Obesity – Do we eat the wrong foods? Or too much food?

Healthy eating for Children - Obesity CrisisAccording to the World Health Organization, here are the percentages of overweight adults by country:

  • 93% American Samoa
  • 72   Saudi Arabia
  • 67   United States
  • 66   Germany
  • 66   Egypt
  • 61   United Kingdom
  • 59   Canada
  • 53   Spain
  • 50   Iran
  • 49   France
  • 49   Australia
  • 4     India
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2 Responses to Obesity – Do we eat the wrong foods? Or too much food?

  1. Doni says:

    The human body developed on this lnapet over the past 2 million years. During all but the last 8,000 of those years (and 8,000 years when you are talking of an evolutionary time frame is but the blink of an eye), the human body evolved eating meat, fat and high fiber vegetables, with some roots and tubers.Eight thousand years ago the agricultural revolution took place, with man learning how to domesticate grain. Virtually overnight, man became dependant upon carbohydrates as the main source of food. Archeologists point to that exact time period that the average height of man drops by two inches and all of the degenerative diseases we have today became prevalent in the society of that time.With today’s accepted high carbohydrate diet it is projected that by the year 2025 there will be over 300 million diabetics lnapet wide. It is just not the diet our bodies evolved with. Carbohydrates are simply long chains of sugar molecules hooked end-to-end. When a person eats carbohydrates their normal digestive process breaks up these chains into the individual sugar molecules, and they pass right through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream, and load up the bloodstream with sugar.If this happened every once in a while it would not be a problem. But as diets today are so high in carbohydrates, people have a constant high level of sugar pouring into their bloodstream year after year! This requires their body to continuously produce high levels of insulin to keep that sugar level down. (Insulin’s job is to push sugar out of the bloodstream into the cells where it is used for energy.) Eventually the cells in their body becomes insensitive to the effects of the insulin (insulin resistance). To handle this problem of insulin resistance their body begins to produce even higher levels of insulin. This continues until their pancreas reaches the maximum amount of insulin it can produce, and when the insulin resistance increases again, their blood sugar begins to rise out of control. The result is type 2 diabetes! Type 2 diabetes is actually an extreme case of insulin resistance.

    • Arlene says:

      Your doctor can usalluy have made available to you a nutritionist or other program to meet your individual needs and advise on diet and losing weight..It would be unwise to direct you here, not knowing your individual needs, and medical history.. etc. I am diabetic .. I learned a lot going.. Just ask your doctor.. many programs are free / covered by your insurance. Some counties have programs you can attend as well.i was surprised at what i can eat, i thought could never have again.. i use splenda instead of regular sugar.. Exercise, and doing it right by following proper guidelines is important.. and get the stress off.. that has been the biggest challenge for me It affects so many areas of ones life with diabetes i have found out.It isn’t all bad news.. it is life changes.. But, by following the advise of your doctor , you’ll have a far better out look on life than thought it would be at first.If you don’t get the support you feel need with your doctor, get another doctor good luck..

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