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  1. 1. American Weight Loss Plan Adam Wilson
  2. 2. I Believe… <ul><li>I believe that the United Sates of America should have a plan to fight and stop the obesity epidemic that is taking over our country </li></ul><ul><li>I believe that we need to put rules and regulations in to back up the plan </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Obesity <ul><li>Overweight is the excess amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat, and water. </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity is the excess accumulation of body fat. </li></ul><ul><li>One can be overweight without being obese: a body builder who has a lot of muscle, for example. </li></ul><ul><li>Most people who are overweight are also obese. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How its Measured <ul><li>Men with more than 25 percent body fat and women with more than 30 percent body fat are obese. </li></ul><ul><li>Body Mass Index = used to calculate a persons body fat percentage </li></ul><ul><li>Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25 or more, obesity is 30 or more, and severe obesity is 40 or more. </li></ul>httpwww.obesityindia.inimagesobesity_chart.gif.gif
  5. 5. Facts and Figures <ul><li>Approximately 127 million adults in the U.S. are overweight, 60 million obese, and 9 million severely obese. </li></ul>httpwww.mayyoubeforeveryoung.comwp-contentuploads200710obese2.jpg.jpg
  6. 6. Obesity Percentages
  7. 7. Side Affects of Obesity <ul><li>Obesity increases the risk of illness from about 30 serious medical conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Obesity is associated with increases in deaths from all-causes. </li></ul><ul><li>Earlier onset of obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, are being reported in children and adolescents with obesity. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with obesity are at higher risk for impaired mobility. </li></ul><ul><li>Overweight or obese individuals experience social stigmatization and discrimination in employment and academic situations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why are we the fattest country? <ul><li>We are the fattest country mainly because of our diet </li></ul><ul><li>While other countries like Japan are eating fish and rice, we are eating steak and potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>Many people in other countries get more exercise than we do </li></ul><ul><li>Fatty food availability much higher here </li></ul>httpd3.biggestmenu.com0000474b08a07ebdfeb86c_m.jpg.jpg
  9. 9. McDonalds in other Countries httpwww.obesityindia.inimagesobesity_chart.gif.gif
  10. 10. What are the causes of obesity? <ul><li>Hereditary </li></ul><ul><li>Change in America’s Youth </li></ul><ul><li>The American Diet </li></ul><ul><li>Will-Power </li></ul><ul><li>Laziness </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul>httpwomensrunningcentral.comlibraryRunning.jpg.jpg
  11. 11. Hereditary One proven cause of obesity is your family history People cannot beat genetics
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  13. 13. What Can Be Done <ul><li>The United States should put in guidelines or laws that the people have to follow. </li></ul><ul><li>These laws cannot be to strict, they need to be there so people cant be excessively obese </li></ul><ul><li>If these rules are not followed then the person should be fined </li></ul>
  14. 14. Its up to our Government <ul><li>Our government needs to create laws that help us fight this epidemic </li></ul><ul><li>Something needs to be done about the prices of food and other things that contribute to obesity </li></ul><ul><li>The mindset of people needs to change </li></ul><ul><li>Fattening food commercials need to be taken off the air </li></ul>
  15. 15. Guidelines to New Laws <ul><li>Anyone with a BMI of over 30 automatically set to see a counselor to discuss their situation, and what needs to be done </li></ul><ul><li>People have to show that they are trying </li></ul><ul><li>McDonalds and other fast food restaurants should have a limit set on the food they provide </li></ul><ul><li>Certain exceptions apply </li></ul><ul><li>Food prices need to be changed </li></ul><ul><li>Commercials, advertisements, and other things for fattening products need to be removed </li></ul>
  16. 16. Obesity in Other Countries www.marksdailyapple.comobesity-debate.url
  17. 17. Complications <ul><li>Discrimination Laws </li></ul><ul><li>People’s Opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Problems </li></ul><ul><li>The Constitution </li></ul>httpwww.fitbuff.comwp-contentuploads200710obesity-blame.gif.gif
  18. 18. Mississippi <ul><li>Mississippi recently passed a law on restaurants which made them not serve food to the obese </li></ul><ul><li>Discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>Should be for everyone </li></ul><ul><li>“ Skeptics say government should stay away from trying to legislate something as personal as what we eat. But supporters say they can't ignore a growing public health problem or how it drives the ever-rising cost of health care.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. What else can be done <ul><li>People need to start going outside more instead of staying in </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in different activities that involve exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Make healthier foods cheaper so people can afford them </li></ul><ul><li>Parents need to grow backbones, they should know what their kids can and cant have </li></ul><ul><li>As a family exercise more </li></ul>
  20. 20. Benefits <ul><li>If we stop the obesity epidemic now it will stop the epidemic for years to come </li></ul><ul><li>You are doing your children and your grandchildren a favor </li></ul><ul><li>Less money spent for health care and more money for other things. </li></ul>httphealthinmotion.files.wordpress.com200706obesity.jpg.jpg
  21. 21. Finished Product <ul><li>We as a country will be thinner </li></ul><ul><li>We will also will be much healthier, which in turn will help us save money on health related expenses </li></ul><ul><li>People would feel better about themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Life expectancy would increase </li></ul>
  22. 22. Works Cited <ul><ul><ul><li>“ Causes of Obesity.” Anne Collins . 2007. 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lynch, Fintan. “The Problem of Obesity.” The Problem of Obesity . 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Obesity.” Boing Boing . May 2008. 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Obesity.” New York Times Health Guide . 19 May 2008. 19 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Obesity.” The Obesity Society . 14 May 2008. 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Works Cited <ul><ul><ul><li>“ Obesity and Overwieght.” World Health Organization . 15 May 2008. 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Obesity in America- Mind or Medicine.” Obesity . 2008. 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Obesity: The Epidemic.” Obesity in America . May 2008. The Endocrine Society. 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Obestiy and Overwieght.” Center for Disease control and prevention . 17 May 2008. 19 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Treatment.” American Obesity Association . 13 May 2008. 15 May 2008 <>. </li></ul></ul></ul>