OBESITY

Introduction

Obesity is a medical disorder also known as corpulence or fatness. This is having excessive accumulation of body fat. Obesity is caused by consuming more calories than the body needs. The excess fat is then stored as fat or adipose tissue.

Lifecycle

You may ask when in your life obesity may take place. Obesity more likely to take place around teenage years and older. Children eat what they want but tend to have a high metabolism and work it off. Although, recently childhood obesity has become a significant problem in many countries. Aftermath to this is stigma and suffering from emotional, physiological, and social problems. In 2004 an estimated nine million American children over the age of six were overweight or obese.


Nutrients Responsible For This Disease

Some nutrients can cause Obesity if you have too much of it. These nutrients are; Carbohydrates, protein, fat, trans fat, and saturated fats

Deficiency Symptoms

Carbohydrates: Fatigue, changes in mood, headache, and constipation                           

Protein: Constant craving, unstable blood sugar, muscle and/or joint pain, trouble sleeping, low energy, moodiness, and stress

Fat/Trans fat/Saturated fats: Achy joints, brittle nails, cold intolerance, constipation, eczema, hypertension, low mental energy, low body weight, poor memory, growth, and wound healing, lowered immunity, suicidal tendency, and patches of dry skin

Treatments

The healthiest way to treat obesity is with regular exercise and healthy eating. Other ways to treat obesity is with medication, surgery, and behaviour modification. Set realistic goals, record your diet and exercise in a diary, Award progress in exercise or eating by a day at the spa, and develop a support network. Reduce the time you spend watching t.v, park your car at the far end of the parking lot, ride an exercise bike, swim, and walk briefly throughout the day. Some medication you can take is Fastin, Xenical, Phentermine, or Meridla. in order to be fit for surgery you have to be 100 pounds over your ideal recommended body weight

Discuss

To prevent being obese in the future, I recommend to have a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and to follow the Canada's Food Guide To Healthy Living as an example for everyday eating. Food you should ensure to eat are; at least one dark green and one orange vegetable each day, choose vegetables and fruit prepared with little or no added fat, sugar, or salt, have vegetables and fruit more often than juice, make at least half of your grain products whole wheat everyday, choose grain products that are lower in fat, sugars and salt, drink skim, 1%, or 2% milk each day, select lower fat milk alternatives, have meat alternatives such as beans, lentils, and tofu often, eat at least two Food Guide Servings of fish each week, and select lean meat and alternatives prepared with little or no added fat or salt. Try to avoid high calorie foods, high fat snacks, and sugary drinks.

Examination

I think nutritional illnesses exist due to ourselves. I think nobody has the time to properly prepare meals or take care of their bodies anymore, so they decide to take the easy way out, by eating fast food or microwavable frozen food. People should realize the consequences of doing this and the illnesses that can occur.

Conclusion

In conclusion if everyone eats healthy, avoids high calorie, sugary foods, follows the Canada's Food Guide, and has regular exercise obesity shouldn't be problem for them.

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