Obesity

Cameroon
October 4, 2006 1:48pm CST
Obesity is fast becoming a problem today than malnutition. This is viewed as many as a sign of good living. Contrary to this view, obesity is a mojor health problem today which comes along with many health related issues like hypertension, diabetes. To stay healthy is not to eat greedily.
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@MGarcia (331)
• United States
5 Oct 06
I agree. It really bothers me when people say to eat what you want, you only live once. Well, if you only live once wouldn't you want to make it the longest life possible? I'm not saying don't take chances on things you want to experience. But every day things such as eating everything in sight, and smoking..there's no point in it. I was raised like that and I busted my butt a few years back to lose 100+ lbs. I am able to enjoy life so much better now and do anything that I wanted to do.
• United States
5 Oct 06
I have gained weight after taking meds and I hate it. So im on a diet and tryiing to watch what I eat.
@MGarcia (331)
• United States
5 Oct 06
what medication are you on?
• United States
5 Oct 06
Doctor gave me steroids for arthritis I had in my legs. I had a bad case of it. Its all gone now never came back after that one time.
• India
4 Dec 06
main reason of obesity is having a lot of fatty food and absense of physical labour,but with the help of YOGA obesity can be controlled.
• Canada
31 Aug 07
I agree, but it's not just yoga. I think people that are overweight to the point where they want to lose weight need to find a physical activity that they enjoy doing. And that could be anything. Physical activity needs to become a part of day to day life and if you don't enjoy it, you probably won't do it.
@prasad1961 (5601)
• India
4 Dec 06
The first scientific proof that eating slowly means eating less, showed that women took in about 70 fewer calories when they were told to take their time eating pasta, compared to when they ate the same meal as quickly as possible. Kathleen Melanson, assistant professor of nutrition and food science at the University of Rhode Island, in the US, worked with 30 college-age women to provide evidence that this 30-year-old theory has merit. She said: "It started in 1972 as a hypothesis that eating slowly would allow the body time for the development of satiety [fullness], and we would eat less. Since then it has become common knowledge, but no studies had been conducted to prove it." When the women were told not to pause between bites, they averaged 646 calories in nine minutes. The same meal - pasta with tomato and vegetable sauce and Parmesan cheese - contained only 579 calories when participants put their forks down between bites and chewed, finishing in 29 minutes. An hour later, the second group still felt full from their meal. Ms Melanson said: "Satiety signals need time to develop. Not only did the women take in fewer calories when they ate more slowly, they also had a greater feeling of satiety at meal completion and 60 minutes later, which suggests there are benefits in eating slowly." Eating at a more measured pace can help maintain weight and even promote weight loss, especially if it is done three times a day, she said. That could lead to 210 fewer calories daily.
@Schubler (1529)
• Romania
5 Oct 06
I agree to what you say... very good discussion... even if in my country obesity is not such a big problem... the statistics show that people are gaining weight and in some states, especially in the big cities because of junk food things are starting to be more than alarming... My opinion is that we all are what we breath, drink and eat... our diet influence every function in our body... from the brain to our legs... considering the fact that nutrients, esential nutrients are starting to be harder and harder to find in our everyday menu... eating disorders can very easilly be a very big threat and must be considered a disease because it`s not a cause like many of us know... also many of us don`t know that our diet our aproach towards eating are very much related to how we feel and what we feel... eating something not healthy or damaging like Coke, hamburgers, popocorn, can cause depressions and lead to a life that nobody wants where mentall illness can also apear... this is a very delicate problem... and it`s a very big threat to all of us...
@ssh123 (31086)
• India
5 Oct 06
I fully agree with you. People lack exercises, they have to change the food habits, they have to sacrifice eating certain foods like oily, junk foods. People who face obesity think that by paying money to doctor, they can get rid of all the problems come with obesity. It is not true.