Skinny does not mean immortal. “In 1998 more than 30 million people became obese overnight without gaining one single pound. And it happened while they were sleeping.” That one fateful night the number of overweight people increased by 50%. How did this happen, a handful of researchers decided to move the BMI Body Mass Index down from 27 to 25.
Astonishing isn’t it
Can they just do that? The standards changed. Whose? The 30 million plus Americans didn’t gain or lose one single pound, but now they are considered overweight and now there is an obesity epidemic. “Epidemic?” The term is used loosely and probably out of context, it’s not like we have a highly contagious disease like The plague para trooping through the populations.
Due to a simple opinion of some researchers people are freaking out about other people
How much weight was really gained? As the invisible “body police” would have it, you and I are steadily gaining weight, pound-by-pound, crossing their “make believe” line. Most Americans did not increase their weight by half in that amount of time. What Americans did gain on the average depending on their height was an average of seven to nine pounds.
According to “their” research over the last decade
We have reached a plateau. Americans are not “packing the pounds” on like they were in the previous years. The epidemic has decided to take a break. According to government-funded study statistics (the information is reported in many scientific journals and in her book written by Dr. Linda Bacon, Health At Every Size, stating “since 1999 there had been a plateau”) show the incidence of obesity is no longer increasing, so let’s have a celebration. This “leveling off” is true for men, women and for children and teens.
The Center of Disease Control helped invent the “epidemic” with false statistics
The act of trying to attain the “perfect” weight causes far more health problems than actual obesity itself. It’s about validation and permission to treat yourself right, right at this very moment. Love your body now, no matter what your 20 pounds plus or minus. Move because it feels good and just happens to be good for you. Eating well and moving your body around will improve your health and well-being even if you never lose a single pound. Focus on your daily decisions; healthy people come in all sizes.
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