About beating obesity
The first step to beating obesity is choosing what to put in our mouths. My teenage son suggested a "great place to eat" the other day. Although it was definitely a popular place, it in the end disgusted us and our meal left us feeling gross (even before we walked out the doors.) Everything served in this restaurant was in humungeous portions, and the meals were all fried, processed and essentially all meat and white breads.
The American diet is dreadful and dangerous. It is embarrassing, has no merit whatsoever, and leads the majority of Americans to an unhappy and often miserable existence. The result of eating an enormous amount of meat, dairy, processed foods, white carbs and refined sugar ~ is that two out of every three people are carrying around the equivalent of another person.
If you go into any restaurant that serves particularly unhealthy food in huge portions, this fact is clearly evident.
We do not need statistics to remind us of this terrible situation...just open your eyes and have a look around. How often do you see someone who looks great? The awful fact is obvious when we look around classrooms, on playgrounds, community centers and day care centers and notice how many children are already crippled by excess fat and can't move faster than a fast turtle. Pain, discomfort, feelings of isolation, sloppiness and low self-esteem all arise from eating an unhealthy diet. Feelings like these, formed during adolescence, can last forever. This can be avoided.
Do you know anyone who desires to be overweight? Special diets, popping pills and cutting into our bodies has become an American pastime. Our society allows and even encourages this epidemic. T. Colin Campbell, author of the China Study, believes we are "drowning in an ocean of very bad information, too much of it intended to put money into someone else's pockets. What we really need, then, is a new solution comprised of good information for individual people to use at a price that they can afford."
The solution to beating obesity lies in what we put in our mouths; the choices we make when deciding what to eat. It does not lie on an operating table, in a pill or in quick-fix diets. It is a lifestyle choice of eating whole, fresh, real foods and in a diet of mainly fruits & veggies.
If you can think of a better solution we would like to know it and understand how and why.