Heavy Cost of Fat American’s are paying a high price for eating too many high calorie snacks and exercising too little! Average annual spending per person on snacks $250 Average yearly U.S. Costs for obesity-related illnesses, injuries $77 billion Source: University of Missouri-Columbia, U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Very Bad: Hydrogenated Hydrogenated Oils (ex. coconut, palm) –Formed when vegetable oils are processed into solid fats. Trans-Fatty Acids Found in snack foods Baked goods Some dairy products Stick butter and margarines
The Fat Facts on Health High Blood pressure (Hypertension): If you’re obese, you have twice as much chance of getting high blood pressure as someone of normal weight. About 25 percent of all obese people have high blood pressure.
The Fat Facts on Health Diabetes: Almost 80 percent of people with diabetes are obese. If you have diabetes, you’ll have to pay close attention to what you eat and how active you are. Heart Disease: Obesity increases the risk for conditions that lead to heart disease, such as high cholesterol, hypertension, and atherosclerosis.
The Fat Facts on Health Cancer: Obese men might have higher death rates from colon, rectum, and prostate cancers than non-obese men. Obese women might have higher death rates from gall bladder, liver, breast, cervical, and ovarian cancers.
Calculate Your Body Mass Index 704 x (Your Weight in pounds) (Your Height in inches) 2 For example: If you’re 64 inches tall and weigh 145 lbs. 704 x 145 = 102,080 102,080 ÷ 64 = 1,595 1,595 ÷ 64 = 24.9
Your BMI: Where am I on the scale? BMI of 19 to 25 is considered a healthy range. BMI of 26 to 30 is considered overweight BMI greater than 30 is considered obese. You are at risk of developing or furthering your risk of health problems associated with obesity.
Things you CAN do: Know your daily fat budget. Choose how you will change. Take action: –Make exercise a habit. –Modify Recipes. –Eat out less or choose healthy entrees. –Portion control. –Eat 5 serving a day of fruits and vegetables. –Choose complex carbohydrates –Focus on fiber Reward yourself when you succeed!