Stop Giving Your Coins To The Multi-Billion Dollar Diet Industry
By Rachel Marsanico
13% of people of color are reportedly in poor health
The weight loss and diet sector is expected to garner $422B by 2020
We live in obese world where diets have become trendy, they’re promoted everywhere, plastered right in your face. This industry of weight loss and weight management diet sector is expected to garner $422 billion by 2020, with people like you shelling out major coins to drop a few pounds. Is eating healthy and subscribing to the diet lifestyle really worth it for your bank account and scale?
Why This Matters: The reality is no matter which diet you follow, you won’t lose weight unless you’re in a caloric deficit; essentially you must burn more calories than you consume. Being that 13% of people of color are reportedly in poor health its crucial to follow a whole foods based diet; that means more vegetables and less packaged snacks. Even tapping into meal replacements that are in high demand among customers because as they are healthier source of nutrition than conventional food.
A recent report forecast suggests that by 2030, around 51% of the world’s population would be affected by obesity, as a person of color you don’t want to be a part of that statistic. Especially when you consider that minorities have higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease than other groups. Specifically, 15% of people of color have diabetes according to The Center For American Progress.
Situational Awareness: Minimally processed foods are key to living a healthy lifestyle and dropping those extra pounds. Start by shopping the perimeter of the grocery aisle, eating more vegetables, and drinking at least half your body weight in water. Most importantly, don’t stress yourself out or try to be perfect, weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint!
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