Meeting your weight goals in a world of abundant food
It’s no wonder we struggle with weight. We live in a culture that fosters obesity. Our bodies were designed for survival, not the abundance of food we have available to us today.
In his book “Dr. A’s Habits of Health,” Dr. Andersen talks about the difficulty of living in a world of plenty housed in a 10,000- year- old body design. Years ago, the energy it took to obtain food far exceeded the energy the food provided. Humans had to hunt for food as well as gut, skin and prepare any meat they got. Fruits and vegetables involved planting and harvesting. Cooking the food involved carrying water and building fires.
Today we can easily consume 1,000 calories with the exertion of just the few calories it takes to roll down our automatic car window and pay for our food at the drive-up window at any number of fast food places. Additionally, the food we eat is often processed and provides excess amounts of sodium, sugar and unhealthy fats. So it’s no wonder we struggle with weight.
For more health discussions on topics like this and support with your health goals, feel free to join us for the free Optimal Health Support Group each Wednesday in the Little Theater at the Spanish Fork Macey’s grocery store from 6 to 7 p.m.-7 p.m.
For more information, contact Theresa Olesen at GoodbyeFatForever@gmail. com or text her at 801-636-9605.