Are Americans Really Getting Fatter?

Newspaper Headline America Is Getting Fatter

The CDC notes that two-thirds of all Americans are either overweight or obese. What is more, the average American is nearly two dozen pounds heavier than his or her ideal body weight. Clearly, unwanted weight gain is a problem that plagues millions of people from all walks of life.

The fact that Americans are getting fatter does not bode well for future generations. As an increasing number of people weigh more than they should, everyone becomes accustomed to overweight being "the new normal". This causes a cultural shift that can impede children and young people from striving to maintain a healthier weight. It is a vicious cycle that will continue to get worse unless enough people make the effort to shed the extra pounds and maintain a healthy figure.

Thankfully, losing weight does not mean starving yourself or only eating bland, tasteless foods. The fact is that you can lose weight while still enjoying the foods you like in moderation. What is more, losing weight while still eating three square meals a day is the most logical way to keep the pounds off.

Naturally, it will take time to learn proper dietary habits, especially if you are in the habit of eating whatever you want, whenever you want it. You will need to eat more fruits, vegetables and lean meats and fewer fattening foods such as white rice, white bread and junk foods. However, the good news is that there are many easy to prepare, healthy recipes that make it easy for you to enjoy eating without putting on extra weight. It takes only a little time and some ingenuity to prepare yourself tasty, healthy meals and snacks and the good results are more than worth the effort.



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