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The Key in Solving Problem Weight Loss

Obesity levels in Canada are on the rise and this is why it is so important to look at all of the contributing
factors in our environment. Obesity has been associated with poor diets, super-sized portions and
sedentary lifestyles. While these reasons for obesity may be true, they may not be the only factors to
blame. Recently researchers have started looking at how chemicals may be contributing to high levels
of obesity in this country.

According to a researcher at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, there are between
15 and 20 chemicals that have been shown to cause weight gain. These chemicals not only lead to
weight gain; they make quick weight loss extremely difficult. These chemicals interact with your body in
various ways:

By increasing the number of fat cells you have – the more fat cells you have, the more places fat
can be stored


By increasing the size of the fat cells that you have – a larger fat cell can store more fat

By altering the hormones that regulate your appetite, food preferences and that regulate your
metabolism - if your metabolism is lowered, it can make quick weight loss virtually impossible

Additionally, there is a significant cause for concern in that researchers have found that these chemicals
can pass from a pregnant woman to her fetus. If a fetus is exposed to these chemicals, the child will
have a higher risk of struggling with obesity later in life. Additionally, because these chemicals will be in
the child’s body, they will also have difficulty with quick weight loss.

Where Are These Chemicals Found?

The chemicals associated with weight gain and problems with quick weight loss are all around us. They
are found in pesticides, medications, plastics, laundry detergents, canned foods, tiles, air fresheners,
and many personal care products among other products. The problem here is even if you eat a healthy
diet, choosing lean meats and fresh fish and eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, you may still
be exposed to these problem chemicals. The Endocrine Society states that the rise in obesity levels
matches the rise in the use and distribution of the industrial chemicals that may be contributing to
obesity. The farming system, from meats and dairy products to fruits and vegetables has changed
drastically over the last century. In order to reduce your risk of exposure to these chemicals, and reduce
your risk of developing obesity, changes need to be made to your diet choices.

A simple way to reduce your exposure to the chemicals linked to obesity is to choose organic products
whenever possible. Consuming organic fruits and vegetables and organically raised meat products will
reduce the amount of chemicals that you’re eating. They may be a little bit more costly, but they are
much healthier for you than traditional meat products and fruits and vegetables. Another way to reduce
your exposure to these harmful chemicals is to limit using plastic products whenever possible. This
includes limiting the use of plastic wraps at home; trying to buy paper wrapped organic meats at the
grocery store instead of ones that are wrapped in plastic, and buying fresh or frozen organic fruits and
vegetables as opposed to canned ones. By making simple changes to the products that you buy, you will
be decreasing your exposure to these obesity causing chemicals and you will have an easier time with
quick weight loss.

The good news is, if you’re been struggling with obesity and have been exercising and eating healthy,
you may just need to make some simple lifestyle changes to avoid these chemicals that may be
interfering with your body’s ability to lose weight.

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