The problem of obesity.
Why are there more overweight people now than ever before? There are a few reasons for this. Some of the reasons are included in the free eBook Why Can’t I Lose Weight?
- The first reason is the changing diet. Far too many people are reliant on or addicted to nutrient-poor, energy-dense junk food, processed food, white flour products, etc. All these foods cause blood sugar levels to spike and this, in turn, leads to fat storage and insulin insensitivity.
- A sedentary lifestyle is another reason. With the advent of technology, many manual tasks have become easier and less demanding.
Need to go to the supermarket that’s a 20-minute walk away? Get the car instead of walking. Need to go up to level 3 in your office building?
Take the elevator instead of the stairs. All these activities that move our bodies, use our muscles and keep things working well are avoided and replaced with easier alternatives. As a result, people are much more prone to gaining weight.
It’s so much simpler to watch TV with a bag of potato chips than to go for a run. It’s so much easier to drink a bottle of processed apple juice than eating a raw apple.
Each of these actions, no matter how small, do matter.
- Poor quality of food. To exacerbate the situation, in much of the world, low-quality junk food is often cheaper than healthy, nutritious food. Low-income families are able to easily purchase these nutrient-depleted products but struggle to pay for “real food”. This is one of the many confounding reasons why obesity affects low-income families at a higher percentage.
One of the solutions to the problem of obesity.
There is one cure to reversing weight gain and obesity. In fact, it is so powerful that people are able to lose weight even on a junk food diet just by adopting this method. It should be noted that I never recommend consuming potentially toxic food-like substances, but this method is so powerful that it has been shown to work even in the presence of a poor diet.