Why is there obesity in America? It’s the food!

Obesity in America is completely out of control and a real threat to our continued health and longevity as a nation. All you have to do is look around you. Who isn’t overweight? Why can’t some of us figure out that no matter what we try to eat, we still don’t feel right?

All the fad diets do is bring confusion! They take your money and all that happens is eventually you gain all the weight back again. We need something more permanent. A lifestyle change.

You can get too much sugar, salt and fat in your diet very easily. There’s so many things that can go wrong with your health, you may wonder what it is you can eat that actually is healthy?

You want to watch the salt, not only because of kidney health. Your kidneys filter this mineral out, but may become overwhelmed. Then, excess sodium may enter your blood stream contributing to higher blood pressure. The blood thickens and pushes against the walls of the veins and arteries. Snack and junk food usually has way too much salt, oil and fat. If we cut low nutrient foods out, we are well on our way to weight loss and better health.

Obesity is actually a medical condition which requires professional medical care. If you have any doubts, contact your doctor for advice. But, when one changes how he eats, he can lose weight, feel much better and at the same time various ailments and conditions may actually disappear forever.

Obesity is growing in the US at an ever increasing alarming rate. Two out of three Americans are considered obese or overweight. Did you know that obesity can cause heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, gallbladder disease, Osteoarthritis (cartilage and bone break down within a joint,) some forms of cancer  (breast, colon, kidney, gallbladder, and liver,) depression, anxiety, mental disorders, bodily pain and difficulty with physical functioning, just to name a few. Isn’t this motivation enough?

Therefore, it’s in our own best interest to lose weight. We do this by adopting a plant based whole food diet. It has been proven a low fat plant based diet can make one lose weight and become healthier So, what are we waiting for?

The best is yet to come when we put our focus on only eating that which has the highest fiber content and nutrition levels! Lowering your sugar intake can help you lose weight [ 1 nhlbi.nih.gov] .


1 URL nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/eat-right/limit-fat-sugar.htm
Website Title National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
Article Title Limit Fat and Sugar, Eat Right
Date Accessed February 04, 2018

Note- before you change your diet consult your doctor.