If fast food, our incredible laziness as a nation, supersized portions, big gulps, gluten, carbs, food addictions, processed foods, GMO’s, and everyone’s whipping boy, refined sugar are the cause of the obesity epidemic as the food and fitness nazis have been screaming about for years, then how do you explain this?
“The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index documented no increases in any states’ adult obesity rate in 2011. This indicates that the leveling off in the nation’s obesity rate in 2009 and 2010 that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported continued into 2011.”
Did I miss the news that McDonalds, 7-11, Coke and Dairy Queen all shut down for 3 years, while Monsanto went all organic and obese Americans emptied their pantries of all the junk food while hitting the gym 5 times a week?
Don’t think so.
A Far More Likely Cause
How can you explain the uncurable “disease” of obesity actually improving nationwide across the entire population despite the horrible environment of endless “unhealthy” food options? How did we as a nation successfully manage our weight enough to stablize obesity rates for 3 years, only to watch it skyrocket to the highest levels ever after 2011? Here’s one compelling theory:
As you can see from Google Trends, beginning in 2011, the latest health crazes of
- Crossfit and
- Gluten Free
All skyrocketed — right alongside the obesity rate. Coincidence? Correlation without causation? Perhaps, but do you have any better explanations?
One conclusion is far more certain: The obesity rate didn’t skyrocket because of the availability of any type of food or portions or the slothlike lazy behaviors weight loss and fitness experts love to blame and want you to believe has to be the cause.
All of these horrible options and vices were all there for the taking from 2009 – 2011, and America still managed to control obesity.
Obesity Rate Will Fall Again, But From What Level?
The obesity rate will surely fall again in the future, but from what level? (according to NHANES, by 2030 the obesity rate could be nearly 50% higher than it is today–see graph).
When it does fall, experts will insist it’s because of their endless efforts to force you to puruse a “healthy lifestyle” requiring massive food restrictions and forced exercise. They will be wrong. Those recommendations have gotten increasingly louder since 2011 when experts (including recent government guidelines) really started pushing Paleo, Crossfit and Gluten Free diets. The results of these crazes speak for themselves. The data is clear:
Their solutions for our obesity and health crises ARE THE PROBLEM.
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