Why don’t diets seem to work?
Going on" a diet is not the answer to losing weight. This is because the weight is soon regained after you "go off" your diet. If diets really worked, there wouldn't be so many of them! Instead, your usual eating and exercising patterns need to be changed so that your weight stays right for you
OBESITY IN CHILDREN
The incidence of childhood obesity is rapidly rising throughout the world. The obesity epidemic is especially evident in industrialized nations where many people live sedentary lives and eat more convenience foods, which are typically high in calories and low in nutritional value. In just two decades, the prevalence of overweight doubled for U.S. children ages 6 to 11 — and tripled for American teenagers. The annual National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that about one-third of U.S. children are overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. In total, about 25 million U.S. children and adolescents are overweight or nearly overweight
Being overweight or obese is linked to a lack of sexual enjoyment, desire, and difficulties with sexual performance. The reason isn't clear, but may be linked to self-esteem, unsatisfactory relationships, social stigma, and other psychological issues
Tips on achieving a healthy weight
Eat only until you feel satisfied. Begin meals with clear soups, broth or something light. Eat vegetables, grain foods or other starchy foods and protein foods at each meal. Eat slowly so your body has time to know when it's full. Drink 8 glasses of water a day. Exercise. Stock your desk or home cupboards with low-fat snacks. Don't keep high-fat foods in the house. Avoid alcohol. Let yourself indulge now and then. This helps you not feel deprived, which may cause you to eat too much later.
1. Obesity is a chronic condition like diabetes or heart disease.
2. Obesity won’t go away by it’s self and can’t be treated quickly.
3. You are defined as obese if you are 20% above normal body weight due to fat.
4. You may not look obese but if you fall in this category you run the health risks.
5. Your genes may explain some of your excess weight but not all.
6. There is a healthy weight range for everyone, find out what yours is.
7. Your basic body shape is inherited; but your lifestyle determines your health.
8. Even small amounts of weight loss result in big health improvements.
9. The only way to attain a healthy weight is to find a plan and stick to it for life.
10. You must develop your own plan that is flexible and keeps you happy.
11. Three to 5 percent of U.S. medical spending goes to prevention; the rest, to treatment. The public health community wants more for prevention.
12. A Canadian study found that 83 percent of doctors are less likely to perform exams on obese patients, according to University of Alberta researcher Tim Caulfield, research director in public health sciences.
13. Only 36 percent of parents with heavy children say their doctor suggested their child lose weight, a Consumer Reports poll found; 64 percent say the doctor didn’t mention it.
14. Liposuction among teens has tripled, to 5,000 last year, according to U.S. News and World Report