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What diet mistakes are impacting your success?

The next nine weeks

Success has a positive relationship with health, attractiveness and happiness. To understand why, first I wanted an explanation for how the wealthy could be perceived as more attractive despite going against what the average person perceives as attractive while also maintaining health.

I want to understand the health inequalities between socioeconomic classes, and compare habits with what we’ve learned about happiness to offer practical tips so you can make adjustments for a better chance at happiness (and therefore success).

Over the next nine weeks we’ll be looking at class differences in the areas of:

Week one: diet

Week two: exercise

Week three: sleep

Week four: drug use

Week five: relationship habits

Week six: mental health

Week seven: computer literacy

Week eight: medical access (regular check-ups, time waiting for surgery)

Week nine: supplementation

So let’s get into week one - diet.


The next four weeks we’re going to be looking at health habits between social classes.

Why? Well recently we’ve been exploring the relationship between success and happiness.

Last week we explored “Are thin people more successful?” which focused on the perceptions of society versus what is actually healthy.

Wealthier people tend to have positive associations with attractiveness and health, yet their BMI’s state they are overweight, which is linked to obesity and linked to numerous health conditions. It’s clear there is another factor not being accounted for.

Why are the wealthy healthier at the same body weight?

Body composition is much more important than body weight when examining human health. A study from University College London found that lower-income children had higher body fat percentages than rich children.

As time goes on, you can imagine how this problem compounds and becomes worse. At seven, the body fat percent difference was 3 percent, but by the age of 17, the boys with lower income backgrounds jumped to an average of 23 percent higher.

Body fat takes up more space pound for pound than lean mass, making people appear more attractive at higher body weights. It made me wonder how this difference in lean mass was achieved, and I bega