Doctors use the terms "overweight" or "obese" to tell if someone has a greater chance of developing weight-related health problems.
As you've probably heard, more people are overweight today than ever before.
The "obesity epidemic" affects kids and teens as well as adults.
So younger people are now getting health problems that used to affect only adults, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Some people have a tendency to gain weight more easily than others.
A healthy diet follows the 2015-2020 that emphasizes eating a variety of vegetables and fruits, whole grains, a variety of lean protein foods, and low-fat and fat-free dairy products.
It also limits eating foods and beverages with added sugars, solid fats, or sodium.
High-calorie, low-nutrient snacks and beverages, bigger portions of food, and less-active lifestyles are all contributing to the obesity epidemic.
Sometimes people turn to food for emotional reasons, such as when they feel upset, anxious, sad, stressed out, or even bored.
But when people keep up a pattern of eating more calories than they burn, more and more fat builds up in their bodies.
Eventually, the body gets to a point where the amount of body fat can harm a person's health.