Weight Loss: Supersize Me
Yes - I finally got around to watching the documentary that came out about a year or so ago. Even though it's a documentary, this film is far from boring.
This film is not only educational and eye-opening, but entertaining.
If you rent it (I got it from the library), be sure to watch all the bonus features as well, to learn what happens to McDonald's(tm) french fries after 2 months!
It's no secret that America is now the fattest nation in the world. You have read the statistics... obesity has doubled since 1980.
*Direct* medical costs have doubled in 5 years. Projections now predict that 1 out of 2 people will develop diabetes in their lifetime. 20% of children are showing abnormalities in liver function, etc, etc, etc.
The surgeon general has said that left unabated, obesity will soon overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of death.
Fast foods are often blamed for these statistics. After all, 1 in 4 Americans visits McDonald's(tm) every day.
McDonald's calls those who eat their food at least once a week "heavy users".
Car manufacturers have had to increase the size of their cup holders to accommodate super size drinks.
This is the story of a man who ate nothing but McDonald's food for 30 days. Doctors predicted that all that would occur would be an increase in triglyceride levels.
In fact, in a 30-day period, his weight, cholesterol and body fat all skyrocketed. His liver function started to fail. His risk of heart disease doubled. He felt exhausted and depressed.
And it took him 14 MONTHS to lose the weight completely.
The average person at 4 pm has no idea what they are going to have for dinner. I can relate to that - too many demands, too little time. We don't even have time to think about ourselves, much less plan something.
But if this paradigm is going to shift, it is up to us.
Watch the movie. You will be inspired. Then think about what changes you can make in your life, and in the lives of your loved ones.
Together, we can make a difference.
About the Author: Carol Solomon, Ph.D., specializes in helping you lose weight and stop self-sabotage. ?Lose Weight Now Stay Slim Forever," is a practical "how-to" manual for learning to lose weight without dieting. Free ezine, go to http://www.Lose-Weight-Now-Stay-Slim-Forever.com To stop binge eating, http://www.Stop-Binge-Eating.com 847-680-0272 firstname.lastname@example.org