I’ve been on and off with my jogging plan, and I’ve noticed strange things. How comes my weight is stable/even declining when I have normal schedule, but I gain weight now that I stick to my jogging/walking plan? I even tend to eat less during days I exercise more, yet I keep on gaining weight. Eventhough I feel my chubbiness is slightly decreased…
Oh, and there have been some recent sound bites on the discovery of a “fat gene”. And yes, it has been known for decades that some people are genetically predisposed to gaining weight with very little extra calories over their expendature. But it has also been shown that when these type of people are kept in a very controlled environment, they lose weight. The troubling part of this new “research” is that any advances in treating this with pharmacueticals will only lead to people continuing to consume more than they need. And there will be down sides/side affects, you can bet on it.
We have become a society that loves to eat for pleasure, self medication, tension relief, and just plain old boredom. Finding ways to lose weight without any effort will not help us. We need to realize that we don’t need to eat half a cake, a bag of chips, or heaping plate of food ever chance we get. And then just pop a pill and go lay on the sofa. Eating properly and exercising reasonably result in feeling great and living a full life. Just maybe one without knowing what the kardashians are up to all of the time.
I could go off on what our current system could lead to in 50 years, but I think I will just do some deep breathing instead. (As opposed to having a doughnut.)