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“Healthy” eating and America

In todays society healthy eating is both a lifestyle choice and a trend in which many follow gracefully. Surprising enough as America is the leading nation in obesity. “An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year, and Americans spend $33 billion each year on weight loss products. Yet, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese.”(Boston Medical Center). The diet culture is based off the ideal body images/health positive outlook society has set. As well as the rapidly growing dietary restriction population, both by choice or willing. With that I am going to give my two cents on how you can optimize your diet by how you shop and eat to feel your best you.

Our grocers are fueled and controlled by the same large corporations. food companiesLarger companies buying out the small, not excluding vegan/vegetarian brands, allowing more smaller brands the money to be more accessible. These brands however hold a lot of hard truths on their nutrition labels. When purchasing for a healthier outlook, read through the label and if you can’t understand half of the ingredients consider other options. The middle of the supermarket is consisting of all factory processed items, containing so many preservatives and additives not healthy or natural.

The best way to shop is on the edges of the supermarket with all fresh ingredients from produce, dairy, meat, and breads. As well as small meals throughout the day full of healthy foods and correct portioning. Fasting diets deprives your body for hours at a time causing your body to store fats for that period. However, proper research and consulting with a dietician can help choose the correct diet plan best for your body and nutritional needs.

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