Yesterday I went to see a new movie that came out, called "Fed Up." It was at the independent theater nearby me, and I would highly recommend making time to see it. The documentary was produced by Katie Couric with Laurie David, a producer of "An Inconvenient Truth." The core of the movie asks, "Are all calories created equal?" The resounding answer is no. All that "just decrease calories in, and increase your exercise" stuff that we have been told- it just isn't that simple. As the nighties told us to cut down on fat, all the products that were marketed to us, merely swapped the fat for added sugar.
Here are some more facts from the movie:
Nearly 17% of children in America are obese.
Lifespan projections are, for the first time, getting shorter generation over generation.
In the last thirty years, the number of cases of Type 2 Diabetes in adolescents went from 0 to 57,638.
challenges to live on food stamps for a week. So who wants to take on a food challenge? Perhaps you'd like to try living on the $4/day you get when you are on foodstamps? Or maybe you'd prefer to go for 10 days without added sugar?