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Obesity Problem

Updated on September 24, 2010

Eat healthy!

Everyone tries to justify his or her reason for Obesity!

When we talk about the fat problem we have in this country ...everyone tries to justify his or her reason. I have a metabolism problem. I have a slow metabolism, that’s why I’m gaining weight. I have a thyroid problem, that’s why I’m gaining weight. I too tried exercise, that’s why I’m gaining weight.

That doesn’t hit it anymore.

That doesn’t work. Because, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention ...a report has come out that will make most people hide their face. That report states that we’re getting fat and gaining those unwanted pounds because we simply eat to much!

We’re eating much more than we used to ...and whether you believe it or not ...most of what we’re eating is carbohydrates.

Adult women eat somewhere around 350 calories a day more today than they did 25-30 years ago. Men have increased their calorie intake by roughly 170-175 calories a day.
Not only are we eating more carbs, we’re eating more fat and proteins too. We’re eating more sugar, more vegetables, more fruits and more grains. Fact of the matter is, we’re eating more of everything.

As a nation, most everyone falls into the over eating category.

We all eat out more often. We all hit the fast food joints and sugar shacks because of convenience. We’re in a hurry ...we’re stressed for time ...we hit the “Drive-Thru.”

The hamburger twenty-five years ago was 200 calories it’s biggy sized, 325 calories. The french fries were 200 calories they’re around 600 calories. The coke or Pepsi used to be 8 oz they’re 16-32 oz. That’s almost double the calorie intake for everyone who uses the drive-thru to get that quick fix.

Add to the diet and the calories ...don’t forget to consider our working habit. We don’t do the physical work that we used to do. For most, it’s light physical and mostly office work ...those muscles have to be used to burn off those excess calories we consumed by eating too much.

What about exercise?

To be sure, most Americans are filled up with work ...sometimes two and three jobs just to keep up with their life-style and at the end of their workday ...most are exhausted with no extra time to have the much needed exercise program.

Being overweight, obese or fat ...whatever you feel good calling it has a toll to pay. Being over weight is associated with over 400,000 deaths a year increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, colon cancer, breast cancer and endometrial cancer.

If you chart a graft ...with heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis and gall stones.
You’ll find that a healthy weight shows a much better risk factor than those overweight and obese.

This fat, obese or morbidly obese related health problem in this country 99% of the time is related to over eating.

Remember there are 3500 calories in one pound. Take some time to count the calories that you consume in one day.

  • If you consume more calories then you burn gain weight.
  • If you burn more calories than you consume loose weight.
  • It’s elementary the math.

As always ...drink plenty of clean flush filtered water with 2-4 oz of the “best tasting aloe vera” everyday ...and know your supplier.

We welcome your comments about obesity?

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      gjcody 7 years ago

      Bird of Happiness are right ..."the first step is wanting it!" And yes ..our bodies are meant to move ...thank you for your comment and please come by again. My best to you!

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      gjcody 7 years ago

      Kelley Eidem ...thank you for staying in touch. Yes are right and it is a real up hill battle.

      Lets also add to the fact that they have so many GMO products on the market today. The people have so many things to dodge can they survive.

      Lets also mention all of the neurological problems that are surfacing too along with obesity and cancer. But I keep on talking and writing ...talking and writing. I won't stop!!

      Thank you for your comment and you keep on talking and writing too ...we need all the help we can get know the deal ..we can get there one inch at a time.

      My best to you!!

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      Kelley Eidem 7 years ago from Panama City, FL

      Great hub.

      The threee biggest reasons we overeat are as follows:

      antibiotics (promotes yeast growth)

      hormones in our food (it's why cows and chickens grow so large)

      high fructose corn syrup (promotes hunger)

      All those promote eating more.

      The best to you.

      Kelley Eidem

      Together we can cure cancer - on eperson at a time!

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      chaser4 7 years ago

      Hey gjcody...good to see you back...very important hub...thank you very much...I will pass it on.

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      bird of happines 7 years ago

      well as a mother of two after gaining 72lbs with every pregnancy i can tell you i do not agrea with all the reasons people give for the over weight , i lost all of that and im fit , some times people refer to me for an advice to how to loss it and be fit, i can tell you one thing,first step is wanting it, and than stop looking for excuses. and than start moving our bodies are ment for moving.