Know the Killer Foods
Avoiding weight gain or trying to lose unwanted pounds is a popular topic. Why so popular? Because it’s a problem that tens of thousands of people have. For most people it’s easy enough to put on weight but taking it off is much more difficult. Diet plans are everywhere – bookshops, internet, TV. Most work for some, but not for all – it usually depends on metabolism and motivation. There are exceptions to this but mostly the individual needs to stay highly motivated for at least two months and follow their weight loss with a lifetime of new eating habits. The majority of dieters want a quick-fix weight loss then a return to eating as they have always done. The result of this usually leads to an even greater weight problem, which can result in obesity, diabetes, heart disease and all sorts of other health problems. It’s natural to dislike being overweight – it restricts movement, puts pressure on the lungs and the heart and, in general creates discontent with the way we look and feel. What’s worse is knowing we are far from being the healthy person we know we should be.
What caused this massive worldwide increase in obesity? Life style change.
In the past 35 years, general obesity has grown steadily and today has reached epidemic proportions. Western society has seen dramatic increases in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke and even the and the Psychological Aspect of Diabetes the cost to government health systems, families, and individuals is too great to accurately measure.
We know what causes obesity but without government intervention the problem will only continue to worsen and many hundreds of thousands of people will die years before their time. It is a fact that manufacturers of sugar donate to the political parties for their support in ensuring things like the wording in health policies that tones down any immediate threat e.g. ‘limit sugar intake’ changed to ‘moderate your sugar intake.’ It’s a tiny word change but big in understanding. The word `limit’ implies do away with, while `moderate’ sounds less demanding i.e. it’s okay but don’t overdo it. Research shows that sugar is the biggest killer and it’s in nearly everything we eat and drink. It’s addictive like salt and is hidden in a vast amounts of the manufactured foods that fill our supermarket shelves. It’s almost impossible to avoid without a conscious decision to make a change of lifestyle. The problem is, can it be done in time? As new generations are born to obese parents, so their genes pass on to their children. Infant schools today are being filled with more and more little kiddies tending towards obesity and with a greater than ever chance of developing diabetes.
Who’s responsible ?
In such instances much can be said about the intelligence of the parent. A wise mother knows what’s best and will disregard peer pressure and provide healthy foods for her family, knowing full well what foods to avoid. Make no mistake, the peer pressure is real – manufacturers ensure that by doing mass advertising at all levels, including advertising around school areas, TV, shops, cinemas and flyers in the mailbox. Health authorities know the dangers of sugar, salt, and bad fats but they are paid officials and generally tow the party line. It takes a strong focussed government to go up against those manufacturers who are polluting our lives – donations and strong lobbying are great incentives to leave the status quo alone. And, of course, unless some official takes up the health ball and runs with it, governments probably won’t give the health cost as weighed up against manufacturers/distributors’ tax gains too much thought. Shortly I am to release a new cookbook called ‘Avoiding Weight Gain.’ It will show you how anyone can lose weight but, more importantly, show how to keep it off. I will be giving it away FREE to all subscribers who join before the book goes on the market. It will give you step by step ideas ON how to stay motivated, what to eat and drink, recipes for breakfast lunch and dinner and portion sizes to maintain the correct body weight. A special community support forum will be freely available to subscribed members. Simply fill in your name and email address in the top right hand side or in the pop-up and you will be updated as developments happen. In the meantime please leave a comment and have a great day.
Refer: Alzheimer’s http://www.alz.org/research/science/alzheimers_prevention_and_risk.asp Sugar: http://www.iquitsugar.com/is-sugar-really-that-bad-for-us/ Salt: http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/microsites/salt/Home/Whysaltisbad Obesity: http://healthyamericans.org/obesity/ Drinks: http://www.sugarstacks.com/beverages.htm