America is the midst of an obesity epidemic. Last week, a report was released “predicting” that by the year 2030, 1 out of 2 adults will be classified as obese. This is very alarming! Have you ever heard of the term “false alarm?” That is what I am calling this report. It is my hope that Americans will wake up to the fact that our food is not the same as yesteryear and make healthier choices for themselves and their family. We must LEARN HOW TO READ LABELS to avoid harmful substances that have been placed in our foods and called “preservatives” and so forth.
We live in an information age society. No longer do you need to go the library and look up information in the card catalog. Information can now be found at your fingertips in the convenience of your own home. There is no reason why you should take something you read at “face-value.” When in doubt, look it up! Learning to listen to your own instincts is crucial to solving the obesity epidemic. If you read that something is good for you and your instincts tell you that it isn’t, then don’t eat or drink it…it’s that simple!
In order to be healthy, start reading labels and don’t put anything into your mouth that you do not recognize as food such as polyvinylpyrrolidone. Shop at local markets for the freshest, organically grown and nutrient dense foods or better yet join a CSA. (Community Supported Agriculture)
Eating can be very emotional and can be used as a substitute for happiness. It is important to recognize that food cannot change your marital status or change the job you do not like. It’s YOU that needs to change those things by loving and appreciating yourself for who you are. Nobody is perfect. It is YOU who creates your future by the choices you make.
If you need help reaching your health goals, please enlist in the services of a Health Coach who can gently guide you along that path.
We can change the world one person at a time as we learn how to take care of our body so our mind can remain clear and focused on becoming part of the solution to the problems that have engulfed us. Darkness cannot survive if there is light…not even the light from one single match. The world needs your contribution!
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