Obesity Diet Tips
“Obesity, is the next Epidemic Of India.” 1 out of every 5 is overweight or obese across the country today. A study by NHFS shows in Maharashtra 15.9% of males and 18.1% of females are obese.The primary causes of obesity are poorly balanced diet and the lack of physical exercise. Hereditary , endocrine disorders, medications that make patients put on weight, psychological conditions and hormonal disorders may have a role.
Medical Complications of Obesity:
Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus type 2, obstructive sleep apnea, certain types of cancer, gall stones, osteoarthritis , asthma and severe other medical conditions.
In the past decade more number of people are becoming conscious of health & wellness. They are frequenting the gym and choosing to run but the total number of these fitness enthusiasts is a mere fraction of the total number of people in India.
Even though medications and diets can help, the treatment of obesity cannot be a short-term “fix” and most of us end up following a vicious diet cycle.
But for staying fit we have to have a life-long commitment to proper diet habits, increased physical activity, and regular exercise.
The emphasis of treatment should be to commit to the process of lifelong healthy living including eating more wisely and increasing physical activity.
To keep our body healthy, the food we eat should be like a pyramid.
In May 2004,The WHO issued the final draft of its “Global Strategy On Diet And Health.”Its main recommendations include:
Achieve energy balance and a healthy weight.
Limit energy intake from total fats and shift fat consumption away from saturated fats to unsaturated fats and towards the elimination of transfatty acids.
Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables,legumes,whole grains and nuts.
Limit the intake of free sugars.
Limit salt(sodium) consumption from all sources and ensure that salt is iodized.
Exercise: The WHO also recommended at least 30minutes of regular,moderate-intensity physical activity on most days.