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Obesity in America ...is it the Sugar?

Updated on November 2, 2010

Lets add stress to the picture!

Do you know where she get her dinner? Yes ...probably the "Sugar Shack!"
Do you know where she get her dinner? Yes ...probably the "Sugar Shack!"


In a few of our earlier articles we asked the questions …Obesity in America …is it the serving size? This could be part of the problem. Then the question was asked …is it because of the typical western diet? This also could be part of the problem. Then another question was …could the obesity be connected somehow with the processed food? And now we ask …could the obesity problem in America be caused, in part, from all the snack food and sugar consumed?

One of the staggering statistics...

...concerning obesity in America is that in some states, 30% of the population is overweight to the degree, that they are considered obese …and that number is growing everyday. With the weight problem, more and more people are at greater health risk than ever before. With these health risks and the tremendous cost …the medical expenditures associated with it are pushing the $150 billion mark annually.

The availability of high calorie foods could play a major role in this epidemic. Add to that, every street corner and cross road have what we now term as a “sugar shack” at every location …add to that, America’s busy lifestyle and the convenience of the drive through... and the stop and go routine that we’ve all grown accustom to… all adds to the equation.

Add to that...

...the type of food consumed can really make the difference too. Every time you eat, your body has to choose either to burn that food for energy or to store it as a fat. When you consume foods high in sugar, refined white flour and other processed foods, which are fast releasing foods, they increase the blood sugar level quickly and your body has to secrete more insulin...in order to control the blood sugar. And, as you know, insulin is known as the storing hormone …it removes the blood sugar from your system and stores it in the fat cells. This causes weight gain!

These fast releasing snacks from our now famous “sugar shacks” …have a lot to do with the problem of obesity in America. However, as the saying goes, you can lead the horse to the water …but you can’t make him drink!

More than likely...

...if you crave sugar or sweet foods, carbohydrates and snack foods, more than likely your blood sugar levels are out of whack ….if you feel tired and run down …light headed, then again, your blood sugar levels are out of balance and most of the time you reach for the quick fix …more snack foods which equals more sugar!

What seems to work for many people when they feel they need a “pick me up,” is to take 2-4 ounces of a properly stabilized organic Aloe Vera. Almost instantly, the Aloe will balance your blood sugar and put a stop to the craving for sugar. The properly stabilized organic Aloe Vera will curb your appetite naturally until your next regular well-rounded meal.

You have the choice...

...to be either one of the statistics of obesity …and you also have the choice to be a more healthy individual …its your choice you know!

As always, our recommendation is...drink plenty of clean fresh filtered water with 2-4 ounces of the "best tasting aloe vera" everyday...know your supplier!

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    • gjcody profile imageAUTHOR

      gjcody 

      7 years ago

      Georgina ...So you are envious. You don't need to be. They are only places that temp you to eat things that you should not eat.

      Thank you for your comment! We should know more about the UK as I am sure we are on track for what is going on there.

    • Georgina_writes profile image

      Georgina Crawford 

      7 years ago from Dartmoor

      We don't have sugar shacks in the UK - envious! Rating up and following.

    • gjcody profile imageAUTHOR

      gjcody 

      7 years ago

      I don't think you really need this. I see you running all the time. When do you stop? Thanks for the comment!

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      chaser4 

      7 years ago

      Hey gjcody....great article....but where is the nearest sugar shack...I think I'll re-route my trip....keep the articles coming...they make sense!!

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