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Obesity – Perhaps The Most Serious Medical Condition Of All

Administrator April 19, 2019

We view obesity as perhaps the biggest health crisis in the world. According to the CDC, adult obesity rates in the US are almost 40%. That’s an incredible number. The worst part is that obesity contributes to the following conditions:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Kidney disease

In fact, there are so many diabetics with this obesity rate that new guidelines regarding fasting blood sugar were enacted. Normal fasting blood sugar levels (a measure to detect diabetes) were raised so that many people would not qualify as diabetics.

As you can see, the risks of obesity are substantial. The good news is that obesity is SIMPLE TO TREAT. Obesity does not need to occur in the vast majority of individuals. The solution revolves around proper diet and exercise. We recommend that individuals with obesity get nutritional consultations immediately from a qualified healthcare provider.

For elitefitnessnow.com athletes, we believe that proper diet revolves around lean meats, a lot of vegetables, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. By no sugar, we mean no sugar. No Sugar includes the following sugars below and many more.

  • Table sugar
  • Evaporated cane juice
  • Honey
  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Glucose
  • Dextrose
  • Brown sugar
  • Raw Sugar
  • Palm Sugar
  • Coconut sugar
  • Fruit juice concentrate
  • Fruit juice

Proper diet also involves removing refined grains and other high glycemic carbs from the diet. Some of the high glycemic foods we recommend our athletes remove from their diets are below.

  • White flower
  • White Rice
  • White bread
  • White pasta
  • Quick cook oatmeal
  • Quick cook rice
  • Corn

It is our belief that one of the key components to health and wellness is diet and exercise. Proper diet and exercise can prevent and, in many cases, treat obesity which can make the world a healthier place.


Elitefitnessnow.com provides online strength and conditioning programs to help people live happier and healthier lives.


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