Dietary energy supply
The dietary energy supply is the food available for human consumption, usually expressed in kilocalories per person per day. It gives an overestimate of the total amount of food consumed as it reflects both food consumed and food wasted. It varies markedly between different regions and countries of the world. It has also changed significantly over the 21st century. Dietary energy supply is correlated with the rate of obesity.
|World||2358 kcal/day||2435 kcal/day||2655 kcal/day||2803 kcal/day|
|Sub Saharan Africa||2058 kcal/day||2079 kcal/day||2057 kcal/day||2195 kcal/day|
|Canada||2930 kcal/day||3030 kcal/day||3590 kcal/day|
|China||2330 kcal/day||2680 kcal/day||2940 kcal/day|
|Swaziland||2400 kcal/day||2450 kcal/day||2360 kcal/day|
|United Kingdom||3170 kcal/day||3250 kcal/day||3440 kcal/day|
|United States||3180 kcal/day||3460 kcal/day||3770 kcal/day|
Affects one in three adults
Affecting about 35 percent of all adults in the United States according to the CDC, metabolic syndrome contributes to weight gain, by causing a state of internal starvation called metabolic starvation. This in turn leads to increases hunger, sugar cravings and increased portions leading to overeating and weight gain.
Cause and effect misunderstood
Since we traditionally thought that the portion control (which in turn was attributed wrongly to poor will power)is the cause of weight gain, rather than the effect of this metabolic starvation, all our traditional ideas about cause and effect of obesity were not only wrong but lead to the “blame the victim” attitude when it comes to obesity.
Secret of weight gain revealed
Secret of weight gain, and metabolic syndrome revealed - it has been recently proven that metabolic syndrome, and the weight gain itself are caused by a process called insulin resistance. Check your metabolic syndrome risk using the free Metabolic syndrome meter. Watch this amazing Ted Med video that reveals the secret of weight loss - Stop blaming the victim for obesity