Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Always Asking Why ...

I really don't know WHY we still ask these questions, but we do. We know how it all works:

Eat Crap = FAT

No Exercise = FAT

Its not rocket science ... or is it??

So why is obesity happening? The obvious, clich├ęd-but-true answer is that we eat too much high-calorie food and don't burn it off with enough exercise. If only we had more willpower, the problem would go away. But it isn't that easy.

When warned about the dangers of overeating, we get briefly spooked and try to do better. Then we're offered a plateful of pancakes smothered in maple syrup, our appetite overpowers our reason, and before we know it, we're at it again. Just why is appetite such a powerful driver of behavior, and, more important, how can we tame it?
Keep Reading: Why We're Fat

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