EAT MORE & LOSE WEIGHT: Never Diet Again
Weight problems are rare in populations where a lot of natural
fruits, vegetables and whole grains are consumed. But excess
weight is a common problem in developed countries like the United
States, where the progress of scientific and technical development
has led to the common use of processed and refined foods. One of the
obvious effects of this move is the high caloric intake resulting
from the decreased volume of processed foods. In other words, over-
consumption of calories to fill the stomach, which leads to an
overweight problem. The problem is a new one; never before has man
had so wide a choice-or so regular a supply-of good food; or such
easy access to vehicles that even natural exercise such as walking
requires a special effort.
Here're few suggestions to lose and maintain proper weight:
* Knowing the proper diet and nutrition is the only solution to
permanent weight control. (For example, fruits and vegetables
are good for you not only because of lower calories and lack of
saturated fat, but because they contain high fiber content and
require more chewing.)
* The methods of cooking are as important as food selection. For
example, fries contain 42% fat as compared to 1% in a baked potato.
* Weight control methods from fad diets to behavior modification
never work--definitely not as easy as suggested.
* Fat children grow as fat adults. Therefore, it is never too early
to introduce children to proper eating habits.
* Weight control not only improves your health but protects from
cancer and heart problems.
* Eat a variety of foods, so that you get proteins, carbohydrates,
fats, minerals and vitamins. Keep the ratio of calories from
protein, carbohydrate and fat close to 15%, 60% and 25% of your diet,
* You need to keep in mind that caloric and nutritional requirements
change with age. For example, pay more attention to foods that build
bones and muscle in teenagers, and foods that supply sufficient
calcium in senior years (60 years plus).
Here're some economic, social and personal reasons for weight
(1) Over 10 billion dollars are spent annually on weight reduction
efforts in the United States. (2) The 10 billion dollar figure does
not include the medical costs resulting from the obesity-related
diseases. (3) Approximately 100,000 coronary by-passes are performed
yearly at an average cost of $50,000 each (i.e. $5 billion per
year). (4) About 1,000 people in the U.S. alone die
everyday of cancer. (5) Proper diet and nutrition could save us and
our nation most of the above expenses. (6) Proper diet and
nutrition can save an individual insurance and medical bills; and
help national health care crises.
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