Is There Such a Thing as ‘Healthy Obesity’?
It is undeniable that obesity is bad for health, but there are clearly differences between individuals in the extent to which it is bad. The term “healthy obesity” is flawed since people who are obese, even those who are “metabolically” healthy, are still at increased risk for a host of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and overall increased risk of mortality.
While the concept of healthy obesity is crude and problematic and may best be laid to rest, there is great opportunity for human biological investigation of the levels, causes, and consequences of heterogeneity in health among people with the same BMI.
Here are the top foods someone should consume to overcome obesity:
High fiber foods – High fiber foods like vegetables, nuts, seeds, and berries increase satiety, without increasing calories.
Sugar – Increases hunger and leads to the consumption of empty calories