Believe it or not, but two decades ago we weighed an average of 15 pounds lighter than we do today. I’ve recently shared with you some staggering data about how bad the obesity epidemic has gotten worldwide… and now, according to new data from the US Centres for Disease Control (CDC), it doesn’t show any sign of stopping.
The CDC analysed data from nearly 20,000 people and found that, on average, we are 15 pounds heavier now than we were in the mid-1990s. That might still be okay if we’d also grown a few inches taller… but we’ve stayed the same height.
Ladies, this seems to have hit you hardest, as women are an average of 17 pounds heavier.
That means we’ve all gone up a waist size or two… and that “spare tire” weighs as much as the heaviest bowling ball you can find. And that’s only if you’ve gained the AVERAGE amount.
This can cause a real health crisis, since the rates for diabetes, heart disease, and a host of other issues tend to skyrocket as your weight goes up.
But the great news is, you’re not a statistic. You’re not a slave to the trends, because there’s something you can do about it. You CHOOSE how you eat, and you can start making some better choices right now.
Start by throwing all the terrible advice you’ve been given out the window. Because the best way to be healthy and avoid becoming part of these obesity statistics isn’t by limiting yourself to a low-fat, low-calorie and no-taste diet that will just leave you hungrier and more likely to binge on all the wrong foods.
Instead, try the Paleo diet, which takes a “back to basics” approach to eating that allows you to eat as much as you like, as long as it’s the right food.
This means natural foods that your caveman ancestors would have eaten, like organic meats, veggies and fruits and absolutely no processed foods or refined sugars.
Move around a little. You don’t need to train for a marathon, and you barely need to break a sweat. But, as I shared with you recently , taking a brisk walk for just a mile a day can do wonders for keeping diabetes at bay… and who knows maybe even obesity.
It’ll also help keep you from adding another bowling ball to your collection in the NEXT 20 years.
Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Average American 15 Pounds Heavier Than 20 Years Ago, medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_160233.html