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Effects of Obesity before Pregnancy

Effects of Obesity before Pregnancy – What you need to know


Effects of obesity before pregnancy is very vital for it goes along way in protecting the good health of both the mother and the baby

The issue of weight gain is developing in a very high speed and it is becoming the concern of all healthcare providers globally. It has in the recent past become the obvious metabolic disease and this has led the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider obesity as one of the most serious global health problems of the 21st century. It is not a simple thing for the WHO to list obesity in this ranking and so we all have a duty to share and make contributions toward bring this condition to some degree of control. Therefore, what is this condition called obesity? By definition obesity is a health condition in which the accumulation of excessive body fat to an extent that is highly likely to impair health and increase morbidity and mortality. The most commonly use method of measuring obesity is body mass index (BMI) where an individual will be considered to be overweight if their BMI is between 25 and 30 kg/m2 while those with more than 30 kg/m2 are considered to be obese. In this article we are going to interrogate the effects of obesity in women who are planning to get pregnant in the future, in other words the focus of this article will be obesity before pregnancy. As we get into this discussion, I want to introduce to you one of my cherished professional dealing with issues of weight gain in the most natural way, I am talking about doctor Dalal Akoury who has been in this practice for well over 20 years and we will be making reference of her practice from time to time so that you can call her to attend to your situation.

According to WHO the prevalence of obesity in pregnancy cut across 1.8 to 25.3% with effects of obesity before and during pregnancy constituting a major risk factor for both maternal and fetal complications. While appreciating that children born of obese mothers may become obese in their childhood and develops metabolic syndrome in their adulthood, it is possible to address some of the issues relating to obesity during pregnancy since at this time mothers will be more willing to accept certain changes in their lifestyle like a well-balanced diet and bit of indulgence in physical activities, practicing this will certainly improve the fetal health. It therefore goes without saying that a well-balanced body weight at this point is very important, we will continue with this in our next article but for now let us get back to the discussion of obesity before pregnancy.

Are you planning to get Pregnant?

It is very essential that women planning to get pregnant make effort to maintain normal body weight because being obese or even being underweight has negative effects on pregnancy, these two conditions can cause a woman to have a reduced fertility in all dynamics that is to say when observed in both natural conception and conception achieved by assisted reproduction techniques (ARTs). In many instances when subfertility is observed in obese women, it is always occasioned partially due to the decrease in frequency or complete absence of ovulation.

The dominant cause of anovulation is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by central visceral obesity in 40% of the cases. Moreover, in a wider context of metabolic disorders,

  • Low concentration of serum
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol
  • High concentration of triglycerides
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol
  • Increased concentrations of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) tend to co-exist.

All these metabolic derangements increase the risk of developing:

  • Arterial hypertension
  • Coronary heart disease and
  • Thrombosis

In addition, hyperinsulinemia promotes the production of testosterone and Δ4-androstendione from the theca cells in the ovary and results in a condition of hyperandrogenemic anovulation, with a phenotype characterized by hirsutism, obesity, acne, seborrhoea and hair loss.

Obesity has been observed to exert a negative impact on ARTs. Specifically, obesity may adversely affect the duration of ovarian stimulation, number and quality of oocytes and embryos, fertilization rate, embryo transfer rate as well as implantation and pregnancy rates. In obese women, a longer duration of ovarian stimulation and higher doses of gonadotropins are required. Additionally, higher cancellation rates and higher incidence of follicular asynchrony are often observed. The lower number of oocytes retrieved in overweight and obese as compared to normal weight women may be due to the lower number of follicles, technical difficulties or both.

Moreover, obesity can prevent proper trans-abdominal ultrasonography imaging during embryo transfer. All these mechanisms may be responsible for the decrease in implantation and pregnancy rates in obese women undergoing ART.

What to do before pregnancy?

There are certain important things that you need to consider when you’re planning to get pregnant, for instance emphasis needs to be out in normalizing your weight. You should neither be over or underweight because having normal weight is not only good for conception but also for the outcome of the pregnancy. While appreciating that most pregnancies are not planned it is very important that you consult a specialist on how to lose weight and calling doctor Akoury an expert in matters relating to weight and obesity will be the starting point. Remember that things are changing and the prevalence of obesity is worrying today we have established fact that weight loss before pregnancy results in a better chance for conception and increases the percentage of live births for obese women with or without PCOS.

