You may have heard about the latest controversial pill to fight obesity in the news recently. Cont Rave can help stop cravings and has already been used to treat alcohol and opiate addiction. I do not think a pill is the answer we need to stop the obesity epidemic plaguing our families or sets a good example for children.
doctor at one of the early morning shows said that people can not lose weight through diet and exercise alone. We need to step between diet / exercise and surgery. I could have a field day discussing weight loss surgery, especially weight loss surgery on children and adolescents, but I will save that for another post.
The truth is, the public has been lied to for so long by shysters “and charlatans want to make a quick buck off peoples pain and depression of being overweight, which includes 56 billion dollar diet industry, including many well-known companies in public trust. A sad fact, only 3% of people who go to one of these diet programs, but the weight off. A doctor was right on one point. The word “diet” no longer co notate way of eating, but conjures thoughts do without, be hungry, eat foods that you do not want. This so-called diet has only added to the obesity epidemic. This is evident from the following statistics. Surgeon General has reported childhood obesity crisis National epidemic. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2007, 16% of children (over 9 million) 6-19 years were obese or overweight, a number that has tripled since 1980. The other 15% were at risk for becoming overweight. 67% of adults (200 million) were overweight or obese. If you are among the 200 million are dieting, the child is looking at you and has a 70% chance of becoming obese adults by mimicking this unhealthy behavior. I am sad to inform my friends and colleagues children could very well die before their parents because of this epidemic. This is the first generation, this will become a reality, not the legacy I want to leave.
One of the reasons people can not keep the weight off is because they turn to diet to lose it fast. Before studying nutrition and exercise I dieted and watched Family diet, I know the feeling, you’re depressed, unhappy with yourself and you want the weight off now! Diet brain is not looking for long term health and weight management, diet brain wants immediate results. This results in many diet throughout ones life, unhealthy relationship with food and slow metabolism. As for exercise, doctors say you walk, but walking is important for heart health, the best way to speed up your metabolism by increasing muscle mass, muscle. Diets that cause more than 1 ½ pounds of weight loss per week have nasty side effects. Muscle loss. This is one of the reasons; you gain the weight back, and usually a few extra pounds.
Parents, I know you love your child and want the best for them. That is why I want to get the truth out to the parents. We can stop the obesity epidemic one family at a time. It will take to educate people and encourage end to dieting. May the next generation never go on a diet in their lives, how much would that be!