In everyday life, being overweight is a real ordeal. Subway, public transit, problems getting around, health problems… the negative effects can’t be counted. That’s why, to combat them, we must clearly define the types of obesity we have to deal with to adopt the appropriate solutions.
Difference between android and gynoid obesity
Android obesity, or “apple-shaped” obesity, is characterized by an excess of fat mass on the upper body in the abdomen. The result of this excess is a bulky belly. It is usually caused by eating too much food and by a lack of sports activities. It can also be due to hormonal disorders or genetic diseases.
Gynoid obesity is an excess of fat on the lower body, usually on the buttocks and thighs. As a result, the fat is said to be “pear-shaped”. To find out if you have gynoid obesity, you need to calculate your waist-to-hip ratio. To do this, simply divide the waist circumference by the hip circumference. Affected people have a ratio of 0.80 and less.
6 different types of obesity
1- Food-related obesity (Android)
First of all, diet-related obesity is undoubtedly one of the most widespread types of obesity. It may be due to a diet that is too high in calories (fat, sweetened or alcoholic drinks, etc.) or to eating outside of meals (snacks, snacks, etc.). In short, it is linked to the loss of a healthy and normal eating pattern. To combat it, the solution is simple: stop these bad habits and promote a healthy diet based on fruit and vegetables. This type of obesity affects men more than women.
2- Stress-related obesity (Android)
Studies have shown that stress can lead people to eat foods with a high energy density, rich in sugars and fats (chocolates, ice cream, crisps, sweets, etc.). Therefore, you should try to reduce your stress to lose weight or not gain more weight. To do this, you can better manage your stress by practicing relaxation sessions and by giving yourself small relaxing poses (tea, walks, yoga…). Sport also allows you to release tension.
3- Obesity related to inactivity (Android)
Lack of activity is the second most important factor in obesity. When people stop exercising and being active, they put on weight. The causes are generally television and computers. Surprisingly, women are more affected by this form of obesity than men. To combat it, regular physical activity must be encouraged. To be in shape, the WHO (World Health Organization) advises an average of at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day.
4- Gluten-related obesity (Gynoid)
Gluten is the protein contained in cereals such as wheat. Cereals rich in gluten can promote weight gain. But beware, many “gluten-free” products compensate with lipids and fats. Therefore, to fight against this obesity, it is necessary to choose your gluten-free products carefully. Women suffer more from this type of obesity.
5- Atherogenic metabolic obesity (Android)
Atherogenic metabolic obesity is defined by a very significant excess weight of up to 20 kilos. The excess fat is located on the belly and flanks. It ends up forming unsightly red bulges. Affected people generally have a genetic identity that favors overweight and fat storage. This is why, to combat it, it is necessary to be particularly attentive to one’s diet and to practice regular sports activity. To lose weight faster, you can do an intensive diet and be followed by a professional (nutritionist, morphological doctor, sports coach…)
6- Obesity related to venous canals (Gynoid)
Finally, obesity-related to venous problems is a real health problem. Blood and fat don’t circulate well and fat stores can appear. Problems linked to this type of obesity include heavy legs, edema, varicose veins, phlebitis… It is a problem that is often hereditary. To avoid it, you can wear comfortable shoes and support stockings to promote blood circulation. Weight loss will improve these venous problems.
To get out of obesity, consult the advice of a health specialist, particularly a nutritionist or doctor specializing in the treatment of overweight and obesity.
Maisie Lambert is a registered dietitian with Bachelor Nutrition and Dietetics. She takes care of nutritional support and attaches importance to benevolence throughout her consultations. She enjoys helping people to improve their quality of life and make them feel good about their bodies.
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