You Can’t Blame Poverty On Obesity Anymore!

Filed under: Study — @ February 14, 2008

We all make choices each and every day that impact our lives for good or bad. Some of those decisions may seem insignificant, but they can add up over time. Think about your diet, for example. How many people just mindlessly eat whatever they can afford to buy or just want to eat as part of their daily menu? And how much of that food is nothing but high-carb junk foods that do nothing but destroy your health and increase your weight?

In Episode 112 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” we take a look at a study from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the UK that found poor dietary choices are not limited to the low-income segment of the population–it also extends into the wealthy class despite the popular stereotypes. Their conclusion–individuals CHOOSE to eat healthy or unhealthy regardless of their financial means. Hmmmm…

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icon for podpress “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore” Episode 112 [10:36m]: LISTEN NOW | Download

Yes, we’ve been constantly inundated with story after story claiming that if only people with modest income were able to afford to buy the more expensive “healthy” foods like fruits and vegetables, then we would have an obesity epidemic. Of course, this premise assumes that if you are rich and can buy anything you want that you will only buy the foods that are best for your health. WRONG!

This study clearly shows there is no connection between obesity and wealth as so many people want to believe. Despite the conventional wisdom about this subject, being in poverty does NOT promote obesity and can actually strike anyone at anytime regardless of their means. STOP THE PRESSES!

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Are you buying this study that says obesity is merely the personal choice and responsibility of the individual? Does your income play a role in how healthy or unhealthy you eat on a daily basis? Do you feel if you had more money that your healthy lifestyle change would be easier to implement? Tell us what you think in the show notes section of Episode 112 and add your voice to the conversation. You KNOW you’ve got an opinion, so why not share it with us? :)

Don’t forget, you can win a FREE E-BOOK COPY of my book Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb: My Journey From Flabby Fat To Sensationally Skinny In One Year just for leaving a comment in the show notes section at Episode 112. I have THREE of these to give away on our next show (airing on Tuesday next week instead of Monday because of the President’s Day holiday), so be sure to get your comment in before the end of this weekend.

We’ve got some exciting interviews with some surprise guests coming up over the next few weeks, so be sure to keep listening to “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore.” Drop me a line anytime with your comments, questions, and suggestions for the show at


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