Why Are We Overweight?

I believe you have to understand why you have a weight problem if your going to fix it. In the U.S. we’ve been very fortunate. Since the 1950’s the economy has made big gains, we live much better. So much so that the under 50 year olds don’t remember hard times. Yes, certain industries have had some hard times. And some industries have vanished. Parts of the country have seen more trouble than others, but overall the American people have done pretty well over the last 50 or 60 years. And it’s this prosperity that has causes us to become overindulgent. We overindulge in everything, and food is at the top of the list.

I guess I’m one of those who never saw hard times. Some people complain today about how they don’t have the things they want, but if you go back to the big depression when there were no jobs and there was little or no welfare programs and people were living on $20 a week in cold water flats well that’s hard times.

So when I say that overall the American people have done pretty well, I guess what I mean is that there’s not a lot of people skipping meals any more. Thirty or forty years ago we ate better than we do today. You ask why? Well today we have more fast food, more highly processed food, and way more restaurants. This is the underlying reason for our overweight problem.

Yes, I understand that everyone is looking for convenience today. The population is over worked, stressed out and looking to somehow make their lives a little easier. So we try to spoil ourselves whenever possible. If you think about it a minute, this is the reason for more than one of our problems today. Somehow people need to return to eating the way we did in the 50’s. The way they still eat in other parts of the world were Cancer and other health problems are not so common place. Supermarkets are a great convenience but we’re eating fresh food that ripens in trucks during shipping. Fruits and vegetables should stay on the vine or on the tree until ripe. But growers can’t get it to the market fast enough, so it’s picked weeks early an ripens in transit. Picking early causes a loss of nutrition. Your paying for something you’re not getting.

Shopping for food  grown locally is the only way to get real fresh food. In outdoor markets the grower is selling you the products he grows. Now I know that  limits you, all your able to buy is whats grown in your area, but that’s the way it use to be. Even frozen vegetables are grown by the large growers that only produce for the mass markets. And yes they do freeze the fruit or vegetable at the time their picked so their as ripe as possible, but those large growers use chemicals to grow their products and their lies the problem.  Organic is better if your buying supermarket food but is it ripe? Did it stay on the plant or tree long enough to get the nutrition your paying for? Who knows. I prefer to get the product from the farmer, if the farmer says it’s organic it probably is.

Part of eating small portions or eating less to lose weight is get the most nutrition you can out of what you eat. I believe that if you get enough nutrition from your food you won’t have cravings between meals

If you really want to lose your body fat than look for my e-books at the websites listed below. You’ll get information on Healthy eating, exercise, and diet. Instead of spending hours on the internet reading dozens of posts, you can save time by picking up one of my e-books. 

There are two e-books. “How Bad Do You Want To Lose Weight?” is available at all the online bookstores selling for $1.99. Go to any of the websites below and search the title to find my e-book. This book gives you all you need to lose weight without spending money on gym memberships, diet plans or meal plans. Look for my book. at Amazon.com, B&N.com, iBooks, Kobo.com, Scribd.com, or Gardner Books in the U.K.

My new e-book is available on Smashwords.com, just type “getting to a Healthy Weight” in the search box at the top of the home page. 

 

About ray0369

I'M RETIRE, I'VE TRAVELED TO MORE THEN TWO DOZEN COUNTRIES, SOME AS MANY AS 5 TIMES. I LOVE TO WRITE BUT EVEN MORE, I'M SOMEONE WHO HAS ALWAYS WORKED OUT. I HAVE DONE ENDLESS RESEARCH ON THE SUBJECT OF FITNESS. SO WHEN I DECIDED TO WRITE A BLOG IT WAS ONLY NATURE THAT I WRITE ABOUT MY FAVORITE SUBJECT.
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