Of course the Government is rather busy at the moment but do we really need them to tell us what to eat? Would their time be better spent legislating against food manufacturers and supermarkets that are responsible for producing food containing excess fat, salt and sugar? And the one thing that really drives me mad; the excess non recyclable packaging, why is it not possible to just stop producing this packaging, don’t get me started on that one! Then there is the time-bomb problem of genetically engineered food.
We are facing an “Obesity Crisis” in the UK and obesity-related conditions are now estimated to cost the UK up to £10bn a year for NHS services and loss of earnings. Around 25% of the population is already clinically obese, with a higher percentage amongst children.
The Government is right to be worried. The message is clear; being obese causes a multitude of health risks e.g. high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and gallstones. It is the responsibility of individuals to face up to these health risks and stop gambling with their health. Make changes that will help you become healthier while reducing your weight. Follow these simple steps.
- Become conscious of what you eat and ask is this food providing me with nourishment and the nutrition my body needs and deserves?
- Reduce the amount you are eating, smaller portions can be just as enjoyable if you eat slowly and it’s a really good habit to start – we all eat too much.
- Drink plenty of clean water at least six to eight glasses every day, your urine should not smell strong and should be the colour of straw.
- Reduce bad fats which include any manufactured fat. Increase your intake of essential fatty acids found in oily fish. Essential fats help us concentrate better and are good for the cardio-vascular system.
Look out for my next Blog on how to reduce High Blood Pressure naturally.