Show Notes Prepared for FFTH Episode 056
I've become terribly convicted about something. Are we killing our children?
I posted a status update yesterday telling people the title of this week's Family From The Heart. Perry C. responded to my update on Facebook by asking..."Is your title referring to the millions of children that have been wiped out by abortion?"
What has God has laid on my heart is an even more widely accepted form of killing our children than that!
What is the weapon? Our "Ignorance" as it relates to our understanding of Nutrition, Physical Exercise, and Healthy Living.
I've been listening to the Fitness Rocks Podcast found at http://FitnessRocks.org
Dr. Monte said... "Our society is being brain-washed by television advertising. TV advertising have set the standard for what we eat, what we drive, what we wear, and even how we think..."The Hidden And Potent Effects of Television Advertising.
For kids aged 11-12...... Every hour of television viewing is associated with an additional 167 Calories consumed per day.
It's not by accident! The food industry paid 7 BILLION dollars in 1997 to advertise their food on television.
Average American kid watches television three hours per day and will see 40 THOUSAND tv commercials per year.
During a Saturday Morning cartoon session, a kid will see one food commercial every five minutes!One Study listed Four Characteristics of a Healthy Lifestyle:
Maintaining A Healthy Weight
Eating Five or Fruits or Vegetables per day.
Regular Exercise 30 minutes of exercise a minimum of five days per week.
Only 3% of Americans carry out all of the above.
What factors cause us to be overweight?
-Environmental - These can be changed
-Busy Lives - Not enough time to cook healthy meals
-Too much eating out where dinner portions are way too large!
It is difficult to disconnect the constant messages that we are receiving through advertising and peer pressure to do the wrong thing.
Junk-food dieters fake their way to skinnyhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23503525
Some quotes:"I'm a very healthy eater," says Emily, a 30-year-old, stick-thin investment banker. "My diet consists of fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains, Tasti D-Lite frozen dessert, Diet Coke, lollipops, sugar-free gum, and 100-calorie packs. Thank God for the 100-calorie packs. They've changed my life."
Emily is a card-carrying — make that banner-waving — member of the newest group of calorie counters: junk-food dieters. According to their credo, low-calorie is good; no-calorie is better — even if the food contains more chemicals than a can of hair spray. "If it's associated with being a certain size, they'll eat it freely," says Lauren Slayton, director of Foodtrainers, a nutrition counseling center in New York City. Many believe ingesting a few artificial ingredients is a small price to pay for being able to eat the things they love while staying as thin as a Pringle.
---"And the easiest way to do this is to eat things that have the calories printed on the back."
---Anyone who's made a trip down the grocery store aisle lately can vouch for the fact that virtually every snack comes in 100-calorie-pack form.
Provided you’re a fairly disciplined person, 100-calorie packs "can give you the pleasure of food without weight gain, because people tend to consider the end of a package the end of eating," says Gullo. "But if you need to have more than one package, they don't work for you. You shouldn't give an alcoholic light beer, and you shouldn’t give a binge eater light snacks."
---Also easily abusable: I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray. Most nutritionists aren’t opposed to misting vegetables with it, especially if it gets people to eat greens they'd otherwise avoid. But don't be fooled by the zero-calorie label. "There are no calories if you spray five times. If you spray 20, it has cumulative calories. Don’t spray and spray and step on the scale and expect miracles,” says Slayton, who knows of one celebrity who gained weight after going through a bottle every three days.
----One especially popular fake sweet is Diet Coke. But despite much anecdotal evidence that would suggest otherwise, studies have shown that people who drink diet soda are fatter than those who drink the regular kind. This news comes as no surprise to Gullo, who says he’s seen patients give up Diet Coke and lose up to six pounds. Maybe it's because the soda's sodium had been causing them to retain water, "or they figure they're saving calories by drinking diet soda, so they feel entitled to have a high-calorie treat later," says Klauer, who lumps Diet Snapple in the same category as diet soft drinks. Instead of soda, Klauer recommends sparkling water. Because it's carbonated, it feels like you're drinking soda. When Karmally has clients who don't want to give up diet soda, she urges them to stop at two a day.
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