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How the Obesity Epidemic Got Started, and How We Can End It

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  • “Fed Up,” narrated by Katie Couric, investigates the misinformation touted by the processed food industry, and how these fallacies have created (and continue to drive) the global obesity epidemic
  • One widely held belief is that all you have to do to normalize your weight is to eat less and exercise more. But just as the fitness craze exploded across the U.S., so did our waistlines. Between 1980 and 2000, memberships to fitness clubs doubled, and so did the national obesity rate
  • The conventional low-fat, high-carb recommendation created the obesity epidemic. If you struggle with excess weight, stop counting calories, eat real food, increase your dietary fat intake and reduce your net carbs

By Dr. Mercola

"Fed Up," narrated by Katie Couric, investigates the misinformation touted by the processed food industry, and how these fallacies have created (and continue to drive) the global obesity epidemic. This includes the lies you've been told about calories and diet versus exercise, government subsidies that support the junk food industry and government policies that prop up the processed food industry even though they're harming public health.


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