In letters written to House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jillian Michaels is urging Congress to cut subsidies for "big loser" foods.
The celebrity fitness expert believes that "cutting subsidies for unhealthy foods would trim the nation's budget — and American's waistlines", explaining in her letters:
“Some of our government’s current policies and programs actually promote obesity and other diseases by supporting the production and consumption of the very foods that contribute to…health problems.”
As an alternative, she supports a 5-step program laid out by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, which suggests the government ends direct agribusiness payments, privatize crop insurance, force factory farms to clean up their own waste, reform food stamps and reform commodity food purchases.
If this plan will save us money AND save us a few pounds, what are we waiting for?
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