the truth about fat

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by morning rush, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. morning rush

    morning rush Well-Known Member

    I just saw this documentary about obese people and what causes it. And for those who are interested in the bypass surgery, the documentary shows us what happens when you get it to your body and to your brain. It's very interesting, and it raises a lot of questions and answers about being obese. It's not just willpower anymore, but the way your whole brain and body works against you.

    You can see the documentary there; just choose a link and it's free, you have to watch out the pop ups and really look at the pages to make sure you click on the right thing...but it was a great doc...
  2. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    The main problem I feel is the availability, cheapness and the 'in your face' advertising of unhealthy food - Here in uk there have been proposals of taxing unhealthy food (fast food (such as burgers, chips/fries) and other foods (such as chocolate) etc.) but the idea was dropped as it would not really stop people, the same as taxing tobacco and alcohol- people will always find the money - Too many people live to eat rather than eat to live, so short of issuing people with limited vouchers to buy unhealthy food (just as ration books were used in WW2) people have to make their own life choices
  3. morning rush

    morning rush Well-Known Member

    to be honest, most food are unhealthy, even the healthy stuff...but it's not about eating, it's about how your brain reacts, because we have hormones that tell us when we're hungry and when we're full, if these don't work, then you're unbalanced and might over eat or not eat enough....the thing is to eat in moderation, and eat as less process foods as possible..but the documentary suggests through tests and research that it's not really the food making us fat but the hormones and the way the brain is wired...having the surgery for some reason, realigns your brain patterns...they are currently studying why this happens...