In 1980 there were zero cases of Diabetes in youth and children. However, now more than 50,000 kids have Type 2 Adult onset diabetes. Now 40% of American children are considered overweight and 37% of the 40 have the standard body frame, which makes them susceptible to Type 2 Diabetes (the child stores fat in the waistline).
But it gets worse for adults, in the next several years, it is estimated that 1 in every 3 Americans will have Type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 is preventable through lifestyle choices, and you guessed it – diet and exercise. On average Americans eat 146 pounds of flour and 152 pounds of sugar per day. This is equivalent to eating one pound of flour and sugar per day. It is known that high sugar and processed foods are leading causes toward these diseases. Sugar is also known as an addicting substance, where it is just as addictive as drugs like cocaine.
So if you’re looking to go on a meal plan, you are in need of a lifestyle change. The first thing to do is to analyze your sugar and carbohydrate consumption. This is the first step toward realizing your health and possible risk of Diabetes.