Fat - Health and Fitness India, Knowledge and Experience from Worldwide
Diet of children with type 1 diabetes should have age appropriate calories with normal proportions of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Experts said only type 2 diabetes can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle, exercise and avoiding obesity.
While type 1 diabetes can be well managed and detected early, the experts all unanimously called for greater awareness levels.
Improving pre-pregnancy health critical to averting childhood obesity: New Study
"The Law of 3's" for Dieting and Success
"Obesity can turn body fat toxic"
"Obesity can trigger inflammation in the fat cells found just below the skin, creating an environment that has been linked with the development of both diabetes and heart disease, two new studies indicate.
The findings suggest that people need to worry about all types of body fat, not just the deeply embedded fat that earlier work had focused on. But the new work also hints that some face a higher risk than others."
After 1 hour of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat declines by as much as 90%. Extended sitting slows the body's metabolism affecting things like (good cholesterol) HDL levels in our bodies.
Scientists have determined that after an hour or more of sitting, the production of enzymes that burn fat in the body declines by as much as 90 percent. Extended sitting, they add, slows the body’s metabolism of glucose and lowers the levels of good (HDL) cholesterol in the blood.
The instant gratification and the pleasure derived from consuming excessive chocolate and deep-fried foods can lead way to a double-edged sword of negative consequences ranging from weight gain to feelings of low self-esteem. According to a new study, combating this type of self-destructive behavior may be achieved simply by making a person feel sad. - Journal of Consumer Research, Inc. - March 11, 2014
How Fat Cells Work
Losing Weight and Losing Fat
Your weight is determined by the rate at which you store energy from the food that you eat, and the rate at which you use that energy. Remember that as your body breaks down fat, the number of fat cells remains the same; each fat cell simply gets smaller.
Most experts agree that the way to maintain a healthy weight is:
- Eat a balanced diet - appropriate amounts of carbohydrates, fat and protein
- Do not eat excessively - for most people, a diet of 1,500 to 2,000 calories a day is sufficient to maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
"Starving won't help losing fat from regions like the butt and thigh."
"Each individual is prone to fat accumulation in a different area. This also happens to be the last area from where fat will get burned, so we don't encourage members to work out specific areas."
Dr Purwa Duggal, a nutritionist with Fortis Hospital, says stubborn fat in areas such as thighs, hips, butt etc. are influenced by oestrogen. Prolonged starvation does not necessarily mean burning fat. It may initially cause muscle wasting or utilisation of glycogen stores.
Catecholamines, which are fight or flight hormones produced in the body in response to stress, are required to burn fat. "Blood flow to stubborn fat areas is usually very poor, as a result, the catecholamines are unable to reach the area to mobilise the fat. Even if the fat is mobilised, while it continues to be in the blood stream, it may get re-deposited in the original areas," she adds. However, both she and macrobiotic nutritionist Shonali Sabherwal agree that a controlled diet — excluding unhealthy fats, processed food and sugars — complimented with focussed exercise, under supervision, may aid in developing the desired muscle tone over time.
A highly valuable discussion related to FAT: Science journalist, Gary Taubes, joins Dr Oz, Dr Dean Ornish, and American Heart Association's Dr Barbara Howard. (for very short summary, watch from 49:30)
Read from posts of Yale University Director David Katz, MD, MPH on diet, calories, fat, weight, exercise and health to also help people in India with valuable inputs.