Today, Kath posted this awesome article on her blog (which she wrote for Gather.com) that I wanted to share with you, called “Are We Programmed for Weight Gain?”
Check it out and let me know what you think.
I have to say, I agree with her 100%.
I think we, as humans, ARE predisposed to gain, and it’s up to us to every day make decisions. Some days it’s easier than others. And sometimes we reach a point where we’re comfortable with a little gain, or that we aren’t. And we take action … or don’t.
The important thing to remember is, we’re fighting nature every step of the way — and so personal responsibility becomes tantamount. I know this from experience, in dealing with my own gain and struggle to lose all over again.
Definitely a good read. Thanks for sharing, Kath!
5 thoughts on “Programmed for Weight Gain!?”
Yes, our bodies are programmed to store fat from our hunter/gatherer days when food was scarce and unpredictiable. When we diet our whole hormonal system changes up and tells the body to store fat (it thinks we are in famine) and slow down the metabolism.
I absolutely agree! Sometimes it makes me a little sad that I’ll always have to somewhat “watch what I eat” to maintain my weight, rather than eating whatever I want and maintaining. But then, I do enjoy the healthy food choices I make, so it’s not so bad I guess. 🙂 Great article – thanks for sharing!
I couldn’t agree more — but like you, I enjoy eating the healthy choices I make. I just wish I didn’t have to think before I taste … but it’s just like anything else: we think before we buy something, fill our tanks before we drive … etc.
great post kath, and thanks lissa for repost. lara, that is a great and important part about the “famine.”