Eating disorders like anorexia, bulimia, and obesity are rapidly evolving phenomena in all modern western societies. The World Health Organization characterizes obesity as the new global epidemic of the 21st century.
What are we all doing wrong then?
Time and time again, we come across people who lost weight only to gain it back after a while. Why is that? Because they treat their diet as a short-term solution. And it’s not. There is so much more to dieting than what we put on our plate. People fail to treat weight gain as a symptom where their body tells them that it has a mental or physical health problem.
As we all know, the intake of excess fat in our body is directly linked to our metabolism. In other words, the amount of food each of us needs to maintain its weight within normal limits depends on the efficiency and speed that our body uses the energy it receives from food. Every person’s metabolism is different due to factors such as genetics (genes in the family), diseases (such as depression or neurological problems), medication (such as antidepressants or steroids) and of course lifestyle choices (such as the level of their physical activity and the food choices).