For a while, medical professionals have been warning the American public about growing obesity and advice on how to avoid it. This advice includes refraining from sugary, fired, high caloric foods, and instead replacing them with fruity and vegetables, but they have yet be successful. Now, they have changed their message: “Worry less about your diet, and get active…” The Global Energy Balance Network has made it clear that people need to counterbalance their food intake with exercise, but it has been proven that exercise does not counteract bad eating. Exercise is never a bad thing, but it cannot be the only change if a person wishes to lose weight. Until taxes on soda and a ban on advertising sugary foods to children occur, America’s obesity, diabetes and heart disease rates will not decrease. In the end it is seen that a change in diet and an increase in exercise can lead to much healthier lives.