Archive for August, 2010

Following a Healthy Diet Path to Success

With all the news of rising levels of obesity in our society and the associated rise in funding for research into drugs to combat the situation, are we not losing sight of the one thing that is really needed to restore the health of many nations? By following a healthy diet path (see: for more details), a huge proportion of those overweight and obese people would not be in their present situation with all the negative health aspects that tag along with the condition.

Its not difficult to see where a big part of the problem lies and that’s in the aggressive advertising of junk foods. Everywhere you look, there are advertising hoardings pushing this or that great new variety of pizza or burger-chain hamburger promotion or whatever and they are backed up by similarly aggressive TV ads depicting happy families all enjoying the great taste of these foods. Notice how all the people in the ads are slim, healthy looking adults and children. by the way.

The reality, of course is families that tuck into these foods on a regular basis do not look like the slim, healthy looking actors who sell their souls to pimp this dietary poison on a nation. The reality is those families are fat, unhealthy and heading for obesity because not only are they eating a diet primarily made up of processed foods that are laden with more bad things than is worth listing here, but because they get almost no exercise or outdoor activity to help their overburdened, ballooning bodies burn at least some of the excess calories contained in those foods.

Happy meals? I don’t think so.

So if you are ever tempted to skip the hassle of preparing and cooking a healthy, wholesome home cooked meal for you and your family in favor of dining on the same great looking fare as that nice slim and happy looking unreal family are doing on that TV ad, just look at a real family of fat adults and kids waddling down their drive to the car. They’re on their way for another helping of “early death” pizza or “never see old age” McSlowDeath hamburgers and fries (and don’t forget the shake and soda!) except in their ignorance, they believe they still look like that slim TV family. Except they don’t and are one of another growing sad statistic.

Don’t follow them into the abyss. Eat healthily and be active if you want to live longer and feel better.