Eating Habits Are The Main Cause Of The Obesity Epidemic Facing The United States

1416 Words Nov 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction
Good nutrition is always a part of ensuring an individual life a healthy lifestyle. A good diet plan and sometimes combined with physical exercise can help one maintain a healthy weight, promote health, and reduce one’s risk of getting chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Unhealthy eating habits are the main cause of the obesity epidemic facing the United States. Healthy eating is for every person as even those with a healthy weight are at a healthy risk that can cause death in case they do not maintain a healthy diet. Currently, getting information on a healthy diet is very simple as there are countless sites online offering dieting tips. Online diet sites such as zone diet are widely referred to by people when they want to improve their lives with a healthy diet. However, some of the information found on the sites can be misleading and at times cause health risk to individuals who follow them. Most of the online diet plans such zone and Atkins do not meet the U.S food guidelines or the USDA food pyramid and puts the American citizens at a healthy risk as they may miss important elements like fiber and vitamins in their diet.
Meeting US guidelines for a healthy diet
Zone diet has always been about a low fat and low carbohydrate diet as the best remedy for weight loss. A low fat and low carbohydrate diet may have some results in weight loss but can be detrimental health wise given that the body requires so much nutrients and vitamins to…

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