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Vol 9, No 4 (2013)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2013-12-31
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Selected aspects of a lifestyle among persons from excessive body weight beginning curing the overweight and obesities

Karolina Lau, Karolina Piórkowska, Urszula Marcinkowska, Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska
Endokrynol. Otył. Zab. Przem. Mat 2013;9(4):153-157.

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Vol 9, No 4 (2013)
Prace oryginalne
Published online: 2013-12-31

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. Many studies indicate a positive correlation between lifestyle, especially nutrition habits, and the prevalence of overweight and obesity. It is important to recognize the elements of the patient’s lifestyle (eating habits, physical activity level and the consumption of coffee, strong tea, stimulants, and sleep-inducing drugs) in overweight and obese patients who decide to start a treatment. This knowledge is necessary to achieve long-term reduction of body weight.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. The study included 100 patients of Dietetic Centre in Katowice (60% women and 40% men); mediumage 38 years (range 19–68 years). We used an anonymous questionnaire consisting of 3 parts: the assessment of lifestyle elements, such as eating habits, physical activity and the consumption oftea, coffee, stimulants, and sleep-inducing drugs. The results were compared according to the BMI, gender and age.

RESULTS. Among the respondents, 47% were overweight and 53% were obese. Almost 70% of respondents reported not taking care about the regularity and size of meals. Thirty five percent of the respondents did not take two-hour gap between last meal and going to sleep. A similar percentage (37%) did not include fruits and vegetables in the daily diet and ate fish more rarely than once a week (36%). One in 10 patients did not consume dairy products at all or ate these products rarely. As many as 75% of the respondents consumed sweets at least 3 times a week. Forty percent of the respondents reported eating during the night. As much as 80% of the respondents did not practice regular physical exercises. There was no significant correlation between BMI and the consumption of tea, coffee, or stimulants.

CONCLUSION. Without changes in current eating habits and everyday dose of physical exercises the therapy will be ineffective or will have only transient effects. One of the most important components of the therapy is finding individual way to maintain healthy eating habits. The decision about therapy is only the first step to loss of the excess body weight.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION. Many studies indicate a positive correlation between lifestyle, especially nutrition habits, and the prevalence of overweight and obesity. It is important to recognize the elements of the patient’s lifestyle (eating habits, physical activity level and the consumption of coffee, strong tea, stimulants, and sleep-inducing drugs) in overweight and obese patients who decide to start a treatment. This knowledge is necessary to achieve long-term reduction of body weight.

MATERIAL AND METHODS. The study included 100 patients of Dietetic Centre in Katowice (60% women and 40% men); mediumage 38 years (range 19–68 years). We used an anonymous questionnaire consisting of 3 parts: the assessment of lifestyle elements, such as eating habits, physical activity and the consumption oftea, coffee, stimulants, and sleep-inducing drugs. The results were compared according to the BMI, gender and age.

RESULTS. Among the respondents, 47% were overweight and 53% were obese. Almost 70% of respondents reported not taking care about the regularity and size of meals. Thirty five percent of the respondents did not take two-hour gap between last meal and going to sleep. A similar percentage (37%) did not include fruits and vegetables in the daily diet and ate fish more rarely than once a week (36%). One in 10 patients did not consume dairy products at all or ate these products rarely. As many as 75% of the respondents consumed sweets at least 3 times a week. Forty percent of the respondents reported eating during the night. As much as 80% of the respondents did not practice regular physical exercises. There was no significant correlation between BMI and the consumption of tea, coffee, or stimulants.

CONCLUSION. Without changes in current eating habits and everyday dose of physical exercises the therapy will be ineffective or will have only transient effects. One of the most important components of the therapy is finding individual way to maintain healthy eating habits. The decision about therapy is only the first step to loss of the excess body weight.

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Keywords

obesity, overweight, eating habits

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Title

Selected aspects of a lifestyle among persons from excessive body weight beginning curing the overweight and obesities

Journal

Endocrinology, Obesity and Metabolic Disorders

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2013)

Pages

153-157

Published online

2013-12-31

Bibliographic record

Endokrynol. Otył. Zab. Przem. Mat 2013;9(4):153-157.

Keywords

obesity
overweight
eating habits

Authors

Karolina Lau
Karolina Piórkowska
Urszula Marcinkowska
Jadwiga Jośko-Ochojska

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