posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 06:43 PM
Most humans do not gain excessive weight quickly without metabolic problems. The body is self-regulating when healthy. Even research that force-feeds
or force-diets sees people return to the pre-weight quickly, and even research with subjects that desperately wanted to succeed in weight gain has
seen much failure; the body will not balloon just because you can force someone to sit down and eat even 10,000 calories a day.
Genetically some lineages have vastly more metabolic problems with the food of today. Were they stuck eating nothing but bison and rabbit and a few
roots and minimal non-sweet grains, they'd be fine. Unfortunately in today's world--particularly if they're native and the government subsidies are
primarily white flour, white sugar, white rice, pasta, potatoes, etc. as the bulk--they're not going to be fine.
I don't mean junk food is bad for them. I mean potatoes and corn and milk and whole wheat bread and orange juice and bananas are bad for them. A lot
of humans do not do well at ALL with wheat, with fructose, with caseine, and particularly with carbohydrates across the board. A good chunk of our
population is very likely intolerant to wheat and caseine for example which results, ironically, in an addictive response; most carbs particularly
from those sources have endorphin and other drug-related biochemical issues associated; and some genetic sets are hugely more sensitive and likely to
react with profound addiction. Starting with the breakfast cereal + milk much of our culture eats constantly from the time a child is a toddler. This
drives a great deal of overeating as well as other problems.
Realize that we as humans are part of the animal kingdom; we're not some special exception to the biological science that goes for every other
similar life form on earth. "Feeding behavior" is physiologically-driven and very controllable (meaning you can predict whether they will eat more,
eat less, or kill and eat their cage-mates) depending on what you feed that animal.
Overeating as a food-tastes-good behavior happens all the time, but the weight (a) is regulated for a long time in a health body, (b) only stops
regulating and starts really gaining when the health begins to suffer-- which is usually far more about the nutrition people are NOT getting than what
they are--and (c) rapid and/or excessive weight gain is a problem with the hormonal regulation of fat storage or accessibility; not just about
Our culture's carb-driven diet can cause this, quicker if they're raised with bad eating habits, or if their birthmother had blood sugar problems,
and if they're genetically inclined, but it usually takes years for that to kick in.
Overeating as a behavior is going to happen when protein/aminos are insufficient and when sugars (which is all carbohydrates that are not insoluble
fiber) are high, either let alone both. This is predictable.
In research, people fed dominantly carbohydrates without sufficient full-amino proteins (basically, animal-derived proteins) can literally eat up to
10,000 calories a day and still be able to eat more. But you feed people sufficient protein for their body mass and it's a radically different story.
You can't hardly get them to overeat if you TRY. And if they do overeat that, (a) it regulates back to the normal the minute they stop, or (b) they
just gain muscle instead of fat.
Overeating is not a MORAL issue. This is like the superstitious religious hysteria of history, for godssakes, people need to grow up. It is driven by
BIOLOGY which is driven by food intake--or lack of intake--and modern food is mostly deadly.
Man lived on meat since the dawn of time. Not till 10K years ago did we start grains. Modern veggies have more sugar than a month of summer of the
past! Modern bread--let alone soda--is a drug, not a food. And the body creates fat cells to store environmental toxins as a protection measure.
This and much more is why it's such a problem.
Not because they're bad.
[edit on 25-2-2009 by RedCairo]