When it comes to discussing being fat, well I know what it feels like! I overindulged over the holidays and now I am paying the price. Yes, I did eat products containing wheat and not gluten-free and I noticed an immediate difference. I’m hungry most of the time! Today, I decided I am going to see about purchasing either some emmer wheat or some einkorn wheat to make some so-called bread. I’ll let you know how that turns out! But, for now, I am back eating corn thins.
Now, in nutritional circles, I should be glad I am eating “heart-healthy” whole grain products. After all, these wheat products were endorsed by the USDA. These wheat products have made use hungrier and fatter than any other time in human history!
Examining a picture of my mother and father, which was taken in the 1940’s, showed two slim people. Show a picture of my husband and me, and you’re looking at two beach whales. According to the CDC, 34.4 percent of adults are now overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9) and another 33.9 percent are obese (BMI 30 or greater), leaving less than one in three normal weight. Since 1960, the ranks of the obese have grown the most rapidly. However, the real upward acceleration of obesity started in the mid-eighties.
Sure, the USDA and other ‘official’ opinion makers say that more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese because we’re inactive and gluttonous. We sit on our fat behinds watching too much reality TV, spend too much time online, and don’t exercise. We drink too much sugary soda and eat too much fast food and junk snacks. Those are poor habits, but those habits do not cause us to want to eat more.
No, folks, I became less active when I started to consume wheat products again. So, yes, sitting on one’s behind does not help one burn the calories, but it’s hard to get motivated when one feels like “I’ll do it tomorrow.” If you are like me, stop eating those great-tasting products that contain wheat, and start getting back into shape. I started yesterday. I purchased a few new gadgets to help with exercise and today I go back to no more wheat, only gluten-free.
More next week…What is the science behind wheat making us fat?
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