12 Questions: Childhood Obesity, Adult Obesity, and Eating Disorders

Childhood Obesity, Adult Obesity, Eating Disorders

  • What are some of the primary causes that often are the foundation for obesity, addiction and eating disorders?
  • How does someone who is overweight or obese get help, stop eating obsessively and really lose the weight?
  • What are the best ways to prevent these afflictions from happening, since they are so difficult to correct?
  • So much government funding, healthcare dollars, and other monies are poured into solving these crises, yet we seem to be making no progress. What can be done?
  • What can parents, friends and family do to help their children get support and sustained recovery?
  • How does “stress” play a role in driving obesity and eating disorders? (Stress from school, work, dysfunctional families, and violence on television and in media.)
  • How does one overcome food addiction and “emotional” eating?
  • What should one do when hit with an “emotional” craving for food that the body does not need?
  • What can we do to nurture ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually?
  • Why is preventing childhood obesity such an important health issue in our society? What are the risks of being overweight from a young age?
  • What is the food and beverage industry doing to help or hinder the issues related to obesity?
  • What is the best advice we can give parents who are, perhaps, in crisis over these problems?

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