There are alarming new statistics showing that obesity rates in the U.S. are climbing at an even more rapid rate. No one seems to know what to do about it. Despite the last 25-30 years of low-fat food items on the market, despite the 2500 diets or weight-loss plans that are available, things have gotten much worse.
There are those that will tell you this obesity epidemic is due to fast, easy, fattening food being evermore readily available. There are those that say lack of exercise is the culprit. Some of this is undoubtedly true.
And yet, we are each a mixture of our environment and our own personal make-up. It is what we bring to the world around us—as well as how the world around us affects us—that determines our behavior, our feelings, our attitudes, our dealings with everyday life.
Not everyone is obese or overweight. Not everyone eats fast food and junk food, even though it is everywhere we look. Not everyone eats too much and too often. If we were simply products of what is happening around us, we would all be in the same boat, wouldn’t we?
We can’t do too much to change the food industry or the advertising industry. What we can do is make personal changes so that we are not so vulnerable to outside influences that may be harming us.
Don’t just look outside. Look at who you really are, and start from there.