you think are the common reasons of this problem???? Because I have seen obese people in my day to day life who eat often very less than a normal person's diet also they don't ever prefer junk food. Added to this they even do some kind of exercises but still are not able to loose their weight out........ So what do you think what could be the possible reasons behind that? Doesn't anyone have any justification for such a problem????
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@sofssu (18372)
12 Oct 15
Hypothyroidism, hormonal imbalance could all be cause excessive weight gain.
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• India
12 Oct 15
Absolutely even I thought of that a couple of years back........ But the thing is they are not even suffering from those medical conditions..... And I wonder if anyone of them would have ever been suffering from those conditions then they might have diagnosed it so far by now......... And after all why would they hesitate to share with their best friend either ways....
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@sofssu (18372)
12 Oct 15
@sanketwagh Actually these hormonal conditions some times go unnoticed or misdiagnosed. I have had these problems until a few years ago.
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• India
12 Oct 15
@sofssu well then thanks a lot to you......... I can now tell them to redo their proper medical checkup from a good doctor...
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
10 Oct 15
Obesity is the result of overeating ...May be now they are trying to reduce which is why they are eating less and exercising...
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• India
10 Oct 15
@kiran8 I don't think so...... As i already have mentioned above in my discussion above you could refer it again if you want.........
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@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
10 Oct 15
@sanketwagh I have read and then only I have come up with my response saying that they are still obese because they are probably trying to reduce now..I hope you got it now !
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• India
12 Oct 15
@kiran8 I already understood what you wanted to say earlier but my point which I wanted to highlight is that they are my close friends.... So I have been watching them from plenty of years back year and so still couldn't find out the solution to their problem so did I asked others...
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@katsmeow1213 (29043)
• United States
10 Oct 15
Chances are those people are closet eaters. I mean there are situations where it's a medical problem causing them to gain weight and not be able to lose it. But more often than not it's that the person eats too much and doesn't exercise enough. Just because you don't see them eat doesn't mean they aren't eating. Perhaps they just prefer to eat in private so they aren't picked on about their weight. I'm guessing when they're home alone at night they're eating very large portions of foods that aren't so healthy and that's how they stay big.
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• India
10 Oct 15
Yes I agree with you there could be some of that kind also. But the one's about whom I am talking are very closely observed by me and so did I asked for opinion. Because there are plenty of my friends facing from this problem...... Because they even have shared their eating habits with me so I don't think they might be eating at night.......... I guess it can be hereditary what do you think about that???
• United States
10 Oct 15
@sanketwagh If they're closet eaters they won't be honest about their eating habits. They'll make it sound like they don't eat much so that they don't have to take responsibility for their weight problems. Or perhaps they just don't realize that they are eating so much and that it's a problem.
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• India
10 Oct 15
@katsmeow1213 As i tried to explain earlier they are probably not closet eaters as they are really good friends of mine. So i do really know whether they are lying or saying the truth. so what do you think could be the other reason of their problem?
@akshat007 (162)
• New Delhi, India
19 Oct 15
I read an article in the newspaper stating a research result that obesity has to be checked in the initial stages. If it persists for a specific period then the body adapts to the changes and it becomes difficult for the person to reduce weight even after putting in hours in gym or dieting.
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• India
19 Oct 15
yup it is absolutely true what you have read........
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• New Delhi, India
19 Oct 15
@sanketwagh it was The Hindu so I can state it confidently :D
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• India
19 Oct 15
@akshat007 Yes.......... But I guess you didn't read the whole discussion which I have started........ So would like if you refer it back and then could place some opinion....
• United States
19 Oct 15
Metabolism can be the root of the problem. How a persons body burns calories. Could be a secondary illness that keeps the weight on. It is a very sad condition, to not be able to lose weight, even tho you do not eat a lot and exercise Sometimes it is stress leading to cortisol which keeps weight on.
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• India
19 Oct 15
I guess this might be one of the cause.......
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• United States
19 Oct 15
@sanketwagh There are so many too my friend.
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• India
19 Oct 15
@TiarasOceanView Yup we all have one or the other....... But my one's are a bit complicated I must say.........
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@Shyamalaa (539)
• Udaipur, India
19 Oct 15
The reason could be genetic as it usually runs in the family. Sedentary lifestyle and faulty diet can also be responsible. Hormone problems can also cause obesity
• India
19 Oct 15
Yup it may be the case...........
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@vandana7 (69050)
• India
19 Oct 15
I think six things happen. 1. We can no longer be as active as we were as kids. The energy that children have is simply amazing. 2. When we are kids we are given comfort foods, for which we develop a liking. These become our habits later on. As long as metabolism is high, these comfort foods don't cause problems. But when metabolism slows down, problems begin. 3. Stress of job, stress of family life, stress of health etc., get to us. We eat more because we end up using food as a comforting factor. 4. Hormonal changes - these are inevitable. When they happen we need to decrease the food intake accordingly. But we can't because we don't really know when and how much is that change. 5. Sedentary lifestyle. This can be deliberately developed by sitting before television set or myLotting as I am doing right now.lol. 6. Genes. As you can see, we need to stop giving children those comfort foods like ice creams and cadburies and sweets. We also need to train our children how to beat stress without eating. Lastly the television sets need to be sold on OLX as of yesterday.
