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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

10 States With The Deadliest Eating habits

I found a site showing 10 states with the deadliest eating habits and thought I would share the link with you. Americans are over weight and getting worse all the time, which accounts for the epidemic of new cases of Type 2 Diabetes. The article mentions that in 1980 4.7% of men were obese and 7.9% of women. In 2008 those figures were 9.8% of men and 13.8% of women. In 28 years the percentages have essentially doubled.

Here they are: (listed starting with the worst)
  • 1. Mississippi
  • 2. Alabama
  • 3. Missouri
  • 4. Kansas
  • 5. Oklahoma
  • 6. South Dakota
  • 7. Ohio
  • 9. Arizona
  • 10. New Mexico
 Link to Article

Excerpt from article:

10 States With the Deadliest Eating Habits

"by Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre and Michael B. Sauter
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
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Americans are fat and getting fatter by the year. Recent data reported in medical journal Lancet showed that BMI (Body Mass Index), a recognized measurement of obesity, is higher on average in America than in any other nation.
The obesity problem, however, is international. The report in Lancet states that "In 2008, 9.8 percent of the world's male population were obese, as were 13.8 percent of women. In 1980, these rates were 4.8 percent and 7.9 percent." U.S. eating habits and diets have been exported, many experts say. Nations which before had relatively lean diets which were high in grains and fruits now consume many more soft drinks and hamburgers. "

(My Input)

For data purposes, here is what the label on a Burger King Whopper would say if it came with a label on it.

  • Calories (670)
  • Carbohydrates (51 grams)
  • Cholesterol (95mg)
  • Fat (39 grams - W/saturated fat making up 11 grams)
  • Sugars (11 grams)
Ever know anyone who sat down and ate two of these at one sitting. I am NOT picking on Burger King as this could apply to any number of fast food restaurants across America. The point is that is a lot of calories and a lot of fat, sugar, and carbohydrates for a lunch time meal. I didn't even mention the super size french fries and a 32 ounce sugar laden cola drink to go with it. If you have a desire to reverse type 2 diabetes, you should strongly consider ordering the salad when out and a bottled water or an ice tea.


"If there is no wind, ROW" Latin proverb

The Bible says that the Devil is the father of lies! (John 8:44) So we need to learn more about Truth so we can discern the lies and get rid of them. As we get closer to our Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus, we shall "know" the truth that sets us free. If we stay in fear, we are not made perfect in Love, and it's the love that casts out all fear - God's love. (I John 4:18) we are not living in truth (faith), and long-term fear could manifest all sorts of problems - physically, mentally and spiritually. (Proverbs 26:2)

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