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Why so many Americans are living with obesity and should it be covered by health insurance? What causes obesity is taking in more calories than you can burn. Obesity is also caused by eating more food than your body can use. Drinking too much alcohol and not getting enough exercise also causes obesity. The real definition of Obesity is characterized by the excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body.
Some of the symptoms of obesity are chubbiness, fattiness, weight gain which comes from not having the right foods in your diet that are high in fat. Over two thirds of adults in America are overweight or obese. Fattiness is another word for obese. A lot of people don’t know that this disease can cause many health problems like high blood pressure, stroke, cancer and even diabetes. Obesity comes from a lack of energy balance which means that your energy IN equals your energy OUT.
Energy in is the amount of energy of calories you get from food and drinks. Energy out is the amount of energy your body uses for things like breathing, digesting and being physically active. To maintain a healthy weight, your energy in and out don’t have to balance exactly every day. People who are inactive are more likely to gain weight because they don’t burn the calories that they take in from food, and this type of lifestyle raises your risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and many other health problems.
If you are developing a thick midsection you may be losing muscle mass from disuse along with dangerous fat accumulation in your abdomen which places your risk of heart disease. The rate of obesity differs from state to state, which is probably a reflection of various lifestyle, age and economic factors. Ten (10%) of weight lost can...

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... obesity also causes unhealthy eating habits and death. Many people in the United States don’t know that obesity is on the rise and that weight gain comes from eating too much fast food. Fast food may taste but they are bad for you. The reason I chose obesity is that obesity runs in my family and just recently my cousin died from obesity which caused other health problems. I look at myself and wonder what’s going to happen to me if I don’t get the weight off. I now try on a daily bases to walk with my husband who keeps me exercising and eating healthy. Those who know me when I started school know I have lost some weight but not as much as I would like too.
So if you are trying or want to lose weight, start with healthy eating habits do your research. Consult your doctor first to show you how to lose the weight the right way because all diets are not healthy.
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