People all around the world are struggling with weight loss. This makes South African citizens no different when it comes to losing weight. Obesity is being seen more often throughout the years. Many things are contributing to people gain weight at an abnormal rate. People are spending more time in the house and not getting out to do physical activities. With the internet, television and video games, people are finding more and more ways to stay home. These activities are normally accompanied by eating a snack or meal, which has the effect to sidetrack people and encourage overeating. When people eat and do other activities, the full indication in the body is distracted by the activity and people tend to not recognize that they have eaten an entire bag of chips when they only meant to eat a few.
Obesity in South Africa
With the South African population and those around the world, evolving this way and ending up obese it is becoming a challenge to get people to see the adverse effects of obesity and to do something about it. People are becoming more and more averse to engaging in physical activities that would result in their weight loss, instead, we find that more and more people are looking for an easy fix. One should consider all options to shed the extra pounds without the work.
According to viagrastoresa.com article for people struggling to lose weight in South Africa, there is a new drug that hit the market to aid in weight loss. The drug is designed to be used in conjunction with a strict diet that is aimed at reducing the number of calories that a person intakes and increase physical activities a person engages in. This drug is known as Contrave; it is currently used to treat the dependency on alcohol and smoking urges. The drug works in the manner to affect the central nervous system and help suppress the cravings for food and reduce a person’s appetite. Trials in a clinical setting, have shown to improve a person’s weight by at least five percent.
This weight loss may seem very small in considering a person’s overall weight but it is an adequate amount to get the metabolism to start working effectively again and start to reduce the chances of a person developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The issue with taking a drug to lose weight is that the drug is not tailored to one person. Since everyone is different and the way weight is distributed among the bodies of different people makes it hard to find one drug fits all treatment. Contrave works for some people but not for everyone. The statistics are that Contrave is effective in about one in every twenty people. It is imperative that South Africans attempting to engage in weight loss find what works for them. There is no single approach to weight loss that fits everyone and this causes people to give up on their weight loss journey if the one method that was assured to work fails for them.
Facts about weight loss
The facts behind weight loss in South Africa has more to do with the presence of the issue involving South Africans and their weight gain. Over a quarter of adult South Africans are classified as obese and there are a very small number of them that are receiving or attempting to receive any help to lose the excess weight. There are multiple ways in which South Africans can attempt to lose weight. We have already talked about one way, which is to use drugs in conjunction with dieting and exercise. Another faster-growing approach to weight loss in South Africa is through weight loss surgery.
It takes commitment
As mentioned before, people are looking for a quick and fast way to get rid of the weight that took them years to put on. South Africans that are in the middle class and above are opting for weight loss surgery. The surgery is rather fast and the patient is normally out the same day or no more than a day and a half after the procedure. Weight loss surgery is very popular and desired in losing weight but it has been reported that there are complications and/or adverse results that have been experienced in about twelve percent of the weight loss surgeries performed annually. There are trends that show the adverse effects of weight loss surgery are starting to decline as new technology comes along.