IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT YOU’VE GAINED WEIGHT!
Today, a majority of Americans are overweight and many are dangerously obese. An overabundance of body fat has been linked to many modern medical problems, but it was not always like this:
The genetics that control our body fat, metabolism and eating habits are inherited from the time of Primitive Man. Back then it was necessary to eat as much as we could as fast as we could and never feeling full was a benefit! This was because we survived as hunters and gatherers. We hunted and killed animals, gathered mostly plants and some fruits, seeds and nuts, then brought them back to the camp or cave to share with our clan. The biggest and strongest usually ate a larger share of the food and put on the most body fat. This helped them survive the next hunting trip, perhaps lasting for days.
Ancient clans also experienced periods when little or no food was available. These famines required humans to use their stored body fat as fuel. Women who stored the most body fat were more successful at bearing children since it took a lot of energy during pregnancy to produce a healthy baby. Thin women were likely less successful at reproduction and their “skinny genes” would not have passed on as often to the next generation.
Now let’s transport our human genetics of survival – which has not really changed much in tha last 195,000 years – forward to modern society: We no longer hunt for much of our food unless you call going to the supermarket “hunting”. In fact, there is so much food in restaurants and supermarkets that it is hard to avoid overeating. In addition, the food we eat is usually high in fat, high in carbohydrates and highly refined – which takes out the healthy fiber and makes the food even more fattening.
Today we drive in cars rather than walk. We sit in chairs all day looking at computer screens or stand around staring at our smartphones. We burn little body fat to produce energy. When we do feel guilty about how little fat we burn (the dreaded trip to the bathroom scale) we decide to spend a few hours each week exercising to try to make up for the fact that our lives are sedentary. And exercise may not cause much weight loss but it does make us hungrier so we eat more.
All is not lost, however. Just because you haven’t succeeded at losing weight and keeping it off, you’re probably not lacking the willpower. What you need is Dr. Besen’s highly effective medical weight loss program. Over the last 20 years, “Dr. B” has helped more than 4,500 people lose weight, feel better and most importantly control their ancient genetic predisposition to overeat and store as much body fat as possible. Make your appointment now and he can help you too!