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As part of World Obesity Day, we want to share information that helps raise awareness about this disease that affects people around the world with increasing frequency.

A study carried out by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) established a list of the 10 most obese countries in the world, where the United States leads the list with 38.2% of the population over 15 years of age with obesity. While Mexico ranks second with 32.4% of the population, numbers that will continue to increase.

Similarly, given that obesity is the main risk factor for diabetes, the number of people who will be diagnosed with this disease will increase by more than 50%, surpassing 32.9 million by 2030.

The above figures serve as a reference framework to understand how dangerous it can be not to take preventive measures on this public health problem, not only obesity is worrisome, but all the medical consequences that are triggered with it. So the question that arises is what diet should I follow to maintain a healthy weight? Here we share two options that you can adopt to combat being overweight.

The Pyramid Eating Plan is based on the approximate number of calories your body needs based on your age, gender, height, weight, and activity level. This option helps you calculate the amounts you should eat each day from the different food groups. Visit the following link and find a nutrition guide according to the food pyramid:

The DASH eating plan was originally created as a strategy to reduce hypertension. (DASH stands for “dietary approaches to eliminate hypertension”). However, this system is widely recommended for all types of people, as it is an effective way to eat a healthy diet. In the following link you can find sample menus to start this meal plan:

Remember, fighting obesity and eating a balanced diet is something that requires a strong commitment, and having the advice of a professional will make this task much easier.

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