Obesity Isn’t Your Fault!

If you are one of the 30% of Americans who is obese or overweight, it isn’t your fault. And you are not alone.

The frustrating thing is that most of us watch our diet, eat “healthy food”, watch calories or eat low fat. But nothing works. And for me, I realized it was because of the “healthy foods” I was eating was making me fat.

Many of the grains, fruits, and vegetables that I was eating for extra fiber and good health were full of sugar and carbohydrates. And what I didn’t know is that those very things made me crave more sugar and carbs. And not only that my body would store those things as fat.

Now I know that if I want to burn fat, I need to eat more fat and eat less or no carbs. This for me was mind-blowing because I had been doing it all wrong.

The fact is, we have been lied to over the years. It is more than calories in and out.  It is about eating real food, more fats, and more protein. It’s about eating fewer carbs and sugar. Really, it’s about eating real food.

I found this video very inspiring and had to share it with you….

Sarah’s rules for eating:

 “If it says light, low fat or fat-free it stays in the grocery store.”

“eat food. Real food doesn’t come in a box”

“Don’t eat anything you don’t like”

“Eat when you’re hungry. Don’t eat when your not”

“No grains, potatoes or sugar”

I love that these rules are easy to follow because it is pretty simple. Anything that says low fat, turn it over and read the label. I guarantee you it has added sugar and carbs. Better yet, just eat real food!

The biggest reason there is an obesity problem with our country is that people follow the bad advice that is out there. I suggest that people who are obese and struggling with weight issues do their homework and get educated on obesity and the problems associated with it.

Here is a must-read list if you want to combat obesity.

When you do this, you will realize that obesity isn’t your fault. But once you learn what to do differently, then it is your fault if you don’t do anything to take back your health.

Here are 3 successful stories for you.

Here is my weight loss success story.  I lost 60 lbs and took back my life!

Here is my boyfriend Brians Story. He lost over 50lbs and reversed his diabetes.

Here is Steve’s Story: How the Low Carb, High Fat Lifestyle Rescued Me from My Genetic Curse—Diabetes

If you have struggled with your weight, please share your story below. You could be helping someone else who struggles with obesity.

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30 thoughts on “Obesity Isn’t Your Fault!”

  1. Hmmm, eat more good food that’s yummy, satisfying, and filling to lose weight?! Yay!!! The guidelines you give are so basic, even I can remember them. I’m a bit younger, at 36, but am finding it so difficult to lose weight even now. I’d like to get healthy now because I know it will be even harder to lose weight as I age and my hormones go crazy. Thanks for the straightforward advice to follow.

    1. You’re welcome, Becky. And yes, hormones can affect weight gain. The two biggest ones are insulin and cortisol which is a stress hormone.

  2. Hi
    I am nearly there(50) so your post is very interesting as i am overweight not really big, but it is there and i am really finding it hard to lose, i am hormonal so this could be the problem.?
    I love the video it really makes sense, this post has been an eye opener for me and will really help towards my weight loss:)
    Thanks.

  3. Hello, I don’t know why people in their 50’s find it hard to loose weight but its because maybe they have the mentality of what should I have to loose, am married with kids so I don’t have to be attractive anymore.
    I think loosing weight has no age, as long as you want it you can achieve it and that’s why am so thankful for your post my sister and mum are really struggling to loose weight.
    I am going to share your post with them hope they can find it helpful.

    cheers
    Angie

    1. Hi Angie. This is a interesting point of view. As someone who is in my 50’s I would say that it is often that people just don’t know what to do. For me, I tried almost every diet out there and even when I lost the weight, I often would just gain it right back. It wasn’t until I started restricting my carbs and upping my fat intake that I was able to lose weight and keep it off.

      Thanks for sharing!

  4. This information is really valuable to me as I’m on a weight loss journey. Will be following your tips. Will be focusing on eating real food.

  5. Obesity is, indeed, not the individual’s fault. It may be caused by genes, hereditary, body structure, and the like. I do agree that most of the products falsely claim to be healthy, and thus, all of us must remain vigilant as to which food to eat.

