What and who’s to blame.

Obesity won’t go away and it doesn’t just come to an end. So, why are we fat?

-It’s easy to keep eating.

Once you are doing something, such as overeating, it’s easy to keep doing it. It becomes a trap, an addiction, and a pattern that’s very hard to break. It’s easy to keep eating to deal with our emotions. If we’re sad, happy, disappointed, lonely, etc., it’s easy for us to drown what we feel or celebrate with food.

-We don’t take responsibility.

Whether it’s responsibility for ourselves or for our children, that responsibility is ours. Obesity is a problem, it causes health conditions and it holds us back for having a better quality of life and for many from enjoying life. We need to stop placing blame on everyone else and start becoming proactive in our own health and weight loss.

-We don’t want to change.

I can’t get into the minds of people, but they either don’t want to change, don’t know how to or don’t know how to get help. I’m exceptionally active and I love the outdoors, so I can’t relate to someone that doesn’t want to change and get up, get out, eat healthy and make whatever changes necessary to live a healthier life. I continuously work on improving all areas of my life all the time and change has a big place in that.

-We let stress and stuff get to us.

It’s easy to use food as medicine for our problems. If we keep on eating, we don’t need to deal with anything. If we keep eating we don’t need to talk and share what’s bothering us. This is not the way to go, you’re only punishing yourself. We all have problems and things that bother us, but by using food, you’re not dealing with anything.


The World Health Organization’s report on obesity(2000) concluded that, “while it is possible that a single or multiple gene may cause overweight and obesity directly, and indeed does in some individuals, this does not appear to be the case in the majority of people.” Several associations between weight and hereditary genetic factors have been identified. These include:

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