Is Being Skinny really for You?

We are bombarded by the media all day long telling us what we should eat, what pill to take, what clothes to wear and what car to drive. Why isn’t it OK to have love handles? Are we being manipulated into buying things and trying to be someone we are not? Are they simply supplying to us what we ask for?

The media makes money from advertisers, but at who’s expense? Ours? Personally, I feel we have been manipulated and made over by the mainstream media. All, so they can make money off the consumer. They don’t care about our health, they are in it for profit. We alone must take care of us in nearly every respect.

Do you see a connection between advertisements for hamburgers and pizza and all those medication pill commercials? One follows the other…

We have to be careful what we believe to be true. There is misleading information everywhere. Even more so nowadays. It is up to us to verify what’s true and not. For example, it used to be believed we needed to eat beef and drink milk for better health. All that was proved untrue. And, it cost those two industries millions in lawsuits.

As we don’t need milk and meat, we also don’t need to eat other things they’ve told us we need. Another example, is fake meat. This is usually made from processed soy. I try to avoid it, but Tofu which is fermented I believe to be OK if you don’t eat a huge amount of it because it has a lot of fat in it.

‘Health Risks of Being Overweight:
Overweight and obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child [1 niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/health-risks-overweight]’.

What of our self image? Who makes it? It has to be made by us and based upon nothing but we believe in ourselves and accept ourselves just the way we are. Seeking approval and being a people pleaser has its limitations, for what does one have to do or how far should one go to please others? Why not begin by pleasing ourselves.

I don’t believe this to be selfish, for we have to take care of ourselves, too. That’s where our health comes in, and the food we eat can either heal us or send us into the emergency room at the hospital.

Source- 1 URL niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/health-risks-overweight
Website Title National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Article Title Health Risks of Being Overweight
Date Published February 01, 2015
Date Accessed October 27, 2018

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.

 

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