I recently read an article by Art Caplan, PhD titled: It’s Not Genes: People Are Fat Because They Eat Too Much. Caplan talked about a research study conducted by the University of Cambridge where the results indicated that constant and easy exposure to fast-food restaurants correlated to being diabetic or being fat.
It sounds like such a common sense thing and yet so many people want to blame it on “bad genes”. I really liked his point: “Genes certainly play a role in how people handle food, but if you live in a culture that overwhelms you with opportunities to eat junk food and fatty food, even the best genes can easily be overwhelmed.”
He further points out that, “Bad food opportunities are everywhere...it’s easy, quick and dangerous.”
So if you are looking for a quick and easy solution to getting your weight under control, I have one. But it is not simple because it requires time and for you to stop engaging in two very undesirable behaviors.
1. Stop eating after your dinner, which I assume for most people can be done any 7:30 PM. If you feel you must have something to eat, then find a fruit or vegetable that you enjoy.
2. Stop eating what I call purposeful sugars, such as cakes, cakes, cookies, candies and ice creams.
If you can change these two behaviors consistently you will start to see your waist get smaller at a minimum, you will probably experience weight loss, cleaner blood, and so much more. You don’t have to do this forever but it should become the rule and not the exception.
Of course you can have a day – not days – where you treat yourself but you might just be surprised that once you give it up you may not want to go back because of the amazing way it makes you feel.