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Obesity in America ...is it the serving size
Make it a large coke and ....
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When engaged in the conversation concerning the heart, it's sometimes hard not to mention the importance of exercise and keeping fit. You don't have to be a strongman or the women star runner to keep fit....
Are you eating too much?
Back when I was growing up, I can still hear the words ringing in my ears from my dad ...take as much as you want ...but eat as much as you take. And from my mom these famous words that I’m sure a lot of your readers can remember...“eat all the food on your plate and don’t throw food away because there’s starving kids in China.”
Well according to recent polls...
....there are as many overfed, overweight people in the world as those underfed and underweight. Where is the balance?
In the poor third world countries ...people are starving because of lack of food ...in the more advanced countries ...people are starving at the cellular level because of lack of adequate nutrition, but are overweight because of the types of foods eaten and the amount of these foods eaten ...so where’s the balance ...could part of the problem with the obesity pandemic be:
- the serving size?
- the typical western diet?
- the consumption of processed food?
- the snack food loaded with sugar?
- lifestyles associated with fast foods?
- lifestyles associated with lack of activity and exercise?
- is it hormonal ...is it in our DNA?
- is it slow metabolism?
One thing is for sure...
...mathematics don’t lie. 150 + 150 = 300. And that is a fact. And as far as I’ve been taught... 150 + 150 = 300 will always be a fact ...with that said; there are 3500 calories in one pound. If you consume 3500 more calories than your body can burn ...you will gain one pound of body weight ...it’s mathematics!
To answer the question ...could part of the obesity problem in America be the serving size? Most people have no idea what a single serving size is ...let’s look at some of the single serving sizes then and now.
...the percentage of Americans who were obese was roughly 15%. The percentage today is roughly 35%. Could serving size have something to do with it?
Check this out! In 1954...
...a Burger King hamburger was 2.8 oz with 200 calories. In 2005 Burger King hamburger was 4.3 oz with 310 calories.
...MacDonald's french fry was 2.4oz with 210 calories. In 2005 MacDonald's french fries was 610 calories.
If you don't think you can live without soda or coke ...watch this!
1916 a Coca Cola was 6.5oz with 79 calories. In 2005 a Coca Cola was
16 fluid oz with 194 calories ...today you can even super-size your
order and get a Coca Cola 24 oz drink ...do you see a pattern here?
Could it be that size does matter?
Lets follow mathematics a step further...
...let’s say your body weight is 150
pounds and your daily activity stays the same. And you add just one
glass of apple juice or any juice for that matter ...to your meal
everyday. At the end of one year you would have gain an extra 10
pounds ...Hmmmm, size does matter!!
A better choice would be replace the glass of juice with a glass of fresh clean filtered water with 2-4 ounces of the “best tasting aloe” everyday ...know your supplier.