For the prevention of obesity, it is useful to maintain a normal weight and attention to the life habits and a balanced and complete diet. The need for preventive measures resulting from various findings:
The incidence of obesity in the developed world has become so high that the treatment options are no longer sufficient to provide treatment to all those affected. Therefore, it is the primary goal of prevention, to stabilize the mean body weight at the population level and to strive for an early reduction in weight with a BMI 25 to 30. With a full, balanced diet and regular activity can help prevent obesity and overweight.
With increasing duration and severity of the treatment of the disease of obesity becoming more difficult. In some cases, it is not possible to cure by reducing the body weight on weight-related complications.A healthy, active lifestyle with regular physical activity, regular meals and a low fat, starch and fibre diet is recommended for the prevention of obesity. However, the treatment of overweight and as a result the stabilization and keeping the weight newfound are preventive measures. They prevent a progression of the disease.
Background information and books on a healthy diet, there are many, but the selection is difficult. Appropriate books and publications should be written by professional societies and bring them closer to simple, everyday way close to the recommendations of a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet.
Weight Management Programs
Long-term results of these programs are crucial for the long-term care concept. The following points should be met:
Since the energy consumption goes back as part of a weight reduction (BMR decreases physiologically), the return to the former way of life and old habits can promote weight gain. Therefore, the energy balance must be adjusted to a constant weight is guaranteed.
A low-fat diet is well suited to prevent re-growth.
The increased physical activity increases energy consumption. While maintaining muscle mass as the weight stabilization may be facilitated and supported.
Regular contact with the team of therapists have a positive effect on long-term weight maintenance, since is motivated repeatedly to maintain the newly learned eating and exercise behaviour.
Involvement in a support group and the support of family, friends and colleagues have a positive effect on the weight stabilization.
Regular weight monitoring (1 time per week) and the self-management to improve and for a long-term effect.