HEALTHY LIFE

6 Effective Strategies to Control Your Appetite

In today’s world, surrounded by highly palatable, heavily marketed, cheap processed food, it’s
easy for people to eat more calories than they need. Overeating coupled with insufficient
physical activity is obviously leading to the obesity epidemic. Statistics from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the problem of obesity affects more than 40% of
American adults, placing them at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and
certain types of cancer. While the causes of this epidemic are multi-faceted, the USDA’s Dietary
Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 tell us that losing weight and overcoming the obesity
problem requires adults to reduce the number of calories they get from foods and beverages
and increase the amount expended through physical activity.
” To maintain good health, adopt the right balance in your life and limit the consumption of empty calories. “

1/ Know Your Food.

Eating food is something necessary because it provides nutrients and the nutrients are
substances that provide energy for activity, growth, and all function of the body such as
breathing, digesting food and keeping warm. Many studies support the idea that what we eat
highly affects our health. So, It’s quite important to know about the food we are eating, we need to know what does it consist of? How many calories will it provide? What kinds of nutrients will it give to our bodies?
Knowing that a piece of grilled tuna with some veggies will provide so many nutrients which will
reduce your blood pressure, improve your immune system, lower triglycerides, strengthen your bones and prevent cancer, whereas a hamburger contains a huge amount of cholesterol and
saturated fat that increases the risk of heart disease can eventually aid you to see your food
differently and let you choose the best for your health.