According to a new study of a group of people over 25 between 2007 to 2012 determine that during that time men were 40% overweight and 35% were obese. They estimated that 30% of women were¬†overweight and 37% were obese. These results are close to being the same as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which says 1/3 of Americans are obese. Even though we try to create an environment where fast food chains have to disclose whats in there food or the grocery stores with the labels stating what is in it. People still want the crappy food because it’s easy and fast and they don’t have to clean up a mess after they have dinner. The easy way out will be the easy way into your grave at an early age.

Being obese comes with all kinds of health problems like diabetes, knee issues, and heart disease. Every year obesity cost billions in medical cost. So if you want to get in shape and prevent certain diseases that comes with being overweight then get off the couch and take a walk around the block.

 

Try and regulate the portion size of your meals and eating six small meals a day compared to 3 big meals a day will help boost your metabolism. Walking 30 minutes a day can help your waist line more than you think. Lack of exercise is also a major culprit in the obesity epidemic. Most peole have desk jobs now, not jobs that require them to be out in the field plowing, or scrubbing those floors. We’ve invented things to make life easier, and because of that we Americans have gain weight taking the easier way out.

Most food manufacturers were merely exchanging hydrogenated oils and sugar in for the animal fats they eliminated from low-fat items. Hydrogenated oils are reorganized vegetable oils that carry high levels of trans-fats, an exceptionally bad type of fat that can elevate your bad cholesterol, lower your good cholesterol and increase your risks of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. While somewhat less threatening, added sugar can also inflict significant harm on a diet. Actually low in calories, high-quantities of sugar interferes with our metabolisms, causing surges in insulin and energy levels and ultimately contributing to weight gain and diabetes.

Ultimately, however, we can’t lose sight of the big picture. Over recent years, diet fads have come and gone, with people hurrying to blame red meat, dairy, wheat, fat, sugar, etc. for making them fat, but actually, the problem is much simpler. Genetics and age do strongly determine metabolism, but as the CDC points out, weight gain and loss is primarily a formula of total calories consumed versus total calories used.

 

 

 

Image Credit