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Foods that are very likely to make you fat

Obesity, with a prevalence of 40.3 percent, has become a major concern in our country. The problem is still on the rise, affecting nearly one out of every four people. The rates further increased amidst the Covid-19 and Lockdown, when people, being restricted to their homes, resorted to a sedentary lifestyle.

What is even more surprising is that the problem not only affects adults but small children as well.  Food also plays a very important role in determining your weight. Although not everything you eat is going to make you fat, there are certain food that does, and sometimes, even if you take them in a moderate amount. We often say that a small bite won't make much difference, but it surely does, especially if you are on the heavier side. Instead of talking about the food that one should eat, we are here to tell you about those that you need to cut out from your diet with the help of the expert from the best bariatric surgery hospital in Gurgaon.

Processed meat - Processed food items have made our lives easier than ever. You come back home tired from work and don't have to worry about preparing the meals, isn't it? Seems all goody till here but wait till you read further. Eating processed meat is not only known to contribute to weight gain but has also been associated with serious and life-threatening ailments like diabetes, cancer, and hypertension. The best bariatric surgery doctors in Gurgaon also recommend their patients avoid consuming processed meat.

Diet soda - Are you one of those people who feel their diet is incomplete without a can of diet soda? If yes, this one is just for you. Diet Suraj is loaded with artificial sweeteners which have been linked with long-term weight gain. On one hand, these drinks do not provide you with any kind of nutrition and on the other they make your body believe that you are taking excess amounts of calories, more than those that you are actually taking. This leads to metabolic arrangements like poor insulin response and an increase in the levels of blood glucose, both of which promote the accumulation of fat in the body. People who consume diet soda on a regular basis are also at risk of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular ailments.

Potato chips - What is your favorite food to munch on when you are reading a book or watching a series? For many, the answer would be potato chips. But, we all are aware of how unhealthy these can be. In fact, eating potato chips can lead to more health hazards compared to soda, junk food, and ice creams. These are very strongly associated with obesity and one of the leading causes of the same in small children.

French fries - Your burger meal is incomplete without french fries and maintaining a healthy weight is impossible without french fries. It has been found that eating french fries can cause you to gain 3.35 pounds of weight over a course of 4 years. While many of you may think that this is because of the fact that it has a very high oil content, this is not the only thing that you need to worry about. The process through which the potatoes have to undergo is extremely dangerous, often resulting in the production of acrylamide, which is a very dangerous carcinogen.

Alcohol - Heavy drinking has been linked with many health hazards, however, what many people do not know is that alcohol can also cause you to gain more pounds. It is not only loaded with calories but is also known to trick your body into believing that you are hungry and as a result of which you tend to eat more and more. This leads to overeating which is very closely associated with weight gain. It has been found that people who drink on a regular basis are quite likely to eat an additional 384 calories.

If you planning to keep your weight under check make sure that you strike off all these from your diet. If you want to know more about obesity and how it can be managed, consult the experts from the best bariatric surgery hospital in Gurgaon today.

Dr. Vinay Kumar Shaw, Head of the Department and Senior Consultant

GI, General, Minimal Access and Bariatric Surgery

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