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40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
« on: October 15, 2017, 06:18:39 PM »
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    Americans have never needed to lose weight more than they do right now.  According to brand new numbers that were just released by the National Center For Health Statistics, nearly 40 percent of all U.S. adults are now officially obese.  That is an all-time record.  And as you will see below, more than 70 percent of us are officially overweight.  Of course most of the population does not even understand what is being done to them.  The elite that own our major food corporations know that eating heavily processed foods is a highway to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other deadly diseases, but they keep pushing those foods on us anyway.  The average American diet is extremely self-destructive, and it is time for a change.
     
    If we do not change, our “obesity epidemic” will continue to grow even worse.  The following comes from CNN
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    The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics.
    Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in adults, without any “signs of it slowing down,” according to the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Craig Hales, medical epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    1999 was not that long ago.
    And of course people were definitely talking about an “obesity epidemic” back then, but now it has gotten much, much worse.  In fact, researchers say that adult obesity and youth obesity have both risen by at least 30 percent since that time…
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    What is “very striking” about this information is that there has been a 30% increase in adult obesity and 33% increase in youth obesity from 1999-2000 data to 2015-16, despite government-focused efforts to address the issue, according to Michael W. Long, assistant professor at the Milken Institute of School Public Health at George Washington University.
    So how do you know if you are obese?
    It is not as simple as just looking in the mirror.  According to health authorities, if you have a body mass index over 30 you are obese, and a recent WHO report discovered that childhood obesity has risen “more than tenfold over the past four decades”
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    Obesity is medically defined as having a body-mass index of more than 30. The findings on obese kids in the U.S. comes on top of this week’s World Health Organization report that childhood obesity is soaring around the world, increasing more than tenfold over the past four decades.
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why this is happening.  As the world economy has become globalized, the major food manufacturers are getting their garbage into the hands of more and more people.  Today, billions of people all over the planet are eating nutritionally-empty foods that are packed with all sorts of ingredients that humans simply should not be eating.
    We are literally digging our own graves with our forks and our spoons.  According to this brand new report from the National Center For Health Statistics, at this point more than 70 percent of us “are either overweight or obese”
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    Overall, 70.7 percent of Americans are either overweight or obese, meaning that an unhealthy weight has become the norm, with normal weight Americans — a BMI of less than 25 — now in the minority.
    That means that less than 30 percent of the population is at a healthy weight right now.
    So what is the solution?
    Going “on a diet” is not the answer.  Any short-term changes that you make are ultimately going to be futile if you don’t make long-term changes to your eating patterns.
    If you really would like to have a healthier future, some major changes will be necessary.  Here are just a few tips to help get you started…
    -Get as much sugar and high fructose corn syrup out of your diet as possible.  A great place to start is by getting rid of sodas and other sugary drinks.  My wife and I will have a soda when we go out to eat as a treat, but we don’t have any in our refrigerator at home.
    -Try to start eliminating heavily processed foods from your diet.  This can be very difficult to do, because most of us have become quite accustomed to eating what the large food manufacturers offer us.
    -Start shopping in the organic section of your local supermarket if you can afford to do so.  Organic food manufacturers often offer similar versions of what the large food manufacturers make, but the ingredients are far superior.
    -Incorporate as much fresh produce into your diet as possible.  As humans, we are supposed to be eating a plant-based diet, but most of us have gotten very far away from that ideal.
    -Make exercise a regular part of your daily life.  A sedentary lifestyle kills, and those that live active lifestyles often find that they can stay active well into their golden years.
    If we don’t change our ways, the cost of treating obesity-related illnesses is going to threaten to overwhelm our healthcare system.  It is being reported that our obesity epidemic is already costing us 190 billion dollars a year
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    The consequences of the obesity epidemic are devastating: High blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke are not only killing millions of Americans annually — the obesity epidemic is also a humongous burden on the American health care system, making up $190 billion a year in weight-related medical bills.
    As long as we keep eating what they offer us, the major food manufacturers are going to keep doing what they have always done.
    So it is up to us to make the changes that are necessary, and this is a battle that we simply cannot afford to lose.
     
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    I believe that 40% are on the low-side. The true obesity statistics are must higher.  Just watch the people coming
    in and out of Walmart. 

    Offline TKGS

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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 06:39:21 PM »
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  • I was watching a movie from 1933, The Thin Man the other day.  It is a detective-comedy.  When the police discover a decomposed dead body they are trying to develop a description based on the clothes found in the makeshift grave.  They decide that the victim was probably about 5'10" and 250 lbs.  Then the coroner finds a cane in the grave and hands it off to the detective who remarks that the victim probably had a limp.  The other detective notes that he would carrying all that weight around.

