Unsuspecting Causes of Obesity
When I was a student at NYU, I began listening to 50′s music.
I don’t know how it happened, but I was definitely the only one I knew with a doo-wop mix in my car.
Just the other weekend I took my mom to see Jersey Boys too.
While walking through Times Square, I wanted to grab a quick bite so I wasn’t hungry during the show.
Do you know how hard it is to find anything relatively healthy around Times Square?
I thought of the recent decision passed by the AMA (American Medical Association)….
Obesity is now considered a disease.
We’re surrounded by food options that are horrible for our bodies or just relatively unhealthy but we often don’t even know it.
Did you know?
- Science suggests that one can of soft drink per day increases your chances of diabetes by 22%. (And Diet Soda isn’t ANY better for you)
- Extra calories from drinking sugar-filled beverages don’t register with your brain for satiety – so you’ll go on to eat the same amount of food in addition.
- Of the 600,000 food items in the American grocery store, 80 percent have been spiked with added sugar; and the industry uses 56 other names for sugar on the label.
- Think you don’t have a sweet tooth, but crave bagels, chips, or French fries? These starchy foods are complex carbs the body breaks down into simple sugars. White rice, white flour, and potatoes do this. Highly refined starches like white bread, pretzels, crackers, and pasta are the worst.
- Think you don’t eat that much sugar? ”The average American consumes up to 31 pounds of sugar a year. Our excess intake of sugar, from the white stuff on the table to the high-fructose corn syrup hidden in packaged foods, is not only making us sick, it’s making us fat and aging our skin,” says Brooke Alpert, MS RD.
Want to learn how to better ween off sugar, to see a change not only in your weight and body, but your skin, energy, and sleep?
Always looking out for you,
Dr Josh Wagner