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• India
19 Oct 15
Absolutely even I agree with you..........
@DianneN (92064)
• United States
13 Oct 15
Sometimes medicines can cause weight gain, but I believe it is due to eating more calories than your body can burn.
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• India
14 Oct 15
yup agree with you sometimes medicines could be a reason of obesity as well...... But I want to clear the point that the friends are not actually taking such heavy medications right now so couldn't figure out the reason for time being.......
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@Micmac (9759)
10 Oct 15
I think the reason could be heredity. Also, living a sedentary lifestyle or eating sweets, sugary and fat foods, in other words, an unhealthy diet.
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• India
12 Oct 15
Sedentary lifestyle....... I guess it might be the reason.......... Coz most of them are software engineers and live a sedentary life...... But even though let it be so, but they are still highly educated to recognize this problems and I even have seen them working out as well..... So what's your opinion on this?????????
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@Micmac (9759)
13 Oct 15
@sanketwagh hmm...beats me!
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• India
13 Oct 15
@Micmac why so?????
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19 Oct 15
I believe there have always been overweight people. I don't think this is a new phenomenon. Nowadays, though, there is so much less normal every day activities that keep people active and thinner. People used to have to do so much more manual stuff. Kids used to just play outside more and more.
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• India
19 Oct 15
You mean to say sedentary lifestyle could be a reason right???
@else34 (13601)
• New Delhi, India
13 Oct 15
@sanketwagh,There are many reasons.@sofssu has mentioned them all above.Sometimes obesity may be hereditary.
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• India
14 Oct 15
may be...........
• Philippines
17 Oct 15
stress :(
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• India
18 Oct 15
Well I guess stress makes a person to loose his weight rather than gaining it.........
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• Udaipur, India
19 Oct 15
@sanketwagh not necessarily. It can work either way.
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• India
19 Oct 15
@Shyamalaa yup I guess it could be..........
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
19 Oct 15
Sometimes it is attributed to a health problem but other times it is neglect of good nourishing food.
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• India
19 Oct 15
yes most of the people lack the habit of having a healthy meal daily.....
@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
19 Oct 15
Obesity is the result of not only overeating but there are so many reasons. Your heredictory, Genes, So consult a doctor for perfect answer. Exercises and Healthy diets are the common way for best remedies.
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• India
19 Oct 15
yaa I guess this is a very good advice from you, I shall suggest this one to my friends as well.......
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
19 Oct 15
Lol! more obese, more the boidy is vulnerable to disease. Here most of such people suffer diabetics heart diseases. I dont know whether there is a cure for that i western medicines, but i heard their is a cure in ayurveda
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• India
19 Oct 15
yes ayurveda has solution to most of the diseases..........
@KristenH (25332)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
21 Oct 15
I agree with OceanTiara. It can be a lot of contributing factors. Stress at home, social life, work. And that's why you eat a lot and don't exercise. Eat healthy foods and eat junk food and salty foods in moderation.
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• India
23 Oct 15
@KristenH (25332)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
23 Oct 15
@sanketwagh Then again, you do see those weight loss shows like the Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover to help those people out to have a healthier lifestyle.
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• India
25 Oct 15
@KristenH Yeah actually..... I'll definitely suggest them.....
@gudheart (12740)
27 Oct 15
Medical conditions can cause it. Not just due to laziness.
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@shshiju (10550)
• Cochin, India
27 Oct 15
I think some steroids may cause obesity. And of course if you are bed ridden there are more chances.
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• India
30 Oct 15
yes it could be the reason..........
• India
28 Oct 15
Yeah, you are right. I think main reason of obesity is our digestion speed which get slow due to various reason sometimes hereditary. So then if we eat less then also fail to loose or control the weight.
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• India
30 Oct 15
yeah even I think so........
@dodoazo (22051)
• Philippines
20 Oct 15
I am not a doctor but based on what I have read it could be attributable to the metabolism of that person. His fats take so much period of time to be burned out. That is one reason I have known so far.
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• India
20 Oct 15
yup I guess this could be the reason............... But is there any solution to this problem???
• United States
20 Oct 15
I always thought it had something to do what my body could and could not efficiently metabolize and if it had additives I would expect discomfort; however I realized early in life that mono and poly unsaturated fats (the good fats) will attach to saturated fats (the bad fats) and we should not be so concerned about calories and be more focused on proteins, preferred would be the plant type over animal protein.
• India
20 Oct 15