United States has the highest obesity
rate of any industrialized nation.
than half of all American adults and about
one-quarter of all American children are now
classified as obese or overweight.
proportions are believed to have increased
dramatically during the last few decades, along with
the consumption of fast food, with the rate of
obesity among US children twice as high as in the
obese person is someone with a Body
Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher. Today
about 44 million American adults are considered
obese, with an additional 6 million so-called
super-obese i.e. they weigh about a hundred pounds
more than they should.
No other nation in history has gotten so fat
so fast." When people eat more and move less, they get fat.
the US, people have become increasingly sedentary
and consume more restaurant meals, including fast
As people eat more food outside the home, they
consume more calories, less fiber, and more fat.
Sometimes it's hard
to not to eat in a family or fast food restaurant.
So, I avoid any breads, potatoes, rice, fried foods,
salad dressings, cokes or equivalents, and I use
But even a lot of
those foods, especially in fast food restaurants are
processed, be careful.