Health and wellness expert High Voltage introduces us to Ramona, a teenager who lost over 50 pounds, thanks to a change in diet and lifestyle.
“Kids can and do want to change their behavior,” remarks High Voltage. She explains how breakfasts with lots of sugar set you on a destructive path of craving sugary foods and drinks the rest of the day.
Dr. Betsy Pheffer, a Pediatrician at Columbia University introduces us to the “Energy Up” solution. This is a practical plan that teaches people the proper way to read labels and shop in supermarkets as well as what to do when they come face to face with fast food.
While many think eating healthy is hard, High Voltage says the alternative is where you will truly suffer. “Being overweight, sick and depressed is rough.” She likens a diet filled with sugars and white flour to a bad boyfriend; once you’re over it you’ll never look back.
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