Is Obesity More Accepted Than It Used To Be? If So, Why?

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Recent research studies have found that overweight and obese people nowadays simply aren’t trying quite as hard, to lose weight, as folks who had packed on some extra pounds used to be trying, one or two generations ago.

Not all researchers are buying into this finding. Some raise the possibility that many people are in fact modifying their lifestyles in favor of healthier living, but aren’t specifically doing so just in order to lose body weight.

Others, however, looking around themselves, claim that overweightness and obesity are very noticeably increasing. One consequence is that norms are changing. Tubby teenagers, who one or two generations ago would have felt pressures to lose weight just by comparing their own bodies with those of their slimmer companions, now see many other folks their own age who are carrying around similar amounts of extra pounds/kilograms — and consequently over time they, without thinking, just come to accept that as normal.

New research has found that more than 30% of Americans now consider themselves obese, as of 2015, versus about 19% who considered themselves obese in 1997 — a startling change. On the other hand, as of 2014 only 49% of overweight or obese people in one survey claimed that they were trying to lose weight, versus 55% in a similar survey in 1994 who made that claim — a less-drastic change, but still a puzzling one.

Losing weight is hard. Many folks have tried numerous fad diets, such as eating nothing besides grapefruit, without much success — and have come to equate the word diet, in their minds, with the word failure.

The generally recognized number for characterizing overweightness and obesity is Body-Mass Index (BMI). BMI is formally defined as the quotient when a person’s body weight in kilograms is divided by the square of the person’s height in meters. Thus, a man weighing 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds) and two meters tall (about six feet seven inches tall) would have a BMI of 100/2×2 = 100/4 = 25, which as it happens is conventionally taken to be the dividing point between ‘normal’/healthy body weight (having a lower BMI) and overweightness (having a higher BMI). The dividing point between mere overweightness and actual obesity is conventionally taken to be BMI = 30.

About two-thirds of all American adults are believed to have packed on enough pounds that their BMI values exceed 25, so that they’re at least overweight. And about half of those two-thirds, or one-third of all adult Americans, have gained enough weight that their BMI values exceed 30, so that they’re actually obese. Some weight researchers have come up with additional pejorative labels to characterize folks whose BMI values exceed 35, or 40, or 50. Who knew?

Being overweight or obese is believed by most medical folks to increase a person’s risk of developing Type II Diabetes and/or heart disease, and/or having a stroke, and even of falling victim to certain types of cancers. But, if present trends continue — which of course is a big IF — by 2025 one out of every five Americans (presumably including young children) will be obese and will be incurring these risks.

Numerous doctors and other medical practitioners have themselves been fighting battles against being overweight or even obese. When they do try to talk with their patients about weight issues, the patients may challenge their competence to advise other people about weight.

A disheartening survey result has found that the subject of patient weight is even broached in only 6.2% of doctor-patient consultations –about one out every fifteen meetings between patients and their medical practitioners. Given the percentage of patients who are presumably overweight or obese, this result is scary.

So, what can overweight or obese patients do on their own initiative?

In any case, they should look into CLE Holistic Health Naavudi; it’s a natural vegetarian blend of nine herbs, each of which has been used in traditional Asian medicinal practice for centuries or even for millennia. Some of these herbs are also often used to add flavoring, in various Asian cuisines. Each of these nine Naavudi ingredients is quite potent by itself, but when they are combined into Naavudi they synergistically operate as more than the sum of their separate contributions.

Naavudi can help folks suffering from high-blood glucose levels, from glycosuria (glucose in their urine, aka ‘sweet pee’), or even from Diabetes, to manage their blood-glucose levels. Modern medical research is now studying the effects of many of these ancient herbs, and some of them have passed certain clinical tests. CLE Holistic Health offers Naavudi in the form of 550-milligram vegetarian capsules. Like other CLE herbal products, it’s prepared from herbs that have been raised organically on CLE’s own farmland plots, and then harvested and processed and packaged using CLE’s proprietary methods, with CLE employees doing the work at every step of the way, in order to maintain excellent control of quality, purity, and uniformity. It’s not known to interact with prescription medicines, so you can try it out without otherwise changing your medicinal regimen. Doesn’t Naavudi sound like something that you should be looking into?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/health/weight-loss-giving-up-diet-obesity-study/index.html?sr=fbCNN041717weight-loss-giving-up-diet-obesity-study0700AMStoryGalLink&linkId=36568699

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index

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