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I m obese?

I m obese?

There is Hope!: Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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I am obese?

I  am obese?

More detail: We would need to know your height, weight, and more usefully your waist and hip measurements before being able to make this assessment. The cdc has a useful calculator you can use, when you have this information: http://www.Cdc.Gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.Html. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read more

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Is obesity inherited?

Is obesity inherited?

Hardly ever: Obesity is due to poor diet and a massive amount of sugars added to everything. When I graduated high school in 1960, we had not one kid in 300 plus affected with morbid obesity. Our epidemic today is due to artificial additives (high fructose corn syrup--HFCS--was invented by a Japanese scientist in 1960. Our food pyramid was loony--way too many carbs, and NOT ENOUGH FAT. ...Read more

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What are the causes of obesity?

What are the causes of obesity?

Too many calories: Obesity is the result of intake (food) exceeding output(exercise). There are a few medical conditions that can cause obesity, such as untreated hypothyroidism, and prader willy syndrome. Some medications can also cause weight gain. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages of obesity?

What are disadvantages of obesity?

Risks of obesity.: Obesity can compromise the heart, the lungs, the liver, the knees, the hips, the ankles, the muscles, the spine. It can affect your sleep making you tired and inattentive during the day. And oh yes, it can shorten your life expectancy. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for becoming obese?

What are the risk factors for becoming obese?

Sequelae: The consequences of being obese include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, heart disease, heartburn, bone and joint disease, hormone imbalances, and having a shorter lifespan. ...Read more

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Is obesity curable?

Is obesity curable?

Diet first: Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. They offers nutrition, health, and fitness tools, support, and resources that are 100% free. ...Read more

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How 2 reduce obesity?

Go HFLC & TrackDaily: All living creatures are open systems: i.e. all atoms we are made of keep changing, some rapid/some slow. Thus if we eat & store less than loose daily, wt. will go down. Calories: zero wt.; thus counting largely pointless. Track Wt. daily to 0.1 lb., after up&toilet, & review what eaten previous day to learn what works. Carbs/sugar most prone to store as fat. Fats (of natural origin) least stored! ...Read more

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How To avoid obesity ?

FASTING: its hard to exercise if you have obesity,try water walking in a local community pool(shallow),try TIMED EATING which is NO FOOD from 6 PM to 8 AM.eat only cooked foods at home.no fast or junk or processed foods.Drink Organic Apple cider vinegar(BRAGGS) 10 min before a heavy meal or a meal full of carbs.Drink water but never with food,always drink 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.Sleep @ 10 PM ...Read more

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How to reduce obesity?

How to reduce obesity?

Proper program: I am a functional movement and fitness specialist. Weight loss is a combination of exercise and eating an appropriate diet. This differs for individuals. You have to start with a realistic time table and get into the correct exercise routine for you. http://www.seizehealth.com/Functional_Movement_and_Fitness_Specialists_%28SeizeHealth%29/Overcoming_Obesity.html ...Read more

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Are any infants "obese"?

Are any infants "obese"?

Sure: Even infants can be overfed and obese based upon current standards of health. ...Read more

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How to rid from obesity?

Obesity: I would first start out by going to see your doctor to make sure everything with your body is okay. Your doctor may order some labs to make sure your thyroid is okay along with your kidney and liver. The best way to lose weight is through diet and exercise. If you are morbidly obese you may need to consider gastric bypass. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How to overcome obesity?

How to overcome obesity?

Eat fewer calories: Our bodies are in a simple state of balance. If we eat more calories than we use, we gain weight. If we eat fewer calories than we use, we lose weight. So, people who want to lose weight must eat less than they use on most days, but occasionally may eat more than they use on other days... but it averages out over time, so that they are eating fewer calories overall, than they use each day. ...Read more

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How do you prevent obesity?

How do you prevent obesity?

FoodChoicesQuant.Ex.: Similar ques. Answered many times this site. Obesity: excess stored fat. Food most easily stored as fat: sugars/carbs, thus ?intake. ?non-processed fats, moderate protein & very ?sugar/carb food plus regular exercise most effective in ?tendency to store ?fat. Study: stossel debunking food myths” “how the government make you fat”, nusi.Org, lustig fat chance, etc. Ancel keys dishonesty ?obesity. ...Read more

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How can you overcome obesity?

How can you overcome obesity?

Eat less, & exercise: Obesity can be overcome by a permanent change in lifestyle and in personal outlook. If a person eats fewer calories than he needs to live on each day, his body will use the stored fuel (fat). If a person exercises more than he did before, but does not start eating more calories, then his body will use up the fat (stored fuel). Easier said than done, but definitely possible to do. ...Read more

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How to loose central obesity?

How to loose central obesity?

Exercise, DASH diet: The best way to get rid of belly fat is by life style modification. This will include: • A regular cardiovascular and strength training exercise program • A diet program such as DASH diet with increased whole fruits and vegetables • Reduction excess carbohydrates, and fructose • Elimination of sweetened beverages (soda, energy drinks, sport drinks, etc.) • Stress management program ...Read more

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What is the cure for obesity?

Curing Obesity: Significant scientific evidence has now proven that bariatric surgery may very well be the most reliable cure for obesity. It definitely is the best way to reverse the risks of diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver disease and so on. Of course part of that process will also include limiting calories and exercising and participating in psychotherapy. But, it is possible to reverse this problem. ...Read more

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How can obesity effect teens?

How can obesity effect teens?

Obesity and teens: It can have a dramatic effect on a teenager. I see many teens, as young as 13 years of age who are morbidly obese and their stories are heartbreaking. Getting teased, not having friends, not being able to play sports with their peers, not being included in social activities, etc. Then there is the diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc that they develop early which damages their body. ...Read more