Is Overfat a Pandemic?
Here are some reasons to consider making good lifestyle changes. Not only for you but your family! Here is a study that shows how we as a nation are becoming overfat. Here is data from Revisiting the Global Overfat Pandemic (link and information below).
- In one study it shows that in the US adults between 2013 – 2016 went from being overfat at 87% in 2013 to 91% in 2016. WOW! Overfat is defined as an excess body fat that will impair health. There are even those at a normal weight but who have excess fat – so don’t be deceived if your weight is normal – what is your lean muscle mass??
- Not only are adults more overfat but the same study shows that kids in the same time went from 52% overfat in 2013 to 69% overfat in 2016. This breaks my heart as a former peds nurse and primary care provider!
- Overfat can lead to risks of many things including: elevated blood glucose or abnormal high and low, abnormal HDL high density lipoprotein known as good cholesterol, High Triglycerides (part of cholesterol panel that should be low), elevated blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, liver disease, cancers, cardiovascular disease and physical impairments. Yikes – who wants to reduce those risks?? I do!!
I am happy to go over ways to reduce your risks and lead a healthier and happier life!
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Have a great week everyone
Revisiting the Global Overfat Pandemic – PubMed (nih.gov)
Maffetone PB, Laursen PB. Revisiting the Global Overfat Pandemic. Front Public Health. 2020 Feb 25;8:51. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2020.00051. PMID: 32158742; PMCID: PMC7052125.
Why Keto or Low Carb Lifestyle
I thought I would start bogging with the most obvious questions people have. We as people in the last 70 years have become increasingly dependent on processed foods. In my research I found that processing foods started in 1809 with the French for their troops, in America it started again with canned goods like Van Camp in 1861 initially for union troops with beans. The big change was noted in 1957 with TV dinners and it is of note that supermarkets also doubled from 1948 – 1958 to provide the processed foods more easily. This started our change in diet and processing has gotten more inventive – toxic – and mainstream since then. Why is this part of why we should eat low carb/keto? Well – an interesting fact to note is that Diabetes Type 2 – formerly called adult onset – started to rise exponentially in 1960- coinciding with introduction of processed foods and supermarkets providing easier access. Now we have a rise in this at epidemic levels, and sadly our children now are having this as young as 8 years old. I worked in primary care and saw the disease take so much from people! What is the direct correlation (also backed by science)? PROCESSED FOODS! They use SUGAR/CORN SYRUP, toxic seed oils and chemicals in foods not meant to be eaten as routine diet. WE need to return to eating WHOLE foods – not the grocery but foods in their original state. Meats, eggs, dairy (with limitations), vegetables and berries. This is what we used to do, and we need to return to this.
Diabetes is causing a lot of the diseases to be worse – or really INSULIN RESISTANCE – which can be present for years prior to diagnosis of diabetes. It leads to INFLAMMATION – leading to an array of diseases the list is too long to display. Eating healthy whole foods can reverse this, or at least IMPROVE your health and if no disease is present, it can PREVENT disease as well!
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