THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF WEIGHT

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECT OF WEIGHT

Obesity and mental health are closely related; one causes the other. The state of mind of an individual can have a direct effect on his weight; conversely, the weight and body image of a person can have a major effect on his mental health. In obese and overweight individuals, the effect is found to be 3-4 times, according to a study carried out on depression. The research project and findings show that obese individuals had a 55% risk of experiencing depression and that those who were already diagnosed with extreme depression had a 58% chance of being obese.

Society causes obesity 

According to the new norms of society, food consumption habits have changed over time. Snacking during the day, as part of a social event, culture and its people widely tolerate binge eating on late nights and weekends, meeting over a cup of coffee, calorie-dense drinks, and enjoying delicious food. This behavior of culture prevents you from doing so when you are trying to make some healthy food choices. Nobody wants to be left out, and you prefer to eat and drink whatever your friends are ordering because of that. The thing here is peer pressure, which fuels obesity these days.

Emotional triggers to food 

It’s not always the hunger that causes you to eat. Some emotional disorders are triggered by a person tending to binge-eat to feel good and comfortable. Because of this reality, many people are inclined to eat if they feel anxious and anxiety surrounds them. Food can make any person happier. Some of the most common emotional triggers are;

  • Feeling low
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Frustration
  • Irritation
  • Left out feeling

Seeking treatment when needed

For anyone with a BMI of 30 and beyond, there is a great need to seek support from an obesity surgeon. As having a BMI of 30, you fall in the obese category and invites other diseases like type-2 diabetes, stroke, sleep apnea, hypertension, and heart conditions – it becomes necessary to consult a doctor before it gets too late.

If you are considering any Obesity Treatment in Turkey, consult the right surgeon with the appropriate expertise in the operation. To get more information please contact us and let’s decide what is best for you. MAYCLINIK family always here to help.