You are clueless.RCSaunders wrote: ↑Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:18 pmMy wife was very successful Weight Watcher leader for many years. There is only one problem those who, "wish," they weighed less make, they just keep choosing to eat (with endless excuses), but everything the shove in their mouth they choose to eat. As my grandmother always said, "if wishes were horses, beggars would ride."Belinda wrote: ↑Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:44 pm I call obesity a disability because it causes diabetes, heart disease, and shortens their lives by as much as ten years for men. You are too cavalier about stopping eating so much. You know little about it. Most obese people wish they were thinner.
Is it somebody's choice that they get ill ill with cancer?
Have you ever been hungry so that you can do nothing until you eat?
And have you ever been satiated so that you cannot eat anymore?
Nearly everyone would say yes, that at some point in their lives they have experienced these two states.
But neither of these states of mind are government by reason, it is the balance of hormones and such things as blood sugar that enforce these feelings in a person.
It is not about rational choice.
And do you suppose that everyone has the exact same balance of these hormones?
People who end up overweight are continually battling the urge to eat more, just as those with anorexia have problems with feeling the need for food.
In a land where food is pushed into your face at every possible opportunity. The battle to ignore hunger is more difficult. And where the foods that are offered are designed to encourage more hunger whilst avoiding satiation. You are going to get a problem.
Why the fuck do you think that obesity was never such a problem until the last 60 years or so?
Fact is that the human race is faced with an unnatural diet which we are not evolved to cope with. To some lucky few this presents no problem. But since most of us have traits that have been selected for eating all we can when we can: because scarcity was the natural state, and over eating is a selectively advantageous trait in a natural environment - this means that in times of plenty people's bodies are demanding that they eat more.
And the food is designed to push those same buttons.