I wanted to share with you a new Facebook group that I started as a part of a colloquium class that I took with Dr. Julie Fagan this summer. Many people are unhappy that they’re overweight, and they may have even been told by a medical professional to lose weight. As you might have experienced, it’s not that easy to lose weight. Counting calories, sodium, carbs and fat makes eating a chore and takes the pleasure out of eating. We have an easy solution. Just eliminate processed foods and beverages from your diet and you’ll feel better and the pounds will seemingly melt away without effort. Processed foods and beverages are thought to be largely responsible for our well-known obesity epidemic. Additionally, consuming processed foods can result in significant increases in blood pressure and may influence incidences of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. If you convert to eating only unprocessed foods, you will no longer need to count calories or look at fat and carb content, as unprocessed foods are naturally lower in sodium, calories, carbs and fat.