Obesity Opens the Door to Other Diseases

Obesity is a disease. Yet, its true danger lies in the health risks that have become associated with obesity. These include heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea, and some forms of cancer. The stress of carrying around extra weight results in these adverse effects on the body that could be avoided or sometimes corrected with diet and exercise to eliminate obesity as an aggravating factor.

Obesity can lead to sudden death from heart disease and stroke. This is because of putting extra stress on the heart to do its job efficiently. An overworked heart manifests itself through an increase in blood pressure and angina. It is not unusual for someone who is obese to battle high blood pressure and increased cholesterol levels. These are warning signals that you are not healthy. Fortunately, a weight loss of as little as 10% of body weight can decrease the probability of developing heart disease by allowing the heart to pump more efficiently. This weight loss can also lower blood pressure and cholesterol blood levels.
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Liquid Weight Loss Diets

A Necessary Evil?

In this superficial age where thin is in, there are multifarious liquid weight loss diets that you can find. Here are some popular low- calorie, low-fat ones which I suggest you only use in times of emergency. Having to fit into your wedding gown in one week is probably the only reason I will accept.

The Cabbage Soup diet lasts for one week. The name is pretty self-explanatory. You can have all the soup you want till you thoroughly abhor it. There are no restrictions on vegetables, fruits (except bananas. However, Day Four is the day you eat not less than eight bananas so you can get sick of it. Sadistic huh?) and non-sweetened fluids. However, there is a very limited set of strictly- stipulated foods for everyday of the week. This maybe a healthy alternative to a week of junk but it may backfire when you swear never to touch vegetable or its soups in your life after this.

If you are one who must have some solid food to sustain you, steer clear of this weight loss plan. This is an extremist liquid weight loss diet as it allows no food at all for 10 days! Yucks! Its formula: an eclectic blend of spring water, lemon juice, organic maple syrup and cayenne pepper. You take this about 10 times a day, along with 1 glass each of laxative tea and salt water. This formula is actually meant as a detoxification regime but people use it as a diet too. This is absolutely crazy and the logic behing this diet goes against common sense. If you are as insane as to want to take up this programme, I suggest you book a flight to Africa. You wil not be alone when you starve to death.

The Grapefruit diet is a 12-day liquid weight loss diet. You get to have your fill of black coffee, vegetables and meat as long as you have grapefruit or its juice to go with your three meals. It is also compulsory to have eggs and bacon every morning! Though this seems the most sustainable of all diets, be warned, as studies have found that excess consumption of the fruit may increase the risk of breast cancer. Second, having so much butter, bacon and eggs everyday may defeat your purpose of dieting since you might die of high cholesterol or clogged arteries instead. I also do not understand the logic of some of its ‘rules’. First, you can eat all the meat ‘till you are stuffed’ Second, you can have all the butter you want and even have your vegetables with them. I do not think it is unnecessary to explain why I find these ridiculous. It seems like its creators were woozy in the head from dieting when they came up with this regime.

Overall, I am personally quite appalled at the multifarious liquid weight loss diets.
Common sense tells me that they are just never going to work if you are looking for a sustainable and healthy weight loss regime. One simply cannot get even half the required nutrients on a liquid diet. A personal take. Stay away from such crap. Period.

Rapid Weight Loss Diet

What You Need to In An Emergency

If you are actually reading this rapid weight loss diet, you are probably in a state of panic and considering liposuction (if the surgery and recuperation period did not take so darn long) Since the latter is cumbersome, I shall not hesitate giving you extreme tips since you are looking for a fast results weight loss plan and not a long lasting one. Now let’s cut the crap and get to the point.

Most important if you want to keep to your rapid weight loss diet plan, is not to let yourself stay too hungry for too long. This may sound queer advice but if you get too hungry, chances are you are going to overeat after that. You will most likely reach for a processed food product: easily available and able to give you almost instant energy and quell your growling tummy. To prevent this, always have some healthy snacks with you such as a fruit or container of cereal or nuts.

For the desperate dieter, you have to scrutinize everything that enters your mouth. Examine your liquid consumption. Do you reach for drinks with high sugar instead of good old zero calorie water? A can of soft drink has an average of 150 calories! Do not be fooled by fruit drinks either. Packaged ones are no better as they have lots of sugar and calories to preserve them. Bubble tea is also the first thing you throw out of the window when on a weight loss diet. The sago pearls that you happily slurp up with your bubble tea? These, are not little balls of joys. They are a dieter’s worst nightmare as they are purely made of sugar and starch..

Before you reach for a bite, have a glass of water as your body may sometimes mistake thirst for hunger. Not slim enough for your liking then do not eat! If you are that desperate, skip your meals for the day and have meal replacement as part of your rapid weight loss diet. Remember not to drink to much water too as it will leave you bloated. Do this only for the day because if you do this for long, your body switches to ‘starvation mode’. It is fooled into thinking that you do not have food and will try to conserve calories. This results in a lower metabolic rate and a tubbier you.

Last but not least, one thing you should never do on a rapid weight loss plan. Never write about a weight loss plan. Writing or thinking about food (or in this case, the lack of food) fires up your salivary glands, gastric juices and sets your tummy churning in no time. Yours truly has had to endure uncontrollable bouts of hunger just bringing this piece of article to you, So you can rest assured that the given suggestions are taken from experiences. Nonetheless, take note that not every method works for everyone

Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has become a real problem in America. Children who struggle with their weight are often teased about their weight and stereotyped as lazy or weak by their peers. Most children can’t overcome obesity on their own. They need a strong support system to encourage them to become healthy.

The first step in helping your child overcome childhood obesity is promoting a positive self-image. When the world is tearing a child down because of his weight, it is hard to maintain the self-esteem necessary to make the changes needed to lose weight. Accentuating the positives instead of the negatives makes your child feel good about herself and gives your child the courage to takes steps to lose weight.
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Overcoming Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity has become a real problem in America. Children who struggle with their weight are often teased about their weight and stereotyped as lazy or weak by their peers. Most children can’t overcome obesity on their own. They need a strong support system to encourage them to become healthy.

The first step in helping your child overcome childhood obesity is promoting a positive self-image. When the world is tearing a child down because of his weight, it is hard to maintain the self-esteem necessary to make the changes needed to lose weight. Accentuating the positives instead of the negatives makes your child feel good about herself and gives your child the courage to takes steps to lose weight.
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Preventing Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is becoming a problem in America. Obesity in children makes their risk of developing diabetes and heart disease even higher. Junk food is often marketed to children in the form of sugary cereals and soft drinks. Even if you don’t buy junk food for your child, this food is often found in schools. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent childhood obesity.

Take your child to see a pediatrician if you think that your child is overweight. The doctor can calculate your child’s body mass index to determine if your child is overweight or at risk of becoming overweight. Early identification of the children who are at risk allows pediatricians to prescribe a course of action.
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How to Overcome Obesity

It is easy to get discouraged when trying to overcome obesity. If taking off the weight were easy, obesity wouldn’t be the epidemic that it is. It isn’t impossible to overcome obesity, though. There are steps that you can take to increase your chances of success.

In order to overcome obesity, it is important to set short-term goals. The small successes give you a sense of accomplishment that motivates you to continue on your weight loss journey. The focus should be on getting healthy, not just on losing a certain amount of pounds. While it is important to weigh yourself regularly to monitor your progress, the emphasis should be placed on eating well and working out as you transition to a healthy lifestyle.
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