Obesity is Genetic: The Failure of Dieting

Are you sick of Dieting?  Do you feel like no matter how much dieting you do, you can’t keep the weight off?  There’s a reason for that.

There is compelling research data to suggest that those who are born with a propensity to gain weight have a significantly harder time staying thin.

But, there is a danger in reading into this too far.  For most of human history, mankind was NOT obese.  This is a recent trend.  And that is a fact that must be dealt with if we are to be intellectually honest.

What the research says to me, is that diet alone is never a good answer.  Human beings are not meant to be sedentary.  It isn’t natural.  But, our lives are structured in a way that nearly forces it. This is a first on our planet.  Never before has it been this easy to not move.

That means we have to build activity into our day.  And that activity has to be tough.  Light walking is fine if you’re rehabbing an injury or are an elderly person who hasn’t a history of exercise.  But, for the rest of us, it’s work hard or be fat.   That is what our species is meant to do, to work hard–physically.

Only rigorous, hard, and regular exercise can combat the extreme urge to eat that exists in so many people who are prone to weight gain (which is most of the population).

If you want to lose weight and KEEP it off, you must have very high activity levels.  It isn’t impossible.  But it is hard.  That’s the point.  It’s far better to exercise hard and not have to diet so strongly, than to always feel like you’re starving yourself.

Rigorous exercise gives you your life back.   Not only will you feel more vibrant but you will create a metabolic environment that allows you to lose fat without the pain of insane diet practices.

Check this blog often for workout ideas  and free information.  I’m a huge believer that if our nation took the mantel of rigorous exercise to heart, the obesity epidemic would be nearly extinguished.  That’s why I started this blog.  I want everyone to have access to inspiration to keep going so that they can improve their health and finally feel as good as they’ve always wanted to.


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