Obesity is not an easy condition to manage and it even gets more complicated when pregnancy is involved. It is therefore very essential that obese women are fully informed about the risks of obesity and the benefits of weight loss. This valuable information will be available at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care. At this facility you will meet real expert who will attend to you professionally and help you in the management of your weight by encouraging an improved lifestyle through balanced diet and physical exercise. Besides this doctor Akoury together with her team of her experts will focus on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. The sole objective of experts at this facility under the able leadership of doctor Akoury is to restore your self-esteem and face life positively a head of your planned pregnancy. Call now and experience the real life fulfillment thereafter.

Effects of Obesity before Pregnancy – What you need to know




Obesity during Pregnancy

Obesity during Pregnancy – The Risk associated with Weight gain


Obesity during Pregnancy can complicate life if not properly addressed. The need for weight lose is a must done for good health of both the mother and the baby

If you have been on the link you must have gone through our previous article when we introduced this discussion of obesity and pregnancy. We stated that before you can get pregnant, it is essential that your weight is normalized. Being obese or underweight is not health for pregnancy you can refer to that article on effects of obesity before pregnancy. In this article our focal point of discussion is going to be based on the obesity during pregnancy in other words you’re already pregnant, how should you live your life in that condition of pregnancy.

Obesity during Pregnancy – Maternal complications

As we have stated that normal weight is essential during pregnancy one would wonder that what this normal weight recommended during pregnancy. The recommended gestational weight gain during the process of pregnancy is 11.5 to 16.0 kg, (0.5 to 2.0 kg for the first pregnancies and 0.35 to 0.50 kg per week for the second and third pregnancies following) therefore it is strictly advisable for overweight and obese pregnant women to put adequate measures in reducing their weight to the desired normal weight level for pregnancy and doctor Dalal Akoury who is an expert in matters relating to weigh and obesity can be of great help for you in achieving this goal. The purpose of this is to attain the appropriate balanced diet full of high nutritional values resulting in both weight control and normal embryo growth.

It is highly recommended that before you get pregnant you should work on your weight if you’re overweight or obese this is so because overweight women before pregnancy are more likely to exceed the weight gain recommendations during pregnancy. This will cause them great risk of adverse complications like:

Miscarriage – Although excess body weight has been correlated with increased risk for first-trimester miscarriage, the results of various studies are controversial and far from being conclusive as for now it remain a hypothesis.

Thrombo-embolism – Pregnancy per se constitutes a prothrombotic state characterized by an increase in the plasma concentration of coagulation factors Ι, VII, VIII and X, a decrease in protein S and inhibition of fibrinolysis.

These changes together with other risk factors like:

  • Advanced maternal age
  • High parity
  • Cesarean section
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Obesity

All these result in an increased risk for venous thrombosis. It has been established in several studies that obesity will doubles the risk of thrombosis by accelerating the concentration of factors VIII and IX, but not of fibrinogen.

Gestational diabetes – it is estimated that about 3-10% of women will be affected by gestational diabetes. Although many factors contribute to this, such as ethnic origin, age and family history, obesity constitutes an independent risk factor as the incidence of gestational diabetes is 2 – 3 fold higher in obese and overweight as compared to normal weight women. Besides this obesity and diabetes play independent roles in determining fetal size.

Hypertensive disorders and metabolic syndrome – Obesity is associated with insulin resistance. Insulin resistance and consequent hyperinsulinemia can result in such conditions like:

  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Degenerative heart disease
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Glucose intolerance or diabetes type 2.

During pregnancy, obese women face increased risk of developing hypertension, pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Specifically, women with a BMI >30 kg/m2 have a two- to three-fold higher risk for developing pre-eclampsia.

Preterm delivery – Current evidence indicates that obesity during pregnancy leads to induced preterm delivery but not spontaneous preterm birth, which is usually encountered in women with low BMI.However this is still a subject of discussion.

Cesarean section – Studies suggest a two-fold3 increase in the risk for cesarean section in obese women even without additional risk factors. Cesarean section in this group is of great concern, as women who are overweight or obese are more susceptible to post-operative complications, such as excessive blood loss, deep venous thrombosis, wound infection and postpartum uterine infection.

