How can we reverse the trend of Obesity?
+Otis Ogle (my son) who has gone from knowing virtually nothing to having some really solid fundamentals on nutrition and health in place at the age of only 23... if only more were like this!
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Greed and endless chase for cash has meant that we are too busy to take care of the very thing that enables us to do what we do... our health... and as the saying goes... "if you have no time to set aside for maintaining your health now... you had better put aside plenty of time for ill health later on..." some truth right there in this statement...
We have been lulled and duped by great marketing strategies to believe Fat is bad, Cholesterol is bad, and that low calorie products are much better for us... we have bought the advertisements... One Cal, Coke Zero, Low Fat this, Energy boosting that... the list goes on... with one aim in mind, to get us to buy the next 'new' health gimmick fad... (just a quick aside... I did a 20 minute talk busting the myths of Cholesterol... if you are worried about cholesterol levels you might want to watch - Chris on Cholesterol here)
Heck even the Skimmed milk (in the UK, green and red labelled milk products) are worse for us than the regular normal milk... we all bought that one didn't we? If you really want to move away from dairy then go for Almond Milk... even Soya Milk in large doses has health ramifications so beware of that one too!
SO HOW CAN WE MAKE THINGS BETTER?
Once people learn about food they start to get interested, once interested then enthusiasm... after enthusiasm better choices and more enjoyment... more enjoyment leads to a happier and more fulfilled life... and... you don't have to make huge sweeping changes all in one go either... even small changes on top of small changes can lead to vast improvements... but those fad diets? ... come on, they are not sustainable are they? ... going to drink shakes and protein powders for the rest of your life? ... No... sorry to say... another money making venture for us to BUY INTO right there... nope... it comes down to making sustainable changes... but first...
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Then... make small sustainable changes... You don't have to start taking shakes & starving yourself... Or give up things you like... This is about steady, sustainable improved life choices... 1lb a month for 12 months is almost 1 stone... And if you do it naturally... You won't put it back on... these health choices can easily be integrated into family life too... kids will enjoy learning about food, what is good for them, why is it good? ... time to instill these valuable lessons back into our homes... it is up to us...
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... oh and one final thing... surround yourself with people who are making better health choices... group learning, group experiences and group encouragement... I learn things about nutrition everyday because the people around me know stuff I don't and vice versa... Forward to a healthier future? ... I'm in!
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