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Excessive Body Fat – What it would cost you unknowingly

Body Fat ExcessiveMany people today are suffering from having excessive body fat. This condition usually called Obesity. People with obesity usually trying to reduce their excessive fat by doing a weight loss diet. However, not all of them working successfully. You could see them getting frustrated or even feeling depressed simply because the weight loss diet they tried simply not working for them.

Do you know there are almost a hundred million American people going to a weight loss diet every year? Yes, almost a hundred million of them. It works, though. About ninety-five percent of them lose weight AND regain it in the next five years. Basically, they lose it now, and get back to their old body five years later. What makes it worse is that a third of them will gain more weight than before.

How could this happen? That’s the danger of following one diet program to another. Your weight loss will up and down like a yo-yo when you switch your weight loss diet program. Following the conventional weight loss diet program or using any weight loss drugs may cause you to gain more weight than you have before, and not to mention several illness of your health.

Read the newspaper today, and you’ll find out there are approximately sixty-five percent of people in America are overweight. Even if they know they need to stay thin, it seems like their body reject it. They start eating unhealthy or greasy foods, and thinking that they will stop tomorrow because tomorrow they will start their new weight loss diet plan. What they don’t realize is that tomorrow never comes. So, they keep repeating the same pattern all over again, and ended up with adopted several health disease such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and so on.

Also, obesity also donated about nineteen percent heart disease that costs about thirty billion dollars per year, and diabetes cases that costs nine billion dollars per year. Don’t doubt it, because this information came from the researchers at Harvard University.

measure bodyfatSo, how you could fight this obesity problem?

If you have REPEATEDLY fallen head over heels to many weight loss diet plans and programs that promise you to lose several pounds by tomorrow, it is time for you to stop. They bring you no good, and only cause you physical discomfort and a deep disappointment. It’s true you probably lose some weight, but what will you do if you stop it and your body gain more weight than before? Avoid any weight loss diet plan that forces you to eat just one type of food. It’s not healthy for you. A healthy diet is a balanced one that consists of several types of foods. What you want from your diet is the healthy, safe, and a permanent weight loss.

There are so many fad diet plans that you probably ever done before, such as Atkins diet, South Beach Diet, Cabbage Soup diet, the Grapefruit diet, Beverly Hills diet, Breatharian, the Rotation diet, Ornish Plan, and so on. If you really want to do a weight loss diet plan, pick the one that consists of variety of fruits and foods, and stick to it. Give yourself about 6-12 months to follow the same diet pattern, and let your body recognize it. If, and only if, after that time ranges you’re still not lose weight, you could change the diet plan.

But do remember – Only choose the weight loss diet plan that keep you healthy.

Metabolic Syndrome – Reverse your risk with appropriate diet and exercise

Researches show that nearly a third of adults age above 20 years old commonly suffer from a condition known as metabolic syndrome .  The ration is much alarming among elderly, probably approaching nearly 50% among them. It is also found out that this syndrome also occurs in those who are not obese but had recently put on a lot of weight, and children who are overweight .metabolic syndrome

Main contributing factor to this syndrome is probably caused by a fundamental malfunctioning in the body’s system that works on storing and burning energy. Other factors could also be genetics, unhealthy lifestyle , in-appropriate diet especially those high in refined carbohydrates and low in fiber, smoking, high intake on saturated fats, and progressive weight gain.

Metabolic Syndrome appears to have exponentially increase the risk of various health problems, notably heart related disease, diabetes, and possibly certain type of cancer too. It’s important to note that you don’t need to be obese to suffer from this Syndrome ! Many people think that obesity is the most crucial and deciding factor in this metabolic syndrome. This is not true and it’s dangerous to carry on without any treatment for the syndrome as your risk of subsequently developing more serious illness increases as time flows.

In general, if you have three or more of the following listed then you do probably have it, and you should start now to reverse your risk with appropriate diet and exercise :-metabolic syndrome waist

  • Waist Measure : more than 40 inches for males ; above 35 inches for females
  • Blood pressure: greater than 130/85
  • Serum triglycerides : greater than 15o mg/di
  • High fasting glucose ( or blood sugar ), of at least Ho mg/d1 of blood
  • HDLs : less than 4o mg for males and less than 5o mg for females

In general, the following steps should be taken if you have sign of suffering from metabolic syndrome :-Exercise

  1. Work on to start losing those excess weight.
  2. Increase physical activity ; Example, more exercise.
  3. Watch your blood pressure level. Take steps to reduce it if it goes high.
  4. Adopt healthy diet plan consisting more on vegetables and fruits.
  5. Watch your cholesterol level. Consider to take medication to control it if the level doesn’t goes right.
  6. Avoid a very low-fat diet ! Yes, low fats dietary is alright, but ‘very low-fat’ diet is not ! Any diet that has less than 20 percent of calories from fat could exacerbate metabolic syndrome. Usually, eating very little fat means an increase in carbohydrate consumption can cause both triglycerides and blood glucose to rise, worsening metabolic syndrome.

metabolic syndrome controlDiscuss with your local health care provider to see if you should pursue further medication or more appropriate diet, exercise, and stress control.

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