As many as two-thirds of Australian children and adults are now expected to be overweight by the time they turn 19, with a third expected to have a body mass index (BMI) over 30.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has forecast that by 2025, almost all Australians will be obese.
The NHMRC estimates that a child weighing between 5 and 14kg is more likely to have an unhealthy BMI than a child between 16 and 24kg, with more than one-third of adults.
While it’s common for people to think of the problem of obesity as a disease, it’s actually an issue of the body’s metabolism and how the body metabolises energy.
If you want to get a better idea of how much you weigh, look at your body mass in relation to your height.
If your BMI is under 30, your body is going to burn more calories and make you fat.
If it’s over 30, you’ll burn less calories and will become thinner.
That’s because your metabolism slows down as you gain weight.
It’s also a sign of how your body works, as your metabolism has to work harder and faster to use the energy from food, water and air to keep you alive.
If that doesn’t mean you’re gaining weight, it will mean you’ve got a lower metabolism.
But it’s important to note that not all people are created equal.
For example, some people are naturally lean, while others are heavier, which means their bodies don’t burn the same amount of calories.
Some people who are overweight or obese will have a metabolic rate of just under 80 per cent.
Others will have more than 90 per cent of their body weight in fat.
The good news is that a lot of people can live with a healthy body weight.
A recent study from the University of Western Australia found that people who had a healthy BMI of 18.5 or higher were about as likely to live longer than those with a BMI of 12.5 to 19.
The research team, led by Associate Professor Daniel Fries, found that a healthy waist circumference of just below 18 inches is a good indicator of a healthy metabolism.
Fries said the healthy BMI was an indication of whether you’re burning more calories or losing more weight.
“It’s a good indication of how healthy your body and metabolism are,” he said.
“So it’s very important that we get our metabolism under control and get your body under control.”
In a healthy metabolic state, a person will make more energy from eating and losing weight, and burn less energy through burning fat.
That means that if you’re overweight, it’ll be hard to maintain a healthy weight.
Frying said that the most important factor in preventing obesity is not how much weight you’re carrying, but how much fat you’re storing.
If the body doesn’t make enough fat, it won’t make as much energy and won’t store as much fat.
It may also not be possible to maintain an unhealthy metabolism.
For some people, it may be easier to get underweight if they’re also healthy.
“The key thing is to lose weight,” Fries added.
“If you have a healthy metabolised metabolism, you’re going to be able to manage the consequences of obesity without any serious problems.”
Obesity and weight loss are both linked to many health problems.
For instance, obesity and high blood pressure are linked to heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol levels.
Obesity and obesity-related health problems are linked with a number of other conditions, including diabetes, high blood sugar, cardiovascular disease, asthma and depression.
Weight loss isn’t the only way to help people lose weight, but it’s an important one.
Fritters advice for weight loss: Find out how much energy you’re using on a regular basis.
If there’s too much food or too little exercise, you may not be able get the calories you need.
Fitting in a healthy amount of food can be a challenge, as it can vary between people.
It can also depend on your lifestyle and your own body chemistry.
If this is the case, it might be easier if you eat less, exercise more, cut out sugary food, take part in a regular exercise program and get some exercise at least once a week.
The Mayo Clinic advises people to cut out sugar-sweetened drinks and foods that are high in fat and calories, including: drinks made from sugar and sugar-rich processed foods, like sweets, soft drinks, desserts, biscuits, sugary cereals and chocolate bars.