Why are we so fat? We should be completely fed up with Obesity

Why are we so fat? We should be completely fed up with Obesity

Fat! Fat! Fat!

I am completely fed up with obesity and you should too.

In most cases, obesity is completely unacceptable. In a country where we have significant opportunities to eat healthy, exercise, and take care of our health, there is no reason why 20% of adults over the age of 20 years old should be obese. We are prescribing ourselves a slow, painful death. We must stop now.

Did you know?
– Obesity is the #2 cause of preventable death in the United States
– 60 million Americans, 20 years and older are obese
– 9 million children and teens ages 6-19 are overweight
– Being overweight or obese significantly increases the risk of health conditions and diseases including: Breast cancer, Coronary heart disease, Type II diabetes, Sleep apnea, Gallbladder disease, Osteoarthritis, Colon cancer, Hypertension and Stroke

Childhood obesity is getting completely out of control. We are doing a major disservice to our children. Let’s stop it now!

– 4% overweight 1982 | 16% overweight 1994
– 25% of all white children overweight 2001
– 33% African American and Hispanic children overweight 2001

Why the significant increase in obesity rates?

Children don’t play outside anymore. They, along with adults spend countless hours a day sitting in front of a television or a computer. Fast food also plays a major part in the obesity epidemic. We ENHALE calories by the thousands when we eat at fast food burger joints. We need to go back to eating the original fast food: fruits and vegetables.

– Mama

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7 Responses to “Why are we so fat? We should be completely fed up with Obesity”
  1. Stephanie says:

    It’s so sad, and I myself am overweight (but it’s being worked on!)
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  2. Julie Moore says:

    First, Happy SITS Day to you! I hope it’s a great one!

    Second, I agree that obesity is a big (no pun intended) issue. I struggle with my weight, and I know why – I struggle to eat whole, real foods. I’m getting better, but it’s a process. I do agree with you that people as a whole need to be more active, but the biggest factor truly is our diet (as you mentioned). Though, I do struggle, I do strive to make sure my family knows the difference between junk and quality food so that they don’t end up struggling, too, and so they know how to make good, informed choices as they get older. Oh, and we encourage (and sometimes demand) outside time. 🙂
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  3. Angela says:

    I’m completely fed up with it too, only in my case it’s with myself. I was a person who never, ever had a weight problem until I hit 30 years old and now I feel like I’ve tried everything and I can’t seem to get past a certain point. I know that it’s simple…eat less, exercise more but somehow it doesn’t feel that simple. I’ve been doing Advocare for a little over a month now, I’ve lost 23 pounds and several inches but the past week I’ve been frustrated/depressed with my lack of results. Today I made a commitment to get back to it. I walked 2 miles this morning! Visiting from SITS!
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  4. I think the other problem is that people don’t know how to eat in moderation. You can splurge and have a cupcake or a cookie but don’t overdo it. Moderation. And make sure to exercise at least 5 days per week. Not only will your physical body thank you, your mind will too!

    Happy SITS day to you! 🙂
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  5. Tammy Eakes says:

    I completely agree with your post. It is insane that we are allowing our children to be so inactive and eat such unhealthy foods. There are plenty of arguments about contributing factors such as income level, education level, genetics, and such. The bottom line though is that kids need to get up and do something! Get out from in front of the tv. Get off the xbox. Play outside! It’s the parents responsibility to see to it that their children are active and are eating healthy foods. And – I don’t buy into the notion that eating fast food is a less expensive way to feed our families and therefore the only option for some families. My family of 4 costs $30 to feed at a fast food restaurant. That’s the equivalent of enough wheat bread, peanut butter, and apples to feed a family several meals!
    I found you on Sits Girls. Congrats on your Sits day. Heading over to bloglovin to follow you :->
    Come see me at http://www.NoSkinnies.com! Thanks.
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  6. Maggie Decon says:

    Food can be like a drug to people legal easy to get I was abused when I was overweight the monster left me alone there was always food around if people are very overweight chances are they had traumas obese not normal usually way to cope with more pain very gross hard way to go thru this world. Had to for along time

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