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We all know the old food pyramid. We are all learning the new food pyramid. We all know sugar is mainly bad. Grains, dairy, fruits and vegetables are good for you and consumed daily to healthy.

Calories, we all know, are either burned or stored. I have a good education when it comes to nutrition. However, the more the eating rules change, it seems there is more troubles with obesity. Adult and child obesity is getting worse and the reason seems somewhat of a mystery. Yes, there is theories and most of them sound as if they are the reason. What everyone does not seem to notice is that they are all still theories. No one has come up with a solution and it seems to be getting worse.

This is my theory about the nutrition crisis. I am not a professional dietition. I am just a common person with my own observations. I do have three children. I have obese family members and I am not the healthiest eater. You can take my theories into consideration or just read this article for the enjoyment or to criticize. This article is just for reading enjoyment.

Recently, I had heard from several people about the government trying to take obese children away from their homes because it is thought to be a type of child neglect or abuse by allowing these children to become so overweight that it is endangering their health. Now, I am not sure how much of this is fact or if this is something the government has actually approved. I, myself, have only heard rumors and have not seen it officially enforced. If this is true though, I completely disagree. I think they are taking this too far. Maybe educating the parents better in nutrition. Taking a child from their parents should not be done unless the child is in real danger or harmed physically, mentally or sexually.

I actually believe this might the government that has caused this problem. My reasoning is this: They always tell us as parents to feed our children a certain amount of each food group a day, being the good parents we are, we try to adhere to these standards. Every child is different from the time of conception and this has to do with the mothers eating habits as well as the size of the child. New mothers, especially, try to do everything by "the book". "The book", is very general and does not take in consideration that every child is different.

I know for a fact that unless you are going to the gym / working out 1 hour a day, every other day, and you follow the old pyramids guidelines, you will gain weight. If you do not go to the gym/ workout that much you do not need that much fuel, (food). If you workout more than every other day then you need more fuel, (food) , that the pyramid recommends. Each individual is different in every way, even for the amount of fuel any one person needs.

Like me, I tone my body at least every other night. Toning to me means to use my body weight to work out. I only do about 10 to 15 minutes at a time. I do a certain set of muscles a night. I will do squats one night, arms and upper body the next time I work out. I do not get cardio as much as I used to ( or would like to for that matter), but I do still get some by chasing kids or walking or even doing house work. If you have kids you understand. If you don't have kids then imagine doing walking around a mall's parking lot at a fast pace at least twice. Really. About a week out of every 6-7 it is fairly calm and I get kind of lazy. Not that I am proud to admit it. Those weeks I do not do as much and I need less fuel . Otherwise, I can gain 2-5 pounds if I were to continue eating the same as the week that were on schedule and busy.

Every person, according to what I have experienced, should follow those same guidelines when trying to figure out why they keep gaining weight instead of losing it. It should be based upon day to day activity. Not a food guide. Don't get me wrong, we should eat healthier by eating more fruits and veggies and not so much fast foods. However ,you should really rely upon your lifestyle and not the general guidelines so you can be the healthiest you can be and not the healthiest a person should be. You are an individual so don't generalize yourself.

Again, I am not a professional in any way. My article was not based upon studies or any kind of research it is just my own personal experience and opinion so speak with you doctor and listen to your body .


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