Long-term complicationObese women tend to retain gestational weight gain more frequently than women of normal body weight. It is also very important to note that women who developed gestational diabetes have a 50% likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes within the following ten years.
Management of obesity during pregnancy

having known the dangers of excessive weight and obesity in the life of a pregnant mother, we have a duty to keep our women safe from the scourge of obesity. This can be done either at home or in consultation with the experts who understand the dangers better. There are those things you can do on your own like following on a balance diet and indulging on meaningful physical activities however in doing all these it is important that you seek guidance from the experts so that no mistake is done. As had been indicated earlier doctor Dalal Akoury is passionate about her work and helping you recover yourself is what she does best.

Given the fact that obesity or excessive weight gain during pregnancy constitute important risk factors for the mother and the fetus you and I ore each other the duty of care to protect and defend our unborn children to meet the world in good health and without any life threatening condition. If a women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy has up to three times higher risk of becoming overweight in subsequent pregnancy it is an indication that the problem could be long term and so doing solving the problem now is very necessary. Therefore ensuring a balanced diet and physical exercise during, and where necessary before pregnancy are strongly recommended in consultation with doctor Akoury who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center a medical facility which focuses on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. Calling doctor Akoury will be the beginning of your journey to freedom and happy process of recovery from the prevalence of obesity. You owe it to yourself and doctor Akoury will be there for you professionally and get you back to your normal weight that is recommended for pregnancy.

Obesity during Pregnancy – The Risk associated with Weight gain




Depression and Obesity

Depression and Obesity – What you can do


Depression and obesity put together can be very dangerous to you in all dimensions.

The rate at which obesity and weight related complications are growing in troubling the healthcare providers globally. Much as it is a health condition that can be avoided our life style has betrayed us in putting proper control to this health condition. If for example you have a considerable high body mass index which is significantly more than what is considered healthy for your body height then you are probably increasing the risk of many serious health conditions in your body. Some of the health conditions associated with obesity and overweight may include:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea and
  • Some forms of cancer.

For women, obesity can lead to problems in the reproductive system. And studies show that severe cases of obesity can reduce your life expectancy, particularly if you are a young adult. The causes of obesity are rarely limited to genetic factors, prolonged overeating or a sedentary lifestyle. What we do and don’t do often results from how we think and feel. For example, feelings of sadness, anxiety or stress often lead people to eat more than usual. Unless you act to address these emotions, however, these short-term coping strategies can lead to long-term problems.

Emotional interactions

In most cases obesity comes a long side depression, when these two conditions are put together, they can influence and trigger each other resulting to further complications. Although women are slightly more at risk for having an unhealthy BMI than men, they are much more vulnerable to the obesity-depression cycle. In one study, obesity in women was associated with a 37 percent increase in major depression. There is also a strong relationship between women with a high BMI and more frequent thoughts of suicide.

Depression is very dangerous because in many cases result in stressful life, and when stress is allowed in one’s life then this may bring alterations in you social life and feeding habits. Many people who have difficulty recovering from sudden or emotionally draining events (like demise of a close friend or family member, relationship difficulties, losing a job or facing a serious medical problem) unknowingly begin eating too much food (normally junk food) and forget about engagement in physical activities. With this kind of change of habit it becomes very difficult to change the new trend and more weight is gained and eventually obesity settles in.

Binge eating, a behavior associated with both obesity and other conditions such as anorexia nervosa, is also a symptom of depression. In a recent study of obese people with binge eating problems it was established that about 51% of the participant in the study had a history of major depression and yet in another study it was evident that obese women with binge eating disorder but who had suffered bullying and discrimination about their body size developed body dissatisfaction and depression.

What you can do

Dealing with obesity and similar weight-control problems requires adopting new habits that foster a healthier lifestyle. It is important that this is done progressively and not in haste. The body needs to systematically adapt to the new changes being introduced to it. For instance if you were to incorporate physical activities it must be done in an orderly manner and failure to do this will result in compounding your already risky health situation. You can train the body in adapting to these new changes by considering a team approach that involves several qualified health professionals. In this case doctor Akoury who is an expert in this line will help you develop a safe plan for losing weight that includes both diet and exercise. Doctor Dalal Akoury is not only experienced in weight loss but she is also a medical professional fellowship trained and certified in anti-aging functional and regenerative medicine, as well as having more than twenty years of accumulated experience in emergency medicine, pediatrics, addiction and a master’s degree in public health. She has also served fellowships in pediatric hematology/oncology and has performed research in leukemia and the effects of smoking and other addictive substances. Your condition will be sorted out professionally if only you can call this great professional today.

