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How Can You Prevent Obesity & Start Leading A Healthier Life?

Nov 08, 2021

How Can You Prevent Obesity & Start Leading A Healthier Life?Obesity has become a serious health problem over the past few years. In the United States, for example, obesity is considered an epidemic. If you or a loved one has a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higher, it is an indicator of obesity. Despite the increase, there are several ways to prevent it and start leading a healthier life. Read on to find out!

Five Essential Ways To Prevent Obesity

  1. Eat More “Healthy” Fat & Less “Unhealthy” Fat - Not all fat is unhealthy or bad for you. Intake of healthy dietary fats like polyunsaturated fats can limit obesity risk and enhance cholesterol levels.
  2. Eat Less Sugary & Processed Foods - Consumption of ultra-processed and processed foods is associated with a higher risk of obesity. Many are high in sugar, salt, and fat, which encourage overeating. Instead, replace with more high, lean, varied proteins (ex: Greek yogurt, chicken, fish, edamame, tofu).
  3. Eat More Servings Of Fruits & Vegetables - Filling your plates with fruits and vegetables are effective ways to keep calories reasonable and limit the risk of overheating.
  4. Consume More Dietary Fiber - Dietary fiber plays a significant role in weight maintenance. People who consume a fiber complex supplement three times daily for twelve weeks are likely to lose more than five percent of their body weight.
  5. Regular Aerobic Activity - Regular physical activity is essential for losing or maintaining weight. Per week, aim at 75 minutes of vigorous physical exercise or 150 minutes of moderate exercise.

Why Should You Prevent Obesity?
Preventing obesity is essential in leading a healthier life. Obesity has been linked with a list of life-threatening conditions, many that become difficult to address as time progresses. These include and are not limited to:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Sleep apnea
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Some forms of cancer
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases

Conclusion

Would you want to slow down or prevent the development of these health problems mentioned above? The Nicholson Clinic offers a complete program for not only the surgical candidate but also for people looking for a non-surgical approach to weight loss.

If you need to lose weight but weight loss surgery is not an option for you, then a guided weight loss support option may be the answer. Nicholson Clinic offers dietary guidance, fitness direction, behavioral support, and pharmaceutical interventions for those who are struggling to lose weight.

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