Weight Loss and Obesity Prevention Persuasive Essay by Nicky

Weight Loss and Obesity Prevention
A discussion on the elements of a healthy weight loss program.
# 146739 | 1,437 words | 5 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Jan 14, 2011 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Nutrition (General)

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The paper begins by highlighting the medical significance of excess weight and then shows how weight loss can be accomplished healthily and unhealthily. The paper explains the negative effects of losing too much weight too soon and of fad diets that work over the short term but invariably fail over the longer term. The paper then discusses the healthy way that is to make better food choices and to maintain these dietary changes for life. The paper explains how to understand food labels, the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates and the role of regular exercise. The paper points out the need for medical clearance before beginning any exercise routine or implementing any major dietary changes.

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Body Weight
Principals of Healthy and Unhealthy Weight Loss
Weight Loss Through Healthful Dietary Changes and Exercise
Medical Precautions

From the Paper:

"Overweight and obesity are both increasing at alarming rates in the United States, with approximately forty percent of adults and almost as large a percentage of children under the age of eighteen currently overweight, many of whom are either already obese or within very close proximity to clinical obesity (Baldauf, 2008). Clinical obesity refers to a condition of weighing more than thirty percent more than the heaviest appropriate weight for a person based on height, age, gender, body type, and skeletal frame; alternatively, it is defined as maintaining more than twenty-five percent body fat (Larson-Duyff, 2002)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Baldauf, S. (2008). "Too Fat? No More Excuses: Research Is Revealing How Very Damaging Extra Baggage Is" U.S. News & World Report. Jan 14/08 (pp. 57-61)
  • Larson-Duyff, R. (2002). American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide. Hoboken: Wiley & Sons.
  • Sizer, F., Whitney, E. (2003). Nutrition: Concepts and Controversies. Belmont: Wadsworth/Thomson.
  • Taylor, C., Lillis, C., LeMone, P. (2005). Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Scienceof Nursing Care. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2007) The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity. Retrieved March 29, 2009, 2009 from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration public website, at: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/obesity/

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