Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply

Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply

Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply

Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply

Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply

Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply

Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply

Overeating can Warp Your metabolism

Overeating can Warp Your Metabolism
Photo courtesy of Mike Warren
Science has discovered a vicious cycle, where overeating triggers a metabolic response normally dormant in the hypothalamus, a structure in the middle part of the brain which functions to regulate appetite feeding behavior, energy and therefore body-weight balance and metabolic process.

Excessive amounts of calories can trigger this response which when induced can promote overeating leading to increased levels of over-consumption.

The study was conducted in mice, but the authors of a paper published in the Oct. 3 issue of Cell believe that the finding apply to humans as well.

Finding a way to suppress this response may prove a potent weapon in the fight against the current obesity epidemic that has hit the U.S.
Obesity leads to inherent problems such as heart disease and even cancer.

Senior author of the paper Dr. Dongsheng Cai speaks of the shortcomings of normal strategies for fighting obesity, namely diet and exercise:

“Exercise and diet may correct abnormal brain regulation [but] long-term food control is very difficult,” said Cai, an assistant professor of physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “We don’t understand why. . . The first important thing to understand is how the dysregulation of the brain is processed. The study we just did provides a new pathway. It’s the opening of a new direction.”

To read more about this interesting study, follow the link.

My Thoughts: In my opinion, the oversupply of food in Western countries, the wrong types of foods in particular (high-sugar, high-fat junk food with low nutritional value) has done much to degrade health in the West.

When we lived in caves we hunted and did not always eat until we felt full every day. Sure, some days we would catch something and have a feast, but this did not happen every day and sometimes we would endure days without food.

Yet we got by and survived to modern times, which would indicate that from an evolutionary point of view we are designed to live from day to day a little under-fed. I also think we are biologically wired to over-indulge whenever food becomes available – heck, as a cavemen we would not know when our next meal was going to be, so it would be in our best interest to top up our fat supplies at every available opportunity!

In modern times, with abundant food available, we no longer need to feel hungry, but biologically we have not changed much (if at all), so we remain inclined to stuff our mouths whenever we see food.

Add to this our lovely capitalist system that rewards food companies for giving people what they want rather than what is actually best for them – food companies are just not rewarded for serving healthy food, so it amplifies the problem quite nicely.

Fortunately there is a bright side… While long-term food control is very difficult to achieve, just ask anyone who’s tried and failed at several weight loss programs… There are a couple of important factors in our favor… namely willpower and determination and a third is knowledge.

The good news is, as humans we have proven ourselves time and time again to possess willpower and determination to achieve scores of truly remarkable things – when we set our minds to it. We have landed a man on the moon, cured scores of diseases, built skyscrapers, split atoms, sailed vast oceans and discovered new lands.

As humans, unlike any other creatures, we are capable of change in the face of incredible odds and no matter how many unfortunate things happen, as humans we can achieve great things.

So if we want to lose a little weight, we’re lucky, because we’ve got willpower and determination working for us. The willpower to head to the local grocery store to stock up on fruit and vegetables, instead of a Big Mac. The determination to set diet goals and stick to them!

As for knowledge, we are in the information age and unlike any other time in history, we got the internet and an incredible wealth of information at our fingertips!

So on the net or drop into your local library and you have all the information you need to get yourself on a healthy and balanced diet.

Head over to WeightLossTipsForBeginners.com to learn about healthy weight loss methods and much more about weight loss and dieting.

Leave a Reply