Are We designed to eat more to survive ?
Is Obesity caused by Survival Instinct ?
In my ongoing reading of The Obesity Code, Dr. Fung examines a commonly held hypothesis "humans are predisposed to gain weight as a survival mechanism for times of famine."
This is something we have commonly heard as a reason to gain weight. Though we live in times of plenty, our genes are designed to eat more & more. It is part of our genetic survival mechanism?
Dr. Fung here disagrees strongly. The arguments he presents in the book are :
I find it extremely interesting. What he is building the premise for is that :
1) we are not predisposed to overeat
2) then why are we overeating and getting to obese ?
As I continue to read the book I am learning to look at a obesity from a very different lens.
Are you obese and have always struggled with weight loss? It may not be why you think it is.
IS OBESITY A GENETIC SURVIVAL MECHANISM
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