Government advises Americans to eat less, cut down on sugar

Laura Donovan
Contributor

As the nation’s obesity crisis continues unabated, federal regulators on Monday issued their bluntest nutrition advice to date: drink water instead of sugary drinks like soda, fill your plate with fruits and vegetables and cut down on processed foods filled with sodium, fat or sugar.

More important, perhaps, the government told Americans, “Enjoy your food, but eat less.” Many Americans eat too many calories every day, expanding their waistlines and imperiling their health.

While the recommendations may seem obvious, it is nonetheless considered major progress for federal regulators, who have long skirted the issue, wary of the powerful food lobby. (The 112-page report even subtly suggests that people eat less pizza and dessert.)

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  • Drahcir

    In a personal observation; If people would get off their lazy arse and quit snacking on fatty snacks, then this wouldn’t be a problem. But some parents think an x-box or videos or tv is the best babysitter in the world. If you sit around all the spare time you are just going to snack and snack. Over time you are going to get bigger and bigger.That’s not life it’s a life style that needs to change.

  • sbintexas

    I learned the same “eat fruits and veges with every meal” by reading books, since then never had a weight problem, haven’t felt hunger in years, didn’t need the gov’t to tell me.

  • HardRightTurn

    …because there is going to be less.

  • toomuchinfo

    Thank you, Big Brother, can we have another?

  • hologram5

    Government advises Americans to eat less – NYT
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    Americans advise Gov’t to spend less. They didn’t listen.