Obesity Prevention Tips # 10 – Eat Slower

If you are not a regular contestant in competitive eating, change your habits and eat slower. This will allow your stomach and digestive system to release hormones to tell the brain that you are full.

Otherwise, you could be consuming unnecessary calories when your stomach could not react to the amount of food that was rapidly inhaled. This is another reason why fast food leads to obesity.

Eating slower gives the body and mind time to react accordingly. You simply do not need the extra calories, and your body will tell you by making you fat.

Michelle Wie Diet & Fitness

Michelle Wie recently signed a sponsorship deal with McDonald’s making it a sure thing that Happy Meals will be a part of her diet and fitness plans.

The question on everyone’s mind is what does a healthy 20 year old 6 foot 1 inch professional golfer eat, specifically the Michelle Wie diet, to maintain peak energy for workouts and competing in golf tournaments.

Being raised in Hawaii and of Korean ethnicity, Michelle Wie can easily incorporate any of these into a healthy diet when consumed in moderation.

  • Brown rice (commonly offered as an alternative to white rice or fried rice in Hawaii). Brown rice is a whole grain – http://www.worldshealthiestfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=128
  • Fresh fish from the Pacific offers a high source of lean protein.
  • Charsiu chicken, another source of lean protein. Tastier than charsiu pork.
  • Kalua Pig, a delicious pulled pork dish.
  • BBQ marinated meats such as Kalbi short ribs. And local grass fed rib eyes steaks.
  • Stir fried greens and vegetables along with every entree.

Eating in moderation, and eating well contributes to her diet for consistent growth as a professional athlete and adult.

http://www.golftoday.co.uk/news/yeartodate/news06/michelle_wie_3.html

As for fitness Michelle Wie works with strength coach Paul Gagne to build upper body strength, and swing coach David Leadbetter to improve distance and accuracy on every swing.

Obesity Linked to Being Poor

If you are working a minimum wage job, you have a higher chance of becoming obese. Why? Because you are constantly worrying about paying off your bills that you have little time to take care of your body and get healthy.

Also, when your refrigerator is not stocked with food, you are more likely to overeat every chance you get because you have no idea when the next full meal will come. Having full access to food allows you to take care of more important things than worrying about going hungry.

Countries with high levels of job and income security have much lower overweight population.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110122112459.htm

Body Image and Weight Loss

Many of us struggle with weight loss because of poor body image. Even when the scale shows us losing 10 pounds after several weeks of changed eating habits and a more active lifestyle, our heads are still filled with negative thoughts that we are not perfect. And then we regress into the old self who ate their fair share of ice cream and junk food.

The truth is that no one is perfect. Otherwise magazine wouldn’t have to retouch photos to make celebrities on covers thinner and healthier looking.

Be realistic, don’t go back to the old destructive self because you don’t see yourself as perfect. It takes a lot of hard work to lose even a few pounds, your heart, body and mind appreciates all that you have achieved.

Continue with your weight loss goals, and throw out the distorted body image you have of yourself.

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http://www.examiner.com/x-9566-Milwaukee-Wellness-Examiner~y2009m8d20-The-weight-loss-let-down

At 500 lbs, Francis Opts for Gastric Bypass

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Due to weighing 500 pounds, Francis is at risk of heart attacks. His weight is the result of an unhealthy lifestyle of overeating and lack of exercise. As a way to save his life from an early heart attack, Francis undergoes gastric bypass where his stomach is made smaller.