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Do You Consider Yourself Overweight?

Do You Consider Yourself Overweight?

Did you know that 1 pound of body fat contains 3500 calories?


A healthy body fat percentage for women is 20% to 30% and for men it is 8% to 20%. One pound of human body fat contains 3,500 calories. In the USA, approximately 35% of women and 31% of men older than 19 are obese or overweight.

Obesity: As a broad guide we can say that obesity is characterized by excess adipose tissue (body fat). We can also say that obesity is applied to people who are more than 20% above their recommended body weight as measured by body mass index. Another common means of determining obesity is the waist-to-hip ratio. In Western societies, statistics indicate that approximately 20% - 25% of children are obese or overweight. At some stage, 78% of women and 40% of men have attempted to lose weight through dieting. Healthy dieting includes a high proportion of raw foods (appropriate vegetables, fruits, pulses, grains etc.), and the importance of adequate water should not be underestimated. Organic meats and poultry are another key factor but refined carbohydrates in any form should be avoided.


We Can Only Recognise Real Foods: Real foods have a structure that the body recognises and copes with and even seemingly large quantities can be processed without weight gain. You may have read stories about Eskimos eating whale and seal blubber as a staple food, but even these high calorie fats can be processed by the body because they are natural. It is those foods that cannot be recognised by the body, and in particular the digestive system, that are often the problem. Margarines and easy-spread butters are a prime example. To facilitate weight loss and reshaping of the body, we need different amino acids that are found in foods, however be aware of protein products, especially those used by bodybuilders, because the proteins within them can be in a non-soluble form. Not only does the body require soluble amino acids to function properly, but insoluble protein can damage the kidneys. All the Food State supplements are in a soluble amino acid base



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