Medical Intervention?

There are constantly new procedures and medically controlled diets coming out that will help us deal with our nations obesity epidemic. At the time of writing this article more than two thirds of the country is overweight or obese. Just to repeat that, more than 66% of the country is overweight or obese. Obesity can cause numerous health conditions relating to your cardiovascular system, organ failure, joint degeneration and diabetes. This doesn’t include the psychological side effects of being overweight which can be just as harmful.

With this information it could seem that a medical intervention in the form of surgery or medically controlled nutrition program may make sense. With obesity being so harmful and the cure being simply to lose weight why wouldn’t you get medical help?

Let’s just look at the broad facts. Medical intervention is usually very expensive, potentially dangerous, not always effective and it generally lacks education which will allow you to build healthy habits over time. With most surgeries you will not be able to eat enough food to build healthy lean tissue that would result in a strong metabolism. Surgeries can cost upwards of $30,000 not including the doctor visits and possible complications.

A more sustainable and cost effective option is physical exercise and proper diet. The downside of this is that it takes time and a desire to change. The upside is massive. You will become more confident in yourself, learn how to prepare better foods for yourself and your family and learn long term habits that will help you do whatever you want in life. Yes it may not seem as easy as a medical intervention but it is much safer, cost effective and rewarding.

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