The topics of weight management and immunity and infection are the topics that struck me the most. In the topic of weight management, I have learned that dieting does not work because they do not make permanent changes. Most dieting plans are made of high protein and high carbo. Also, dieting plans are based on marketing. In this topic, I also learned that the BMI chart does not measure body fat and it is inaccurate for short people.
However, fast food itself is not the only reason for obesity. Poor knowledge about nutrition, bad eating habits, such as eating between meals, overeating, and selecting foods that have little nutritional value, are the factors that should be considered in discussion on obesity issues. Bad eating habits are the prime cause of obesity challenge affecting the American society. Unfortunately, not all people have a clear understanding about nutrition. Many people eat not because of being hungry but rather to feel well and taste delicious food.
The American diet is high in calories and low in nutrients. The lack of nutrition in diets is causing major health risks but there are numerous ways to solve this problem. Eating healthy fats in moderation, eliminating sugars and artificial sweeteners, and eating food to fortify your body with the right nutrients and vitamins are some solutions. There is a belief that eating fatty foods is the cause of body fat, and it is consequently bad for you. Even though that is true there are many healthy sources of fat also.
What is healthy eating? Ask any elite athlete and their answer will probably be much different from that of a vegans answer. Some people may respond with a simple, “ Not eating junk food or any oily and sugary foods.” However, others may give an in depth answer as to the true meaning of health and the exact health benefits of specific foods. This has rose to be a major problem in the concept of “Healthy eating” because the majority of Americans have an extremely skewed view of what it means to truly eat healthy. This misunderstanding has given the United States of America a very poor reputation geared towards a “Fast food obsessed nation”.
People eat junk food for its flavor rather than to meet their daily requirements of nutrition. Junk food is not good for your body and subsequently cause many health problems. Obesity is not the only risk, because heart disease is also a prime factor. Robin Chase in a article about junk food stated, “What you eat can affect your heart’s health and you chance of developing life-threatening heart disease” . When you eat all of the fats and sugars your heart can’t grow properly, therefore it will grow weak and will endanger you.
Obesity is the main focus in America, but it is not t... ... middle of paper ... ...high cholesterol, killing their own heart with this famous fast food. America is aware of all health issues, but is playing hard headed to the facts. Fast food is found to be so good and yet affordable no one stops to think about consequences to their own body or their young children bodies. Fast food is so harmful to the body no matter what alternation to foods the industries try to change the trans fats for producing the food will remain in the premade ingredients. Fast food has basically become waste to a human body.
Some major health problems range from type two diabetes, high cholesterol, to being overweight. These health concerns are growing. Today, foods have many unknown ingredients and just really are not food. Michael Pollan discusses these issues in his book titled In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Pollans’ goal from this book is to inform people, mainly the eaters of the western diet, what this diet is and what it contains.
The reason that consumers throw out food after preparing too much is because they are not sure about what to do with their leftovers or partly used products like ingredients, sauces, and vegetables (van Dooren 5). These issues stem from the lack of knowledge and the skills on how to creatively utilize food and create solutions for managing
Therefore, one question seems to be always asked when talking about the Atkins Diet. Does it work? Low carbohydrate diets have been very controversial because it does not follow the food pyramid and many Americans are puzzled by this idea. But countless people are trying it because of the idea that you can eat large amounts of good tasting foods and still be able to loose weight. There are also other advantages such as sleeping better, no headaches as well as no joint and muscular pains.
The Benefits of the Atkins Diet The Atkins diet has been attacked in recent years and been accused of being a fad diet that does not successfully cause weight loss and is the causes of health problems. The most criticized area of the Atkins diet is the seemingly unlimited amount of fat and meat that is allowed within the diet. This unconventional method of weight loss is the center of the animosity towards the Atkins diet. Though this diet may not be the best method of weight loss for all dieters, it is beneficial and extremely efficient for others. The Atkins diet is the best choice for dieters looking to lose a few superficial pounds quickly because dieters on the Atkins diet lose more weight within 3-6 months and do not experience the heart disease characteristics that some accuse it of.