Gaining weight is easy while losing weight can be very difficult. In fact, about two-thirds of adults and one-third of children and adolescents are now considered overweight, or even obese in the United States. At this rate, this weight gain threatens to lower the U.S. life expectancy.
Some plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck can help with weight loss, but these procedures do not rid the body of visceral fat, which is the kind of fat that causes many health risks. And unless you are morbidly obese, options such a Bariatric surgery are not within your reach. Meaning losing weight comes down to you and you alone.
Of course, we all know that we should eat less and exercise more, but it’s not as easy as some may think. It is estimated that forty three percent of women and twenty three percent of men in the United States attempt to diet each year. Roughly five to twenty percent actually succeed in losing weight and then keep it off. Why? According to a growing number of neurobiologists, the real reason we find ourselves slipping is due to our brains. As determined as we are to stay away from that junk food, our brain’s ability to make us want to eat our weight in chocolate or chips is just too strong.
With this is mind, some scientists are now hoping to find a hormone that is produced in the brain to cause us to eat more than we should. If scientists can finally find out why the brain is indeed more powerful than the stomach, America may be well on its way to getting back on the healthy train.
Dr. Wendy-Ann Olivier is a female, board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Olivier specializes in breast surgery, body contouring, and facial rejuvenation. Dr. Olivier also specializes in plastic surgery for African Americans.
Dr. Olivier brings to her practice, superior professional training blended with artistic skills. Dr. Olivier works with her patients to enhance their beauty, providing both balance and rejuvenation. Dr. Olivier is committed to providing her patients with individualized treatment plans to meet their special needs. She uses the latest techniques to give her patients a more youthful appearance. She strives to not only enhance beauty, but to improve overall wellness.