Meet­ing your weight goals in a world of abun­dant food

Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - Theresa Ole­sen

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.

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