Obesity is a condition of having more than one hundred pounds of excess body fat. Having this condition significantly increases your changes of having a stroke, having heart failure; type two diabetes, death from hypertension, sleep apnea, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and respiratory problems
Cause of obesity, are excessive eat (eat more than your body needs), excessive alcohol use, not getting enough exercise, ECT. From the article in psychology today it states that if your body mass intake is below 18.5 then you are underweight, if your body mass intake is 24.9 then you are Normal, if your body mass intake is 29.9 you are overweight and if your body mass intake is 30.0 then you are obese. You are at risk to developing heart disease and other medical problems if you are a man and you waist measures 40 inches or more, and if you are a women you are at risk if you waist measures more than 35 inches. Other things that can put you at risk are smoking, having high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and a family history of obesity.
People who have two or more of these risk factors need to consider trying to lose weight and get on a good solid eating schedule along with a good exercise plan. Eating healthy is critical and plays a role in lowering your risk of developing various diseases such as diabetes, different types of cancers, having strokes and different heart problems. Poor eating habits are usually established at a very young age and are often times hard to break or correct. Some people who are overweight or obese find it hard to stick to a diet or a good eating schedule, if this is you they are people and programs to help you, but you have to be the one who takes the first step. Setting realistic goals and taking your time is the first step. Quick weight loss dose not have lasting effects. Getting yourself on a good eating schedule is step two. Eating five or six small meals a day starting with breakfast and ending with dinner at around six o, clock. The next morning starts all over again. Drink plenty of water; eat at least five fruits or vegetables ever day. Adding, protein in your diet. Reduce your carbohydrates. Weigh yourself once a week in the morning, naked and at the same time. Staying away from the scales other than once a week will help you from becoming discouraged. You also needs to get yourself on a good exercise program, but keep it realistic starting off slow working yourself up to having a work out that is at least 30 minutes at a good pace so that your heart is beating strong and fast. An obese person could also get into a good support group. This will help keep you motivated and give you some one to talk to. Your support person or group can also help keep you encouraged.
Shopping wisely is also a step in losing weight; you have to buy low fat foods such as yogurts, cheese, egg substitutes, bagels, pita bread, low sodium intake, dry beans, fish, chicken, turkey, and low fat ground beef. If you find that this is not working or doing the job for you, you have other options that you can consider such as gastro bye pass, this is a Doctor surgical staples your stomach in half. The Doctor will then put you on a diet and monitor you every so often to make shore that you are following orders and eating the way that he wants you to.
Obesity today is a big problem it has gone from 12 to 20 percent of the population since 1991 according to psychology today. The percentage of young people has more than doubled in the pass twenty years. And sixteen percent of children from the ages of six to nineteen are overweight. We as a society need to do something to try to stop this disease. A lot of contributors are the fast food chains and lack of parents fixing good wholesome meals for their children and families.