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

Childhood Obesity, Adult Obesity, Eating Disorders

Childhood Obesity, Adult Obesity, and Eating Disorders are all occurring at epidemic levels.

Here are some questions for you to ponder

  1. What are some of the primary causes that often are the foundation for obesity, addiction and eating disorders?
  2. How does someone who is overweight or obese get help, stop eating obsessively and really lose the weight?
  3. What are the best ways to prevent these afflictions from happening, since they are so difficult to correct?
  4. 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?
  5. What can parents, friends and family do to help their children get support and sustained recovery?
  6. 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.)
  7. What should one do when hit with an “emotional” craving for food that the body does not need?
  8. What can we do to nurture ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually?
  9. Why is preventing childhood obesity such an important health issue in our society? What are the risks of being overweight from a young age?
  10. What is the food and beverage industry doing to help or hinder the issues related to obesity?
  11. How does one overcome food addiction and “emotional” eating?
  12. What is the best advice we can give parents who are, perhaps, in crisis over these problems?

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