Rainbow Your Plate For A Healthy Eating Experience


Summary

Healthy Eating is not a fad. It’s a Lifestyle Change.


Healthy Eating is not a fad. It’s a Lifestyle Change.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human services survey of 2009-2010 states the following: More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be obese or overweight. More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 adults are considered to have extreme obesity. About one third of children and adolescents ages 6-19 are considered to be overweight. More than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6-19 are considered to be obese. Overweight and obesity result from an energy imbalance.

The 2009-2010 survey conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services states that 2 out of 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese. 1 in 20 adults suffer from extreme obesity and one third of our children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 19 are classified as being overweight.

Overweight and obesity result from an energy imbalance. Our body weight tends to remain the same when the number of calories you consume is equal to the amount your body burns. Obviously America and much of the World is consuming more calories than they burn. WHY? MEGA FOOD PROCESSORS and THE SLICK ADVERTISING AGENCIES THEY HIRE! They don’t care about your Health and they certainly don’t understand, Truth In Advertising, it’s just words. The average Supermarket has 55,000 products on their shelves. The food is neatly packaged with eye-popping graphics, containing trigger words such as: Low Fat, Fat Free , Sugar Free, Powerful Antioxidants and on and on it goes. The average consumer spends 22 minutes in the store twice a week. You are trying to eat healthy but you get home confused. A friend of mine recently purchased some sausage patties for his 4 year old daughter. His wife who is trying to get her family to eat healthy, read the ingredients (24 of them) and threw it out. Once she left the room he asked me “Is my wife becoming a fanatic”? I assured him she was not. You see eating healthy is a process. You have to look at it as a Lifestyle Change and not a Weight Loss program.

You’ve got to start somewhere so start with your dinner plate. Create a rainbow. Do this with fruit and vegetables. How about a serving of cantaloupe and watermelon. Now lets include a mixed green salad and add some tomatoes. Add a 4 ounce portion of lean meat, poultry, or fish, a slice of whole grain bread. Throw the soft drinks away (too much sugar) and go for the water. Drink 10 glasses of purified water daily. Eat this way everyday and you will have made a lifestyle change. Eating Healthy will lead to weight loss. You will notice a increase in your energy.

Get up, move. Get the entire family to shoot some hoops, go for a swim. play some tennis or golf. It’s all exercise and you see, exercise can be fun. It’s brought all of you closer together and that’s healthy eating and exercise leading to Well-Being!

Resources: Fresh look at cool foods: Exploring Myths and Trends of Frozen Foods; National Diabetic Information Clearinghouse, “What I need to know about eating and diabetes”.

Jonathan Turk has been involved in weight loss studies for more than 30 years. He has learned that it takes a lifestyle change to succeed long-term. To get started please visit: http://www.leanersize.com