6 types of obesity: tips and recommendations for treating each of them.
Type 5. Venous Obesity or Edema.
Fat Distribution. Legs — from the hips to the ankles. The issue is often accompanied by the swelling of the lower limbs, turning our support into formless pillars.
Causes. Unlike gluten obesity, this type has nothing to do with health problems. It is believed that venous obesity is genetically inherited, since genetics makes the organism store the excess in the lower part of the body. And, of course, a poor lifestyle is another contributing factor. Particularly, polishing the seat of your skirt (pants) on office chairs for hours on end and consuming too much salt.
Women affected by this type of obesity constantly struggle with swollen legs. This condition especially deteriorates during pregnancy.
Ways of Treatment. Walking. People suffering from obese legs need to run around and climb stairs more often. Engage your legs as much as possible (unless you have a bad case of varicose veins) in any convenient way: from simple walking to active gym exercising. Also, stop indulging in pickles: “the white death” provokes thirst, which leads to swelling (due to large water intake) and obesity (due to the organism’s tendency to confuse hunger with thirst).
Type 6. Obesity from Inactivity.
Fat Distribution. Abdomen, waist, back. A kind of “spare tire” from the crotch to the armpits.
Causes. A drastic lifestyle change. This type of obesity is typical for people who used to be very physically active, for example doing sports or heavy labor. Now they are sedentary, sitting in their offices or cars, which makes their belly grow big.
Ways of Treatment. To get rid of this problem, you need to avoid long periods of hunger. You need to eat more frequently than once or twice a day. Seriously. This will keep you from chronic overeating at night.
Ideally, you should get back to your former activity level or at least pay closer attention to what you eat. Under this condition, you would benefit from fractional diet — eating in small portions 5-6 times a day or more.
It is unlikely that you’ll start jogging, so you’ll have to seriously reconsider your approach to diet:
- Eat more frequently but less;
- More vegetables — less pasta;
- More fruits — fewer donuts.