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2. Study by the Endocrine Section of USTH in 2009.
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What is obesity?
Obesity is not just a cosmetic problem, it is an on-going disease. It means that you have excess body fat that is putting your health at risk. Having too much body fat affects you in many ways. It influences how you look and feel. But it also linked to many health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea and stroke. .
Eating sensibly, keeping active and with the use of LESOFAT are the keys to a successful weight loss. Our society is set up in a way that makes it easy to gain weight, not lose it. We ride in cars, take elevators, use an array of labor saving devices and spend hours in front of the computer and the television. High calorie foods are widely available and we are bombarded with commercial messages urging us to eat.
To lose weight you have to go against the norm. You have to be willing to change your habits. To lose weight you have to expend more energy than you take in, which means eating fewer calories, a regular exercise program and taking LESOFAT.
LESOFAT is an anti-obesity drug. Its action is to prevent your body from absorbing some of the fat from the food you eat. When taken 3 times per day with meals, LESOFAT blocks 1/3 of the fat you eat from being absorbed. Instead, this fat passes through your intestines and is excreted in your stool. When you absorb less fat, you take in fewer calories, which cause weight loss.
The effects of LESOFAT are all related to your intestines or bowels. Only very small amounts of LESOFAT are absorbed into the bloodstream, so it has little effect on other body systems.
Changes in bowel habits include/s:
− Oily spotting, flatulence (with discharge) and an urgent need to go to the bathroom
− Gas with bowel movement − Oily or fatty stool
− An increased number of bowel movements − Inability to control bowel movement
Some people have these side effects only in the first weeks of use. Most people have fewer side effects after a year of use. The side effects increase when you eat more fat and decreases when you eat less fat. People using LESOFAT are advised to eat food with no more than 30% fat. This amount of fat keeps the side effects in a range that most people can manage.
Are you ready?
To help determine if you are ready to change your eating and exercise habits with the use of LESOFAT, ask yourself the following questions:
• How motivated do I feel to make my lifestyle changes now? Be honest. Knowing that you need to make changes and feeling up to the challenge are two different things.
• What’s going on in my life right now? If you’ve just been diagnosed with a health condition, such as diabetes, now maybe the right time to lose weight. Your thoughts and energies are focused on improving your health.
• Do I have time to keep track of what I eat and how much I exercise? Studies shows that keeping food and exercise records increases your chance of success.
• Do I truly believe that I can change my eating behavior? To be successful, you have to believe you can change.
• Am I willing to find ways to be more physically active? Weight loss isn’t just about what you eat. Exercise is an important part of the process. • Can I view this as a positive, even pleasurable, experience? If you can take pleasure in what you’re doing, your chances of being successful are greatly improved. *Source: Mayo Clinic,Minnesota, USA