Australia is often seen as the land of sun and surf so it is fair to assume
that people assume all Aussies must be fit and healthy. But that’s not
true. Statistics show that 67% of Australian adults and 24% of kids are either
overweight or obese and we are getting fatter. LiveTribers, do you think
Australia is a fat country? Have you noticed widening waistlines? What or who do
you think is to blame?
Posted by on 07 May 2020
I'm not a big people-watcher. I wonder if we ever were so thin in times of
relative prosperity? In the great Depression & maybe during wars & bank
collapses, etc we were quite thin, yes, but in prosperous times you will find
plenty of examples of many larger Aussies. As to the solutions, I'd say diet &
exercise are only part of the solution and may only work to a point & in some
people, not much at all. What most people don't realize is how much the
chemicals, hormones & antibiotics in foods cause fattening. Even fresh fruit &
veg, unless certified organic, is very toxic long term and the body's unable to
get rid of this stuff which causes people to pile on the layers. Our water
quality is terrible & needs Reverse Osmosis filtering before it's safe to use.
Our air is heavily polluted, mostly from Chem Trails as we hardly have any
polluting industries anymore.
Think our current population sit too long, eat the wrong snack foods and drink
too much fizzy sugary soft drink to be the tall Aussie surf lifesavers of yore.
The worst part about noticing the widening waistlines is that is on our younger
people, those still attending school. Their future doesn't look too healthy to
Fats a fact in Oz just as in the UK and USA and Canada. Caused by our following
the American Fast food fad since the 1950s. Total trans fat and saturated fats
and some forms of sugar and fructose should be heavily taxed .Most people don't
have the self discipline or knowledge to eat well and most of Oz does bugger all
regular exercise......no wonder we are getting sicker and fatter. The only
people that really benefit are doctors, surgeons and undertakers......and the
big fast food corporations!!!
Restaurants/cafes must stop upsizing meals and drinks. I’ve read takeaway
coffee cups started selling a Latge cup as their medium size to charge more
money. We’re so busy at work with a short break to consume whatever available
at the food court. Speed/convenience over the quality/health tend to win. Who
will argue about they’re getting too much food? To deliver a quick solution to
satisfy consumer’s needs, apparel brands label their dress size standards
fatter than it used to be 20 years ago because fat people complain their clothe
is too small instead of go on a diet and service providers get a negative
reviews that damage their business. We are all responsible for gaining weight.