MYTH: THERE IS A NORMAL WEIGHT FOR HUMANS AND IF YOU ARE NOT NORMAL THEN YOU ARE TOO FAT OR TOO SKINNY AND YOU SHOULD AND CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
TRUTH: MOST HUMANS ARE NORMAL WEIGHT WISE. HUMANS INHERIT A FAT, AVERAGE WEIGHT, OR SKINNY METABOLISM SO THEY ARE FAT, AVERAGE WEIGHT, OR SKINNY AS OFFSPRING AND MANY BECOME FATTER AS THEY AGE. IF YOU TRY TO CHANGE YOUR NATURAL WEIGHT DRAMATICALLY THEN YOU WILL FAIL ABOUT 99% OF THE TIME.
Nature is smart. It stores energy in the form of fat cells for food emergencies when there is no food for a small duration and when there is no food for a long duration which we should call starvation. In a hunter gatherer historical society those whose body made more fat cells had a greater chance of survival during food shortages and famines.
Also as humans get older their skills as a hunter gatherer start to decrease so many older humans put on more weight as they age. Many women with offspring in their thirties also put on more weight because it is nature’s way of compensating for the fact that offspring will consume some of the food supply and leave less for the mother to eat.
It seems like an unfair cruel joke but in a society with food abundance some humans get more overweight than others and the ideal human accepted by social norms is the human of average or below average weight. If you are overweight then you are automatically considered a gluttonous human pig who eats too much which is not true most of the time.
About 30% of the human population is born genetically lucky and no matter how much they eat or what they eat or drink they will not get overweight. The rest of the population gets overweight no matter how much they eat, excluding a starvation diet, or what they eat or drink.
If you are overweight then at least be a healthy overweight and that means eating healthy or staying away from overly processed or refined food with much sugar such as fructose added. Eat as much certified organic food as close to its natural state as possible and drink more water or milk instead of sweet drinks. Americans especially are addicted to sweet foods and drinks which create a craving for more food and drink all the time. Not only are they eating too much food but eating UNHEALTHY food which is also causing many illnesses such as diabetes, allergies, heart disease, and cancer.
Be happy with the weight that you are at but at least try to make it a healthy overweight by eating a large variety of healthy food. Being a healthy overweight human means that you will not be blaming overweight with causing illnesses such as diabetes, allergies, heart disease, and cancer which are all truthfully caused by eating unhealthy overly processed nutrient deficient foods.
Yes, there are genetically born humans with a greater probability of becoming ill with certain diseases which run in the family but the TYPE of food which you eat also greatly impacts your overall health.
Don’t fear being overweight but do FEAR EATING UNHEALTHY!!!!!!
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