Weight Management

Read Complete Research Material


Weight Management

Weight Management

Sub Topic 1: Health Risks of Excess Body

Excess weight is associated with many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder disease. About one woman in three is considered, by current medical standards, to be overweight. While there is such a thing as taking weight management to an extreme - one need only think of super-slender models - maintaining a reasonable weight is very important for your health. Besides, being overweight can make feel embarrassed around others, uncomfortable making love, and bad about a fundamental aspect of yourself.

Fad diets come and go, but the best way to get to and then stay at a healthy weight has always been the same: get regular exercise - the key to losing weight - and eat sensibly. If you simply exercise every other day for half an hour straight and reduce your daily calories by five percent or so, you'll lose about two pounds a month, or twenty-plus pounds in a year. Plus it will be easier to maintain your weight since now you've got more muscle mass, which uses up more calories, and your overall metabolic rate - how fast your body burns calories - will be greater.

If you can dive into and sustain an intense exercise regime and a serious diet - and then keep the gains without your weight yo-yoing up and down - fantastic. But for many of us, the big push is followed by the big flop. Instead, it's really all right to think small: get relatively brief (thirty minutes or so) sweat-generating exercise three or four days a week and make little omissions of fat, sugary, or white-flour foods every day. And whatever approach you take, drink at least eight glasses of water a day; besides filling you up, water helps eliminate the toxins in fat cells that are released when you lose weight.

Subtopic 2: Current Nutritional Theories

1. Standard American Dietary

This is a complex theory with at least six types of vegetarian diets available. Some vegetarians eat no red meat, but do eat white meats. Other vegetarians consume no milk (lacto-vegetarians), some no eggs (ovo-vegetarians), others no dairy products or eggs (lacto-ovo-vegetarians). The most restrictive of this group are the "vegans" who consume no animal products or eggs. Some vegans may even refuse to wear clothes make from animal products.

The vegetarian dietary and lifestyle is the most widely practiced dietetic theory. You will find whole nations of people living as vegetarians, and eating very well.

The American Vegetarian Society promotes the concept of living healthier life through the consumption of a plant-based dietary. The Vegetarian Times magazine is one worthy of subscribing.

2. Natural Hygiene

Natural Hygiene is the practical application of the dietetic theory developed by the orthopathic theory of disease. Orthotrophy (truth in food) would be the scientific name for this dietetic theory.

The American Natural Hygiene Society, based in Tampa, Florida, promotes this dietary and lifestyle. The ANHS produces a bi-monthly magazine, Health ...
Related Ads