My Body

Lose Weight, Eat Less
May 12, 2005, 08:29

Are your pants getting a little tight?

Are you a little uncomfortable sitting down?

Well my friend you have the middle age bulge.

Losing those few extra pounds can help your body fight cancer and heart disease. and increases the risk of colon, breast, prostate and uterine cancers.

To reduce overweight, experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research recommend limiting the calories you consume and keeping physically active.

Experts at the American Institute for Cancer Research have introduced a new term into the discussion of overweight and obesity—prevention, and have put out a new brochure entitled, Don't Let It Happen. Released during the season of graduations and weddings, it is intended particularly for young people who are about to enter a new phase in their lives in which they manage their own diet and time.

Cutting Back on Calories:

For the majority of couch potatoes, cutting back on excess calories and exercising daily are obvious steps to better health.

Adults with a healthy weight can also prevent the usual, small yearly weight gain with a slight reduction in calories and an increase in activity. For adults with a healthy weight who want to do more for their long-term well-being, sensible calorie restriction can be accomplished without rigid diets.

Eliminate 50 to 200 calories a day of nutrient-poor foods, like pastries or sodas, from what you eat. If you feel you need more calories, try adding some of them back in your diet as plant-based foods that are nutritionally rich.