The O Word!

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My last post mentioned the O word – Obesity. It even sound ugly!

The dictionary calls it “the condition of being grossly fat” and goes on to list synonyms like grossness, flabbiness and corpulence. Then there are the less obnoxious synonyms: stoutness and portliness. Finally, there is chubbiness which sounds downright cute after reading all the others! Honestly, none of them sound very appealing!

No matter what you call it, carrying extra weight is not a healthy way to live. Yet, a very large percentage of us Americans, a full 46% of us are considered obese. Worse yet,  70% of all American citizens over 15 years old are considered overweight!

There are a lot of reasons for this, processed food, genetically modified food, too many carbs, too much sugar, huge portion sizes, sedentary life styles etc. The list is long and seemingly grows longer all the time. Seem like every week there is a new theory.

Nathan Richardson has created a really interesting infographic about obesity in America. Well worth spending some time studying it. It certain to make you stop and think about what we are doing to ourselves!

About Genene Cote

Genene Coté -- Nutrition Advocate, Counselor and Coach who is also a Whole Food Plant Based Eater (vegetarian/vegan), cook and gardener.
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