If you needed another reason to get to a healthy weight…
Four studies in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology have confirmed that overweight moms dramatically increase the risk of major health issues in their children at adulthood. With the obesity epidemic showing no signs of slowing, this is worrying news for generations to come.
Doctors describe a “vicious cycle” of obesity that is passed from one generation to another. In the United States, 32% of women at peak childbearing age (20-39 years old) are obese. The studies show that mom’s health and habits are consistently passed to kids. An overweight mom increases a child’s risk of obesity, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and asthma, among other concerns.
As Joe says, EAT YOUR COLORS! Fresh fruits and veggies instead of processed carbs. Look into our fantastic meal replacement and protein shakes. Eat a handful of nuts or an apple, but whatever you do, STEP AWAY FROM THE TWINKIES!
Read more about the studies here.