Health PSYCHOLOGY. E ating, N utrition, W eight management, and O besity. “[People] dig their graves with their own teeth and die more by those fatal instruments than the weapons of their enemies.” -- Thomas Moffett, 1600. Food and Wellness (Psychological and Physical) .
Eating, Nutrition, Weight management, and Obesity
“[People] dig their graves with their own teeth and die more by those fatal instruments than the weapons of their enemies.”
-- Thomas Moffett, 1600
WHAT’S A PERSON TO DO??!!!
Michael Pollan NYTimes article(quiz)
“Most adults in the U.S. will be overweight or obese by 2030, with related health care spending projected to be as much as $956.9 billion, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins (July 2008, online issue of Obesity).
who survived during a famine?
high density foods
(sugar/fat are cheap)
Increase in size
Decrease in cost
Decrease in work-
Decrease in activity
of daily living
Genetic predisposition to store fat
our jeans no longer fit our waist,
our genes no longer fit our environment
We live in a toxic environment. It’s like trying to treat an alcoholic in a town where there’s a bar every ten feet. Bad food is cheap, heavily promoted, and engineered to taste good. Healthy food is hard to get, not promoted, and expensive.
If you came down from Mars and saw all this, what else would you predict except an obesity epidemic?
Kelly Brownell, Yale, 2004 (Nat’l Geo. Article: The heavy cost of fat)
French Fries 2.4 oz 7 oz
210 kcal 610 kcal
Soda 6.5 oz 20.0 oz
79 kcal 250 kcal
Hershey’s Bar 2 oz 7 oz
300 kcal 1000 kcal
20 Years Ago
1700 calories21 cups buttered
Pima Indians (in Mexico vs. in U.S.)