Why do we get fat – is it just about gluttony and sloth?

Why do we get fat?
The answer is simple really, at least that’s what we are told; we get fat because we eat too much and exercise too little, in other words it is all about gluttony and sloth! A local Doctor suggested recently that “all they need is a poke in the ribs”.  It is no wonder we are weighed down by guilt and self-doubt!   Those who have struggled with weight for years will know that fat gain and weight loss are far from simple and to suggest that all we need is a bit of resolve and willpower is insulting at best.   I know from personal experience and from the people I see that dieters have the strongest of willpowers – willpower unfortunately will never win when biology and the world we live in fights it at every turn!

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