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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.
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 ...today it’s biggy sized, 325 calories. The french fries were 200 calories ...now they’re around 600 calories. The coke or Pepsi used to be 8 oz ...now 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 ...an 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 ...you gain weight.
- If you burn more calories than you consume ...you loose weight.
- It’s elementary ...do 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.