The definition of overweight and obese and how your kiddo, and you, might fit the obese category without knowing it.
What I think are the main causes of our obesity in America.
What I think are the real solutions to our kiddo's, and our, obesity issues.
There is no doubt that there is a rising occurrence of obesity in our culture, and even amongst our kiddos. Many parents have tried themselves to loose weight by cutting back on their foods, cutting out sodas, and exercising heavily. Now, I agree that these are crucial pieces of the weight-loss elements.
With that said,
I also think that there is a major piece of the puzzle missing that isn't about cutting calories or increasing your output.
I think the quality of our food has gone to crap. With the onset of mono-cropping we are yanking all of the nutrients out of our soils. With fewer minerals to pull from the soil, there is less in the veggie we are consuming.
Or indirectly, there is less mineral content in the plants that cows are eating and then, subsequently, there is less mineral content in us. We now have to consume more to fill that nutritional goal. Combine that with the onset of highly processed foods. There is little we can do calorically or with exercise that makes a significant difference.
So what do I think we can do. Here is my list:
- Grow your own food.
- Go organic when possible (even though American "organic" isn't fully organic).
- Buy local. Farmers markets are great places to find great good garden-grown produce that hasn't been shellacked with crap.
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