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Malnourished & Overweight

Article by 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:

102-110 pounds | 111-120 pounds | 121-130 pounds | 131-140 pounds | 141-150 pounds | 151-160 pounds | 161-170 pounds

171-180 pounds | 181-190 pounds | 191-200 pounds | 201-210 pounds | 211-220 pounds | 221-230 pounds | 231-240 pounds

241-250 pounds

We hope that this article raises awareness of the level of malnutrition in America, as well as other parts of the world.  

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