It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.
Do you know how to prevent obesity?
You don’t need to make a diet. You need to change lifestyle. Obesityincreases the risk of developing health problems as children and as adults. Overweight and obesity individuals are at increased a risk for many diseases and health conditions. If you make a few changes inyour life, you can control your weight and have good health.
The first change is keeping a healthy weight. Eat 2 – 5 vegetables and fruit a day. They provide important nutrients such as vitamins,minerals, phytonutrients, and fiber. They also provide low fat and sodium. They may reduce the risk of heart disease, some type of cancers, and stroke. They may help lower blood pressure and help manageyour weight.
The second change is being physically active. We need at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week for our health, for weight gain with age or to lose weight 60minutes a day. If wanting to maintain weight loss, 60 to 90 minutes per day is needed. Builds endurance and muscle strength, enhances flexibility and posture, those are the benefits of being physicallyactive. It also helps control blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and type 2 Diabetes.
The third change is following a healthy eating plan. Eat a variety ofnutritious
Foods, following the food pyramid, by selecting recommended amounts of food from each groups based on your calorie needs. Whole fruits have few calories and fill you up more than juice orcanned fruits. Vegetables are naturally low in calories and provide many needed nutrients. Low –fat or fat free dairy products provide just as many nutrients as whole fat dairy. Limit junk food. If youdrink alcohol, do so in moderation. Control portion sizes, basic in the new pyramid recommendation for each group.
In conclusion, we need to have health weight, to make physically active...