30 percent by eating five daily servings of fruits and vegetables instead of fries, chips, alcohol, and soda. Citrus fruits, broccoli, and cauliflower are noted as particularly helpful. It may be their higher concentrations of potassium, folic acid, and fiber are the clues.
Michelle Obama gets serious when it comes to fat, er, fit kids. That is her mission. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/05/students-fed-up-with-michelle-obamas-school-lunch-overhaul-menu-item-snapshots-spell-out-why/. Of course, they object. They would rather stuff themselves with fatty foods rather than eat healthy. I don't like to blame the parents, but who else can I blame? Instilling good eating habits is tough when you're passing Mickey D's and it's easier than packing lunch. Really? That's bullshit.
- Underweight = 18 and below
- Normal weight = 18.5–24.9
- Overweight = 25–29.9
- Obesity = BMI of 30 or greater
And one more thing. Being overweight and having a stroke is just too much at times. When I gorge, I watch myself over the next few days. It's like you can tell you've gained weight without a scale to remind you. It's the extra pounds that add to the baggage you have to lug around in the first place.
I could fool those old-time types on the Boardwalk and at county fairs that could guess my weight and give me a prize if they were crazy off the mark. I think that old saying is true, for me at least: "You carry your weight well." And that expression needs to be addressed.