Category: Weight Issues

Why is obesity dangerous?

Charlotte, Today 16 percent of all children and teens in this country are overweight, and 65 percent of all people age 20 and older are overweight or obese. Excess weight and obesity are serious health threats because they are major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other serious health problems. The current generation…
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What is a healthy breakfast?

Noah, You don’t have to wake up in time to cook a huge breakfast. It only takes 5 – 10 minutes to eat a bowl of cereal with low-fat milk and fruit. Try yogurt mixed with your cereal. If you don’t like traditional breakfast food, eat a sandwich. Eat frozen waffles or pancakes with fruit…
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Why is breakfast so important?

Laura, Medical studies reveal that people who eat breakfast regularly show increases in learning ability, attention span, and a general well being. Conversely, people who skip breakfast show an increase in weight gain and memory impairment. Eating breakfast increases your metabolic rate by 25 percent, which is one of the reasons why people report feeling…
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I lost my job and kept wanting to snack. Could my stress be making me hungry?

Brianna, When you are stressed, you can experience emotional eating. Stress makes us anxious and when you eat these carbohydrates calm you down and make you feel better. The problem is weight gain and unhealthy eating. Do a substitute activity such as reading, walking or playing with your pet. Make healthy snacks ahead of time…
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