America has an addiction problem but not to the usual supsects of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. We are addicted to sugar. There is sugar added to everything (even foods marketed as healthy). Take a look at the ingredient list of your favorite “healthy” cereal and I bet you find sugar listed at least twice using different words. These could include sugar, corn syrup, dextrose, maltose, and the list goes on. There is a documentary that has been recently released on Netflix that deals with this issue. It is called “Fed Up” and I suggest everyone watch it.
Fed Up is a documentary that deals with the obesity epidemic, specifically the food industries role in it.
The movie was directed by Stephanie Soechtig and written by Mark Monroe and Stephanie Soechtig. In the movie journalist Katie Couric narrates you through the rise of obesity in America. It discusses the battle between the government wanting to use scientific studies to make healthy eating suggestions and having to keep financial backers happy. Unfortunately the only loser in this struggle is the American public. It also sheds light on why eating food marketed as healthy does not translate into weight loss.
JUST BECAUSE THE LABEL SAYS IT IS HEALTHY DOES NOT MEAN IT IS!!!
If you think you are eating healthy and the weight loss is not translating on the scale. More importantly if you wonder why professionals like me give nutrition advice that contradicts the suggestions made by the USDA and the American Heart Association please watch this movie. Unfortunately not all “professionals” truly have your health as their first priority.