|Dangers of Being Overweight|
|Heart Disease:||Diabetes:||High Blood Cholesterol:|
|Arteriosclerosis, heart attack and stroke result from obesity.||Adult-onset diabetes is linked to obesity.||Fatty deposits build up in blood,and can trigger a heart attack or stroke.|
|High Blood Pressure:||Joint Problems:|
|The more weight you carry, the harder your heart has to work.||Added weight is a strain on your bones and joints, and leads to osteoarthritis and gout.|
Eat a Variety of Foods
††††††††††† You need more that 40 different nutrients to stay health.† These include vitamins and minerals, as well as amino acids (from proteins), essential fatty acids (from vegetable oils and animal fats), and other sources of energy (calories from carbohydrates, proteins and fats).† These nutrients are in the foods you normally eat.
††††††††††† Most foods contain more than one nutrient.† Milk, for example, provides proteins, fats, sugars, riboflavin and other B-Vitamins, vitamin A, calcium and phosphorus.
††††††††††† But no single food item can give you all the nutrients that you need.† Although milk provides many important nutrients, it provides very little vitamin C or iron.† Therefore, you should eat a variety of foods to ensure a healthy diet.
How to Lose Weight ......And Keep It Off!
Take it easy.† A slower loss is easier to keep off.
Donít try crash diets.† Theyíll change what you eat for a short time, but the weight will come back when you go back to your old eating habits.
Set your goal.† Donít set a weight loss goals thatís unrealistic
Keep records.† You should know what you actually eat and how much activity you perform, so that youíll know what areas need improvement.
Balance eating and activity.
Lose a pound a week.† Youíll need to burn off an additional 2,500 calories a week, or 500 calories a day to reach that goal.
East less, burn more calories.† Try eating 250 calories less and burning 250 through exercise.
Exercise regularly.† Exercise changes the way your body uses food and is the only true way to change your bodyís shape.
Think high-fiber, low fat.
Change your behavior.† Take a walk instead of watching TV