Obesity among young British women is the worst in Europe.
A programme on British Television on 4th September 2014, investigated this phenomenon.
I am not going to be among those people who blame the women!
They have had enough of that already.
The people that I would blame though are the ones who seem to be ignoring the truth!
We are constantly hearing the mantra Eat Less and Do More
If it was that simple, we would not now be in the midst of such a mess.
There are now many studies, books and papers, showing that controlling your weight is not just about calorie counting and getting more exercise.
Do not get me wrong though.
Yes, it is healthy to be aware of your calorie intake, but not to be counting them and relying on this to control your weight.
Zoe Harcombe, Gary Taubes and John Briffa have researched this. So you can look this up for yourself.
Also, it is healthy to keep active and to do certain exercises. But this will only tone you up and will not make you lose weight.
You have to walk a mile to burn 100 calories. Have you walked a mile lately?
Assuming that you are eating a healthy diet, then that would be the equivalent of an apple! .
Imagine if you had a doughnut, which is laden with 400 calories, are you willing to walk 4 miles to burn that off?
And that is working under the assumption that the doughnut is the only thing you ate.
The surgeon being interviewed who was operating on these women, commented that surgery was the only answer.
Not true, my friends.
With a combination of;
- Eating only real food, avoiding starchy, processed foods and anything with sugar in.
- Looking at whether you could be intolerant to certain foods, or addicted to them.
- Sorting out your beliefs and how you think
This could be the answer.
It is not easy, but it is certainly a better answer and it is a far better alternative to having your body cut up and taking away how nature designed our digestive system.
So sorry, but surgery is not the only answer.
If only the NHS and other Government bodies in other countries, would be more open to what we, the people who are working hard and have been there ourselves struggling with weight and food issues, have to say. Then we could all move on.
But that’s politics for you!