Vitamins: Most of the recognized vitamins except Vit-C.
Over 30 years of prospective epidemiological surveys of CHD risk have consistently found no independent relationship between dietary cholesterol or egg consumption and CHD risk.
American studies found that by eating two eggs for breakfast, overweight and obese women ate less at subsequent meals and lost more weight than those eating a bagel-based breakfast . It is due to high “satiety index” (150%) of egg.
EGG cont’d REFERENCES
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Dhurandhar, NV (2007) Eggs for breakfast help promote weight loss. Presented at Experimental Biology 2007. Astrup A, Buemann B, Flint A, Raben A. Low fat diets and energy balance: how does the evidence
2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Walking, dancing, gardening, team or individual sports, cycling, rowing, rope jumping, jogging.
Reducing sedentary activities e.g. watching TV, computer, games.
Most attractive: Walking. light walking-24min/mile, moderate-15min/mile & high/jog-10min/mile.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SHOULD BE STARTED GRADUALLY. walking 10min/day-3days in a week, increase gradually up to 45min/day-7days/week
ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription -- Sixth Edition, page 26 Virtually all sedentary individuals can begin a moderate exercise program safely.
3. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATIONS
Family Physician together with family members and friends and if possible with psychologist should modify the behaviors responsible for obesity: