In this video Joseph discusses some simple observations about obesity in America.Are people that eat at health food or whole foods stores thinner than people that eat at Walmart and other large resellers of bulk processed foods? What is it that is making America so fat?
Hello, Joseph Strickland here, Applied Clinical Nutritionist here in Austin, Texas, and today I’m going to talk to you about observation.
This might seem like a simple topic, but it boggles my mind how many people just don’t observe. I’ll give you an example of this.
To me, as a nutritionist, when I go to a local food market that, let’s say, is just a regular food market and they’ve got the regular hormoned beef, unnatural chicken, they’ve got packaged food mostly, non-organic vegetables, just a run of the mill regular grocery store. It is amazing to me, and in fact, I can’t even go there anymore because you’re in line, You’re behind this huge line of people, and it really speaks to what is wrong with America today, that sixty six percent of American’s today are obese. When you go to a regular, run of the mill store, you really see what that statistic means. You see a lady who is overweight, and I don’t have a problem with people who are overweight,
I think it is something that people need to conquer on their own, but when you see them with sugared cereals along with some Twinkies, Little Debbie’s, and four three liters of Coca-Cola, it’s just not right. And one of the places I have a really hard time going to is Walmart. I hesitate to do this video because I don’t want to sound like a racist, or like a fool of myself, or whatever. I definitely understand that even I could do better, I strive to do better and do do better.
I’m not trying to talk down on people or look down on people, however, when you go into Walmart, these foods are priced at a very low amount, so people buy these huge bulk loads of stuff, and you can really see families of six with children who are six years old, and I’m sorry, but they’re really fat.
That is something that is really hard for me to see. Now, take that experience, put it in the back. Now, go to a place like Whole Foods, Sun Harvest Farms, Central Market and it’s amazing. That Sixty six percent maybe goes down to like three percent. I mean, really, the number of people that are obese or overweight in a Whole Foods Market is markedly less, and I hate to say this, the people who are overweight and obese in a Whole Foods Market, generally look better than the obese or fat people at a Walmart. I think there’s even a website that you can go to, on the comment section you can leave it and search for it, but people have actually taken pictures of people at Walmart, and you see kind of the craziness that these bulk stores with all of that processed foods generates. What I’m talking about here is just the ability to look at where something is coming from and deciding whether or not you trust that information. It goes down to that old concept of who do you listen to. Do you listen to the person that says it is totally fine to binge and eat five things of pretzels and then two bags of Chips-A-Hoy and down that with some milk?
Do you listen to that person and decide that it’s ok to do that? Or do you look at that and think maybe they’re on the road to diabetes or various things like that. Look at what you want and then look at the people who have what you want.
In other words, if you see somebody at the gym, they’re skinny and they have vibrant looking skin, good hair and nails and they just look good. If you walked up to them and said, “What do you do for nutrition?” You might find they would be a better source of information than, not to say this is a bad name, but some guy named Billy Bob, for instance, who is five times the size he should be eating just straight barbeque with hormoned meat. Anyway, not to go off on a rant, but it is very important for you to observe for yourself, and decide for yourself what type of information you should take for yourself. And also, look at where and what you should do for whatever is going on. If you’re one of those people that shops at a regular food market and gets five liters of Pepsi or Coke, and then feeding your kids the sugared cereals, I mean no disrespect to you. That’s certainly your choice if that’s what you choose to do, however, if you do have the goal of being thinner, start with what you’re eating. I do not have a problem with somebody deciding they want to be big and that is how they want to be.
For instance, not everybody can drive a Lexus. I for sure, you can tell by looking at me, I do not have a Lexus body. I choose not to live that way. However, those that want to rive a 1976 Pinto, unknowingly, and not knowing what they’re doing, that’s where this is directed at. Don’t get stuck in something that you’re unknowingly doing and look at what you’re doing in order to handle it.
That’s really all that’s about. Have a great day.
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I didn’t mean to offend anybody. If I did, I’m sorry. Have a great day!
Better Body Clinical Nutrition
Joseph E. Strickland, A.C.N
Applied Clinical Nutritionist
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