Science Explains Why We Overeat (and How to Stop It)

So this lil video VAGUELY resembles the theory and reasoning behind eating ‘like a caveman’ a.k.a. the Paleolithic diet. Hmm…




Science Explains Why We Overeat (and How to Stop It): “Overeating is a huge problem, even for healthy people, but the solution is more complicated than just putting the fork down. Your willpower is limited, and the mechanisms that make us overeat are hardwired, as this video explains. All is not lost, however.

This video from ASAP Science explains the science behind why we overeat—namely that when your stomach is empty, Ghrelin, a hunger-stimulating hormone, is released and tells your brain to eat. Normally, when you’re full, your body releases another hormone called Leptin, which kills your appetite. It’s not that this mechanism is broken in modern humans: The theory is that high energy (fatty, sugary, carb-loaded) foods used to be scarce and our bodies are biologically wired to crave them when they’re available, overwhelming our body’s natural hungry/full response. Since we can get them all the time now, we want them all the time.

It’s not a perfect theory, and ASAP Science cites some of the studies used for the case at the link below, but it makes some sense—especially when you consider the impact widely-available unhealthy food has (compared to healthy ones) on us. So how do we fight back? Like we said, willpower is limited, so bolster it by ditching the junk and rebooting your diet. Surrounding yourself with the good stuff will make sure you eat the good stuff. Also, take it slow and make smart, sensible changes that make it easy to stick to your plan. You’re building a new, healthy you, not ‘dieting.’

The Science of Appetite – Beating Overeating | YouTube”


Still think obesity is not your problem??

So, do you still think that your fellow American’s waistlines and health are not your concern???

Seems that your tax dollars are paying for their fatness (sorry for  being so blunt). Tax dollars are paying for a ‘bigger’ hospital for these ‘bigger’ patients. 

Seems that we are investing in their obesity instead of investing in preventing it. This is the precise difference between reactive and proactive medicine/intervention. There is nothing proactive about this.


N.J. hospitals adapting to larger patients –

“Hospitals throughout North Jersey are buying larger beds and operating tables, and wider wheelchairs with reinforced steel frames, and building specialized rooms to treat the growing ranks of obese patients. Denise Arzoomanian and Steve Cicala lifting Harvey Weber, director of the mobile ICU/EMS unit of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, to demonstrate a ramp and stretcher used to move heavier people. CHRIS PEDOTA / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Buy this photo Denise Arzoomanian and Steve Cicala lifting Harvey Weber, director of the mobile ICU/EMS unit of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, to demonstrate a ramp and stretcher used to move heavier people.

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center debuted a new stretcher and loading ramp this month for ambulances to transport patients weighing up to 1,100 pounds. Hackensack University Medical Center is spending $200,000 on two new operating tables to hold extra-large patients.

And St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center has four new bariatric rooms with wider doors, special beds and ceiling lifts that can hold patients in excess of 1,000 pounds, accommodations that cost about $400,000. Renovation plans for the pediatric unit at the Paterson hospital include a room for obese teens.

‘Not only here, but across the country, you’re always looking to accommodate larger, bigger and heavier because it’s what we’re seeing,’ said Madelyn Pearson, senior vice president for patient-care services at Englewood. ‘With every new bit of construction and new purchase, we are looking at how we can best accommodate larger patients.’”

Yes. This angers me and gets under my skin.

Exercising with obesity and arthritis

I’m still wondering why they had to do a study to confirm this one?
Things that make you go hmm..

Amplify’d from

Obesity Plus Arthritis Equals Even Less Exercise

Obese adults who also have arthritis are even less likely than those who don’t have arthritis to increase their physical activity for the sake of their health, according to a CDC report.

The prevalence of self-reported physical inactivity for obese U.S. adults with arthritis was 22.7%, the agency reported in the May 20 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

In comparison, the prevalence of inactivity was 13.5% for those with obesity alone and 16.1% for those with arthritis alone.

“Persons with arthritis have special barriers to physical activity, including concerns about aggravating arthritis pain and causing further joint damage, and lack of knowledge about which types and amounts of physical activity will not exacerbate their arthritis,” an editorial note in the report states.