Diet Gurus make millions blaming this and that, telling us do eat this don’t eat that and many times they are at polar opposites in their recommendations. When you think about it the problem is simple, Coke and Pepsi used to come in 5 oz bottles, a pound of hamburger made 8 burgers and people worked 12 hour days. It isn’t fat or carbs or protein that is the problem. In short it isn’t the “kind” of food that makes some of us fat, it is the amount. It is the amount combined with our ingrained instinctive primal urges to not starve to death coupled with our lack of activity that causes obesity. Even 80 years ago during the real “Great Depression,” eating was a matter of survival. For many, work was hard and long, and if you didn’t eat when it was offered and eat as much as you were allowed to you could very well die from the mistake.
Habits are hard to break particularly when they are based in instinctive behavior.