You are what you eat?
Which for a lot of people means being a KFC bargain bucket or a Haagen Dazs tub of ice cream!
It will come as no surprise to anyone that bad eating habits can be the cause of being overweight. If you consume more calories than you burn off, you will get fat, it’s not rocket science. What’s more fat contains more than twice the calories per gram than any other food so it stands to reason that the more fat you eat the MORE calories you’ll eat and unfortunately the fatter you’ll become.
One of the main reasons that people seem to eat more of these foods nowadays is not only the sheer number of these kinds of “fast food” outlet but also the convenience, sometimes it’s just so much easier with our busier lifestyles to “buy out” then it is to prepare and cook food.
Burgers, pizzas, chips, kebabs are all packed with fat are pretty much “redundant in the nutrition department” and with the advent of “super sizing” means you can eat many more times the amount of daily calories you need minus the vitamins and minerals to help maintain health.
A sad fact but also true in many busy modern families.
Obesity generally means as being severely overweight to the point of damaging your health and if you’re not sure if that applies to you then work out your own body mass index with this simple equation: (weight in kilograms) / (height in metres)squared.
If the answer is more than 30 then there’s a good chance you’re obese and it’s time to take action to address it. Between 20 and 25 is considered to be generally healthy but doesn’t mean you can become lackadaisical, and 25-30 is overweight.
Currently one in five people in Britain are classed as being obese.
Are you one of them?
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Best wishes Garth.
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