Over recent years, the United States obesity epidemic has increased in abundance to the point where an individual should be worried about making healthier life choices. Eating habits are an immense reason why our health has changed for the worse since the 70s. People die young due to developing obesity related diseases. Diseases occur from choices people make, what one decides to eat, and how much an individual decides to eat. Studies show the life expectancy for an unhealthy person who chooses to eat a bigger portion size, often less than the average individual who keeps a balanced way of eating.
When there is too much fat clogging the human body system, heart attacks come easier because of the smaller amount of space a heart has. When somebody’s heart stops, the person lose consciousness and are in very bad trouble, which is another horrible thing that can happen from obesity. Another one is a stroke. Borrowed from the American Stroke Association’s website, “Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States,” (1).
That fat is then converted into ketones, which are used as fuel in the brain and are known to have a positive effect on memory and cognition. Intermittent fasting also appears to protect the brain’s neurons from plaque accumulation, which is commonly seen in people with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. 2. Boost Detoxification and Reduce Oxidative
For those people who have high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol – this will increase the risk of having Alzheimer’s. Studies have shown that eating coconut oil will help grease the mind so to speak in a way that increases thyroid function, lowers cholesterol, helps balance weight and can decrease the chances of getting dementia or Alzheimer’s later in life. A healthy body helps with keeping a healthy mind! Once the disease has progressed though, health will decline. Lack of proper nutrition, and not taking the needed medication will aid in the rapid decline.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders, the obese binge eaters differed from the non-obese binge eaters in a wide range of eating-related characteristics, but not in mental health issues (Decaluwe, Braet, & Fairburn, 2002). This suggests that each group should have their own specialized treatment. For the obese binge eaters, medicines that have effects on appetite and weight loss have been shown to have therapeutic effects on the patients (McElroy, Guedjikova, Mori, & O’Melia, 2012). However, future research should focus on the neurobiology of BED, in order to develop successful treatment methods for each group. The brain is a very complicated system with many pathways, and while we may know a lot of the systems of the brain that influence feeding behaviors, it may vary from person to person.
In Australia half of the population will develop a mental illness such as dementia and depression or a disease like diabetes in their lives. The cause of this can relate to the quality of our diets which as research suggests can affect the course of our lives. Another result of a continuous consumption of the Hungry Jacks meal is that it has long been suspected that specific nutrients can affect cognitive processes and emotions. Without a proper diet, in Isaac’s case he eats one nearly one whole day's worth of kJ and even surpasses the recommended daily intake of fat, saturated fat and sugar, in a single lunch time meal. If you lack the healthy nutrients required for proper cognitive and physical health you should be ready to face the consequences.
Often the extra weight that people put up when their lifestyle changes and especially when they get too busy is due to their lack of awareness when they eat since the mind is too engaged in thinking about various other important stuff. Overeating, binge eating, night eating, addiction to chocolate or sugar are all resulted from absentmindedness
Our body needs a healthy diet at some point in life. Some people eat food with excessive fat without their knowledge. Studies indicate that the level of obesity in the society is drastically increasing because of poor eating habits. A person’s lifestyle and eating habits determine if he/she will lose excessive
Some effects include poor brain function, poor sleep, mood problems and many more that correlates with eating non-healthy foods. In an article I’ve read it said, The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System did a study and nearly fourteen percent of High School students are obese and sixteen percent were overweight. In the book called, Fed Up With Lunch, a school teacher forgot her lunch from home so she went and grabbed cafeteria food. Later on she was sickened by the food she and her students have received.
Biology also plays a major role in obesity. 10% of children without obese parents become obese throughout their lifetime, compared to the 40% of children who have one obese parent that become obese and the 70% of children with two obese parents that become obese. Fat is stored as adipose cells, when these cells get filled you do not get hungry. When people gain weight, because of their genetic predisposition, childhood eating patterns, or overeating, their adipose cells increase and it is hard to get rid of them, so they need to eat more in order to feel
In recent years the topic of dieting has been extremely controversial. It is clear that diets do cause people to lose weight, but what are the effects after the diet is over? The daily argument over this topic is if dieting helps or if it is actually more damaging to those who engage in them. Despite the fact that diets help those overweight lose weight; dieting harms the body and causes weight gain in the long run. This is because dieting alters the body not knowing when to feel full leading to overeating as well as causing biological and physical damage.
In fact, through a recent study at Princeton University, after observing changes in rats that consumed high fructose corn syrup, scientists were able to conclude that the cheap sugar substitute has addicting effects on the brain “similar to some drugs of abuse” (Parker, 2010). Behaviors that individuals who take in excess amounts of HFCS encounter such as binge eating, withdrawal, and craving, for instance, all relate to the same neurochemical change, where enkephalin mRNA, dopamine, and acetylcholine release in the nucleus accumbens, in the brain that occur in humans addicted to drugs (Avena, 2007). Thus, in the same way that a drug fiend depends on drugs humans begin to depend on High Fructose Corn Syrup, both needing their daily fix which is especially apparent in the growing number of overweight people since HFCS became present in nearly every processed food (Avena,