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When you carry extra weight, you put extra pressure on your joints and your back. This can lead to early arthritis, and often results in severe pain. A person’s back muscles are working harder than they should when the body needs to support extra pounds, and these muscles can get stiff and sore very easily. An... Read all »
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A Vegetarian Diet
A vegetarian diet is one which is incredibly good for the body. With no fatty meat content you will find that you feel very healthy within days of beginning this lifestyle. If you cut animal products out altogether this is called a vegan diet and although this used to be a very limited lifestyle... Read all »
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There are many foods which most of us enjoy from time to time but which are on the “banned” list for those of us who are either obese or are trying to lose weight.
Sweets and Chocolate
Sweets and chocolate are obviously no good for those who are on a diet as they are filled with fats from milk fat, cocoa... Read all »
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Overweight people need to concentrate on eating foods which are not processed. These foods are no good for anyone at all. They are often laden with fats, salt and preservatives. Individuals watching their weight must eat freshly prepared foods which are rich in vitamins and minerals in order to promote their immune... Read all »
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If you have been eating a great deal more than usual, this can cause you to gain weight very rapidly. When we are younger we tend to be able to eat more. As we age we hold on to the weight more and find it far more difficult to shift. We may find that we need to exercise more and to eat far more carefully as we age... Read all »
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Many of us have never even heard of this wonderful group which offers real help, support and advice to individuals who are battling a food addiction. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) helps sufferers of compulsive eating to completely retrain themselves in order to stop following the bad habits of the past and to view food in... Read all »
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Sometimes obese individuals will try the latest diet plan or new fad. There really is no point in this as when someone is obese it is not a temporary diet which they need but a whole new way of life and of approaching food and exercise.
The only fail safe way of getting fit, healthy and losing weight and keeping it... Read all »
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I don’t wish to burst your bubble but this is just not the way that artificial sweeteners are working. There are numerous research studies which have been run in recent years. Some are pro sweeteners whereas others seem to tell that artificial sweet nears like sucralose and aspartame are no good for keeping your... Read all »
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If you are obese and you’ve tried all the usual suspects such as patches, pills and strange diets then it is likely that you will now be thinking of meal substitute plans such as the food “shakes” and special bars. Meal substitutes are a way in which to easily control the intake of calories without having to... Read all »
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There are many gentle exercises which are suitable for obese individuals. It must be noted however that you must speak with your doctor before beginning any new exercise regime.
Walking can be as gentle or as energetic as you like and is wonderful for your health. It is great to get out into the outdoors... Read all »
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Medical dictionaries tell us that an obese individual is one with abnormal amounts of body fat. This is generally around 20% or greater of a person’s ideal physical weight. Between 20 and 40% over an individual's ideal weight is moderately obese whereas anything from 40-100% is moderately obese. If someone is over... Read all »
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So What Are the Risks to Health?
Obese people often have very serious health problems as a direct result of their weight. Being obese can also significantly shorten an individuals life expectancy and must be addressed as soon as possible in order to reverse any negative effects if possible. There are thousands of... Read all »