1) How do you feel about the obesity problem within theHispanic/Latino culture?
While I do feel that it is a problem, I donÕt thinkthat Mexican Americans will do anything about it. For example, in my householdmy parents continue to use Manteca (lard) for everything they cook. While theydonÕt realize that it is extremely unhealthy to consume all this fat threetimes a day, they will not change their ways because thatÕs how they grew up.The problem with this is hat in Mexico eating all this fat isnÕt a problembecause when you are in Mexico you resort by walking everywhere, so you getplenty of exercise, but now a days the average, will watch 4 hours of TV a dayand play PS2 or X Box, for the rest of the day. Until these parents begin torealize that their kids are both eating unhealthy and also not exercising thenthis will continue to be an ongoing problem.
2) There is a statisticfrom the (Hoja de datos hispanos) that says, ŌThe Hispanic adolescents thatwere born in the United States from parents that are immigrants have twice theprobability of being overweight compared to the adolescents that were born inthe exterior and moved to the US.Ķ What do you feel is the cause?
(Answer was connected to the answer to question #1)
3) What do you think causedyou to gain the weight? (Stress, fast food, artificial, etc.)
4) What inspired you to lose weight?
5) Were you worried about your health?
6) Did you receive any support when you were reachingyour goal?
7) What types of activities or habits did you have toquit in order to reach your goal? What activities did you have to turn intohabits?
8)What advice would you give any weight problem person tomotivate them to lose weight and become healthy?