• 2/3 of adults are overweight or obese! Childhood obesity rates have tripled since 1980! -CNN 7/10/09 • Missouri is now 13th in the nation in adult obesity and 23rd in the nation in childhood obesity! -Fox 4 on 7/1/09 • 1/3 of all cancers are related to obesity, diet, lack of exercise (lifestyle) -CNN Aug. 5, 2008 • The #1 health threat to children is childhood obesity. "Stop trying to make kids happy and start making them healthy." -Dr Thomas Kersting--licensed psychotherapist 4/10/09. • Reported on : 2 out of 3 Americans are overweight. 4 out of 5 black women are overweight or obese. Obesity is about to overtake cigarettes in causing death! -CNN January 2009 • Deadly belly fat! Every extra 2 inches of belly fat in the mid-section increases the risk of early death by 13-17% through heart disease, diabetes & high blood pressure.-CNN 11/14/08
Eating to Live
Eating to live, requires you to first identify all the harmful foods you are currently eating. Start small and eliminate one type of food at a time. Changing bad habits takes time, make small changes and celebrate the victories along the way! Before you know it, you will reach your healthy eating goal. The key is not to eat less, but to eat higher quality foods. Whatever foods you remove from your diet can be replaced by a healthier version.
Foods to Reduce or Eliminate from your Diet: Fatty cuts meat, sugar, fried foods, and simple carbs (white bread, bleached rice, pasta). Healthier foods to include in your diet: Chicken, fish, whole grains (Whole wheat pasta and bread, brown rice) fruits and vegetables.