Valletta, Malta -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2013 -- Male obesity is on the rise in the USA and not only in the USA. Although weight-loss programs and diet trends often focus on women, the American Obesity Association found that the prevalence to be overweight is higher for men than women. In fact, a recent study from the National Institute of Health (NIH) that has been conducted over thirty years showed that nine out of ten men and seven out of ten women were overweight or became overweight. But despite being more prone to obesity, only thirty nine percent of men go on a diet, as opposed to seventy percent of women.
While some men do place importance on health and weight loss, their approach is different than women and as a matter of fact, guys are hesitant to go on a diet. In fact, according to the NIH, sixty percent of men say they eat the foods they like regardless of the calories contained within the foods.
Body weight is really controlled by the number of calories one eats and the number of calories used each day through things like exercise and physical activity. This means that to lose weight, one actually needs to take in fewer calories each day than is actually used so that there is deficit in calories consumed. There are two ways to do this - by becoming more physically active or by eating less each day. Following a weight loss program that helps one to become more physically active and also decreases the amount of calories one eats is the best way to achieve successful weight loss.
To lose weight and keep it off, one should be aware of the different types of programs that are available. However it is essential to know what makes up a good program. Knowing this information can help one select weight loss diets that work.
Surgery is probably the best option for those people who are considering weight-loss programs and have medical problems and for those who are severely overweight. Surgery is usually conducted by trained health professionals who are are more likely to monitor their patients for possible side effects of weight loss.
Gastric bypass surgeries are combination procedures that use both restriction and malabsorption to achieve weight loss. Because it is a combination approach, it tends to be more successful for weight loss than purely restrictive surgeries. Gastric bypass surgery may be an option for those who are significantly obese and have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight on diet and exercise programs and are unlikely to lose weight successfully with non-surgical methods.
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