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Healthy Eating Am I bovvered?. What does it mean to be healthy? Being an appropriate weight Being an appropriate weight Reducing risk of illness Reducing.

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1 Healthy Eating Am I bovvered?

2 What does it mean to be healthy? Being an appropriate weight Being an appropriate weight Reducing risk of illness Reducing risk of illness Enjoying life Enjoying life Being able to do what you want Being able to do what you want Feeling well Feeling well Living a healthy old age Living a healthy old age

3 Why concentrate on weight? Being overweight can be a result of lifestyle Eating the wrong type of foods Eating the wrong type of foods Not taking enough exercise Not taking enough exercise Sedentary jobs Sedentary jobs Lack of self confidence – leading to overeating Lack of self confidence – leading to overeating

4 Obesity In Scotland - 65% men overweight / obese In Scotland - 65% men overweight / obese - 60% women overweight /obese - 60% women overweight /obese Men more likely than women to be overweight than obese Men more likely than women to be overweight than obese

5 What are the risks? Increased risk of High blood pressure – risk of stroke, kidney disease High blood pressure – risk of stroke, kidney disease heart disease heart disease Diabetes – kidney failure, blindness, heart disease Diabetes – kidney failure, blindness, heart disease Back pain, joint pains, decreased mobility Back pain, joint pains, decreased mobility

6 Diabetes The incidence of diabetes is increasing in the general population, reaching about 10% of the population in the age 65+. The incidence of diabetes is increasing in the general population, reaching about 10% of the population in the age % men and 3.7% women aged 16+ have diabetes 3.8% men and 3.7% women aged 16+ have diabetes 1-2 children are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes each year compared with none about 5 years ago. 1-2 children are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes each year compared with none about 5 years ago. Having PKU does not change the risk – think of a low phenylalanine / restricted carbohydrate diet!! Having PKU does not change the risk – think of a low phenylalanine / restricted carbohydrate diet!!

7 PKU Many professionals have “tunnel vision” Many professionals have “tunnel vision” The diet and lifestyle looked upon sympathetically The diet and lifestyle looked upon sympathetically Many parents give unhealthy foods too often to make up for the restrictions Many parents give unhealthy foods too often to make up for the restrictions Upset when weight discussed – have enough to cope with. Upset when weight discussed – have enough to cope with.

8 The excuses! Those scales must be wrong! Those scales must be wrong! I will find time tomorrow I will find time tomorrow It’s my hormones / genes It’s my hormones / genes All my family are big and they are fine All my family are big and they are fine I don’t have time I don’t have time I can’t afford to eat healthily I can’t afford to eat healthily I am not overweight I am not overweight

9 The scales are wrong

10 I will find time tomorrow

11 I don’t have time

12 It’s in the genes

13 I can’t afford to eat healthily

14 I am not overweight

15 The next step Look at your day Look at your day Keep a diary Keep a diary Who does what ? Who does what ? Delegate Delegate Find a little time Find a little time

16 Change one thing Find a like minded friend Find a like minded friend Take the stairs Take the stairs Limit TV / computer Limit TV / computer Eat more fruit and vegetables Eat more fruit and vegetables Drink more water Drink more water Stop between meal snacks Stop between meal snacks

17 Benefits of weight loss Losing 5-10kg (3/4 – 1 stone) Losing 5-10kg (3/4 – 1 stone) Improves joint and back pain Improves joint and back pain Improves lung function Improves lung function Better sleeping pattern Better sleeping pattern Reduction in breathlessness Reduction in breathlessness Loss of a few pounds removes a substantial amount of blood fats such as cholesterol (fatty deposits) which clog up the arteries Loss of a few pounds removes a substantial amount of blood fats such as cholesterol (fatty deposits) which clog up the arteries

18 Losing 10kg (1 stone) 20% reduction in risk of death from any cause 20% reduction in risk of death from any cause 30% reduction in the risk of dying from diabetes related condition 30% reduction in the risk of dying from diabetes related condition 40% reduction in risk of dying from obesity related cancer 40% reduction in risk of dying from obesity related cancer

19 Change a little Gain a lot!

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