    Today, we don't really need a study to determine that obesity is ordinary.  Frankly, I question these results.  I would expect that the percentage of U.S. adults that are obese would be closer to the 55-65% range.


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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
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  • And we're living through a recession‽
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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 07:51:00 PM »
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  • Real certified organic food is not cheap.

    Breakfast and snack food loaded with GMO high fructose sugar, processed GMO white flour with bromide, and MSG are much cheaper. These foods cause obesity and diabetes. Often it is handed out free.

    My husband and I gave up eating grain products such as wheat, rye, corn, and oatmeal. We also do not eat any sugar, dried fruits, MSG, or processed snack foods. Within one and a half years, each of us have lost more than 30 pounds, and we both are maintaining a healthy weight.

    I helped out at a food pantry just once. It was so depressing to see all the excess cakes and artificially colored cookies being handed out to the poor. And they loved that junk food. The person in charge kept saying, "Beggars can't be choosy." I would not give those cakes and cookies to my dogs.
    Lord have mercy.

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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #4 on: October 18, 2017, 07:40:44 AM »
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    We also do not eat any sugar

    I mean I can understand if you were on the Keto diet and trying to lose weight, but never? That seems extreme to me. All things in moderation. It is more virtuous to eat those things in moderation than it is to give them up entirely, if that works for you, then ok, but I would hate to be at a party at your house, no offense.



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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #5 on: October 18, 2017, 09:10:38 AM »
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  • Processed Sugar is poison for your body. Atherosclerosis, Diabetes., gut microbe imbalances, yeast proliferation, feeding of cancerous tumors, you name it. Just like anything else, if you eliminate it, eventually you don't miss it. Your taste changes. ( for the better)

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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #6 on: October 18, 2017, 09:27:22 AM »
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  • Ok, but a lot of the people who cut out sugar basically cut out sugar completely, they don't even eat fruit, which I think is a bit extreme.

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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #7 on: October 18, 2017, 09:28:42 AM »
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  • Processed Sugar is poison for your body. Atherosclerosis, Diabetes., gut microbe imbalances, yeast proliferation, feeding of cancerous tumors, you name it. Just like anything else, if you eliminate it, eventually you don't miss it. Your taste changes. ( for the better)
    High Fructose corn syrup and all the sugar substitutes are worse than plain old white sugar.

    The problem today is that one has to be educated to know what to eat, and it requires work to have good food. One can no longer just trust that what you buy at a store is good for you.

    Very few people bother.

    Where I live, it is rare to find a woman that is not overweight, a large percentage in the 200lb and up club.

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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 09:34:13 AM »
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  • Yes- the only thing worse than sugar itself are the chemical substitute "sweeteners" and HFCS. HFCS is also processed and winds up with a significant lead content- I don't know how that happens but it's true. So we are stupid and fat.

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    Re: 40 percent of U.S. Adults are Obese
    « Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 09:38:58 AM »
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  • Beet sugar is also almost 100% GMO. Most sugar is from sugar beets

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    « Reply #10 on: October 18, 2017, 09:42:26 AM »
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  • Most sugar is from sugar beets
    Maybe in Europe, but not in the USA and Africa, South America, SE Asia.....
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  • There are so many good comments on this thread, but I'd just like to add that Americans don't get a lot of exercise, in addition to consuming too much sugar. 

    When I traveled to Scotland in the year 2002, I was surprised to see that there weren't so many overweight people there, even though they have a terrible diet (number one for sugar consumption in Europe, I think). I think that they do get a lot of exercise, compared to Americans. They don't depend on cars for everything they do when they leave the house. That might be part of why they aren't so obese there, as Americans are here. 

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  • Yes, I think that's true. I played a lot of rec sports in college and ate exactly the same as I had before then and lost 20lbs just playing pickup soccer 4 or 5 times a week.

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  • http://greenopedia.com/white-sugar/

    This is what I always thought to be true, but I guess you can find anything if you look hard enough

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  • Ok, but a lot of the people who cut out sugar basically cut out sugar completely, they don't even eat fruit, which I think is a bit extreme.

    When people who have cancer are advised not to eat any types of sugar, alcoholic sugars, artificial sugars, stevia, or even dried fruits, such as raisins, it is to stop feeding the neoplasms, which thrive on sugars, especially the fructose form.
    For some who are deathly ill with stage 4 cancers, they can only eat veggies (no meats) in juice format or in soups.
    The only fruits they might be able to eat might be avocados or coconut "meat," both of which are rich in fats needed for energy.
    Lord have mercy.

     

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