February 8, 2023
Simple and healthy diet tips for weight loss

Simple and healthy diet tips for weight loss

The practice of medicine in the U.S. has made incredible strides over the past hundred years. Even so, we suffer from a host of preventable chronic diseases that have reached epidemic proportions, including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.

A big factor in the rising level of chronic health conditions is the American diet. As the French lawyer and politician, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, wrote in 1826, “Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.” In other words, if you follow a healthy diet, you will be healthy.

Or, if you eat a typical American diet, which is often high in processed foods, your health will suffer.

Our undoing begins very early in life when we decide what we like to eat, and unless parents are consistent in policing food choices, most American children get off to a bad start. For example, only 20% of high school students make good food choices, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, they opt for fast foods, pizza, junk food snacks, and soft drinks, getting fatter day by day, and sowing the seeds for health destruction in the future.