It is a known fact that Filipinos love to eat. From lechon, pochero, bulalo, to all kinds of street foods –just to name a few – majority of our hearty dishes contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle. Along with that is the undying love for fast food. Aside from the cultural aspect, social factors also contribute to the prevalence of an unhealthy lifestyle. With the omnipresence of the internet, almost everyone seems to naturally get stuck in front of their computers or smart phones all day, eliminating any kind of physical activities. All these have led to an increasing rise of diseases like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. These deadly diseases, which used to be associated with old age, are now extremely common among both the young and old, and does not discriminate between men and women. The leading cause of these diseases is obesity due to cultural and social influences.
Overweight is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy. It is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems. Based on a survey by the National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB), the number of overweight Filipinos has increased at 26.6% as of 2008 compared to 16.6% in 1993. This increase came about despite a reported drop in Filipino’s food intake. However, the NSCB pointed out that the problem is not in the amount of food, but the kind of food that Filipinos consume.
There has been a huge number of options that claim to cure obesity, which is probably why quick fixes have been preferred by many. But, Cohen’s Lifestyle Program founder, Dr. Rami Cohen, believes that food, the root of all these problems, can also be the solution to your health woes. The Cohen program is an innovative diet that focuses on food; how one can enjoy it, but at the same time remain healthy. It studies your blood chemistry first and then defines a personalized plan tailor fit just for you. The resulting program starts with an eating plan which activates the body’s natural ability to shed off fat safely and, best of all, rapidly, as Cohen practitioners have attested to losing an average of 8 to 10 lbs. a month. The 2nd phase of the program is the re-feeding phase which helps stabilize an individual not just to reach their goal weight, but most importantly to maintain it.
Now is the time to begin your journey towards a healthier and happier you. Take the first step with the Cohen Program.
The Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre Philippines in Cebu is at Suite 105 Oakridge Business Center A, Oakridge Business Park, 880 A.S. Fortuna Street, Banilad, Mandaue City. You may call (032) 236-2334 or (0917) 308-0580 or visit www.cohenlifestyle.com.ph for more information.