Body Fat Problem In America

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America, a nation known for its freedom and its burgers. Especially its burgers, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, over one third of the American population is overweight. The cause of this is excess resources. In capitalist America many supplies and resources are very abundant. The abundance of resources and supplies eventually leads to overconsumption as there is more than enough for almost everyone. One of the first world problems is obesity, and this problem is especially prominent in America. One of the very issue I have always had in my life was my weight, especially my body fat percentage. The cause of these problems was the lack of discipline and the need to be fit. Until last year, …show more content…
These are just the basic needs and wants of a human being. I soon learnt however I could not achieve these basic human desires without discipline and hardwork. There was no point in dedication hard work and going about with discipline if my appearance did not show it. I started to be self concious of my body and thus I started to have this thought in my mind to keep pushing forward to achieve the optimal fit body. Lack of discipline and lack of dedication can easily be found in someone 's appearance. I begin to have the thought you should just play with the cards you 're dealt with. It is never too late to start, unless you never start. The effort and the attitude of someone’s dedication and hardwork can be seen through their appearance, and how they shape their body is all within their control, most of the time. This began to push and jump start by journey to lower my body fat percentage, so my body could work fluidly and greatly without any problems. If I could dedicate myself to change my lifestyle once and for all, I could be whatever I want to be and do whatever I want to do. If I want to be a certain person, I have to pick the actions like that person to receive the results like the person I aspire …show more content…
I have dedicated a lot of my time doing research about the human body and learning about nutrition so I could have the most optimal effects. If I am going to do something I must do it right. My goal for this year was to be around ten to twelve percent body fat before the end of the year. I have always dreamt that in the future I will be skinnier and my parents would stop complaining and I wouldn’t be discriminated against because of my weight. The cause of my weight started in the first grade. I gradually became chubbier each grade and peaking the highest of my weight sophomore year of highschool. I have always had the vision of a skinnier me, however due to the persistent denial that I was fine kept me shovelling food down my mouth. There was this persistent thought in my conscious telling me I was a little chubby, but I have had a lot of muscle going on. Things started to change rapidly however during my sophomore year as adverse health effects started to show up. Glucose deposits on the side of my neck in the form of dark pigments started to appear. This condition was called acanthosis nigricans. It was an early sign of diabetes, and showing that I consumed more energy than my body needed so the glucose would deposit itself into the pigments of my skin. This would completely ruin my motivation to eat. Depression also started to set in, it started becoming to attract others because that very weight was

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