Like his wife Tamra Judge, Eddie Judge uses his social media to share diet and fitness inspiration — and education — with followers. For instance, The Real Housewives of Orange County husband recently showed off a go-to, low-cal lunch idea; a healthy meal he whips up in seven minutes flat; and he also offered a lifestyle suggestion that could save you a surprising 1,000 calories.
Now, he's taken to Instagram to get deeper into the American diet as a way of helping people understand what contributes to health and weight frustrations — and dangers.
Showing a photo of his colorful salad for a point of contrast, he wrote: "Here are the major sources of calories in the US: cake, sweet rolls, donuts, pastries, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, meatloaf, pizza, potato chips, corn chips, buttered popcorn, rolls, buns, english muffins, bagels any processed white bread, cheese or cheese spread, beer, French fries, fried potatoes, fried foods."
He explained that these foods are all "high calorie" and "nutrient deficient," and noted, "It's no wonder the US is experiencing an obesity epidemic!"
Eddie also asked his followers for feedback on whether they consume such foods, adding that he was, "not judging — just trying to understand."
Followers with expertise weighed in with supporting ideas. One wrote, "I work as a nurse for a community hospital in Cleveland. Just to help you understand a little more on the nutrition subject: it’s all about money. Low income families buy the food they can afford. If you go in a grocery store, the cheapest food is the the worst on the American diet: packaged food is a big one (full of preservatives and additives). Meat is so much cheaper than fruits and vegetables! White flour products are flooding all grocery stores. Also, fast food is big contributing factor. A family with 5 kids, spends less money on 2 large pizzas, than they would spend on a healthy meal. Another thing that I see every day is lack of education on nutrition. It’s a work in progress trying to educate on a healthy lifestyle."
It looks like Eddie — and his fans and followers — are contributing to that healthy lifestyle education available on the Internet.
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