Every year, we struggle to resist the temptation minute to minute to sugar ourselves. It begins with Halloween candy and proceeds to Thanksgiving dinner, exploding with holiday eating extravaganzas with the year’s tastiest foods. By the New Year, the scale shows our over-indulgence. It’s no coincidence that 12% of gym members join in January.
Given COVID, I suspect that the number of Americans suffering from the obesity-related disease of diabetes will surpass the 30 million when I first wrote this 3 years ago. Did you know that the ten states with the highest rates of type 2 diabetes were here in the South? The same region where COVID vaccinations are so often rejected.