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I’ve become engrossed in a book written by a man called Chris Van Tulleken and it’s called "Ultra Processed People."

It’s quite scary, it’s an in-depth look at modern foods and modern eating habits, it can make you quite nervous but it does go hand-in-hand with what I’ve been saying about healthy eating and cooking for yourself. It also goes a long way to explaining why we are gripped in an obesity crisis.

The book looks at current advice for people looking to lose weight and be healthier. General advice being eat less and move more and how ridiculous and out of touch that really is.

The answer is to cook. This is what I’ve been banging on about for years and if you are serious about your health, this is what you have to do.

In the book, it highlights the obesity issue that happened in the United States in the mid-1970s and continued to grow right up until today. It also went hand-in-hand with the growth of takeaways, snacks, ready meals, and of course, ultra-processed foods.

During this period of the 1970s, men and women of all ages across different ethnic groups put on a lot of weight. The author asks the question. During this period, did the whole of the USA eat more, move less, or have a complete another collapse of willpower? Very unlikely, right?

The answer and the continued problem is our reliance on snacking, processed foods, and takeaways. It’s making the nation bigger and bigger and more and more unhealthy. Please, please look after your health and learn to cook.