Chuck Norris on the topic of obesity
In April of 2011, the conservative Christian Chuck Norris wrote:
|“|| The problems with being overweight and obese go far beyond looks. They affect our mentality, mobility and can lead to a number of physical diseases and ailments...
It's true that genetics, environment, socio-economic status, metabolism and behavior can be contributors to these ailments. But the fact is most Americans are overweight and obese because they eat poorly and don't exercise. Most of our foods are super high in fats, sugars and salt. And, compared to other countries, we eat much larger portions. We live to eat – most other cultures eat to live.
The primary reason obesity statistics and these subsequent illnesses are so high is that our culture is entrenched in hedonism, which means we are all about pleasure. We go where we feel like going. We do what we feel like doing. We watch what we feel like watching. And we eat what we feel like eating. And God help the soul who tells us to do otherwise...
... We think doing what we feel like doing is power and freedom, when really it's just carrying out what our flesh craves. True freedom is being able to look straight in the eye of what you feel like doing (even if it's wrong) and possessing the power to say no. Eating what we want isn't liberty – that's tyranny. Eating what is right is freedom – that's victory over oppression. And triumph over the tummy should be our next battle. Fighting for a better America includes fighting for a healthier, fitter, combat-ready you. (That is why my new cultural warrior book, "Black Belt Patriotism," contains an entire chapter on helping you win the consumption war and not just the culture wars."
- Overcoming obesity with the aid of Christian faith
- Atheism and obesity
- Atheism and the fat acceptance movement
- New Atheism leadership's problem with excess weight
- Atheism and hedonism
- Atheism and Mental and Physical Health
- Nutritional science
- Exercise science
- Medical science
Weight loss resources and tips
- Obesity and an F grade in fat - A need for faith in God
- Weight-loss goals: 10 tips for success by Mayo Clinic
- Zone Diet
- Mediterranean diet by Mayo Clinic
- Glycemic index diet: Losing weight with blood sugar control by Mayo Clinic
Strength training and cardio exercise:
- Weight loss: Cardio Exercise vs. Weight Training - Vanderbilt University, Health Psychology Home Page
How much exercise is needed to lose weight and importance of one day of rest per week:
- How much exercise is needed to get fit and lose weight
- Workout tips and giving your body one day of rest a week
- Exercise and recovery time
- Muscle recovery time and weight lifting
- Lose weight fast: How to do it safely by WebMD
Documentary on weight loss:
- IGOB131, a novel seed extract of the West African plant Irvingia gabonensis, significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans in a randomized double-blind placebo controlled investigation - Lipids Health Dis. 2009 Mar 2;8:7,Ngondi JL, Etoundi BC, Nyangono CB, Mbofung CM, Oben JE.
- The effect of Irvingia gabonensis seeds on body weight and blood lipids of obese subjects in Cameroon - Lipids Health Dis. 2005; 4: 12, Judith L Ngondi, Julius E Oben, Samuel R Minka
- IRVINGIA GABONENSIS - WebMD