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FC: Why do we eat what we eat ? | we | we | By: Millie Marquez | What

1: Driving Question: Is the lack of affordable healthy food a form of discrimination against the economically disadvantaged?

2: Do some races have more of a chance of becoming obese than another? | Q u e s t i o n s

3: What has led us to this world of obesity? | What are some things that cause or lead obesity? | How does being overweight affect your life in general?

4: Definitions: | Obese- The state of being well above one's normal weight are more than 20% over their ideal weight. Calorie- The amount of heat exactly equal to the amount of energy to raise one degrees temperature Celsius in water. Eating Disorder- Eating Disorders are serious and complex emotional and physical addictions. Mortality Rate- Another term for death rate

5: Different factors that contribute to Obesity: | Your family history Your race The type of work you do Your environment Friend & Families Lifestyles Low self esteem Emotional Damage Trauma Alcohol Medicines Medical Conditions | "Obesity - Cause." 11/18/10. n. pag. Print. .

6: Your family history, genetics and race affect our weight. If one of your parents is obese, you are 3 times as likely to be obese as someone with parents of healthy weight. | Being overweight often times come in hand with having a low self esteem, which can lead to leaning on food as a way to comfort yourself. | Also if your family or friends eat a lot of high-fat or snack foods, eat out a lot, eat at irregular times, and skip meals, more than likely you will too. | Affects of obesity on your body

7: "Obesity - Cause." 11/18/10. n. pag. Print. . | Common physical problems include: difficulties breathing difficulties walking or running increased sweating pain in the knees and back skin conditions such as acne gallstones. | These are some diseases that are more common to the obese people than normal weight people: High Cholesterol Heart attack Stroke Hardening of the arteries Type 2 diabetes Some types of cancers | http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/health_advice/facts/obesity.htm

8: The consequences of obesity can be severe. If left untreated, an obese person is at pronounced risk of developing serious mental disorders, such as depression, personality disorders, or anxiety disorders as a direct consequence of their obesity. | While America has become a 24-hour buffet, the pressure to be thin has increased. | sheila, himmel. "Is obesity an eating disorder?." 9/18/09. n. pag. Web. 11 Oct 2011.

9: Obesity also sometimes leads to eating disorders and while the persons body images are changing how they are perceived. This process can begin early in a woman's life and continue throughout most of her life. Many women end up being dissatisfied with their bodies, having low self-esteem, and engaging in phases of dieting throughout life. | * 80% of women who answered a People magazine survey responded that images of women on television and in the movies make them feel insecure. * | n. pag. Web. 12 Oct 2011. .

10: Anorexia nervosa is self-imposed starvation. People who have bulimia nervosa routinely "binge," consuming large amounts of food in a very short period of time, and immediately "purge," ridding their bodies of the just-eaten food by self-inducing vomiting, taking enemas, or abusing laxatives or other medications. | People with compulsive overeating disorder suffer from episodes of uncontrolled eating or binging followed by periods of guilt and depression.

11: sheila, himmel. "Is obesity an eating disorder?." 9/18/09. n. pag. Web. 11 Oct 2011. . | Already, an estimated 11 million Americans have anorexia or bulimia. Hospitalizations are increasing. Even more worrisome, the American Medical Association found the greatest increases among boys and girls younger than 12, and among adults ages 45 to 65.

12: "Archive for the ‘Eating Disorder’ Category ." 10/10/11. n. pag. Web. 12 Oct 2011. .

13: Is a low income salary enough to have a healthy diet? | Low-income households tend to eat less nutritious diets than other households. On average, they do not meet Federal recommendations for consumption of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products, and they consume fewer servings of these nutritious foods than other households. If someone does not have the money or other resources to acquire an item, it is clearly unfordable. If they have the money, but other things take a higher priority in their budget, the item may also be unfordable. If they decide the item is too expensive, it may also be unfordable to them.

14: - We eat while walking, - Gas stations sell food now driving, and working -We spend close to 50% - We eat out a lot more of our food dollar away from home. -When eating out is -Food fairly cheap & higher harder to avoid sugar, availability, have more fat, and salt. chances to eat bad at home. | What changed???? has

15: *Adult obesity rates for Blacks topped 40 percent in 9 states, 35 percent in 34 states, and 30 percent in 43 states and D.C. * Rates of adult obesity for Latinos were above 35 percent in two states (North Dakota & Tennessee) and at 30 percent and above in 19 states * No state had rates of adult obesity above 35 percent for Whites. Only one state-West Virginia-had an adult obesity rate for Whites greater than 30 percent. | 06/10. n. pag. Web. 12 Oct 2011. .

16: How do we fix the lack of affordable healthy food to help everyone? | We have to make healthier choices when going to the store because what we buy depends on if the supply goes up more or stays the same of very few. We might have to sacrifice some money when buying food and make healthy food a high priority even though at times it could be hard with money. Grow your own garden slowly cutting down on junk food and using that money for planting a garden of veggies or fruits.

17: We need to become aware of our family history. Take that in to consideration also your age and height. View around where your weight should be and where its at. Evaluate what you must do to lower your weight if you must with a doctor or physician. Review your portion sizes when eating out. Get people informed about what their eating. Get health campaigns to get there information out more and not stop till people start to change.

18: We should avoid making the obese feel bad just show everyone how to change our and their ways. Stop idealizing thinness which just gives everyone that self-destructive thought process that characterize eating disorders from anorexia to obesity. Anorexics who showing all their bones think they're fat. | Reflection:

19: Binge-eaters often think, after eating to much, that they've already done the damage so they might as well keep eating and purge to fix it. No Eating disorder or Obesity is a lifestyle choice. Besides the serious, often life-threatening physical dangers, there is loneliness, and depression.

21: Bibliography Dr. Roger, Henderson, GPrst. "Obesity." 04/27/09. n. pag. netdoctor. Web. 11 Oct 2011. . "Can Low-Income Americans Afford a Healthy Diet?." June 2008. n. pag. Web. 11 Oct 2011. . n. pag. Web. 11 Oct 2011. . sheila, himmel. "Is obesity an eating disorder?." 9/18/09. n. pag. Web. 11 Oct 2011. .

22: "Obesity - Cause." 11/18/10. n. pag. Print. . Graves, Ginny. "The surprising reason why being overweight isn't healthy." (2010): n. page. Print. < http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/01/21/obesity.discrimination/index.html?iref=allsearch>. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Oct 2011. . "happiness is trending." 01/12/11. n. pag. Web. 11 Oct 2011. . "“I didn’t eat for three days so I could be lovely.”." 10/23/08. n. pag. Web. 11 Oct 2011. .

23: "Archive for the ‘Eating Disorder’ Category ." 10/10/11. n. pag. Web. 12 Oct 2011. . "Archive for the ‘Eating Disorder’ Category ." 10/10/11. n. pag. Web. 12 Oct 2011. . 2/2/11. n. pag. Web. 12 Oct 2011. . 06/10. n. pag. Web. 12 Oct 2011. .

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