Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday's Food for Thought: Did You Know?

In light of our current series on Perfect Weight America, Jordan Rubin's revolutionary weight loss/healthy lifestyle program, I thought the following facts might interest you:

(Taken from Perfect Weight America's website)
  • The average American female is 24 pounds heavier today than the average American female of 1960.
  • The average American male is 25 pounds heavier today than the average American male of 1960.
  • According to researchers, 66% of US Adults are overweight today.
  • Researchers predict 75% of US Adults will be overweight by 2015.
  • Every day 11,000 diet books are sold on Amazon.com.
  • Every day Americans spend $158 million on over the counter diet pills, weight loss programs and diet books, diet home food delivery, gastric bypass surgery, weight-loss spas, and various "ab sculptors" and "bun trainers."
  • Globally, 600 million people are undernourished.
  • Globally, there are over 1 billion individuals who are overweight (300 million being obese) - making this the first time in recorded history that there are more overweight people on earth than those who are undernourished.
Hope you enjoyed these facts, and that they inspire you to reach your weight loss/health goals in 2011! Don't forget there's still time to enter the FucoThin giveaway!



2 comments:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I just fo und my copy of "Perfect Weight America" It was on my dad's bookshelf. So I started rereading it this morning. Also when I was at the grocery story, I will often buy a name brand i ced coffee drink. Today I passed on that..instead I read the ingredient label, then went home and researched two words.. maltodextrin and ascorbic acid. It's a bit complicated for me..but I think for me it comes down to this..if it needs a preservative or an additive, I don't want it right now!!! I'll make it at home :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

p.s. Thanks for your blog. I 'm really enjoying the posts !!!

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