Over the years I tried many different ways of eating there was a time I was on a mission to put on weight and had a tough time gaining weight it cost more money to gain weight than it did to lose weight.
I came to the conclusion that extra bodyweight was really affecting my life in a bad way and I decided it was time to lose some weight and managed to lose 85 lbs in 5 months just by changing the way I ate.
I no longer stuffed myself, I ate almost a strictly vegetarian diet and I still do, I also find my body recovers real fast after a workout if I limit the junk.
But what is the right way? I think about growing up and the way I lived in 70’s and 80’s I found that there were a few fat people, nowhere near as many as now.
When mom or dad was in control of my eating I was eating usually 3 times a day. Morning usually was sugary cereal sometimes puffed wheat, shredded wheat, grape nuts but also sugar smacks, frosted flakes etc, on occasion eggs and bacon with the eggs cooked in bacon grease.
Lunch if not in school was probably peanut butter and jelly sandwich, dinner usually there was a meat, starch and vegetable, sometimes pasta. But dinner wasn’t like a buffet and we didn’t eat around the clock.
Sometimes we had seconds, but not much snacking between meals.
As far as fast food goes I probably was at McDonald’s as a kid I would say less than 10 times and tv dinners were in metal tray’s and were a treat.
On Saturday’s when I was young I remember watching wrestling with my dad and eating bologna and cheese sandwiches.
I do not remember soda being in our house, we drank water and milk soda will destroy the body water builds the body. But the big thing is, there weren’t many things that distracted us from being physically active.
We had no computer, cell phones, no video games well at least that were worth playing so the combination of being bored and eating at every chance and no physical activity is the biggest cause of obesity.
But as I got older and moved to a different area with access to convent store’s and when I got a little money I would drink soda, eat fast food, lunch meat sandwiches but was still active and gained no weight.
It wasn’t until I decided to gain weight and work really hard at it did I actually put on a ton of unusable weight. So eating in excess instead of moderation of the wrong foods processed packaged foods and lack of movement has become the problem.
No one ever got fat eating potatoes, they have few calories per potato and they are very filling no one ever got fat eating bananas either but the experts tell you to lose weight don’t eat these type of starches.
If you look at the difference between the money spent today on eating out or ordering in compared 20 – 30 years ago the number is staggering. I never ever remember having food delivered to my house when I was younger.
So when I fat person tells me that they are fat because of medical problems they are more than likely just lying to themselves to make themselves feel better, because eating natural foods does not encourage weight gain.
No matter what some expert wants to tell you about how times are different and it’s not all your fault, he or she is right times are different but the body still responds the way it always did. We have become conditioned to eat at all times we have also let the clock decide when we eat.
We eat too much food and don’t drink close to enough water. We can go long periods without food and most feel they can’t go two hours without food.
Over the years I have found the less I eat the better I feel, sometimes eating one time a day and sometimes eating several times a day depending on my activity level.
Activity level should be how you gauge your food intake, if you don’t move much through your day you don’t need much food if you are very active you will need more food, it’s just common sense.
As far as scientific research goes do we really need to spend money finding out why people are fat? All we need to do is look no farther than the mirror.