Weight problems are normally an excess of body fat.
Normally, anyone who is 20% over the normal weight for
their age, sex, build, and height is considered obese or to have a
weight problem. According to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minnesota, a person's weight is healthy if it falls within the acceptable range for his or her height and age;
if the pattern of fat distribution does not place the person at increased risk for certain diseases; and if the
person has no medical problem for which a physician recommends that he or she lose weight. How much a person weighs is only part of the story, however. Perhaps more important than weight is the percentage of fat in the body. For healthy women, fat can account for as much as 25% of body weight;
17% is a healthy percentage for men. Women's bodies are designed to carry a higher proportion of fat
tissue to make sure there is plenty of fuel for both pregnancy and
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|helps clear out toxins and heavy
metals in the digestive system which can be a factor in weight problems and in appetite problems.
|These acids are found in
omega fatty acids from fish
oil, flax seed oil, and borage seed oil. They are required for
good health and may also be used in a "low fat" diet to make sure you are getting
the essential fatty acids which are needed by every cell in your
body. They also benefit with appetite control.
and Mineral supplement
|contains vitamin E, vitamin B ,
magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc which all are helpful in
both the treatment and prevention of obesity and weight
disorders. A daily supplement will provide nutrients required
general health and well being.
|herb from India that
helps with obesity, high cholesterol levels and
it also protects against the development of hardening of the arteries.
|bioflavonoids are needed for
normal glandular function and they also help speed up a slow
metabolism thus allowing calories to be burned up faster.
|required for general health and normal glandular
operation. It works well in combination with the Bioflavonoids
Generally, a carotenoid
mixture combined with a complete multi-vitamin with good mineral content is needed for balanced
nutrition. Poor diet is the normal cause of deficiency in
carotenoids as people eat less good quality fruits and vegetables.
works with carotenoids
|helps the human body burn fat
|helps break down fat to be removed
from the body
|aids in fat breakdown
|helps with breaking up fat
deposits in the body. Common as a supplemental aid for losing weight.
|vitamin B2 needed to burn calories
|vitamin B3 aids with sugar
|vitamin B6 helps the metabolism
|required for good digestion
|enhances effectiveness of body
insulin and strengthens the body's immune system.
The average human body has 30 to 40 billion fat cells. Most of the
extra calories we eat that we do not need for immediate energy are
stored as fat. If we were still "hunter/gatherers" like our early
ancestors, the fat would provide a needed food store for times when
no food is readily available. In fact, some researchers believe that
our seemingly innate love of high-calorie (especially fatty) foods
may be a remnant of a survival tactic from ancient times, when we
needed to store food for energy. But in modern society, storing
energy as fat is no longer necessary for most people. Most Americans
wait no more than 4 hours between meals. So instead of being a
valuable survival mechanism, the body's ability to store fat now is
more likely to have a profoundly negative effect on health. As fat
accumulates, it crowds the space occupied by the internal organs.
Obesity even moderate overweight puts an undue stress on the back,
legs, and internal organs, and this can eventually exacerbate many
physical problems and compromise health. Obesity increases the
body's resistance to insulin and susceptibility to infection,
and puts one at a higher risk for developing coronary artery
high blood pressure,
kidney disease, stroke,
and other serious health problems that may result in early death.
Complications of pregnancy and liver damage also are more common in
overweight individuals. Obese persons suffer psychologically as well as
physically, because our society tends to equate beauty, intelligence,
and even success with thinness. The most common causes of obesity are
poor diet and/or eating habits and a lack of exercise. Other
factors that can lead to obesity include glandular malfunctions,
tension, boredom, and a simple love of food.
Obesity has also been linked
to food sensitivities and/or allergies. Food your body cannot use or
that is a poison to your system is stored in the tissues and causes
water retention. Ironically, poor nutrition may be an important factor
When there is inadequate intake of certain essential nutrients, fat
is not easily or adequately burned and can accumulate in the body.
Obesity is a serious health problem and, according to the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, it is on the rise in the United
States. At least 34% of Americans are 20% or more overweight. Even
though this country has gone through several fitness crazes in recent
years, Americans today are fatter, more stressed out, and less likely to
get regular exercise than 10 years ago. And if we are getting fatter, it
isn't because we have stopped trying to lose weight. National surveys
estimate that at any given time, 25 to 50 % of adult Americans are on
some sort of diet, and we spend more than $30 billion each year on
diet aids and remedies. Unfortunately, even those who lose weight
often put it back on. It is estimated that 67% of those who lose weight
regain the lost pounds within 3 to 5 years.
Traditionally, there are three basic approaches to weight management:
through nutritional supplementation. The first is the use of
diuretic herbs and nutrients to reduce water retention. The second is
the use of lipotropic vitamins, which have the ability to reduce
cholesterol and fat. Third is the use of natural appetite suppressants.
Permanent weight loss, however, requires a lifetime commitment to a
healthier lifestyle in general including food/diet, exercise, and mental
Other Changes To Make
drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or
filtered water a day
eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)
nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good
juice is good (make your
own with a juice machine)
do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods
carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack
a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)
do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks
do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...
use stress relief like going for walks in the park
(or the 10/90 rule - see
brown rice is good to eat
avoid red meat and animal fats
reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others
fast a few days a month
get at least 8 hours of sleep
exercise light to moderate amounts
avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet
do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke
do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal
do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry
do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else