Obesity is a growing problem in America. The percentage of men and women with obesity has risen significantly since the 1960s. Currently 34% of Americans over the age of 20 are statistically classified as obese. There are many causes of obesity. If you struggle with your weight, it is imperative that you begin a natural approach to weight loss. The first step is ensuring that you are ready to begin a weight loss journey.

The causes of obesity can range from physical health to mental health. Sometimes there are medical issues which cause weight gain. One common disorder is hypothyroidism. If you believe that a medical condition is affecting your weight, then you should consult a medical professional. There are a variety of tests that can help to determine the cause of your weight gain. Mental health can also play a part in obesity. If you have an unhealthy relationship with food, you may turn to food when you are upset. Certain types of lifestyles can also contribute to obesity. America as a whole relies heavily on finding a quick fix - this includes choosing the foods to eat each day. Just think about the large number of fast food restaurants that you pass on your way home from work.

You may think that obesity is a tough problem to beat. Many people feel that strict diets are the best way to eliminate obesity. However, the non-diet approach to weight loss not only helps you to lose weight, it also helps to improve your relationship with food. When we have an unhealthy relationship with food, we eat when we feel many different types of negative emotions. These moments of eating provide us with a few moments of happiness. We may become completely obsessed with our weight, yet continually over eat. If this sounds like you, then a non-diet approach to weight loss is the right option for you. This approach focuses on your relationship with food and not on your weight or a list of restricted foods.

You may be wondering if you are ready to take this step in improving your life. It definitely is an exciting and scary step to take. How can you determine if this is the right time for you to begin the non-diet approach to weight loss? Here are a few questions that you can ask yourself to determine your readiness. Do you have the desire to change? If you have the desire to change then you are on the right track. Who are the people that you consider your support system? Having a support system can help you through the struggles that may come along with any major life change. With a willingness to change and a support group to encourage you - you are on your way.

Obesity is a rising problem in America. Sometimes obesity is caused by an unhealthy relationship with food. Using a non-diet approach can help you lose weight while you regain a healthy relationship with food. When you have a desire to change and have a support group in place, you can make great strides in losing weight.

Author's Bio: 

The above article is based on the book, "Winning Overeating" by Ofira Shaul. Ofira is a Naturopathy doctor. This experiential, self-development leader has devoted her life to finding the best natural way to obtain permanent weight loss while improving the total quality of your life. Her all-natural program does not require you to use any pills, count calories, or starve yourself.

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