How do we Change our Obesity Enabled Lifestyle?

Posted on 07 November 2012

According to the CDC, “More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) are obese.” and “Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of the leading causes of preventable death.” Look around you, your circle of friends, influence, coworkers. Close to 4 out of t0 people in that group are obese with the risk of heart disease and cancer. That’s NOT a good sign.

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD (Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics), in here article, “Should we Enable Obesity?” states: “If we don’t stop the obesity epidemic, an estimated 42% of all Americans will be obese in 18 years. One-third will be diabetic. Our kids will die at a younger age than their parents.”

Read Nancy Clark’s article on Enabling Obesity here at BeginnerTriathlete.com “Should we Enable Obesity“.

Excerpt:

If we don’t stop the obesity epidemic, an estimated 42% of all Americans will be obese in 18 years. One-third will be diabetic. Our kids will die at a younger age than their parents.

We need to encourage good health through better diet and exercise! But it seems we are enabling obesity! Look at American television and all the restaurant ads company’s spend money on. Aside from Subway and their campaign to ‘lose weight’ eating ‘their product’, their product isn’t something I want to ingest on a daily basis.

A home cooked meal with lots of ‘color’ is the best way to fix your diet.

Check out the article on “Can Exercise Help Cure Cancer” article to see a list of healthy foods that help prevent disease! Add these colorful foods to your daily diet and replace the junk that you eat daily.

All those snacks at the grocery store, at the check out aisle, they all influence unhealthy eating habits – and most Americans do not realize stocking their pantry with ‘junk’ leads to disease.

I hear kids in my imediate family ask, after dinner, “Can I have Junk”. It’s such a negative flag already, yet we cater to their request. Instead of can we have a ‘dessert’ as a reward to eating dinner, the label is practically telling kids its okay to eat JUNK. “Can I have junk?” Why of course, you can have a heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes enabling snack.

It’s okay, on occasion, to eat dessert. It’s always ALWAYS about moderation. Too much brocolli might not always be a good thing. Mix it up. Moderate.

Don’t enable obesity. On the other hand, don’t even discourage it. Encourage a healthy lifestyle!

What are your suggestions on changing our obesity enabled lifestyle?

Please comment below!

CDC information: “Obesity and Overweight Statistics…

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