What other problems result from eating too much food or the wrong kinds of food?
Women who do not have healthy foods to eat, especially if they are very overweight and their diets have too much fat or sugar, are more likely to have high blood pressure, heart disease, a stroke, gallstones, diabetes, and some cancers. Being very overweight can also cause arthritis in the legs and feet.
Make sure you get enough exercise, and eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are some suggestions for cutting down the amount of unhealthy foods in the diet:
- Cook with broth or water instead of using butter, ghee, lard, or oil.
- Remove fat from meat before cooking. Do not eat the skin of chicken or turkey.
- Avoid processed snack foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt, such as chips, crackers, and sweet drinks like Coca-Cola.