Can I be Fat and Healthy? UTMC Dietician Addresses Obesity and Health

June 21, 2022 | News, UToday, UTMC
By Staff

Almost 42% of U.S. adults are clinically obese. If you add in those who are overweight, that share swells to nearly three-quarters of all U.S. adults.

It’s no surprise, then, that one of the top searched health questions is whether it’s possible to be fat and healthy.

Julie Smith, a registered dietician at The University of Toledo Medical Center who works as part of the bariatric surgery team, dives into that question in the newest episode of Prescribed Listening.

Smith explains how clinicians define overweight and obese, the health risks associated with obesity, and why some of us may feel great but still not be satisfied with how our body looks.

The episode, available now, also explores how many daily calories people should eat, tips on determining and maintaining a healthy weight, trendy superfoods and provides an overview of how bariatric surgery works.

New episodes featuring UTMC experts answering other popular health questions will be released each Friday over the next several weeks.

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