Sample English Paper on Dieting


Fast-food restaurants have been taking the heat latterly for the increased cases of obesity. So much have the blames been piling on the fast food restaurants that some have even sued them for their children’s growing weight and childrentargeted advertisements. While the fast food restaurants are partly to blame for the rising pandemic, it leaves a lot to be desired for the people throwing blames on the fast food restaurants. A growing trend among families is the tendency to dine out, as well as the search for convenience among workers. Most of these, therefore, only see fast foods as their solution for a quick fix meal. Moreover, with the exigencies of work, many parents find convenience in buying fast foods for their children and themselves, all of which have extra calories given the fast foods dousing in fats and sugar. Even more to blame is the inactivity of most individuals, given the sedentary lifestyles that most people live. Children are additionally less active, most of them engrossed in computer games, internet chatting and game consoles; factors that all compound to increase the number of diabetes cases.

Staying healthy and fit for students can, however, be challenging. Diet, for students, can be particularly challenging given the fast-paced life in college. It is, therefore, important for astudent to choose a healthy diet and a fitness routine to stay healthy. For a healthy diet, one of the most important factors for consideration is its being balanced. Consuming a balanced diet means a consideration of the energy requirements apart from ensuring that all the necessary food groups are included in the meal at their right quantities. While most students have the tendency to skip breakfast, it is the first and most important meal, and, therefore, should be part of their daily routine. A healthy diet does not necessarily need to be time-consuming to make or expensive. Moreover, a healthy diet should be in tandem with keeping fit. Students should, therefore, have a plan to keep fit. Joining an active club is one way of keeping fit, also fixing at least 30 minutes of workout in the daily routine. Further, students should ensure that they get enough sleep, even as they limit their sugar and alcohol intakes.

Fasting is increasingly becoming popular. Timed periods of fasting are indeed good for the body. Although most health practitioners do not recommend less eating, there are a number of benefits to fasting. One such benefit is that fasting helps weight loss. The body burns excess fat in the body when it is starved of food than it would through regular dieting. Further, fasting improves insulin sensitivity by allowing the body to tolerate better sugar than when an individual takes regular meals. Fasting also helps in speeding up the metabolism, as spasmodic fasting gives the digestive system a rest. Such rest allows speeding up of the metabolism, which enables it to burn more calories. Fasting also promotes longer lifespan as research indicates that people from some culture live longer due to their diets. Fasting additionally improves the brain function, as it encourages the production of proteins in the brain. Moreover, fasting goes a long way in improving the immune system as it reduces free radical damage, regulating inflammatory conditions, and in so doing starving off cancerous cells’ formation.