Why are we overfed but undernourished?
Obesity is once again in the headlines with yet more upsetting and worrying statistics that give much food for thought.
Research shows that by 2030, around 50% of UK adults could be obese.
But how did we get to this point?
Our Western diet is low in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains but includes high levels of refined processed and sugary foods.
The problem with this type of diet is that even though many people are eating a very high calorie diet, few are consuming any of the essential nutrients needed for basic health.
Alongside weight issues, the lack of good nutrition can have wider implications on our health from tiredness, low mood and depression to increased stress levels, dental and immune system problems. And if all that wasn’t bad enough, people tend to lead more sedentary lifestyles nowadays with thousands of people not taking any exercise at all.
Even for those people who eat a good balanced wholefood diet most of the time, getting the
essential nutrients may still be more difficult that it was years ago. We know that nutrient levels in our foods have changed due to poor soil quality, intensive farming and food processing.
So, what can we do to help ourselves?
Here are a few tips for you:
- Eat a wholefood diet and try to buy from local sources. It may not be perfect, but it's a start. Even better would be to grow your own veggies!
- Start to take some regular exercise, even if that is just a 10 minute walk every day.
- Make sure you are drinking enough water. Aim for 2-3 litres per day and cut down on fizzy drinks, tea and coffee as these will further deplete any nutrients from your food.
- Take a good quality multivitamin.
- If you need help making sustainable long-term lifestyle changes, then check out your local area for Personal Trainers or group Excercise/Fat loss specialists like Isle Lose It Ltd, who can help guide and motivate you towards your goals.
Try to focus on improving your health, over and above the focus on losing weight.
A natural side effect of being healthy is weight loss!
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