The Cause Of Obesity

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What is obesity? Well it all comes down to your BMI. BMI, or Body Mass Index, is defined as weight in kilograms divided by square height in meters (World Health Organization). Being obese is defined by having a Body Mass Index of 30kg per meters squared or over (World Health Organization). The cause of this is people are eating way too many calories than they actually burn off. Our portion sizes are getting bigger and bigger and when our portion sizes grow, so do the amount of calories we put in our bodies. People aren’t burning the right amount of calories because they struggle to exercise the way they need to. Exercise is really important to sticking to a healthy eating program. If you eat healthy and you never exercise you are not getting …show more content…
Obesity causes countless health problems, including diseases that can change your life forever. The World Health Organization lists some of the things obesity can do to you. “Obesity and overweight pose a major risk for serious diet related chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, and certain forms of cancer.” Having the wrong kind of diet can lead to countless health problems, even cancer. Too many people are eating unhealthy foods and/or not exercising without thinking about the long term effects it could do to their body. Having this mindset can lead to serious health problems.Obesity also lowers your life quality. “The health consequences range from increased risk of premature death, to serious chronic conditions that reduce the overall quality of life” (World Health Organization). The health problems caused by obesity are too big of a risk to take when you could do something as little as change your diet to prevent from getting these …show more content…
"I bought a lot of pizza. And I bought candy and everything. I didn’t feel good seeing other kids eat those things. I wanted them too” (Spake Amanda and Mary Marcus). When it comes to peer pressure you just want to fit in and when you have friends urging you to buy that unhealthy food, it is obvious that peer pressure is a cause of unhealthy dieting. When you are in a hurry to do something it is easier to just stop at some fast food restaurant and get food instead of stopping and making healthier food to eat. That is why time is a cause of unhealthy dieting and, in a way, obesity as

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