Obesity is a complex disease involving an excessive amount of body fat. Obesity isn't just a cosmetic concern. It is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers.
Obesity is generally caused by eating too much and moving too little.
If you consume high amounts of energy, particularly fat and sugars, but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, much of the surplus energy will be stored by the body as fat.
How Do You Prevent It?
The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t short-term dietary changes; it’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating habit.
Consume less “bad” fat and more “good” fat.
Consume less processed and sugary foods.
Eat more servings of vegetables and fruits.
Eat plenty of dietary fiber.
Focus on eating low–glycemic index foods.
Another thing worth doing to prevent obesity is exercise.
What is exercise?
Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness
Benefits of exercise.
Burning off calories and losing weight.
Maintaining muscle tone.
Increasing your metabolic rate (the amount of calories your body burns 24 hours a day)
Improving heart and lung function.
Increasing your sense of self-control.
For The Obese, Follow These Guide
Unhealthy snacking is most people’s downfall. There are various ways to combat this but these are the two most effective ones:
a: Eat protein at every meal. It helps so much with blood sugar regulation and minimising how inclined you will be to snacking. For breakfast, have a plate of scrambled eggs made with a sprinkle of chilli and cayenne pepper (both have fat burning properties) and a squeeze of lime for insulin regulation, and you’ll be set up for the day.
b: Create a fall-back snack plan before you need it: you don't want to leave decision-making for moments when your blood-sugar's low and your body's screaming for empty calories. You can get an apple and some unsalted nuts even from a late-night shop or a service station: but crucially, your pick should be something you enjoy anyway - no point forcing yourself to eat raisins if you hate them.
Join a Gym.
Even though you might not have the ambition to do so, exercise is important. Joining a gym is crucial to being able to eliminate excess weight and inches.
Best Alcoholic Drink For The Obese
This may all sound as if alcohol is ruining your chances of that beach body. But fear not — watching your weight doesn’t necessarily mean having to cut alcohol entirely out of your diet.
Rather than reaching for drinks high in sugar or calories, enjoy some of these 100-calorie options instead:
Calories: 100 calories in 1.5 ounces of distilled 80-proof vodka
Alternative cocktail: Choose low-calories mixers such as club soda and avoid overly sugary juices.
Calories: 100 calories in 1.5 ounces of 86-proof whiskey
Alternative cocktail: Ditch the cola and take your whiskey on the rocks for a low-calorie alternative.
Calories: 115 calories in 1.5 ounces of 90-proof gin
Alternative cocktail: Aim for something simple, such as a martini — and don’t skip the olives, they contain beneficial antioxidants such as vitamin E.
Calories: 100 calories in 1.5 ounces of tequila
Alternative cocktail: The best part about tequila is that the customary tequila “shot” is just salt, tequila, and lime.
Calories: 100 calories in 1.5 ounces of brandy
Alternative cocktail: This drink is best served as an after-dinner digestif and a good brandy should be enjoyed slowly to savor the subtle fruity sweetness.
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