The problem with the food that most of the population eats on a regular basis is the fact that is wasn’t what nature intended for us to eat.
Massive advertising campaigns are constantly trying to convince us to eat a myriad of foods and they are all fueled by the same desire to make bigger profits for the food manufacturers.
The human body was designed to eat specific foods to maintain a healthy balance and that balance included a body weight that ensured good health.
Obesity is becoming a bigger problem each year (if you will excuse the pun) and it is due to the fact that more and more people are eating the wrong food, feeling hungry due to the lack of nutrition in that food to meet their needs and feeling that they need to eat more to get their essential dietary needs.
There is also so much conflicting information about what we should and shouldn’t be eating that many people are confused as to what is good for them.
One minute chocolate is good for you and the next minute it is bad. This wasn’t so much of a problem for our ancestors who had a simpler diet where only basic foods were readily available.
One thing that they didn’t need to contend with on the scale that we see today is obesity.
Where obesity has now become an epidemic is was a rare occurrence in the past. That says something for the foods we eat today just by looking at history.
And it wasn’t just because of a lack of money and a lack of food because even those who could afford to buy what they required didn’t have the widespread weight problems that face modern society. If we look back in time and the occurrence of obesity in different races of people it can generally be linked to the introduction of changes in the types of foods that they began consuming. It is difficult to fight the urge to eat when the body is feeling hungry even for those people with considerable will power and that is why most people tend to fail when they go on a diet unless all their nutritional needs are being met in some way.