Why is everybody getting fat on carbohydrates?
Two thirds of the average person’s daily food choices are not merely made up of carbohydrates. They are fake manufactured carbohydrates that the human body does not understand. Our digestive system has not evolved to process those types of food. Our body doesn’t adapt to processed food the way we do. It evolves and evolution is a very slow process. What’s worse? The types of food that are manufactured and processed are highly addictive. That’s why we can’t stop eating them.
We see carbohydrates as fast food, snack foods and breakfast cereal.
These foods are all manufactured carbohydrates and there are plenty of other. They are deadly and make a healthy lifestyle impossible. We are all aware that people are getting fat. On current stats, 86% of us will be obese by 2030. But we don’t want to talk about that. And we try hard not to think about it. In fact, outside the world of diets and dieting, the subject is not very popular. When probed, people tend to have an automatic response like: It’s all that fast food. Or it’s a lack of exercise. Or it’s too many cakes and cookies.
So let’s have a look at these popular theories and see how they stack up against the facts. Top of the list of bad carbohydrates, is probably fast food. It’s an easy target because it seems so obvious. But it just doesn’t wash. A vast array of fast foods were available right through the nineteen forties, fifties and sixties. When people ate fast foods like burgers, hot dogs, meat pies, French fries, and many others. This was well before the late seventies when obesity began to be noticed and dieting became a normal thing to do.
Sure, middle aged people would start to get a spread, as it was called. Old people tended to get a bit heavy, but mass obesity? No way. Obesity was rare, and when you did see it, it was usually explained as a medical condition like an under active thyroid or diabetes type 2. In those days, fast foods were just as convenient, cheap, popular and as readily available as today’s offerings. But the were not afforded nearly as often as today and meals were a lot smaller.
Sure, fast food is no good for you, but neither is most of the food you store in your pantry. Most people would argue that yesterday’s fast foods had an even higher calorie and fat content than those we find today. Yet the vast majority of people were slim. They ate healthy food and they had a healthy lifestyle. Food addiction was unheard of. Just another proof that the fat we eat has nothing to do with the fat we store as body fat. I don’t think there is any doubt that fast food should be avoided, but not because it has a high fat content, but because it’s made up of mostly carbohydrates. Either way, it is not responsible for today’s obesity problems.
What about exercise? Even the most fanatic gym junkie, will admit that if you want to lose weight through exercise you need to choose the right healthy food. Exercise is important because it tones and contours your body and it shifts the weight to all the right places. It also tends to reduce hunger which can be very helpful. But there is no way a lack of exercise is the reason for obesity. You can accept that from a long time Gym junkie, who still uses weights to work out, even past seventy.
So we come to cakes and cookies and other sweets. They are certainly bad for you, but are they the cause of the current obesity problem? I don’t think so, for the same reason I don’t believe it’s caused by fast food. People have eaten cakes, and chocolates and cookies and every other sweet you can think of since sugar and cocoa was first introduced to Europe a few hundred years ago. Sugar and the products of sugar are bad for you but they are not the actual reason for today’s problems with obesity. What has changed is the quantity of sweets and the manufacturing process involved.
So is there such a thing as a specific cause for today’s epidemic of obesity? The answer is: Yes there is, and it is called sugar addiction, pasta addiction and a dozen other addictions associated with processed carbohydrates. More than eight years ago, I developed a way to lose my weight for good. I explain my methods in my recently published book. As a previously long term, overweight person. Who has suffered a thyroid condition and been pre-diabetic for thirty years. I was told I would always have a weight problem and would need to diet for the rest of my life.
I have proved them all wrong. I have remained slim, healthy and symptom free for going on nine years. I don’t restrict my food quantity. I never count calories and these days, my workouts are limited to less that an hour of basic exercises each morning. I know the reason everybody is getting fat. I know it will get worse because more and more people profit from obesity. They inundate us with misinformation, fake science and diet talk. We listen because we are addicted to the foods they want us to buy.
What makes this so important is that obesity is no longer just another health problem; it is fast becoming a medical epidemic of diabetes type 2. I have created a membership program that uses what I have learned. It is a step by step program, hooked into a Skype group where everyone can exchange information and learn from each other, 24/7 in real time.. You will lose all your weight. But better still, you will lose it for food. All you have to do is cure your addiction and learn to eat the types of food your body understands. I think you’ll agree that’s a very small price to pay. Click here to learn all about the membership:
Don’t let processed carbohydrates ruin your life!