Velychko 1 How We Eat Overeating habits that people have can cause health problems. Obesity can be a medical or a psychological problem and it’s one of the major problems that people have. People can have these habits of overeating because of many reasons. Both readings, “The Wage of Sin” by Francine Prose and “In Gorging, Truth”, by Jason Fagone argue about reasons of overeating. People are obese because of society that surrounds them.
Outline and evaluate explanations for the success/failure in dieting One explanation for the success or failure in dieting can be explained using the “restraint theory.” Restrained eating is a common characteristic of dieting and research shows that 89% of the female population in the UK consciously restrain their food intake in some point of their lives. Herman and Polivy (1894) developed the boundary model in an attempt to explain why dieting may lead to overeating. According to this model, hunger keeps intake of food above a certain minimum, and satiety works to keep intake below some maximum level. Dieters tend to have a larger range between hunger and satiety levels as it takes them longer to feel hungry and more food to satisfy them. Restrained eaters have a self-imposed desired intake.
The options are endless. In reference to the argument that fast food is the cause of obesity, Gene Grabowski, a spokesman for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, which represents the nation's biggest food companies, states, "These foods and beverages are safe, and consumers -- in some cases parents -- have to be the one to make the decisions about how much should be eaten. "(39) Barboza backs up Weintraub’s argument by explaining how parents need to regulate what they are feeding their children. They need to teach them that sugary sweets and fried food should be eaten in moderation, that portion control can make all the difference. Children are not only begging to be taught better eating habits, but better exercise habits as well.
Along with the reason for childhood obesity, this source explains solutions to childhood obesity. This source is mainly focusing on informing the audience about childhood obesity. This source contributes everything from genetics relating to childhood obesity to everything in society causing it. I used this source to show parents who breast feed chose a healthier option for their child than those who formula feed, and explained why. This source is very informative about the topic of childhood obesity.
This book will really help those parents who want to control obesity in their children. This book has causes and solutions to obesity but it is limited to food plan like what is good to eat and what not. I chose this book because child care and obesity is my main topic and this book will help me with the topic. – Book. 5.
Camille Johnson ENG 1101 T5/12 J Lewis, Instructor June 7, 2012 The Ad for Weight Watchers works as an effective advertisement because it sends a message to those who see themselves as overweight and its purpose is to make you believe that you can lose a large amount of weight when you use their program. “Join Weight Watchers because it works, Jennifer Hudson did now it’s your turn, your time and your year.” Among the groups most unfairly discriminated against are overweight people. Discrimination against overweight people, particularly women is as common as racial discrimination according to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale -University. The Study documented the prevalence of self-reported weight discrimination and compared it to experiences of discrimination based on race and gender among a nationally representative sample of Adults aged 25-74 years-old. The data was obtained from the National Survey of midlife development in the United States.
In general, children and adolescents are eating more food away from home, drinking more sugar-sweetened drinks, and snacking more frequently. Convenience has become one of the main criteria for American’s food choices today, leading more and more people to consume ‘away-from-home’ quick service or restaurant meals or to buy ready-to-eat, low cost, quickly accessible meals to prepare at home. Also, from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Health and Human Services website, research shows there has been a decline in breakfast consumption - especially for children of working mothers over the years. Another study, from the same webstie, showed that soda consumption increased dramatically in the early to mid 1990s. Thirty-two percent of adolescent girls and 52 percent of adolescent boys consume three or more eight ounce servings of soda per day.
While some argued that it is the fault of food industries, and for some, fault of consumers, it can easily be resolved with two words: self-responsibility. Therefore, consumers are definitely the ones responsible for the current epidemic in this country. The first reason why consumers are responsible for America’s obesity epidemic is because consumers are the ones that choose what to eat and feed their children. There are many alternatives to fast food but most people rather not take their time to prepare for a healthier meal. In “The Battle against Fast Food Begins in Home”, author Daniel Weibtraub tries to convince parents to take a stand and fend off obesity in their homes.
Our bodies can only store and utilize so much sugar so we need to be aware if we are overloading our bodies with it. If our blood glucose levels begin to fall we will feel dizzy or lightheaded signaling that we need to eat to maintain this balance. It also important to recognize in my family’s case that eating too much sugar can also make us feel tired because our cells are not getting the proper nourishment from glucose. By using the knowledge I have learned from the importance of maintaining a good blood glucose balance I can teach myself, my mother, and my daughters on the importance of a proper
Parents are the ultimate authority when it comes down to what their children eat. Of course they can’t all always see what their children eat, but if they teach them healthy eating habits they’re less likely to go for the wrong food choice. (junk food) “encourage these kinds of simple polices in the home, they might make some progress against the purveyors of fat food and cholesterol.” (Wientraub paragraph 6) Parents tell their children what to eat from birth they might as well teach them healthy eating habits. Exercise should be an essential part of life. Parents should teach their children good exercise habits as well.