Health matters – Obesity – Some of the Causes and a Solution

Health matters – Obesity – Some of the Causes  and a Solution

Most cases of obesity are caused by eating too much and moving too little. If you consume high amounts of energy from your diet but do not burn off the energy through exercise and physical activity, the surplus energy will be turned into fat.


The energy value of food is measured in units called calories.

The average physically active man needs 2,500 calories to maintain a healthy weight, and the average physically active woman needs 2,000. This may sound high, but it can be easy to reach this limit if you eat certain types of food.

For example, eating a large take-away hamburger, fries and a milkshake can add up to 1,500 calories to your intake. environmental_eating-type-colored-circles_250x250

Another problem is that many people are not physically active, so lots of the calories they consume end up being ‘wasted’ and converted into fat cells.

Lifestyle choices

Obesity does not just happen overnight, it develops gradually from poor diet and lifestyle choices.

For example, unhealthy food choices could be:

  • eating processed or fast food high in fat
  • not eating fruit, vegetables and unrefined carbohydrates, such as wholemeal bread and brown rice
  • drinking too much alcohol – alcohol contains a lot of calories, and heavy drinkers are often overweight
  • eating out a lot – you may have a starter or dessert in a restaurant, and the food can be higher in fat and sugar
  • eating larger portions than you need – you may be encouraged to eat too much if your friends or relatives are also eating large portions
  • comfort eating – if you feel depressed or have low self-esteem you may comfort eat to make yourself feel better

Unhealthy eating habits tend to run in families, as you learn bad eating habits from your parents.

Childhood obesity can be a strong indicator of weight-related health problems in later life, showing that learned unhealthy lifestyle choices continue into adulthood.  NHS Choices.


But there is now an answer !

Make the Choice that Fits You

FitChoice engages both your body and your brain, so you can reset your habits and attitudes and make long-term, sustainable lifestyle changes.

Working together, we’re pioneering a mind and body approach to healthy sustainable fitness & weight consciousness.

“Find Your Path” Self-Assessment
By analyzing your answers to 21 questions, FitChoice helps you pinpoint two key things about yourself:

1. What type of eater you are — designating you a FitChoice “Eating Type” classification.

2. How comfortable you are with your fitness and weight objectives and adapting your habits.              

With these two vital pieces of information, FitChoice recommends products and support tools for your individual needs.

Answer each question with the answer that most closely represents you.

Sometimes two answers will fit well or it may be harder to select the best fit, but try to go with your strongest instinct and be honest in your answers.

Then you can get started with your FitChoice Foundation Pack and support tools!

Your FitChoice self-assessment determines both your eating type and your comfort level.

For further information about FitChoice 

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By helping enough people achieve what they want to achieve, you will achieve your goals !l My aim is to help people get what they want in life, to improve their health & life & have the same satisfaction by helping others.

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