How Your Zip Code Can Affect Your Waistline #Obesity [Infographic]

Obesity is such a problem in the U.S. and abroad that I have been searching for ways to have a healthier lifestyle. According to the Huffington Post, the United States ranked #1 Fattest country in the developed world, based on a study by OECD.

When I realized I was considered obese I knew I had to do something. Thankfully I found a healthy meal replacement product that helped me lose the first 20 pounds toward my goal weight. This was extremely important to me since I would also pass out after every meal due to postprandial hypotension and POTS. I used my new product for breakfast and lunch but I still had to find healthy choices for our dinners.

On my last post I spoke about why our family decided to change our diet to Vegan and how easy it has been to prepare our meals.  When I saw this Infographic I was happy to see that our favorite supermarket, Trader Joe’s was on the list of some of the best stores to shop at! However, it is sad to see that your zip code can affect the choices that you have when it comes to the availability of supermarkets that offer healthier options.

What methods do you use to create a healthier lifestyle for your family? Which parts of this Infographic bothered you the most?

Supermarket Secrets

Courtesy of: Chef2Chef.net
Image(s): FreeDigitalPhotos.net “Supermarket Shopping by Ambro

 

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Lisa Ladrido (87 Posts)

Lisa is an R.N. Mom Blogger and the author of Mom Blogger Buzz. She writes about Social Media, Personal Development, Blogging Tips, Travel, Family, Health and Wellness. She and her husband live in the Seattle area. They have 5 sons, 4 grandchildren and 7 furry four legged children!


4 comments for “How Your Zip Code Can Affect Your Waistline #Obesity [Infographic]

  1. Gerry
    June 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Great inforgraphic! I’m doing everything right (live near supermarket, college educ, etc.) yet I have weight issues. Exception to the rule?

  2. June 30, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Wonder why richer people live closer to supermarkets than poorer people.

    When shopping I try to buy foods in their most natural state, the way God made them. This is not always easy. I also like to grow a garden and produce my own chemical free produce.
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