In an effort to trying helping yourself be free from being obese, the following are some hints to consider for yourself or your loved ones to take action against obesity:

  • Think about what you eat and why. Track your eating habits by keeping a journal of everything you eat, including time of day and amount of food. Also record what was going through your mind at the time of eating, like were you sad or upset with something? Or, had you just finished a stressful experience and felt the need for “comfort food?” Put such things down.
  • Cut down on portions while eating the same foods.  Along with making dieting feel less depriving, you’ll soon find that the smaller portions are just as satisfying. This will also give you a platform to safely curb your appetite even more.
  • Note that while treating obesity often helps decrease feelings of depression, weight loss is never successful if you remain burdened by stress and other negative feelings. You may have to work to resolve these issues first before beginning a weight-loss program.
  • Losing weight is always easier when you have the support of friends and family. Try to enlist the entire household in eating a healthier diet. Many hospitals and schools also sponsor support groups made up of people who offer each other valuable encouragement and support.
  • Use the “buddy system.” Ask a friend or family member to be “on-call” for moral support when you’re tempted to stray from your new lifestyle. Just be sure you’re not competing with this person to lose weight.
  • Don’t obsess over “bad days” when you can’t help eating more. This is often a problem for women who tend to be overly hard on themselves for losing discipline. Look at what thoughts or feelings caused you to eat more on a particular day, and how you can deal with them in ways other than binge eating.

Finally together we can defeat obesity and kick it out from our societies. With the right thing done and guidance from doctor Akoury the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, a facility where treatment is administered by experts using natural means and focusing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE nothing will go wrong and you will have your life back living it to the fullest.

Depression and Obesity – What you can do




How Obesity Affects Your Skin

How Obesity Affects Your Skin – Prevention Tips


Obesity has great influence on your skin negatively. Obese people may not reach some parts of their body when cleaning and this can lead to infections

Getting that good looking body size is not only essential for your general body health but also has great influence in the improvement of your appearance. The dangers of obesity are no secret as it causes health conditions like raising the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions. Besides these obesity also has a way of affecting your skin negatively, for poor diet will bring in trouble from the inside which eventually affects the skin on the surface. Excess consumption of sugar and fats creates an overproduction of sebum, or oil, in your skin, which can lead to breakouts. Keeping your skin clean but not overly clean and having a balanced diet with plenty of fiber and protein can help.

In an attempt of trying to eliminate obesity, you may want to ride on the weight-loss rollercoaster a decision which can cause another undesired skin conditions like stretch marks. They result when skin can’t keep up with the expansion of weight gain or the contraction of rapid weight loss. Many times, stretch marks can be reduced in appearance by lotions, scrubs and other products, but you can avoid them and other unattractive skin conditions by staying at a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet.

An obese person runs the risk of developing skin problems. The bigger a person is, the more skin he has, and this increases the chance of issues. Obesity is widely recognized as an epidemic. The prevalence has significantly increased among the US population over the past 30 years. Approximately 119 million Americans, nearly two thirds of adult Americans, are either overweight or obese. Recent research estimates that between one fourth and one third of American adults are obese, and one in six children and adolescents is overweight, however the impact of obesity on the skin has received minimal attention. Obesity is related to a number of effects on skin properties and how it functions, including the skin’s barrier function, sebaceous glands and sebum production, sweat glands, lymphatics, collagen structure and function, wound healing, microcirculation and macro-circulation, and subcutaneous fat. Insulin and certain growth factors altered in obesity and metabolic syndrome also influence on the skin physiology too. To make a more comprehensible classification, the skin problems can be:

How Obesity Affects Your Skin – Skin diseases directly caused by obesity

  • Acantosis nigricans – The most common manifestation of obesity characterized by a velvety dark colored skin especially on the armpits, groins, neck, elbows and knees.
  • Skin tags – Another very common manifestation characterized by tiny pedunculated warty, soft, brown growths most commonly seen on the neck, the axillae and groin.
  • Keratosis pilaris -“Goose bumps”, “spiny pimples” or “acne” lesions on the extensor parts of arms and thighs, also related to dry prone skin.
  • Hyperandrogenism – Increased production of male hormones by the excess fat which in turn produces acne, hidradenitis, male pattern baldness and/or increased hair growth especially in the face of women.
  • Stretch marks -They begin with a red phase before turning violet, then finally becoming white and depressed. They are the result of a very high tensionated skin.
  • Adipose dolorosa: Painful fat tumors more commonly in postmenopausal women.

