★☆☆Teenage Obesity: The Five Best Ways to Start Losing Weight

2012年07月01日 ★☆☆, 2013年6月以前の記事, American Life & Culture, News Articles, VOA.

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Vocabulary

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  1. obesity /əʊˈbiːsəti / (n.) very fat, in a way that is not healthy
  2. confidential /kɒnfɪˈdenʃl/ (a.) meant to be kept secret and not told to or shared with other people
  3. gain /ɡeɪn/ (v.) to gradually get more of something
  4. lazy /ˈleɪzi/ (a.) unwilling to work or be active; doing as little as possible
  5. diabetes /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz / (n.) a medical condition which makes the patient produce a lot of urine and feel very thirsty. There are several types of diabetes.

 

Article

Teenage Obesity: The Five Best Ways to Start Losing Weight 

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(1) Do teenagers worry about their weight?  Over 32% of American children are overweight. In the book, “Weight Loss Confidential” by Anne Fletcher, a teenage boy said, “I worried about clothes making me look fat.  What did other people think of me?  I especially worried about old friends seeing the weight I gained.”

(2) Overweight kids can become depressed. Others can think they’re lazy. Obesity can cause “adult” diseases like heart problems, diabetes, and breathing and bone problems.

(3) The Five Best Ways to Start Losing Weight

(4) 1. Don’t do it alone.  Join an exercise group.  Find a weight loss website like caloriecount.com. You need support.

(5) 2. Exercise.  Exercise at least three times a week or more.

(6) 3. Know which foods are good, and which are bad.

(7) 4. Don’t skip meals.  Have small meals, instead.

(8) 5. When you want to eat something bad, ask yourself this question:  Will I be happier after I eat this chocolate cake, or after I lose weight, and feel great?

(9) Foods:  Good Or Bad?

(10) Bad Foods

Potato chips
Cake, cookies, or pie
Fast food hamburgers and fries
Sodas

(11) Good Foods

Nuts
Fresh fruit with yogurt
Baked fish with steamed vegetables
Chocolate almond milk

 

Discussion

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  1. Do you think your diet is healthy?
  2. How often do you exercise? How often do you want to exercise?
  3. What foods do you consider healthy?