Ten Ways to Prevent Obesity in Our Families.
by: Bruce Brightman - founder, LifeSource Vitamins
Children are our future and we as parents need to help them attain their
highest potential. Today's diet is high in simple carbohydrates, sugar and
fat. Soft drinks, cakes, candy, and junk food are constantly bombarding our
families. Statistics show that heart disease is showing up at a younger
age. Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions, asthma is becoming a common
occurrence. A major contributing factor in these diseases is obesity. So
what is a parent to do? The first thing we must do is educate ourselves.
Here are 10 ways to Prevent Obesity
1. Be an example. Children learn from their parents, and the first thing
you as a parent must do is to show your children that you are willing to
2. Do a kitchen clean-up. Get rid of all foods that have refined flour or
sugar in them and replace with whole foods such as whole grains, and whole
sugars such as raw sugar, honey, or
and foods with as little chemical additives as possible
3. Replace soft drinks, and highly sugared snacks, with healthy
alternatives. Be creative. Limit sugar intake to 10% of your daily diet.
4. Limit your dietary fat intake to less than 30% of your total calories.
Saturated fat should be less than 10%. Avoid all trans- fats, such as
5. Exercise, exercise. It doesn't matter what you do. Be it team sports,
walking, running, hiking, or tennis. Just get your body moving.
6. Consume at least five daily servings of fresh raw fruits and vegetables,
especially dark orange or green vegetables and citrus fruits. You should
have six servings of whole grains and a least 3-4 calcium-rich foods. Make
sure you get plenty of dietary fiber.
7. Try to have 6 small nutrient-dense meals a day, rather than 3 large
meals. Do not eat after 8 pm. Avoid repeated unsuccessful attempts at
8. Include a food supplement, high in vitamins and minerals.
9. Your daily diet should consist of high-quality foods, with caloric
intake geared to your body type and activity level.
10. Drink at least 6 8oz. glasses of pure water a day. Water is the best
If you follow this advice, you will not only be preventing obesity but
will also: improve resistance to colds and infection, reduce risk of
developing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and
osteoporosis, increase resistance to stress, maintain a feeling of
wellbeing, help prevent premature aging, increase energy to enjoy life, and
improve emotional and mental health.
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