10 Ways to Prevent Obesity ...

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Obesity is fast becoming one of the major issues that the world of today is facing, so much so that even children are becoming victims.

I think we need to act fast and wise to become role models for the future generations so that we can rid ourselves of this problem once and for all.

I also think it's important that we learn to recognise obesity and act on it.

And while there are many ways to prevent obesity, I have picked these ten ten as my top priority tips...

10. Set a Good Example

Set a Good Example

If you can be a good example for others to follow, then it might make it easier for you to stick to a healthier routine yourself.2

Kids watch the adults around them and learn by example.

Eating healthy right from breakfastand exercising regularly will show them that you are serious about staying healthy and fit and they will follow suit .

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9. Get Rid of Simple Sugars

Get Rid of Simple Sugars

Replacing simple sugars with honey, stevia, agave nectar, or even maple syrup will help avoid obesity. The body is able to break down these types of sweeteners easily and is less likely to store them as fat.

And they taste just as good so the replacement should not be difficult.

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8. Switch Unhealthy Snacks with Healthy Ones

Switch Unhealthy Snacks with Healthy Ones

It's a hard change to make, but snacking on some lightly buttered popcorn or some fresh cut veggies is better than a bag of greasy potato chips.

Dipping carrot sticks, broccoli, or cauliflower in some fat-free ranch dressing can be a tasty treat.

Low calorie snacks can cut off all those extra unwanted calories and really keep the excess weight off.

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7. Limit Fat Intake

Limit Fat Intake

The dietary fat included in a diet should be less than 30 percent of the complete number of calories consumed.

Saturated fat should only be 10 percent, while trans fatty acids should be completely avoided.

Fried foods are the obvious foods to cut back on.

They are usually dripping in fat.

Learn to differentiate between good fats and bad fats and alter your diet accordingly.

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