Obesity is defined as excessive weight, which does not match the individual’s age and height. Weight is the result of the difference between the consumed calories and the ones we actually burn. Therefore, how much we eat is often not the issue.
The issue is how much our body actually needs. Therefore, people who have an energy demanding job, such as construction work or athletics may need foods with higher calorie counts than someone who spends most of the time working behind a desk.
The secret to the effective control of obesity lies in understanding your calorie intake requirement and ensuring that you burn whatever you consume. There are certain foods that help to increase calories, while there are those that help in reducing calories.
Here are some insights into these foods that provide an ample menu for families predisposed genetically to developing obesity.
Foods that should be consumed, when you are managing obesity and encouraging weight loss, include the ones that are high in fiber, but low in sugar. Notice that you actually do need energy providing foods and therefore cannot completely avoid high-calorie foods.
The best way to understand this is by looking at the eating behavior of animals in the wild such as chimpanzees. You will notice that these animals eat most of the foods in a raw form. This does not mean that you need to stop cooking, however. It means that the closer we are to eating raw foods, the healthier we are.
Factory processed foods often have simple carbs in glucose and fructose. This immediately increases the blood sugar levels of the person who consumes them. When you eat corn from the farm, you have a better chance of controlling blood sugar levels compared to eating white bread.
It is therefore recommended that if you want to increase your chances of controlling obesity, then you should eat as much natural foods as possible. Avoid buying dinner in supermarkets, but take a few minutes and cook your own foods instead.
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables has the benefit of providing fiber. It is important for efficient bowel function and reduces the damage from refined glucose. Taking lots of water, at least the recommended eight glasses per day, is also important for weight loss.
Water in the body has the effect of washing away waste and leaving the body organs with less stress. In turn, they become efficient in burning excess calories.
Eat healthy and get free from obesity!