The importance of nutrition and supplements in the battle to fight obesity

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If we start to talk about one of the most wanted questions of nowadays and check out some poles, the results are quite scary: the number of overweight and obese people in US (and other parts of the world) is growing. In the year 2000 65% of adults were overweight and 31% were obese, each year an average US citizen is gaining 2 pounds of additional body weight.

The consequence of this fact is far too many to ignore. Some diseases are genetic and there's not much you can do about that, but others like diabetes, heart diseases, lung cancer, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, osteoarthritis can be avoided by eating healthy foods, live actively or just listen to our body and watch over it.

Obesity is an excess of body fat or adipose tissue and it is determined by analyzing the body weight, height and age. Body-mass index (BMI) categories were used to define weight. The score is obtained by dividing the body weight in kilogram (kg) by height in centimeter (cm). According to World Health Organization figures 2000, a healthy BMI are considered between 18.5 and 25, 25 to 29 are overweight and above 30 means obese.

In a strict sense, obesity is a disease and a major health crisis, concerning everyone from a growing child to an adult. Being obese at youth not only affects the personís physical health, but it also creates some social and psychological problems such as stigmatization and poor self-esteem. Developed in youth is likely to continue till adulthood making a person more susceptible to other adult health related problems starting from heart diseases till depression.

To overcome this situation, first and the most are to take a healthy, balanced diet. Start your day with a good breakfast, assembled of fruits, protein, calcium and fiber. Fiber will help aid digestion. Some types of fiber bind water, creating a softer stool so it passes more rapidly through the colon, so the numbers of the diseases affecting the digestive tract are reduced. Make an effort to include fruits and vegetables to every meal. Take your time, when go shopping and since your options are more limited during the winter months, get creative by trying new recipes as well as sampling produce you havenít eaten before.

Requirement of calories in a body varies gender wise, so for girls between 11-18 years, the requirement is 2200 calories per day, and for boys of same age groups, the requirement is 2500-3000 calories per day.

Besides concentrating on eating properly, healthy lifestyle habits, such as jogging, yoga, or other physical exercises, activity in sports, helps to lower the risk of becoming overweight and the struggle for weight loss And believe it or not, proper education to pay a special attention starting from breastfeeding and proper childhood nutrition is also a protective approach against obesity.

If you are struggling with extra pounds there are lots of diet pills available on the market to choose from. Be sure to choose a good diet pill or weight loss supplement. Besides taking the diet pills, you have to follow a fat reducing weight loss program.
At The Weight Loss Institute you will find reviews on the best diet pills and information regarding the most popular weight loss programs.
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