Friday, June 17, 2011


Both overweight and obesity refer to person's overall body weight and whether it's too high/much. The term “overweight” means - having extra body weight from muscle, bone, fat, and/or water. The term “obesity” means - having pretty high amount of extra body FAT. There are many ways and possibilities for clarifying if a person is overweight or obese. According to experienced professionals the most useful measure of overweight and obesity is Body Mass Index (BMI) which is based on height and weight. BMI could be used for adults, children and teens.
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Binge eating is an eating disorder where a person feels compelled to overeat on a regular basis. Binge eating can be very serious and has an impact on both physical and mental health. Binge eating can affect women and/or men but it appears twice as often among women. Binge eating is a mental health condition, but it is also triggered by the effect that the binge eating cycle has on the body.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011


Overeating and lack of physical activity are the main causes of overweight and obesity. Such factors like eating habits and environment play less important, but still large roles in obesity development.
Some scientists highlight the importance of genetic predisposition, metabolism specifics, some illnesses, aging, emotional, socioeconomic, cultural factors and some other factors in obesity development. Obesity management could be very complicated because of several causes and important factors.
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Saturday, June 4, 2011


It is well known that the obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. In general the obesity occurs when a person consumes more calories than they need for the energy they use. In general a woman is considered obese when her weight is 20% or more above normal weight.

Body weight depends on a balance between the energy you get from food/drinks and the energy you spend. Every day the body use energy in following ways:

* Energy expended during relaxation/rest (basal metabolism);
* Energy used to break down food and different types of drinks (thermogenesis); and
* Energy used during physical activities.
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