The Struggles Of Eating Is In Your Head

Weight control is an everlasting struggle, especially as we age. Dieting and exercising can only go so far until we reach brick wall. What’s more, those cravings for greasy burgers, fries, and extra thick milkshakes can only be fought for so long. Yet, in a country where obesity is becoming an epidemic, it is now more important than ever to ditch the fat on our bodies.

Liposuction, performed at the Cosmetic Surgery of Indianapolis practice, is one option a person may take. But due to it being a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss procedure, patients must already be within their weight range. A tummy tuck is also an option, but once again, this procedure is not going to help a patient who is suffering from obesity.

These days two thirds of the United States’ adult population is considered overweight or obese. Sadly one third of children and adolescents are also considered this. This being the case, the chances of life expectancy lowering is at all-time high. If we don’t get our health in check soon, we are in serious danger.

So why is keeping our weight in control so difficult?

According to statistics, twenty five percent of men and forty three percent of women make an effort to diet each year. How many actually succeed in losing the weight and keeping it off? Statistics vary between five and twenty percent, though it is probably closer to the five percent range, and it seems our brains are part of the reason why so many fail.

Though our stomachs let us know when we need to eat, our brains can even be more powerful. Even if we aren’t hungry or simply consciously avoiding most junk food, our brains are determined to hold on to our body’s fat. Just being in the vicinity of a greasy burger can cause the brain to trigger you into not only wanting, but needing, to taste that hefty meat patty. You may have just eaten, but your brain will insist on that burger, and sometimes the hungry brain’s power simply beats the power of the no so hungry stomach.

Scientists hope to pinpoint just what it is in the brain that is causing us to over eat. By doing so, America will finally be able to get back on the health wagon. But until then, your only option is to fight those urges your brain is trying to pull you towards and continue to make an conscious effort to exercise.

To your health and beauty,

Michelle Jones Singer


About Michelle Jones Singer, MD

Michelle Jones Singer, M.D., is a licensed and board certified M.D. in the State of Indiana with over 20 years' experience serving Indianapolis, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville and Zionsville. As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Jones Singer specializes in body sculpting, breast enhancements, Mommy Makeovers and minimally-invasive treatments such as Botox, dermal wrinkle fillers, and skin treatments such as microdermabrasion. Visit her website at or call us today at 317.708.4228.
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