    1. You got it, Samantha. We totally need to read the labels or just opt for real food. But also we should get educated and know what is healthy and what is not.

  6. Information is power, this article has changed the way I choose what I put into my mouth. The information is very basic but unfortunately not very many people know about it.

  7. I don’t think your proposition is easy to buy. How can eating more fat cut down on my obesity. I would rather eat more potatoes and foods with lots of fiber to fill me up and prevent me from taking junk food. I find this post advice confusing somewhat.

    1. I know, right? Who would think that you can eat fat to lose weight? I had the same belief for years. We have been fed a lot of lies about what is healthy to eat. When we are obese, we keep the food industry and big pharma in business! I was taught that in order to be healthy I would need to eat a low-fat diet because fat is bad for your heart. This simply isn’t true. Sugar is what makes you fat, not fats. I know, it’s crazy! It was difficult for me to wrap my mind around it myself. Trans fats and corn, vegetable, safflower, canola are bad. But olive oil, coconut oil and fats from meats like butter and lard are all good.

      When you have time, go online and read up on the subject. I recommend reading theeye-openerhttps://fatlossatfifty.com/eat-fat-get-thin-review”>book Eat Fat Get Thin! It is an eye opener.

  8. I totally agree with you, there’s a lot of bad pieces of advice given to people both online and offline. Exactly obesity is not our fault, it better one read more about it and carry out more research to come up with a better knowledge about obesity and the problem associated with it.

  9. I am not obese but I have a not-so-thin tummy that should equate to my body even though I just usually eat a small amount of food every meal. Well, I definitely don’t have parasitic worms in my tummy but I just realized that a very large percentage of what I eat consists of carbohydrates. So, I guess this article explains a lot to my body proportion since most of the carbs are stored as fat. Thanks!

    1. You are welcome Psyche! My boyfriend was the same way. He wasn’t what we would call obese. He actually was skinny everywhere except his tummy. He had a large beer belly. So even though his weight was in his tummy he had developed diabetes. Belly fat is the most dangerous to have. So it is good to be aware of it.

  10. My wife is having a hard time to lose weight I should ask her to watch and read this or share this to her as it has a good explanation and it can help her to lose some fats. I would like to take note of the things we need to do so we can be healthy.

    1. Please be careful, Nico. As a woman, I can tell you that we need to find the information on our own. I would get my feelings hurt if someone pointed out my weight problem.

  11. Yes to a degree. However if you do not control your food intake then its on you!!! Let us be real here.

    1. You are right. I think once someone has the knowledge it is up to them to make a change if that is what they want to do. Many people end up so addicted to the sugar that is in all the french fries, pizza and sweets that it is difficult to give up. A person needs to really want to change and be healthy because a lchf lifestyle takes commitment to sones self.

  12. I am not struggling with my weight, but i am struggling with belly fat, I know I have to be very careful because if I am not, i
    may just add weight in other areas. I have an aunts who use to be slim but all of a suddenew she became fat and I am wondering how that happened. Thanks for the advice, I will definitely follow it.

    1. A lot of people deal with belly fat. And belly fat puts people at the highest risk of health issues like heart disease, diabetes or liver problems. I have found a LCHF diet is very effective to lose weight in the belly.

  13. The tips certainly make sense, thank you for those. I’ve learned to stay away from sugar in general (I’m diabetic) but protein is also a concern because of renal problems. Sigh. I’ve been given a low-salt diet with measured sources of protein. It’s hard but I’m doing my best. Sigh (again).

    1. Keep going forward, Nora. Maybe down the road, you will be able to reverse your diabetes and get off your meds. That would be a blessing.

  14. Hi Wendy:

    I agree so much – sugar and carbohydrates, especially empty carbohydrates like white bread and white rice are the culprits.

    Food labels are so deceiving these days that you have to be a savvy food consumer. It’s so easy to be tricked into something that isn’t good for you.

    As you say “real food” is the answer. We eat way too much processed food and that is one of the reasons we see increasing obesity.

    Thank you for your informative post!

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