Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975 🤯

It’s no secret that most people struggle with their weight and maintaining their shape… The struggle is real! In fact, over 60% of America will be obese by 2030. To clarify, that is not the same category as “overweight” as per CDC guidelines.

73% of adults in America are overweight, according to the CDC.

Startling statistics show that most of the world’s population lives in countries where obesity kills more people than starvation. More people are dying from too much food than too little. The health complications and diseases that have occurred as a result are immense. From heart disease to diabetes and gastrointestinal disorders, the list of diseases that many people suffer from and struggle with can all be traced back to the obesity crisis.

Eating healthy is so important for so many different reasons. Our mental, physical, and emotional states are determined by the food we feed our bodies and the health habits we possess.

While some people are pre-disposed to certain conditions, many of them can be prevented by eating healthy.

What Classifies as “Healthy?”

To put it as simply as possible, ANYTHING REAL. 

Food is LITERALLY cellular information. Whatever you feed your body gets fed as “information” to your cells.

You don’t need to follow fad diets or cut out entire groups. Hell, you don’t even need to cut out chocolate or candy! Just eat less processed foods and more REAL foods. Believe it or not, you will find yourself craving fruits and vegetables once your body has adjusted and detoxed from all the processed junk.

Our bodies are addicted to processed foods in the same fashion that people become addicted to drugs like cocaine. Quitting junk food causes withdrawals like drug addiction, according to research. When you consume sugar, dopamine tricks your brain into thinking that it needs to seek out what caused the pleasure  — in this case, a sugary treat or Doritos — over other, healthier options.

Food companies actually add additives into our foods to make them even more addictive! The FDA approved all of these chemicals and additives, so it’s allowed, but that doesn’t make it safe or healthy. 👀

In fact, many of the additives in processed foods are linked to cancer, heart disease, and many other diseases.

“You start eating more and more to get that same feeling you had that was pleasurable,” Dr. Vijaya Surampudi, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of human nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), told Healthline.

“Imagine sugar, soda, and caffeine all stimulating the rewards center, constantly telling you that you want more and more of these substances.”

Statista

Obesity is one of the leading underlying causes of COVID, especially for those who suffered from complications.

Covid patients frequently shared one additional attribute: obesity. “These were otherwise healthy, hard-working people,” critical care physician MaryEllen Antkowiak says. “Their major risk factor for getting this sick was obesity.”

Regarding the obese COVID patients he dealt with, Beverley Hunt, a physician-scientist who’s an expert in blood clotting at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals in London, said “You’ve got such sticky blood, oh my—the stickiest blood I have ever seen in all my years of practice.”

When are we going to address the severe and rapidly increasing obesity crisis before we turn into this?! Dr. Fauci, I’m looking at you!

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