Studies have found 2 weapons to change obesity. Two hormones have been discovered: Hunger hormone (Ghrelin) and Fullness hormone (PYY)
These hormones show why it is so difficult for obese people to stop eating, and feel full.
In fact, obese people do not have as much hunger as normal people and their hunger stays at the same level during the day, but goes up when food is taken away. They feel a nagging hunger the whole day. Whereas ,non-obese, normal people get full when they eat then get hungry thereafter.
Obese people’s fullness hormone stays the same, low throughout the whole day, and they do not feel full even when they eat, so they eat more food and the wrong food.
A study has shown how identical twins can have the same genes, but one is obese while the other is not. This shows that genes are not everything, and heredity is not always the answer. Why twins with the same genes can be at a different weight is because something happened which caused the fat gene to be switched on causing one of the twins to become obese. Studies show that stress can have an important effect on this particular case. To stop obesity, we must learn what switched on the fat gene, and turn it OFF.
Another study of Dr. Godfrey showed that development of the baby in the womb influences its risk of obesity. The nine months the baby spends in the womb is the cause of obesity. What’s important in the development of the baby is the mother’s diet within these months in the womb, how well nourished or malnourished will determine how the child will grow and if they will show obesity as they grow up.
Fact of the matter is: EXERCISE AND DIET ARE IMPORTANT BUT ARE NOT ENOUGH!
Obese people’s diets are consistently failing and they are always feeling hungry, what is the matter?
An answer to obesity according to these studies is the gastric bypass surgery , where by reducing size of the stomach, you are reducing how much they can eat; this operation alters the appetite and changes the way that obese person thinks. It causes the ‘obese’ person to have no interest in Fat foods and Sweet foods as the operation on the stomach alters their brain. In fact, even their response to fatty food changes after the surgery.
It is important for people out there, obese or not obese, to keep in mind and consider people out there: Obesity is not a simple question of will power; it is a question of genes, hormones and our brains. Seek the help you need!
For more information watch these videos… There are Four parts to this video, worth the 1 hour if you can spare. You will definitely learn a lot.