Originally posted by Kinesis
Without a balanced nutritional diet, and frequent vigorous exercise, the obesity cycle continues. The balancing factor in all this is EXERCISE.
People say they don't have the time, the energy, or the incentive. How can you change the minds of people who feel that way, then who blame the fast
food and supplement industry whenever they fall ill?
[edit on 28-3-2008 by Kinesis]
suppose we are saying the same thing...or at least some points are similar.
I was basically 155 my whole life (well teens I was 145-150) then in my early mid 20s I started gaining weight.
Probably around the late 20s I was up to 200lbs!
I exercised all the time and was both overweight and strong.
The weight would not go.
One day I stopped eating the food catered by the company (because by that time I was eating an all nutritional WholeFoods & Farmers Market diet...with
the exception of my job place.)
I stopped the one meal and in about 1 or 2 months I lost so much weight I could stick my fist between my stomach and pants waist.
Thing is, it was so noticeable people commented on how much I lost without me having to even say that i was trying to loose weight.
When mentioned it was dropping the one meal at work (and trust me, it wasnt what you would call junk food, typically, but is what I now term junk
food) people didnt know what to say.
They saw the weight gone...who are they to tell me how I lost it...it is just to much for peoples minds to realize that the food now day can stick to
you that long and keep you fat no matter how much you exercise.
Im a firm believer in what I said...people are fat because of the foods they eat.
Not everyone suffers from it...immediately, and not all the same way...(again I believe the CEO of Mcdonalds died of a heart attack at a young age...3
guesses why?) Others with cancer, etc. Yes...Im blaming food for the most part...the crap food.
Again, this is my own personal testimony.
Funny, people where I live now (different country) couldnt believe I used to weigh over 200lbs (had to show pics)...Im back to 155.
So, I would summarize it this way.
Everything in moderation...even to much exercise can be bad...to much water can be bad...to much anything.
And when I say moderation, this does not mean crap food...that needs to just be eliminated from the diet.
Now, if you eat your big mac and exercise and keep it off...I trust you.
But I would highly suggest its like playing russian roulette...
I suppose my point is, if I understand you correctly, if you tell people not to blame the fast food, then this statement is doing them a dis-service.
Obviously there is an issue, and food is a major part of it.
Again, 10 years ago people here where I live in Hungary did not have the gross obesity problem...now that Im back in the country 10 years later...it
looks like America came, and in truth they have McDonalds everywhere now.
To this I cant turn a blind eye.
Yes exercise...but there is more to the food than meets the eye.
My company tried to bring in so called healthy food...but when you educate yourself to the ingredients and cooking process, you realize it was just
fancy fast food...
Most People at my work used to joke about gaining 5lbs in the first 2 weeks or so alone. You think they are all lazy? Anyway...this may fall on deaf
ears, but this is what I have to share for those who are into fast food...you make the biggest step in just eating healthy.
For me, whole foods was expensive...but I could buy organic at my local farmers market for a real good deal. Again, mileage may very...I dont know the
price of your stuff at your farmers market...cant go organic, at least try to get away from canned food and eat more fresh vegetables and fruits. -
I will ad that some people say that its just to expensive to eat healthy.
Where there is a will there is a way. Is your health worth the price.
But it goes deeper than food...and for sure deeper than exercise.
(if you want to go Biblical, even Paul said exercise is of little benefit...not that its not beneficial, but there is more to life then living in the
As you start to understand yourself, things become clearer.
I highly recommend Eckhart Tolles Audio book, "A New Earth" or listen for free on Oprahs weekly broadcast with him. Why? Because it helps people get
past a lot of what drives them to overdo anything in life...its not about new beliefs, but about practicality in living.
[edit on 28-3-2008 by dAlen]