The Doctors: Junk Food and Normal Weight
Mahsa told The Doctors TV show that she’s a total junk food junkie. She loves burgers and fries, and doesn’t see why she should change her diet since she’s happy with her weight and appearance.
Dr. Travis Stork said that her story is very relatable, but at the same time very frustrating for people that see how tiny she is and wonder how she can eat the junk she does. The reality is you need to look on the inside – there are a lot of things that are going on inside of your body when you eat bad food. See what Dr. Stork had to say about eating junk food.
The Doctors TV: Can You Get Diabetes if You Are Skinny?
Dr. Stork showed Mahsa an unhealthy pancreas. Every time you eat something with a lot of sugar in it like French fries, your pancreas releases a lot of insulin. A lot of people who are a normal weight still get diagnosed with diabetes. Dr. Stork said that one in eight people diagnosed with diabetes are a normal weight.
A recent study showed that normal weight diabetics have twice the risk of dying of cardiovascular disease. Just because you’re a normal weight on the outside doesn’t mean you’re fine inside – your body just doesn’t show it.
The Doctors: Weight-Bearing Exercises to Avoid Osteoporosis
You may not be overweight, but you could still have a lot of fat on the inside covering your organs and causing damage. Dr. Stork showed Mahsa a spine, and said that women who drink soda often and don’t do weight-bearing exercises are more likely to develop osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis might not be something you think about, but you are priming yourself right now with your eating habits for how you’re going to feel 20 or 30 years down the road. Every time you eat a meal with processed sugars, salt and saturated fat, you’re putting a burden on your internal organs, which can lead to things like diabetes, heart attacks and premature fractures.