Weight Loss for the Obese

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Weight Loss for the Obese Today’s children are faced with a severe epidemic. Day after day, children are growing in size. The number of obese children is growing severely and scientists are perplexed. Obesity is a disease affecting thousands of people every day. While conducting my research, the argument that I found was most prominent was the debate between whether obese individuals should become fit vs. just losing weight. Most articles I found continued to say that obese people need to lose weight to reduce their chances of being affected by certain diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and heart attacks. In the first article I read which I gathered from the NAAFA (National Association for Advanced Fat Acceptance) argues that obese individuals do not need to lose weight to cure their “disease”. The NAAFA argues that obese patients can become physically fit without having to lose all the weight. Naturally when individuals become physically active and on their way to becoming physically fit, they lose weight, but what the NAAFA is arguing is that obese individuals shouldn’t focus on just losing the weight to make their life better, they should focus on making their lifestyle habits more physically active and health conscious. This article also talks about the research done on obesity and its faults. NAAFA says that the obese research community makes hypotheses that are biased against fat people. Very-low-calorie diets are said to be unhealthy and that most research is focused on these types of diets and the weight loss caused by these. Weight is loss, but then regained and leads to an early death. This is said to prove that being fat is unhealthy, but the article states that in reality the VLC diets a... ... middle of paper ... ...ng how you eat completely. It helps to just eat healthy foods and not limit yourself to only being able to eat certain foods. As long as you live an active life and you burn more calories than you consume in a day, you can get rid of the fatty weight and maintain a healthy body composition. Exercise should be a daily part of anyone’s life because it helps burn the calories you don’t need and it helps strengthen certain muscles and organs that are beneficial to life. If you mix eating properly and not dieting, exercising regularly, and taking care of your body with regular check ups, you can become physically fit faster than you think. Obese individuals are no different and when article one said that permanent weight loss is impossible to achieve, I disagree because if you take the proper routes to becoming physically fit, permanent weight loss is attainable.
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