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Obesity Danger Lurks; Know Reasons, Risks, Simple Ways To Control

Obesity danger signs are ringing loud and clear. Yes, the world is becoming fatter by the day, with over 641 million obese people around the globe.
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Statistics reveal that there has been a spike in the number of people with a body mass index of over 30.

The number of such people was 641 million in 2014.

Another glaring statistic from the The Lancet medical journal study is that one in every seven women are obese, while in men, of every 10 men, one has a BMI of over 30.

What is Obesity- BMI

Divide weight in kilograms by height in square meters to get the BMI of a person. It indicates whether a person is obese or enjoys a healthy weight. Any person with a BMI of over 25 is overweight. Those with a body mass index above 30 are obese and those over 40 are categorized under morbidly obese, with about 2 % women and  1 % men.

In morbid obesity, the weight interferes with normal physical functions of the body, which include breathing and walking.

The statistics reveal that the world's population is becoming 1.5 kg heavier by every decade. If the trend continues, the world is at a greater risk of becoming obese, with 18 % men and 21% women at a threshold of obesity by 2025.

American adults have the highest body mass index, while Japanese lowest.

In simple words, if you weigh 20% more than what is considered normal weight, you are obese.

Reasons of Obesity

Obesity can be traced to:

  • poor diet and lifestyle
  • eating more calories than you need
  • eating high amount of junk, processed, or fast food 
  • binge eating and food addiction
  • hyperpalatable food intake
  • drinking sugary drinks frequently
  • intake of food high in fat and sugar
  • comfort eating 
  • lack of physical activity
  • genetic problems
  • underactive thyroid gland
  • over-production of steroid hormones



Risk Hazards of Obesity

Anyone who is obese is prone to:
  • High blood pressure
  • Coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer - breast, colon, esophagus, kidney, ovaries, kidneys
  • Gallbladder malfunctioning and gallstones
  • Gout
  • Sleep apnea
  • Reproductive problems
  • Breathing problems

How to Control Obesity

The rising obesity figures do not portray a better future for the world as a whole. The growing number of obese people only mean an increased risk to life and a number of diseases.

However, obesity can be managed with a proper dietary & exercise regimen. Here are a few tips to control obesity:

  • Control your appetite - avoid junk, fried, and too oily foods. Baked goodies aren't a healthier option either. However, they make a better alternative to fried and deep fried snacks. When it comes to snacking, it is better to go for nuts than processed foods. 
  • Eat healthy, balanced diet - rich in fiber - Your regularly diet should comprise wholesome food - with a balanced proportion of fiber, proteins, and carbs. Reduce your fat intake.
  • Drink plenty of water - Increase your intake of water.
  • Focus on potion size and eat small meals throughout the day
  • Be active and exercise regularly
  • Monitor weight regularly
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Stick to a healthy diet plan
Here's how you can achieve your weight management goals and stay healthy.

Why An Oats Diet is Important? Why should you make oats part of regular diet? Some people try to avoid oats mistakenly believing that oats contain gluten. But what is the reality?

Oatmeal is loaded with benefits. It won't be wrong to dub it as another superfood. When you are planning your weight loss diet, oatmeal is a must-include ingredient in your healthy diet plan. You will be seriously surprised to see how you can include oatmeal in your healthy diet to lose weight, boost immunity (by getting your supply of antioxidants), get a strong digestive system, and stay fit with all the goodness of fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients loaded in oats.

Here are some of my tried-n-tested healthy snacks from oats. Make oatmeal a part of your healthy meal and you would be better off than ever before.

Weight loss recipe:
Who says you cannot munch on cookies on a diet? This batch of oatmeal cookies uses no butter and is loaded with fiber to help with your weight loss goals.If you are doubting the taste of these oatmeal munchies, then better try this batch out and find it out for yourself. One batch would disappear soon!

Click here to go to the recipe
weight loss cookies - rich in fiber, low in calories, and delicious in taste



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