Clean Your Plate

America's Grand Obesity Plan

Non-Fiction - Health - Fitness
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 08/23/2013
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Author Biography

Author Biography

I was born in Huntington, West Virginia in March of 1964. My family subsequently moved to Clearwater, Florida where my father was a store manager for a Maas Brothers in nearby Tampa. We later moved to Savannah, Georgia, by way of a brief stent in Richmond, Va. where my father went to seminary to become a Pastor.

I have claimed Savannah, Georgia as home because this is where I grew up and went to High School and College. In the summers while attending college, I worked as a life guard on nearby Tybee Island.

I subsequently joined the Marine Corps and went to boot camp at Paris Island, South Carolina in September of 1984. I was honorably discharged from active duty in May of 1990 after spending the majority of my time in the Mojave Desert in 29 Palms, California. After returning to Georgia, I moved to Statesboro, where my parents still reside, and went to work at a local company that is still in business today.

After about a year at the concrete plant, I went to work selling copiers for a Fortune 500 company in Savannah. Other than a brief stint owning a bar in downtown Savannah in City Market, which is certainly a book topic in itself, I have been successfully in the copier business selling solutions ever since.

Until our accidental dietary discovery, I had always been about an average two hundred twenty plus pounds the majority of my adult life. Additionally, my cholesterol and triglycerides had always been high due to my heredity. I had felt that I was

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mary C. Blowers for Readers' Favorite

Clean Your Plate – America’s Grand Obesity Plan by John Bressler is a cleverly written satire of the AMA, the food and drug corporations, and even the U.S. Government. While the author states that he loves his country, his claims throughout the book are shocking as he describes an insidious plot to make Americans fat and dependent. Even illegal aliens are used in the plan for cheap labor to grow the genetically modified food. Clothing sizing, BMI calculations, and the food pyramid are all suspect as they tie into the common goal.

While Clean Your Plate is called fiction, it may be closer to the truth than we’d like to think. John Bressler hints that anyone doing a little internet searching can find stories like these billed as fact. His point is well made that Americans eat too much and subsequently “open themselves up” (pun intended) to lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease, and their associated surgeries. There are indeed many “Frankenfoods” manufactured by chemical corporations. It’s said that our bodies don’t know how to process them and store them as fat.

The “bottom” line is that it’s prudent to take a look at what you’re eating. Is it food? How much fat does it contain, and how many vitamins? And what was your food eating when it was alive? The natural food of cows is grass, but they are routinely and calculatingly fattened up on grain to increase and speed market profits. This is just one example of how good nutrition is sacrificed on the altar of corporate profit.

My husband and I personally have made a move in recent years to more natural fruits and vegetables rather than processed food. I recommend this book as an eye-opener to anyone who thinks they may need a diet change.

Julie Bressler

A good read. This could be a wake-up call for many.

Jennifer Maxwell

Great book!