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PostSubject: How To Overcome Obesity   Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:04 pm



Obesity is a condition that results from the accumulation of excess fat in the body. In general, a person has obesity when the weight of the person is 20 percent or more above the normal recommended weight based on the person's height, age, sex and build or bone structure.
There is what is called the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure of body fat, calculated using a formula that requires the height and the weight of an adult (either man or woman). Persons with a BMI of less than 18.5 are underweight. A person is considered to be of normal weight if his or her BMI is between 18.5 and 24.9; overweight if the BMI is between 25 and 29.9; and obese if it is 30 and above. If the BMI is 40 or exceeds 40, then the person is said to be morbidly obese.

The accumulation of too much fat in the body, leads to serious health risks, including death in severe cases of obesity, especially morbid obesity. Therefore, irrespective of the causes of obesity, it is essential for obese people to take suitable steps for losing as much weight as is necessary to bring it to the level of normal BMI.

Ingestion of honey is an excellent home remedy for obesity. 10 grams of honey should be taken with hot water while starting and the doze can be increased with the time.

Cabbage is considered to be an effective home remedy for obesity. It contains a valuable content called tartroric acid, which inhibits the conversion of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat.

It is recommended to have more protein as weight loss is often accompanied by loss of protein tissue as well as fat tissue. About 20 percent of the total energy should be provided from proteins like low fat milk and whole pulses. Fats should provide 20 percent of the total energy. Fried foods like chips should be avoided. High fat foods like butter, cheese, meats, chicken, cream, ice creams and chocolates should be restricted. The rest 60percent of the energy should be provided from carbohydrates and it should be from dietary fibres like barley, maize, wheat flour, and dry peas. High carbohydrate foods such as breads, cakes, cookies, dry fruits, honey jam, syrups, potatoes and sweet potatoes should be avoided. Fresh juices, water and lemon drinks are good as they contain fewer calories.

Drink a glass of fruit or vegetable juice after your meals. These juice drinks contains high fiber and it will help to absorb the excess fat in your stomach.

You might also hear about Phentermine weight loss diet pills that work as a rapid weight reduction pill, which shows its results in a very short duration of time. It is used for a short-term management of obesity amongst obese people. It functions firstly by stabilizing the weight and then by reducing it. Phentermine is different from other diet pills in the sense that it also provides you with some energy that is necessary to perform your daily work around the house and office. Thus while keeping your energy levels up, it assists you in burning the excess fat stored in your body.

To overcome obesity is a difficult work for many, and finding the right support system for achieving and maintaining your weight loss goal. Finding a right partner, such as friend or family member to exercise with you can be an excellent way to overcome obesity. Even finding someone who will diet with you is also not a bad idea and will raise your chances of succeeding.
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