Weight loss recipes really need to be verified by a health professional, like a Nutritionist. Don’t ever try a fad diet, or “diet pills”.
The numbers are in… the majority of us are overweight, because we are too often eating the wrong foods.
The numbers are in… the majority of us are overweight. What exactly does that mean? Let’s talk about overweight, obesity and morbid obesity.
Overweight means that we are carrying more pounds than is considered to be a healthy weight. If we weight too much, we are at risk of developing diseases that will threaten our health and life. Overweight is typically classified at a BMI (body mass index) of 25 or more. This is typically an indication of how much fat tissue we have. (Other factors need to be taken into account in the interpretation of the BMI. A muscular football player, for example, will likely have a high BMI when he is not overweight. Football players…to the end of the line, please.)
Obesity is diagnosed when the BMI is over 30. In other words, obesity is the next level up from overweight. (In other words, no one is obese without first being overweight.) In obesity there is an excessive accumulation of fat throughout the body and surrounding the internal organs as well.
Morbid obesity is the next phase up from obesity. It implies a BMI over 40 and carries with it a large increase in the risk of developing other disease conditions. The National Institutes of Health report that morbid obesity is the point at which the risk to health and life becomes severe.
Who is morbidly obese? The medical community indicates the following parameters are diagnostic for morbid obesity:
Weight is in excess of 100 pounds over ideal body weight.
BMI over 40 (or 35 if other conditions are present: high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes).
If these conditions exist, one is morbidly obese and in need of immediate medical supervision of weight management.
If cases of morbid obesity have been unresponsive to sincere and extended attempts at weight loss, more aggressive approaches may be indicated. The use of medication to aid in weight loss is a serious decision and requires careful oversight by the health care provider. In certain cases of morbid obesity, surgical intervention may be recommended. You may wish to seek a second opinion in the management of your weight before you undertake surgery.
The approach you and your health care provider decide upon in order to manage your weight will be specifically tailored to your body makeup, metabolism, and individual circumstances. Regardless of the approach, it is essential that you seek help soon. Your health is being jeopardized.
Sue Bristol is a registered nurse and likes to shares his experience as a professional so that people may use his suggestions to live a healthy and active life. In this article he has advised to have simple recipies included for right diet meal plans for true weightloss and to keep aside the worry of how to lose weight.