Obesity, as defined by the World Health Organization, is an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a health risk. By now, we have all heard of the Body Mass Index. This BMI index is used to determine if a person is obese. You are obese if you have a Body Mass Index of over 30. To determine your BMI, refer to the index by (Clicking Here).
It is predicted that approximately 42 percent of adults in the United States are obese, which appears to be increasing. In 2000, for example, nearly 30 percent of the population was obese. This number has grown yearly and does not appear to be slowing down. The obesity epidemic is believed to cost the United States more than 173 billion dollars annually as of July 2022.
1. Overeating, if you consume more calories than you burn throughout your day, you will inevitably gain weight. If you continue to do this over the long term, you will undoubtedly become obese.
2. Eating poor quality foods, such as calorie-rich foods, which affect your blood sugar, can cause you to gain more weight quickly.
3. Stress and poor sleep. People tend to make poor nutritional and serving size choices when sleep-deprived or under higher stress.
4. Lack of physical activity is a significant factor in weight gain. Living a sedentary lifestyle affects your weight and several other critical metabolic functions.
5. Low testosterone levels are often associated with increased fat mass. This often goes hand in hand with lower energy levels, impaired insulin sensitivity, and poor glucose control.
Gallbladder disease along with an increased risk of gallstones
Impaired quality of life
Coronary Heart Disease
Depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders
Type 2 diabetes
Poor cholesterol profile to include high LDL, low HDL, and high levels of triglycerides
Higher Incidents of many types of cancers
Osteoarthritis, the increased weight on joints increases stress and causes a deterioration in the joint cartilage.
Testosterone influences many of the functions within the body. One main characteristic of testosterone is the percentage of lean muscle mass adult males have. The leaner muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolic rate and, in turn, your caloric expenditure.
Men with low testosterone can feel somewhat lethargic and have lower energy levels. This decrease in energy can result in a lower level of activity which in turn means fewer calories burned throughout the day.
It is not uncommon for men with low testosterone levels to exhibit symptoms of depression and irritability. This can affect relationships and your desire to participate in activities you typically enjoy.
Studies have shown a link between low testosterone levels and insulin insensitivity. When insensitive to insulin, it takes more significant amounts to lower your blood glucose level. This can lead to higher blood glucose levels stored in the body as fat.
Eat a balanced diet with long-chain carbohydrates instead of short-chain carbohydrates. Long-chain carbohydrates take longer for the body to break down and do not spike your blood glucose level.
Get plenty of physical activity. Limiting your caloric intake and burning more calories through physical activity can create a caloric deficit and help you lose unwanted pounds.
Try to find time to relax during the day to relieve stress. Taking a small break to gather your thoughts or even do breathing exercises can affect our health.
Get enough sleep. Limit caffeine intake within eight hours of bedtime and begin limiting screen time on your mobile devices before bedtime.
Have your hormone levels tested to determine if your testosterone level is low. If you think you may have low testosterone talk to a healthcare provider about the possibility of testosterone replacement or other positive changes you can make.
A simple blood test is a quick and easy way to determine if you have low testosterone. Here at Titan Wellness, we specialize in holistic hormone optimization. We develop customized protocols to fit your needs to give you the best possible outcome. Reach out to us today and begin living your best, most optimized life.