Obesity Rates Remain Disturbingly High

When I read such headlines, I think to myself, we must be the most ignorant nation in the world. Then, I come to my senses and realize that we’re no more ignorant than any other civilized Western nation. We simply have no clue as to how to reduce the obesity rates in this country. The rates just keep climbing and their incredibly ignorant advice for people to eat less and move more is just as bad as its ever been. The health club industry has grown by leaps and bounds. I sit in restaurants and I am constantly amazed at the fat people who sit there trying to determine the calories in their entrees. They all spout the conventional wisdom in offices, on subways, trolleys and busses. People eat more salad than ever, yet they remain fat or even increase their girth.

People ARE making choices consistent with the expert advice and conventional wisdom. People are working out. Gyms are full of people. We have one at my job and there are many people who use it, yet the majority of people in my workplace are obese. At lunch, I saw people picking lower calorie offerings as I selected two double quarter pounders with cheese and I even added bacon, yet I skipped the buns and the other carbohydrates. I’m lean and they are fat, yet they think they are eating healthy.

I’m at a conference this week and what do they serve? Donuts and pastries in the morning, followed by cookies and lemonade (with sugar-rimmed glasses) in the afternoon. Is there any wonder why people are so fat? I know that the person next to me ate a salad for lunch but had cookies and lemonade for the afternoon snack. I’m sure this person felt they deserved the cookies and lemonade for eating so “well” at lunch. That’s the pathetic nature of the conventional wisdom. I feel so sorry for the people out there who simply do not know any better. They do the best they can and try their best to eat in a healthy manner, but they simply do not know what is needed. The thought is that if everyone becomes a vegetarian they will all be slim, yet they can’t explain fat vegetarians. They figure there is no such thing.

If you look in the wild, you see that the carnivorous animals are all lean yet the herbivores are huge. Even they know what is fattening and what is not.

About this headline….In 1999-2000, the researchers found, 27 percent of men were obese and 39 had abdominal obesity. By 2007-2008, those percentages had risen to 32 percent and 44 percent, respectively. The number of obese women inched up from 33 percent to 35 percent over the same time period, while abdominal obesity prevalence rose from 56 percent to 62 percent. Do we really expect that in 2010 that these figures will do anything except rise?

“The prevalence of obesity and abdominal obesity remains disturbingly high among adults in the United States, and our trend analysis shows that both may still be increasing among men.”

This was published in the International Journal of Obesity. The rising tide of obesity “has all but ruled out” the chances that the U.S. will meet its Healthy People 2010 goals, they add, noting that public health officials are now at work on developing new goals for Healthy People 2020.

In order to whittle U.S. obesity rates down to 15 percent, the researchers said that the average American would either need to consume 500 fewer calories a day, walk for nearly two additional hours a day, or burn off the equivalent amount of calories doing some other type of physical activity. This is the same crap they have been saying for the past 40 years and the situation has only gotten worse. They have nothing else to offer.

“The path to achieving such changes in energy intake and physical activity is unlikely to be an easy one,” the researchers conclude.

Especially, when they have no real clue as to how to achieve these changes. I have achieved this and more and I have made it possible for many others like myself to do the same. If you want to be healthy and meet your 2010 goal of no longer being obese, then try eating like me and sitting in your house on your couch. Eat meat, restrict carbohydrates and lower your energy expenditure. Just watch as your health improves.

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Posted on September 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm by Charles · Permalink
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