Skin diseases aggravated but not directly caused by obesity

  • Lymphedema – The impedance of lymphatic flow which presents as initially soft, pitting edema most commonly beginning in the feet and spreading upwards.
  • Psoriasis – Red lesions with silver scale, most commonly located on the scalp, elbows, knees and back especially in patients with metabolic syndrome.
  • Chronic venous insufficiency – Due to increased intra-abdominal pressure found in obese patients causing an oppositional force to venous blood return from the lower extremities.
  • Plantar hyperkeratosis or calluses Most commonly as a horseshoe callous due to higher plantar pressures during walking and standing.
  • Infections – Fungal or bacterial due to increased occlusion, moisture, heat and/or macerated skin especially in the skinfolds of abdomen and breasts.
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa: Abscesses and scarring tracts due to inflammation in the armpits and groins.

Skin care is important in general; however, in an obese person it is of even more importance due to these factors:

How Obesity Affects Your Skin – Hygiene

Obese individuals may have problems with keeping high standard of hygiene occasioned by large skin circumference of skin to clean and difficulties in reaching certain parts of the body when bathing. The consistency of this habit may lead to bacteria growth and infection thereby causing injuries to the skin. Very extreme obese people may need assistance when bathing to avoid instances of such infections or bacterial growth.

How Obesity Affects Your Skin – Moisture
  • An overweight person has more problems than a smaller person with issues such as excess moisture and perspiration.
  • Moisture in body folds can cause bacteria and fungi to grow, and also sweat can become an irritant.
  • These can then cause skin rashes and infections like intertrigo.
  • To avoid this, an obese individual should keep the skin dry by using an anti-perspirant and even use it in his skin folds.
  • It is important for him to keep his groin area dry.
  • Urine on the skin from inadequate hygiene can cause a rash.
  • The individual with this issue may benefit from using a barrier cream.
  • In certain areas where the skin becomes too dry like the legs, a moisturizer is suggested and used as needed.
How Obesity Affects Your Skin – Friction

The folds of the skin sometimes run against themselves in overweight people. When this happens, the skin becomes irritated. This can cause blisters and chapping. Many individuals believe that powder can help with this, but powders actually have an abrasive effect. Rather, an obese person should use oil- or silicone-based products to minimize friction.

How Obesity Affects Your Skin – Skin Breaks

An obese person may develop breaks in the skin especially on very dry or hyperkeratosis skin. Anytime the skin has a wound, infection can occur. This risk is increased due to the circulation problems and possible diabetes of an overweight person. Such an individual needs to inspect the skin regularly and if needed with assistance by someone else. If there are any problems or concerns, consult your physician to aid in treatment.

From the discussion obviously there is a growing numbers of various skin conditions, therefore it is important that patients must work with experts like doctor Dalal Akoury who is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Resource Center where people suffering from obesity and weight related conditions are treated in the most natural way by focusing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. Besides this you can also reach out for doctor Akoury for any other skin care concerns you may be having and she will be there for you.

How Obesity Affects Your Skin – Prevention Tips




Obesity and Alcohol Abuse

Obesity and Alcohol Abuse – The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse


A combination of obesity and alcohol abuse is not just bad for your health but fatal

In our previous article we discussed the relationship between obesity and alcoholism and you may want to make reference to that article however in this article we will be looking at some of the dangers of the two health conditions and how they affect our lives. Heavy consumers of alcohol have a very high risk of damaging their mental and physical healthy. The toxic elements in the alcoholic drinks when consumed can begin destroying the vital body organs. The other problem with alcohol abuse is that it often leads to obesity and this creates further health complications for an individual. Because of these facts it is very important that people learn to moderate their alcoholic consumption or better still quit drinking altogether.

