Everyone likes and dislikes certain foods, but why do some people become larger than others? What are the food choices that lead to higher numbers on the scale?
Testimonial Of An Obese Person
The obese person eats what your average person eats – just too much of it.
Many times there are no sweets in their house.
No cookies, no chips, no “junk food”.
“The only reason I have sugar in the house is for guests; I never sweeten anything.
If I go out to a restaraunt I’ll overeat.
Since I don’t cook I’m eating whatever crap ingredients are included in packaged food, but honestly, none of it would be that bad if the calorie count was lower.”
The Truth About Gaining Weight
You don’t have to eat a lot of extra calories to slowly put on large amounts of weight – only consistency.
Once you do start packing on the pounds, you stop moving around as much. Making it much easier to put weight on.
You see a lot of TV shows with massively obese people eating 10,000 calories a day and you no doubt figure that is what all obese people do.
However, fat maintenance doesn’t require much maintenance at all. You could do a complete 180° with your diet tomorrow and remain the same weight for the rest of your life.
The weight loss comes from exercise, calorie deficits, and actively making a change.
If you overeat, you put on MORE weight, but if you stop overeating, that alone won’t make the weight come off.
It happens little by little, not by binge eating burgers at McDonalds and eating bags of Doritos or whole boxes of donuts.
Being obese doesn’t mean you’re a disgusting out of control slobs, but just by eating a little bit more than normal people of regular, every day foods.
For example, let’s say you have someone who has put on 10 pounds a year all their life. That is 100 pounds in ten years, so by middle age they would be pretty friggin’ obese, right?
Let’s look at what kind of overeating that required:
10 pounds is 35,000 excess calories
Divided by 52 weeks is approximately 700 calories.
Divided by 7 is 100 calories.
Therefore, if you eat 700 extra calories a week, every week— which comes out to only 100 a day—the average person will put on 10 pounds in a year. Every year.
What’s an extra 100 calories?
- One Banana
- Dressing On A Salad
- Handful Of Nuts
- 1/2 Subway Cookie
- Half An English Muffin
- Mayo On A Sandwich
- A Meatball With Cheese
- One Dinner Roll
- Any Drink Other Than Water (almost)
For many people, it takes NOTHING to gain weight.
You don’t need mounds of junk food or disgusting habits or ignorance of basic nutrition.
All you have to do is eat a little tiny bit more on the average each day, easing on the weight year by year, until it starts affecting your health and is really hard to get off.
All you need to do to maintain it is eat as much as a normal person would eat.
Remember that the line between you and an obese person is thinner than you think, and it takes very little extra food to stumble over it.
What Is Natural Satiety?
This term will change your eating life: Natural Satiation.
There are specific foods that make it impossible to overeat because you will balloon into a miserable food coma. This doesn’t happen with junk food.
Ever wondered why there is always room for ice cream or why you can still eat potato chips after scarfing down an 8-ounce steak?
This is because the natural stopping mechanisms that tells your brain you have had enough are removed by overcooking, overprocessing, overtreating your food.
Food that is closer to a more natural state will help your brain identify when the stomach has truly had enough.
Compare baked potato to fried in oil potato to commercialized potato chip.
Apple to apple juice to apple beer.
Banana to frozen banana.
Wheatberry to whole wheat bread to white bread to pasta (Ever ate a bowl of cooked wheatberries before?)
Milk to butter to ice cream to cheese.
Water to soft drink.
Steak to ground meat to hot dog.
Spices, herbs, and salt to sugary steak sauces.
It’s becomes very easy to maintain a calorie deficit when 90 percent of your food choices come from natural, satisfying foods.
Fat people eat the same everyone else eats, but they simply can’t get away with it as others can.
Most of everyone’s food comes from a box, a can, or a Ziploc bag because it’s easier. It’s convenient. Opening up a pre-prepared meal is a lot easier than cooking one up yourself.
The downside, your food wasn’t just “cooked up.” It went from the manufacturer to the processing facility to the tampering facility to chemical treatment plant to packaging and then to your plate.
Meals that are highly processed aren’t going to fill you up.
It will end with you being bloating and trick your mind into thinking it’s satiated (for a short period of time) when it is really in a state of chronic abdominal pain.
A common meal for kids today is ham sandwiches with Kraft cheddar cheese singles, paired with Lay’s potato chips, and a cool Capri Sun glistening in the summer heat.
This kind of meal, consumed consistently may make you fat as you become an adult.
Where are the whole ingredients?
Why does everything have sugar and nitrates jammed into it?
Of course, kids should be kids, but they should also learn how to eat to become an adult with a positive body image.
Life is simply too long to not love the body you’re in.