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Transcript of Childhood Obesity
People don't pay attention to calories values of the food they eat, and end up overeating their daily amount. So what are calories? Some genes may control appetite, making us less able to sense when we are full and other genes may make us more responsive to the taste, smell, or sight of food.
People can have inherited genes that increase their predisposition for accumulating body fat. Calories are.. Calories can be defined as potential energy for the body. In fact, anything we eat is considered to be potential energy for our body. This energy can take the form of fats, cholesterol, carbohydrates or proteins, and each of these has a respective number of calories. Our everyday lives is filled with stress and learning how control it can be the difference between a healthy enjoyable life or a gluttonous uncontrollable existence.
Stress brought up by family, relationships, schools, bills and work.
When we reach for fattening, sugary comfort foods during stressful times, it may be an attempt to self-medicate. Learning to control yourself can make a difference between being healthy or unhealthy. The American landscape is full of tantalizing food at every turn.
Currently, food and beverage companies in the United States spend more than $10 billion annually on marketing their wares to American children in an effort to "build brand recognition, brand preference and brand loyalty researchers have said. Parents allow their children to eat in front of the TV and this may cause obesity
Some parents don’t encourage physical activity.
Parents allows their children to watch TV, play video games, and play on the computer too much when they are young.
The average American child spends about 24 hours each week watching television. US Department of Health Estimated Average Requirements (EAR) are a daily calorie intake of 1940 calories per day for women and 2550 for men. So How Much Do We Need? Big Mac: 550 Cals. Baconator: 970 cals. BK's Chicken Nuggets: 470 cals Now that we know that information does any of these things seem healthy at all? Chik-fil-a Sandwich: 400 cals + Small Fries: 300 Cheesy Potato Burrito: 540