Dieting is the Problem When it Comes to Obesity
Obesity is the modern world’s disorder, and its first and foremost reason is our lifestyle. We are eating too much, too fast and not enough exercise. It is possible that obesity may have started when the first farmers transitioned from animal husbandry to farming grains.
They moved their families from the fields to the barns where they hung hay, while the grain crops grew back faster, consuming more time than the animals could eat. While the animals consumed the grain, the humans ate only a little bit of it.
This pattern of eating food in quantities we can’t digest while not having enough time to spend on the farm allowed for a large population to eat more junk food with less effort. But humans soon realized that this was not what they were hungry for. A need arose to produce more meat, and this was accomplished with an improved method of farming.
When the agricultural revolution came, many innovations were made in producing the animal herds needed to feed the human population. It took longer to make more food, but it enabled people to produce more food with less effort. So, the situation called for a solution.
The solution was changed. It was called dieting, and now dieting has become a worldwide phenomenon. Every country is changing how they eat to avoid this syndrome, but there is no general rule that can be applied globally to all countries.
Changes will occur at a different rate in different parts of the world. There are four general trends that seem to be persistent, all of which require consideration by governments, schools, businesses and families. First, a major change occurs when the number of calories consumed exceeds the number of calories burned off. When this happens, obesity is born.
Second, as dieting becomes a trend, the ratio of calories consumed tocalories burned increases over subsequent years. Third, there are types of diets that encourage more calories burned, such as dancing, eating slowly, eating salads, or exercising less. Finally, diets that encourage eating fewer total calories, such as eating less carbohydrates and more fruits and vegetables, have a very low caloric level and rarely result in obesity.
There are several factors that make people more likely to become overweight in the future. With a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet, there is a chance that even today’s obese people will stay thin. However, without prevention, obesity is inevitable.