Friday, July 20, 2018

You Are 20 LBS Overweight But It's Not Your Fault!



Being 20 LBS, or much more, overweight is really not your fault. Americans are almost doomed to carry extra pounds due to a grossly under-regulated food industry; politics as usual. The vast majority of us have to exist on corporate manufactured processed foods that are engineered to be addictive and overloaded with sugars, high amounts of salt, and fat; all leading to you being overweight.

Buying all natural whole foods is not possible for most Americans given the high cost of feeding a family a “real food” diet. With the high rate of unemployment, over 43 million Americans on food stamps, and most only making a little better than minimum wage; it is processed food or nothing.

This article contains two news report videos that you really need to watch to fully understand why you are having difficulty with weight loss; it is not your fault.

CNN's DrSanjay Gupta shows the hidden sugar in you food



The portions Americans eat are 4 times larger today than they were in the 1950’s.

Fast-food companies promote larger items with signs, staff pins, and place mats. Manufacturers of diet meals such as Lean Cuisine and Weight Watchers frozen dinners advertise larger meal sizes; restaurant reviews refer to large portions, and national chain restaurants promote large-size items directly on menus. 

Another indicator of the trend toward larger portions is that automobile manufacturers have installed larger cup holders in newer models to accommodate the larger sizes of drink cups. Overall the portion sizes of virtually all foods and beverages prepared for immediate consumption have increased and now appear just normal to the consumer.

To address the growing obesity problem in the U.S., the CDC has created this infographic highlighting just how eating attitudes and habits have changed over the last 50 years.




There is literally sugar & excessive amounts of salt in pretty much everything in a supermarket, excluding fresh produce, meats, and poultry. There is sugar in toothpaste, chips, gravy, bread, many processed meats, ready to eat meals, and side dishes; the list just goes on and on. And anything that comes in a box, can, or from a factory and that is not in its natural form anymore tends to have a high sodium content.

CBC News Investigation – How Excessive Amounts of Sugar in Your Food is Making You Overweight



Sugars:

Natural sugars are found in fruit as fructose and in dairy products, such as milk and cheese, as lactose. Foods with natural sugar have an important role in the diet of cancer patients and anyone trying to prevent cancer because they provide essential nutrients that keep the body healthy and help prevent disease.



Refined sugar comes from sugar cane or sugar beets, which are processed to extract the sugar. It is typically found as sucrose, which is the combination of glucose and fructose. We use white and brown sugars to sweeten cakes and cookies, coffee, cereal and even fruit. Food manufacturers add chemically produced sugar, typically high-fructose corn syrup, to foods and beverages, including crackers, flavored yogurt, tomato sauce and salad dressing. Low-fat foods are the worst offenders, as manufacturers use sugar to add flavor.

Most of the processed foods we eat add calories and sugar with little nutritional value. In contrast, fruit and unsweetened milk have vitamins and minerals. Milk also has protein and fruit has fiber, both of which keep you feeling full longer.

How the body metabolizes the sugar in fruit and milk differs from how it metabolizes the refined sugar added to processed foods. The body breaks down refined sugar rapidly, causing insulin and blood sugar levels to skyrocket. Because refined sugar is digested quickly, you don’t feel full after you’re done eating, no matter how many calories you consumed. The fiber in fruit slows down metabolism, as fruit in the gut expands to make you feel full.

Salt

Flavored potato chips, movie popcorn, even cereals – anything that comes in a box, can, or from a factory and that is not in its natural form anymore tends to have a higher sodium content, said Lenox Hill Hospital diet and fitness expert Sharon Zarabi.

“Potatoes become potato chips, flour becomes crackers, a grilled chicken breast becomes chicken tenders. Taking something from the farm and making it into a dish, an item, companies add salt,” said Zarabi.

The CDC states children should be getting no more than 2,200 milligrams of sodium a day in their diets, yet it found that boys ages 9 to 13 consumed another 1,100 milligrams of sodium above that level, and girls overshot the mark by 800 milligrams.

Ninety percent of children and 89 percent of adults consume more than the recommended 2,300 milligrams (about a teaspoon) of sodium a day, according to the latest findings from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

Our relentless love of salt is putting us at risk for high blood pressure and other health problems, warned CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden.

“The finding that nine of ten adults and children still consume too much salt is alarming,” Frieden said in a statement. “The evidence is clear: too much sodium in our foods leads to high blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Reducing sodium in manufactured and restaurant foods will give consumers more choice and save lives.”

The CDC recommends even less daily sodium for certain groups: No more than 1,500 milligrams a day for adults over 51, African-Americans and adults with pre-hypertension and hypertension because they’re at a greater risk for stroke and heart disease.
 
 

Why Do We Even Have Public Schools?


Following every tragic school shooting there is, of course, the outpouring of sympathy, outrage at the senselessness of young lives cut short, and every parent fear that their child might be in the next group that is murdered.  To make the tragedy even worse every political group capitalizes on the murder of our young to advance their own agenda; they reduce our murdered children to a political tool. But, the question I have for all of you “political activist” is why do we still have an outdated public-school system?  Replacing the system with available technology will put an end to these incidents.

But, the US Government (and State governments) is resistant to dismantling any of their not needed bureaucracies; the only reason being it would be hard, and they do not have the foggiest idea of how to implement it. Let’s face facts; none of our elected representatives are particularly bright. They are greedy self-serving and power hungry low life professional politicians, who will sell their own mother into slavery; if the price is right.

The public-school system in the US is of the past century, and with the advancements in technology no longer needed; and  too expensive to maintain. There are already internet K-12 programs available, and the states can develop their own; one teacher can educate thousands via the internet. Supplying every child with a laptop, and have them educated in the home, will be far cheaper, and a better ROI; education wise.


Many will say we need the current system to insure “excellence in education”; B.S.

Our public-school system is a failure, plain and simple; it is no more than an expensive daycare system. Facts don’t lie, and we are getting a rotten return on our investment with this antiquated system; the kids graduate without even the ability to read.

According to a recent study conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, 32 million of American adults are illiterate, 21 percent read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates are functionally illiterate, they cannot read let alone fill out a job application; for a minimum wage position.


“Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.” Thomas Jefferson.

I will not even get into basic math scores; they are the worse.

But, it will never happen any time soon; too much politics involved. And the American people are far too lazy, and disorganized, to demand it from the idiots they keep re-electing.