America has a gluttony issue. America has a portion problem.
Habitual healthy eating should never be stressful; it should be a part of our daily routine, as our hygiene is a part of our daily routine. I am going to take you through the meal prepping program that assisted me in losing close to 60 pounds, supplement free. It’s also not solely about the weight loss, at all. The weight is bound to come off with the lifestyle change. There are tons of diseases and ailments in the world that are acquired through years of continuous unhealthy eating.
“Most of the variation in life expectancy doesn’t come from “external factors,” like murder, but rather from medical causes, like heart disease and diabetes. The poor die early because they get sicker faster”
Thompson explains what happens when one is surrounded by unhealthy activities that are normalized where they reside. Obesity, drugs, smoking, unhealthy eating, and lack of exercise are all prevalent factors that are highly present in low income areas. These components critically contribute to one’s mental health, of course. Right!? Right. All cigarettes do is slow you down and put you at greater risk for many diseases out there. Metabolism rates slow down with lack of physical activity. I can go on for days. Not to mention that if you are eating bad, your desire to engage in physical activity declines rapidly. Well, let me speak for myself. If I just finished eating two $1 cheeseburgers, fries, and a soda, (about $5 total, which in fact explains why people may prefer the convenience and instant gratification behind fast food over their long-term health) I AM NOT thinking about going to the gym. After that, I’m not thinking about doing much of anything but laying around. All of the unhealthy foods make me lazy and strips me of all of my energy . Continue Reading
“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”
–First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010
The childhood obesity rates have heightened in the African American and Hispanic communities over the past decade. First Lady Michelle Obama created the “Let’s Move!” movement to address obesity in our youth worldwide, hoping to bring about a change in the way that our children grow up thinking in regards to food. This ultimately leads to a healthier and focused state of mind, which will hopefully result in holistic health and success in all areas of life. Continue Reading
I know you guys remember last week when I mentioned albacore tuna not being the greatest consumption choice because of its high mercury content. Well, we now have more proof that the sterilization process of Bumble Bee tuna isn’t 100% effective.
Major point: Chicken of the Sea & Bumble Bee says tuna in oil and water have been recalled. Please educate yourself on the specifics of the chicken of the sea and bumble bee recalls to avoid contamination!
Do you know why mercury is bad for consumption? Continue Reading
“Kids can’t be hungry for knowledge if they’re just plain hungry,” said Dorothy McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia. “That’s why breakfast can change a student’s life. It means more focused students and higher test scores, leading to higher graduation rates and better employment outcomes down the line.” Continue Reading
“People want to be healthier, eat cleaner and feel better about what they’re putting in their bodies,” the former Miami Heat player told the Herald. “I know this from personal experience, and when Grown opens it will very much be a concept unlike anything else, designed to be accessible by everyone, from the weekend warrior to the mom and anyone in between.”
-Ray Allen Continue Reading
“The deck is stacked against healthy foods like fruits and vegetables“
Have you ever heard of the phrase “vanishing caloric density”? If not, let me put you on. Vanishing caloric density is basically rapid food meltdown; it’s what tricks your brain into thinking you’re not eating a lot, despite how many calories you are actually eating. Now THAT is why you just can’t seem to put that bag of Cheetos down. or Doritos. or Funyuns. Continue Reading