Myth V/s Facts

  • Myth: Obesity is just a physical feature.

    • Fact:

      Being overweight or obese is not just about how you look. Over time, it means that you have an increased risk of developing various health problems, such as:
      • Impaired glucose tolerance (pre diabetes)
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • High cholesterol or triglyceride levels
      • High blood pressure
      • Coronary heart disease
      • Stroke
      • Sleep apnoea
      • Infertility

  • Myth: Obesity is not related to chronic illness

    • Fact:

      Obesity is associated with significantly increased risk of more than 20 chronic diseases and health conditions that cause devastating consequences and increased mortality. Chronic conditions including diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, certain cancers and arthritis.
      If you are obese (with BMI above 25 or30 kg/mt²), kindly consult your doctor for guidance.

  • Myth: I can reduce my weight only by dieting and exercise, no medication.

    • Fact:

      There are many reasons why people become obese, lack of physical activity is one of the strongest risk factors and predictors. Thus, exercising along with a healthy diet is the key to prevent obesity. However, there are many other reasons that can develop obesity, which has to be diagnosed though consultation with your doctor.
      Along with proper diet and exercise, your doctor will also suggest weight-loss medications which will compliment your efforts in weight reduction.

  • Myth: I don't have to do exercise when I am taking medicines.

    • Fact:

      Regular exercise (and proper nutrition) can help reduce body fat as well as protect against chronic diseases associated with obesity –
      • Regular exercise is a proven way to decrease risk of heart diseases and other chronic diseases.
      • It will help to prevent or manage high blood pressure.
      • It also raises high density lipoprotein (HDL), known as the "good" cholesterol, and lowers low density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol.
      • Resyze Capsule will compliment your efforts in weight reduction.

  • Myth: Infertility is not linked with obesity.

    • Fact:

      Being overweight can make it difficult for a woman to become for a woman to become pregnant and for a man to produce adequate amount of healthy sperms. Obese women take longer to conceive than women in the healthy weight range and when they do conceive they have a higher risk of pregnancy complications such as miscarriage, diabetes and premature birth.
      Hence, such complications can be avoided by consulting your doctor and taking proper treatment.

  • Myth: I have totally stopped sugar in tea/coffee, yet I do not lose weight.

    • Fact:

      Stopping sugar in tea or coffee or going low on aerated drinks is a good way to reduce your total caloric intake, but this should also be supported with a decreased intake of other refined sugar products like bakery products, fried food, a programmed aerobic exercise and consulting your doctor for weight loss treatment. If your BMI is above 25 or 30 kg/m² then please consult your doctor.

  • Myth: I have been walking for 6 months but have not achieved weight loss.

    • Fact:

      It is very important that you understand the essentials of walking. You should be walking as per your Target Heart Rate which is calculated as (220 – your age). Take 60% of the figure obtained (e.g. if your age is 30 your Target Heart Rate will be 220 – 30 = 190 multiplied by 60/100, which is = 114 beats per minute or 4 beats per 2 seconds). You should be doing a brisk walk at this Target Heart Rate for atleast 20 minutes. An accumulated physical activity of 60 minutes per day at a desired heart rate will lead to weight loss.

  • Myth: I can consume rice or potato if I want to lose weight.

    • Fact:

      Rice and potato have a high glycemic index as compared to chappati, thus should not be over emphasized in weight loss diets. They can surely be consumed in restricted amount.

  • Myth: Drinking hot water with lime and honey early in the morning helps losing weight.

    • Fact:

      Early morning body is post absorptive state and it is a good idea to hydrate the body, which improves metabolism, but it has no effect on weight loss. Weight loss is a combined outcome of total caloric intake, macronutrient modulation and level of physical activity. If your BMI is above 25 or 30 kg/m² then please consult your doctor.

  • Myth: Eating Behaviour as no relationship with the psychological state of the person.

    • Fact:

      Eating behavior has a direct relationship with your state of mind. Behaviour modification is a key to bring about control with regards to undesired eating behavior.

Disclaimer: This information is intended only to provide general guidance, it is important that you consult your doctor about your specific questions.