Overcoming Obesity: Get Wild About Vegetables

obesity cover

At their most basic, the words “overweight” and “obesity” are ways to describe having too much body fat. The most commonly used measure of weight status today is the body mass index, or BMI.

BMI uses a simple calculation based on the ratio of someone’s height and weight (BMI = kg/m2). Decades of research have shown that BMI provides a good estimate of “fatness” and also correlates well with important health outcomes like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and overall mortality.

Table of Contents

  • What Does It Actually Mean to Be Overweight or Obese?
  • What’s considered a healthy BMI?
  • Waist Size Matters: Abdominal Obesity
  • Measuring Body Fat
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • U.S. Obesity Trends
  • Key facts about Obesity
  • Understanding Obesity
  • Beating the Problem — Prevention and Healing
  • Defining Adult Overweight and Obesity
  • Adult Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Why Obesity Happens
  • Other Causes
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • What You May Do for Empowered Wellness
  • LiveSmart List of Foods to Eliminate
  • LiveSmart List of Foods to Add
  • Basic Guidelines for Healthy Eating
  • Good Foods
  • The 8 Laws of Health — New Start
  • What Works for You?


  • What is a craving?
  • Why do we have trouble with cravings?
  • Interesting links you should check out

Recipes From Garden to Table


  • Pasta with Choice of Sauce
    • Parmesan Alan Wanna-be Noodles
    • J. C’s Mushroom Sauce
    • Exmouth Dave’s Curried Cream Sauce
    • Tofu Bolognaise/Bolognese Sauce
  • Garden Patch Green Salad
  • Rosemary Loaf
  • Eggplant Parmigiana
  • Parmigiana Sauce
  • Vermicelli or Buckwheat Noodles or Runners Pasta
  • Baked Mushrooms

Dairy Alternatives

  • Stir-fry Vegetarian Delight
  • Herbed Brown Rice
  • Fruit and Cheese Board
  • Taco Salad
  • Cashew Tofu Mock Chicken Salad in Fluted Cantaloupe Halves
  • Nut Bread
  • Mexican Bean Soup
  • Fruited Green Salad with Mexican Dressing
  • Mexican Dressing


  • Santa Fe Roasted Stuffed Peppers With Spicy Cashew Mozzarella
  • Vegan Quinoa Burgers

Buy on Amazon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>