Why You Should Stop “Dieting”
We’re obsessed with dieting – in fact, the average American girl goes on her first diet when she’s just 8 years old. 81% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat. 51% of 9 and 10 year old girls feel better about themselves if they are on a diet. Americans spend $40 billion a year on weight-loss programs and products.
And yet we’re a country with an obesity crises. Over 60% of U.S. adults are officially overweight, and about half of those have fall within the “obese” category. We’re eating billions in fake, processed, pre-package food. Most of us don’t even come close to eating enough vegetables.
Why are we making ourselves so miserable?
Part of the problem is Fat Talk. The other part of the problem is that many of us don’t KNOW how to eat healthfully. We’re too focused on what our diet does to the outside of our bodies, and not focused enough on how our food affects us – FOR LIFE!
The answer is simple – we need to focus on eating whole, natural, and healthy foods. We need to throw away the 100-calorie packs of Oreo cookies and pick up an apple. We need to educate ourselves and our children on life-long nutrition habits.
To learn more about the Standard American Diet (SAD) and the easy steps you can take to eat a healthy “dietless diet,” read this simple guide by WebMD. For even more information, check out In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan or check out Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.