Obesity is not something that can be taken lightly. Its something that can majorly effect your social life and general health. Many people put this issue aside but its something that should be really taken into consideration. Kids heavier than 85% of other kids are considered over weight, will the ones in the 95%+ range are obese.
So how do you know if your obese? Well there are some categories that can tell you. These categories used by doctors are called BMI (Body Mass Index). A BMI of 25 or more means your overweight. And a BMI of 30 or more means your obese. More kids and adults are obese and overweight than ever before and its growing like crazy. The reason why is because the typical diet is made up of even more junk food than before. What is junk food? Junk food is the bad stuff. And diet soda doesnt cut it. Diet soda and many other sodas are not really better than normal soda in any way. Hydrogenated Oils are bad oils that can be really bad for you so cut back on them! The funny thing is that when you eat fruit and other foods. It actually will make you become less hungry! That means that if you get into the habit of eating these foods, than you will become more healthy and less hungry all the time!
Lets get to the worst news however. Diabetes is a disease in which the body can not process a sugar called glucose. Even worse is that the higher your BMI is, the more likely you are to experience Hypertension. Hypertension forces your heart to work harder for the things it needs!
Be smart with what your eating and doing. What you chose to do now can majorly affect your health later on so make smart choices!
I found another post on a similiar subject so here it is! Its by my aunts friend: Lifewithlilred.