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Obesity Problems and Complications

Updated on September 26, 2010
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The Obesity Problem

Considering in the United States, the obesity problem ...considering all the diet foods, weight loss and weight management programs popping up every year and how a magic formula will somehow shed all those unwanted pounds ...we are packing on more “fat” at an alarming rate.

Being overweight is quite simple

...its nothing more than excess body fat stored in the fat cells. By the latest standards, if you are 20% over the normal weight according to your age, height and build’re considered obese (fat).

However, that is not always true. Take for instance the body builders who pack on muscle mass ...they will weigh more than the norm according to some standards. Maybe we should look at the percentage of fat in the body instead of the persons overall weight. I think that would give us a better reading.

For the benefit of doubt, lets say that women should be around 23-25% body fat while men should fall in the range of 17-19% body fat. When we keep this ratio of fat to lean body mass ...we would be much healthier as a nation by reducing the risks of coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, gallbladder and kidney disease ...not only does obese (fat) people have psychological and physical problems...they as well, have health problems.

The most common causes of obesity are the typical western diet food ...processed foods and high sugar foods. Add to that list ...our working environment and the lack of exercise.

Some experts believe that food sensitivities and allergies cause the system to store poisons and toxins...and it is this condition that cause the body to retain excess amounts of dilute and rid the body of these poisons and toxins ...that makes some sense!

Other experts say that at least one third of the United States population is somewhere around 20-22% overweight. And even with all the education, news media and weight loss programs a nation, America is getting fatter and there is no end in sight.

From every estimate, unfortunately, of all who lose the weight often times find that they gain it all back in three to five years.

As we’ve said in the other articles

...basically there are 3500 calories in one pound. When you burn 3500 calories lose one pound. When you consume 3500 calories more than your body burns off gain one pound. It’s mathematical.

It takes will power to lose those unwanted pounds. It takes a plan to reduce calories. It takes a plan to exercise and work those muscles.

It takes a choice, a commitment and an action plan ...and work at the action plan consistently for as long as it takes to get the weight off... because obesity (fat) is a serious health problem in this country and according to the experts, its increasing more and more, day by day.

Here’s our helpful hint:

use a crutch to help you along with your weight management program...

  • Find and use a reputable nutritional energy product.
  • Find and use a reputable appetite suppressant.
  • Find and use a high fiber product with your meal to give you the feeling of fullness and reduce your calorie intake.

And as always ...drink plenty of clean fresh filtered water with 2-4 ounce of “the best tasting” aloe vera in the industry ...know your supplier.

What is your comment on obesity?

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      gjcody 7 years ago

      Wordscribe43 are right ..I have read this information and it is not a very good thing. I wish more people would really take this information serious.

      I am going to write more hubs on the food that we eat and why it can make us obese. There are so many hidden things in food and of course most people are actually hooked on sugar. This is so bad.

      But don't you see how every holiday is centered around sugar and fatty food.

      Thanks for the comment ...and it was a good one ....please check us out soon for more tips and information!

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      Elsie Nelson 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Great tips! I worry a lot about the obesity epidemic. Professionals say, as a result, this is the first generation that will not live as long as the previous generation. Yikes.