Wednesday, January 14, 2009


America is home to the most obese people in the world.
According to the CDC, within the past 20 years, obesity in adults has increased by 60 % and has tripled in the past 30 years for children. 33% of all Americans are obese and obesity related deaths have reached to about more than 300,000 a year.

Why then are Americans the only society with such a high obesity rate?

If you look at the American diet and lifestyle there’s no mystery why Americans are so fat.

Living life on the go

Watching tv or searching the internet instead of going outside and taking a walk.

Lack of funds

Not all states require Physical Education classes in public schools

processed food and refined products which get
sent to our super markets are loaded with
sugar, hydrogenated oils,
and other ingredients which are
not beneficial to your health.

Within the past 30 years, fast food restaurants have become mainstream, with practically all Americans taking advantage of the low prices, quick service, and tasty meals.

Although they're convenient, the fast food industry meals contain almost no nutrients. Instead they are packed with saturated fats, highly refuned carbohydrates and extreme amounts of sodium and sugar. The average adult shouldn't consume more than 65 grams of fat or 2000 calories a day.

One meal from Burger King or McDonalds has 50 grams of fat, almost enough to fill a persons fat and calorie quota for that day. TV doesn't help the problem either. The average person sees more than 10,000 food ads on TV a year, usually for high-calorie, high-fat and high-sugar meals like fast food restaurants. Not only do fast food chains spend billions a year on marketing and advertising, they are now also making contracts with schools. It's no wonder why the population of obese children is increasing; children are being constantly bombarded by these images of unhealthy foods.


- Diet

- Drugs

- Surgery


Which diet should you recommend?

In general, most people should intake about 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day. People over the weight of 165, especially women, can intake 1,200 to 1,600 a day. If the patient can stick with the 1,600 kcal/day diet but does not lose weight you may want to try the 1,200 kcal/day diet. If a patient on either diet is hungry, you may want to increase the calories by 100 to 200 per day.

Taking diet pills for obesity treatment has gradually become the trend in recent times.

the weight loss supplement diet pills industry.

Diet pills and supplements have taken over the nutritional need for well balanced and organic diet. The growing trend of taking diet pills is clear from the large variety of such pills and supplements flooding the market and the internet. Be that as it may, it will be simply presumptuous to believe that each of those diet pills can work miracles on your obesity. You must consider your peculiar situation and pick the best weight loss diet pills for you. Many
organic [herbal-based] and synthetic weight loss diet pills are available for effective weight loss.

Here are some of the diet pills:

Prescription Diet Pills

These pills are diet drugs. These pills are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration agency (FDA), their side effects are monitored and they may be advertised and prescribed for weight loss under certain condition and in certain pill-dosages.

Examples of prescription diet pills include brands like:
Meridia (Sibutramine), Xenical (Orlistat), Adipex, Bontril, Didrex, Phentermine and Tenuate.

Over-the-Counter Diet Pills and Weight Loss Supplements

You still need to exercise and eat healthy for the diet supplements to work effectively.

Gastric Bypass Suregery

Lapband Surgery

Lap BandGastric Bypass
Overnight hospitalization2-7 day hospital stay
Vitamins are optionalVitamins are required
More gradual weight lossFaster weight loss
No alteration of anatomyGI tract permanently altered
Band is a mechanical deviceNo foreign bodies
Long-term adjustmentsLong-term weight regain?
Less risk/complicationsHigher risk of complications

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