Malnourished & Overweight
Article Written By Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Fact is, many - if not most, overweight individuals are malnourished.
A common misperception of overweight individuals is, " If an individual is overweight, they are getting all the daily nutrients they require and then some."
The common diet of an overweight individual comprises of foods that are high in calories and high in fat with little, if any necessary nutrients.
Metabolic Lock-Down Due to Poor Dietary Habits
When the body doesn't get the vitamins and minerals it requires, it may feel tired, achy, irritable, as if locked in a mental fog.
Even foods that appear to be filled with precious nutrients on the surface may prove deceptive.
When vegetables are fried, boiled to death, or nakified (removal of peeling) they lose a great deal of their powerful nutrients. Just as body heat destroys and fights infection, heat applied to vegetables destroys precious vitamins and nutrients.
When the body is depleted of precious nutrients and reaches a malnourished state - which is a highly delicate and fragile state, it may take several months for the nutrients to be replenished.
Example of Common Fatty Food Favorites Most Loved by Everyone
Donuts, snack cakes, snack pies, candy bars, chips, dip, buttered popcorn, gravy, fatty meats, spreads, French fries, onion rings, cheese, ice cream, sugary drinks - and the list goes on.
Tips for Those Who May Be Malnourished & Overweight
First of all, you'll want to see your doctor to get a professional opinion. Meanwhile, these nourishing tips may guide you closer to better health and a feeling of well-being:
Vitamin Supplements & Sunshine to Protect Health
The obvious - Take a daily multi-vitamin.
Spend about 10 minutes each day in the sunshine to ensure a healthy intake of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is manufactured within the body and is necessary for bone health - including those healthy choppers.
Vitamin D is commonly known as 'The Sunshine Vitamin' and sunshine propels the body to produce this essential vitamin.
Researchers are discovering that exposure to the sun is a necessary element of good health rather than the touted cancer-monster WHEN enjoyed in savvy moderation. More information on Vitamin D.
Beta Carotene-Rich Foods to Boost Health, Protect & Repair Cell Damage
Take a look at your current daily diet by collecting a three-day journal which contains all the foods you have eaten. How many are green? Yellow? White? Red? And we're not talking about green icing, yellow cheese chips, white gravy and red licorice.
Are you getting enough green and yellow vegetables? Fruits? Grains? Lean meats?
Healthy Weight Recommendations, Nutrition Needs
Unsure of the amounts you need for optimum health? Ah - we have that covered in our convenient nutrition guide. Simply click on your current weight in the links below.
Recommended Calorie Needs for Individuals Weighing:
We hope that this article raises awareness of the level of malnutrition in America, as well as other parts of the world.
Food Pyramid Recommendations
How many servings for each Food Group in the Food Pyramid
Milk, Yogurt & Cheese Food Group: 2-3 Servings
Fruit Group: 2 - 4 Servings
Bread, Cereal, Rice & Pasta Group: 6-11 Servings
Vegetable Food Group: 3-5 Servings
Fats, Oils & Sweets - Use Sparingly
Meat, Poultry, Fish, Dry Beans, Eggs & Nuts Group: 2-3 Servings
A Little Exercise for Weight Loss
Even a little exercise is better than no exercise at all. If you find exercise more a task than fun, try choosing activities that you like to do.
Activities may be as simple as shooting some hoops to taking a walk in the local park. Quilting, sewing, painting - are all great hobbies that can help supply your body with movement.
Some vaccines, including flu vaccines, are prepared with eggs so be certain to inform your doctor if you have OR if you suspect you have, an allergy to eggs.
Diet on the Run
Get those weight loss results hopping without running yourself over. Although dieting techniques are often controversial, one thing that's certain is that dieting requires total focus.
When we run wild, our diet also tends to run wild. So if you find that you're constantly moving but you're weight scales aren't, try setting aside time to sit down and take a close look at your diet plan.
While you're at it, allow time in your busy day to STOP, SIT DOWN and enjoy meal time. You'll be less apt to snack, and your weight scales will be more apt to start going in the right direction.
They aren't called Fad Diets for nothing. But what attracts people to fad diets? Here's our take:
a catchy name
If you are considering a popular fad diet, be sure it's nutritionally sound - that it incorporates moderate activity.
Keep in mind that a catchy name, a catchy menu, peer influence and promises of massive weight loss in minimal time don't always add up to Weight Loss Success but there are fad diets that are definitely worth a good look. Choose wisely and be sure and keep your doctor in the loop.
Calorie Saving Sweet Tips
Here are a couple of quick tips for adding sweetness to canned fruit without adding sugary calories:
Purchase fruit canned in natural juice. If more sweetness is desired, add no calorie sweeteners such as Splenda.
Purchase fruits pre-sweetened with zero calorie Splenda.
When purchasing fruit which has been sweetened with heavy syrup, try draining the fruit thoroughly before consuming.
You'll save a plethora of calories without decreasing the sugary taste of the fruit.
How easy was that!
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