The average Kiwi eats too much fat!
High in meat and dairy fat – the meat and three veggies meal – has made us very vulnerable to heart and blood vessel disease. The dangers being overweight are well documented, no more so than as a major risk factor for heart disease.
Being Overweight or Obese Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack
The Dangers being overweight increases your risk of developing high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes — each of which also increases your chance of having a heart attack – or worse The Risk of Death Rises with Increasing Weight.
If you are overweight, even a small weight loss – just 10 percent of your current weight, will help to lower your risk of developing many diseases and will often improve the overall quality of your life.
By any measure, the average Kiwi eats too much fat. Our traditional Kiwi diet which tends to be high in meat and dairy fat – the meat and three veggies meal – has made us very vulnerable to heart and blood vessel disease, not to mention a whole range of other diseases.
To make matters worse, it’s the wrong kind of fat; since so much of our food comes from animal products, much of the fat we eat is saturated fat.
It has been estimated that each day, the average person consumes one-third of a cup of pure fat. Each time we stop in for a quick cheeseburger with fries and a shake, we’ll consume 75 grams of fat.
It wasn’t always that way. In 1900 only 30 percent of the calories in our diet came from fat. By the 1960s, however, our fat intake was up to 44 percent. Since then, of course, we’ve become a cholesterol-conscious society, and we have started to improve. At present, it has been estimated that 37 percent of our daily calories from fat. It’s progress, to be sure, but it’s not good enough, particularly since half our daily fat is the saturated variety.
In conclusion; The dangers being overweight increase the risk of ill health. No more so than heart and cardiovascular disease. Obesity is something that you can control unless it is as the result of another illness.
Better lifestyle choices can make a huge improvement to your weight management. Things like; more exercise, less fat, and salt in your diet and meditation.
Exercise is Very Important for Maintaining Weight
Exercise increases circulation and helps remove the toxins and impurities that have accumulated in the physiology
These deposits are a major factor in the breakdown of the resistance of the body. Exercise is a key procedure for helping the body’s natural internal cleansing processes.
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Benefits of Weight Loss
Being overweight is a risk factor for health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, arthritis, gall bladder disease, gynecologic problems, some cancers, and even lung problems …
The Risk of Death Rises with Increasing Weight
It has been estimated that Tens of thousands of deaths per year may be attributable to obesity …
Dietary Fat and Cholesterol: Your Are What You Eat
It’s important to recognize the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats, so lets take a look at the distinctions …
Behaviours That Will Help You Lose Weight
Setting the right goals is an important first step. Most people trying to lose weight focus on just that one goal: weight loss. However, the most productive areas to focus on are the dietary and exercise changes that will lead to that long-term weight change …
Healthy Eating Habits
How we digest and assimilate our food is just as important as what we eat. If digestion is disturbed, even the best diet will not provide proper nutrition …
There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and / or just stay healthy:
… the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 09 419 5380. Or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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