Skinny On Obesity Video Analysis

After watching the video, “The Complete SKinny on Obesity”, I was able to narrow down the eight points to the three main points I thought were the most interesting. The first point I’ll talk about is called Hunger and Hormones - A Vicious Cycle. When we eat, leptin is the hormone that tells our brain that we have had enough. It is what is suppose to limit our intake of food. Leptin is from fat cells therefore when someone is obese, they have high levels of leptin. When diabetics take insulin, it lowers their blood sugar which sends sugar fat to storage. More insulin means more fat. Insulin blocks leptin at the brain which make us feel hungry all the time. When diabetics take insulin, it stores energy and makes them feel more hungry, and since …show more content…
One of the first things said was a calorie is a calorie. To lose weight you must burn more than you eat and to gain you must eat more than you burn. Good calorie or bad calorie it doesn’t matter, no matter what that’s how it goes to lose or gain weight. One of the big factors that contributes to obesity is our food environment. When we are working, running errands or don’t have time to make a meal, we eat out. The MacDonalds drive through is so convenient and time saving for everyone to just swing though. When I was in highschool, I lived out of town so it was always a lot easier to grab a bite in town then it was to run home and make …show more content…
Tip one being get rid of all fruit juices because even though they may seem healthy with the words “fruit” and containing “vitamin c” there are other, healthier options. The second tip being keep insulin down, eat carb with fiber which will lessen the insulin response because blood sugar won’t go up as high. This will help to not repeat the cycle. The third tip being wait 20 minutes before a second portion because we have 22 feet of intenstines. This being said it takes the food to travel 22 feet before we reach satiety. Without that feel it is easy to overeat. The last tip is to by screen time with activity. If you watch tv for an hour, then go ride a bike for an hour. With being in college these tips really stuck out to be becasue without all the sports and the down time college can have, it’s important to still stay healthy and active. These are some simple ways to do

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