For instance, losing energy, feeling sick, might faint. People usually lie to their body every day by eating stuff that they are not supposed to do is because they do not know what they are really eating. Some people do not really care what they are eating as long it’s delicious, they would accept it. As matter fact, people worry more about their daily task than eating appropriately. In his article,” In defense of food “: Michael Pollen established “what is food” and why do American’s eat nonfood in such large quantities?” Definitely, I’m agree about food labels do provide enough information for consumers to make an informed choice about what to feed their bodies.
Healthy choices are always more expensive than bad choices. In “A Tax That Invests in Our Health” by Richard F. Daines, he remarks the reason that people prefer bad choice over healthy choice. He writes, Healthy choices are rising in price while the cost of bad choices falls. Low-fat milk costs more than soda. So grocery stores in poorer neighborhoods stock less milk and more soda, and the relentless advertising from the beverage industry and fast food joints makes sweet drinks an expected part of daily living.
Three Day Food Intake SCI220 November, 1 2011 Three Day Food Intake My personal three day food intake average was a little over 2200 calories per day. Completing meals healthier and with lower calories will help me stay healthy and lose weight. The average calorie intake for a person my age and weight is over 3600 calories (iProfile 2.0, 2011). Eating foods low in fat and sugars will not only help me lose weight, but also make my body feel better. Compared to my previous one day food intake of 5600 calories this three day diet is noticeably better.
Height: 64.2 inches Weight: 103.87 pounds Recommended weight for height: 114.92 pounds Resting heart rate: 78 beat per minute Blood pressure: 96/71 From these data I deduced that I didn’t reach the criteria health condition, so I think I need to play more sports, choose nutritional food and start to sleep on time. Do more exercises can stimulate brain chemical that often leave me feel both happier and more relaxed. Eating a healthy diet as well as exercising can lead to better physique, so I may also feel better about my appearance, which can improve my confidence and self-esteem. Eating right and exercising regularly can also help me maintain a healthy weight. And we all know that sleep well can reduces stress and improves memory function.
Eating carbohydrate rich foods or drinks such as alcohol that are quickly processed into blood sugar causes the pancreas to go into overtime to produce the insulin necessary for all this blood sugar to be used for energy. This insulin surge tells our body that plenty of energy is readily available and that it should stop burning fat and start storing it. But fat deposit is not the biggest problem here. The greater concern is that the insulin surge causes too much blood sugar to be transported out of our blood, which results in our blood sugar and insulin levels dropping below normal. This leaves us feeling tired and hungry and wanting to eat more.
For thousands of American’s healthy eating habits is second nature. Many choose healthy foods to prevent disease, prevent obesity, and promote longevity. However, many Americans have formed poor eating habits early, and the rate of obesity, healthcare costs due to disease, and health complications continues to rise. Healthy eating provides a better quality life because healthy foods and nutrients have been proven to fight against disease and prevent obesity. The Obesity rate today among adults and adolescents versus 20 years ago is devastating.
In other words parents need incorporate those fruits, vegetables and complex carbohydrates in their child’s meal and just like Dr.Courseault said they will become healthier and begin to see change in weight. Also, in this article Meal Times May Affect Weight Loss, it states the timing of when you eat your meal plays a huge role of anybody who gains weight. Dr. Wilson with explains that if you eat a large meal earlier during the day rather than eat it later you would lose more weight. He states “the doctors went to Spain and showed studies on how the timing of eating a large meal was the source of sluggish weight loss” (4).The reason why most people eat large meals late is because they missed breakfast or skipped lunch. Therefore, parents should make sure their child eats breakfast dinner and lunch and it should all be the same amount.
It’s known as diet and exercise; you hear it all the time when talking about weight loss. It is really simple to blame the food industry on why so many more people are obese today, but what you eat is your decision and healthy food is available to everyone who is interested in eating healthy. Sometimes people have a hard time fitting a workout into their busy schedule. You can procrastinate a simple workout all you want, but it doesn’t take a lot to take the stairs instead of the elevator, take a fifteen minute walk every night, or to play an active game with your family. Instead of video games, encourage your children to play outside when it is warm and get them to have an active lifestyle.
Some neighborhoods are not safe and parents feel that it is unsafe for their children to be outside without some parent supervision, which sometimes causes the children to refrain from playing outdoor games, which may lead to obesity. Socioeconomic status also plays a major role in the obesity epidemic. With today’s economy, more families are struggling to make money, and their settling for foods that are filled with bad nutrients and are high in sugar, fat, and calories. Lowerincome children cannot always afford to participate in extracurricular activities, which results in a decrease in physical activity in a child’s life, which may contribute to obesity. Parents that don’t make enough money are living in areas that aren’t particularly safe, which leads to the children being scared to go outside and play.
The easy way out to being healthy and eating right for ones body, fast food has plagued the nation especially with diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and even strokes or heart attacks. A question is now posed of whether or not fast foods should be fed to children, in substitute of their regular lunches at school. These kids are what seem like innocent victims because of their naivety towards the real problems with fast food. The problems with this quick fix in school cafeterias are that students would become obese, they would develop bad habits, and that the school would be advertising for these companies. “More than 70 percent of obese adolescents retain their overweight and obese condition even during their adulthood” (What Are Children Munching On?).