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Obesity in America ...is it associated with the fast food?
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For the past 25 to 30 years, children and adults have been putting on more and more weight. As we have said before, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. There are 3500 calories in a pound. If we consume...
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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again just for the record …“Americans are putting on more weight and getting fatter every year.”When you read the statistics, the experts are saying that one in five Americans are overweight …which equals out to be about 30% of Americans, all above the ideal weight. Some are blaming the fast food industry for the pandemic of obesity.
As the fast food industry fights for customer loyalty and retention…
…over the years the menus have become larger and larger to entice customers to become loyal and repeat customers…getting their monies worth...and even all of the major fast food chains have entered the arena of the biggie size and the super size as well. Many busy families often take advantage of the quick fast food take-out drive-through opportunities to feed their families. Take notice of the drive-through windows about dinner time and you’ll see this with your own eyes …lunch time and dinner time are the busy times. Not to mention that low income families often take advantage of the lower prices of the fast food over the more healthier food choices of the supermarkets.
For the past 10-15 years…
…fast food has, in one way or another, been the topic in the news …either because of the unhealthy ingredients, such as trans fats, super size or the number of calories in the food. The question always comes up …“does the fast food cause the obesity in America?”
Some say no …and on the other hand some say yes! Indirectly, the yes group, states it does indirectly, because eating the fast food diet on a regular basis can cause obesity. But on the other hand, the no group, states that fast food does not cause obesity. They say it’s the amount of calories that one consumes that causes the obesity problem. They say, consuming more calories than the body can burn is what causes the weight gain and obesity in America.
The amount of food, serving size, and the high calorie content of the food served at the fast food restaurants can lead to weight gain and obesity over the long run. Research has shown that fast food still has unacceptable levels of the unhealthy trans fats...and these trans fats have shown to have dramatic effects on the body and could possibly contribute to weight gain, abdominal fat, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
We’ve said it before…
…“a calorie is a calorie is a calorie” …for those interested in the cause of obesity in America and fast food....they can make the right choices simply by educating themselves about calorie intake and how calorie intake affects weight gain.
Most experts agree that with all the information out there about eating right and making the right choices to achieve weight loss …your weight loss program should include a healthy eating plan. Your plan should also include eating low calorie foods such as a lot of fruits, vegetables, lean meat, poultry and fresh water fish …along with the fact that it is recommended to include regular physical activity to promote a slow and steady weight loss plan.
…take the time to get the facts about weight loss programs, physical exercise and supplementation to help you reach your weight loss goals.
As for supplementation…
…we always suggest an appetite suppressant product, an energy product and a properly stabilized organic Aloe Vera product as helpful aids to your weight management program. Make sure your choice of Aloe Vera is “the best tasting aloe vera” and of course...know your supplier!