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Blog / Obesity, How It Is Affected By Diet

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 at 22:45

Exercise is known to be beneficial to one’s health. It helps in strengthening bones and also muscles. It improves mood and mental health. It lowers the blood pressure, cholesterol levels and the risk of various diseases like diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Most of all, it leads to weight loss and help against obesity. However, exercise is not a cure for obesity.

Exercise is known as a solution for obesity, however, exercise should be accompanied by proper diet. Most of us know that plenty of exercise leads to loss of calories. This would also lead to losing weight. But no matter how much calories you burn, it would be useless if you continue to consumer more calories for it would only compensate the loss. In other words, the loss would be compensated by eating the wrong kind of food.

The difference between the obese and those who are not is the diet they have. It is noted that those individuals who have slim and fit bodies have diets rich in fiber and low in fat. The food they eat are often healthy and will not cause weight gain. On the contrast, the obese would feast mostly on processed foods, sugar-rich, fatty and salty food. These obese individuals would then consider ornish diet.

Genetics may be a reason why one is obese, however, it can be averted by watching what you eat. Researchers often point out that appropriate dietary intake is more important compared to energy expenditure or exercise. Weight loss wouldn’t happen without any dietary restraint. No matter how long or strenuous the exercise will be, overconsumption of food and unhealthy diet will still lead to obesity.


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