The Dangers of Obesity

Much as we know that obesity and any weight related conditions are preventable, it is regrettably that this health condition is still claiming people’s lives globally, therefore knowledge of carrying too much body fat may include:

  • There is the danger of one suffering from type II diabetes.
  • Obese individuals are more likely to suffer from heart problems.
  • Obesity is a key symptom of metabolic syndrome and therefore increases the risk of developing cardiovascular problems, insulin resistance, and stroke.
  • Obesity induces undue pressure on the skeleton and this can lead to chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.
  • When people are carrying around a great deal of excess body weight it reduces their tolerance for physical activity. This is likely to mean that their life is less enjoyable than what it could be.
  • Obese people often suffer from low self-esteem.
  • If people feel bad about themselves as a result of being obese it can lead to symptoms of depression. It could also encourage the individual to turn to alcohol for comfort which may lead to alcoholism.
  • Many people who are obese suffer from sleep apnea. This means that they are not getting a good night sleep as a result.
  • Those individuals who are obese are more likely to develop certain cancers like breast and colon cancer.

Causes of Obesity

It is commonly known that obesity and overweight is caused by excess consumption of calories than the body needs however there are several other causes of obesity which may include:

  • When escaping your emotions by eating too much which is commonly known as comfort eating.
  • Too much alcohol intake.
  • Inadequate physical activities meaning that people are not burning enough calories to balance out their diet.
  • Poor diet choices means that many individuals indulge in high calorie junk food.
  • Old age slows down people’s metabolism and so they need fewer calories.
  • Certain medical conditions such as hypothyroidism that make people more susceptible to putting on the pounds.

Alcoholic Drinks

Alcoholic drinks are usually said to contain an excessive amount of empty calories with no real nutritional value. One 12 ounce standard beer contains about 160 calories while a glass of white wine can have as much as 300 calories. One gin and tonic can also have as much as 300 calories. If people consume a few alcoholic drinks per week on top of their regular diet it can quickly put them on the path to obesity.

One problem is that the calories in these alcoholic drinks do not satisfy hunger. In fact they can stimulate hunger so that the individual ends up eating more than normal on top of the calories consumed in these drinks. Those people who regularly go to the bar might also be missing out on healthier activities where they would be burning calories.

Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abuse can surely lead to obesity. A heavy drinker may be taking an extra 1000 to 3000 calories daily on top of their diet. They are also likely to be involved in a lifestyle that does not contain a great deal of physical activity. It is even possible for alcohol abusers to be obese and still suffer from malnutrition. This is because although they are consuming plenty of calories they are not getting the right mix of nutrients that their body needs to stay healthy.

Obesity can be used as a justification to abuse alcohol. Overweight are likely to suffer from low self-esteem and this can lead to symptoms of depression. Alcohol offers a temporary reprieve from certain uncomfortable thoughts and emotions. This temporary comfort comes with a high price because it is likely to lead to further misery. Alcohol abuse can take people on a journey to alcoholism and further weight gain and the consequences of this action may be grave to the point of losing everything they cherish along the way.

How to Avoid Alcohol Related Obesity

There are things that people can do to avoid alcohol related obesity such as:

  • Be informed of the calorific content of different alcoholic drinks.
  • Ensure strict adherence to the recommended levels for safe alcohol consumptions which is one drink per day for adult women and two drinks per day for adult men and for the purpose of these recommendations a drink would be considered a standard beer, a glass of wine, or a shot of spirits.
  • Where individuals are unable to keep to the safe levels for alcohol consumption it is advisable that they quit altogether. Inability to moderate is one of the symptoms of alcohol abuse.
  • Engaging in physical activities can help people burn off some of the extra calories they consume while drinking alcohol.
  • It is important to realize that just because an alcoholic is labeled as ‘lite’ or ‘low calorie’ does not mean that it is safe to drink in high qualities.
  • Alcohol consumers must pay special attention to their diet to ensure that the empty calories they are consuming with alcohol do not replace needed food nutrients.
  • If people with alcohol problems do enter recovery they need to be aware of turning to food for comfort. It is not uncommon for individuals to experience obesity in recovery if they are not careful.

In conclusion dealing with obesity and alcohol abuse all at the same time is such an uphill task you may not win alone. You will need to be guided by the experts in both addiction and obesity a service you can get at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. This is a facility founded by doctor Dalal Akoury who has been in this practice for well over two decades making her one of the most experience practicing professionals you can reach out to. While at this facility you will experience professional touch by a group of highly qualified experts focusing on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE welcome to the best for the best and by the best.

Obesity and Alcohol Abuse – The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse