Obesity is a condition in which excess body fat accumulation leads to negative health effects with reduced life expectancy. If a person’s BMI (Body Mass Index) exceeds 30 kg/m2 he is said to be obese. And obesity is mainly caused due to excessive intake of food, lack of physical activity and genetic susceptibility. Authorities say, obesity is one of the most serious health problems of the 21st Century.
“Using biennial data from a nationwide health and nutrition study, about 18 percent of kids ages 2 to 18 were obese based on their waist circumference in 2011 and 2012, very close to the rate in 2003 and 2004.” Source: in.reuters.com
Simple. Affordable. Effective. And Green Tea.
Therapy No. 1: Stand-up against urge for processed foods
Fast paced lives of people living in the metro cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune and others has created increased dependency on processed foods. So instead of home cooked food, people are now consuming huge percentages of trans fats, food chemicals, artificial ingredients, sugar and other unhealthy substances. Step One for any family is to stand-up against this urge for processed foods.
Therapy No. 2: Reject fast fat food culture
Every nook and cranny of metro roads today can boast of fast food restaurants. Some of the leading global brands like KFC, MacDs and Dominoes have made beehives in the country by selling their fat foods here. We need not worry about the next new fast food franchise in our localities, as a little amount of fast food in a month is probably okay. But when fast food becomes a daily component of our diets, its time to stand up and block their entry before they block blood arteries, isn’t it?
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Therapy No. 3: Explore natural food alternatives like Green Tea
Natural food alternatives like fruit salad instead of eating sweets to be explored. Another alternative is to eat more green vegetables. Infact, there are lots of alternatives in food that are “effective” as they have low levels of fat which people would enjoy savouring too. And one of the natural ways is to get rid of Obesity with Camellia sinensis or Green tea…a natural way to get rid of fats and obesity. It has now replaced normal tea and has become most popular beverage in Asian Countries. Green Tea is a rich source of polyphenol catechins. Rich in caffeine, it helps in reduction of body weight, BMI and waistline.
“Green tea boosts your metabolism to help you lose weight. You won’t get skinny overnight, but you’ll shed a few pounds. Plus, it’s full of life-extending health benefits!”