June 11, 2007

Top 10 triggers for overeating

I found this explanation for overeating on WomenFitness.net.

  • Boredom
  • Feeling deprived
  • Feeling disgust or hatred with your body
  • Glucose intolerance
  • Habits
  • Lack of energy and feeling tired
  • Needing love and comfort
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Feeling upset or hurt
  • Lack of Willpower

And it's so typical of blaming the big, fat victim.

It's all your fault for being fat, America. You're just bored, or deprived or your mother didn't love you enough. That's why you eat too much.

Obviously, just 25-50 years ago, people in America were not ever bored, or felt disgust with their bodies, or had glucose intolerance. They never felt overwhelmed or needed love and comfort.

But amazingly today's Americans are fat, lazy and unloved, and they overeat because of it.

What a large load of lemons!

Why is no one challenging these silly "quick facts"?

Americans are fat because of too large of portions, too many calories and a distortion of what is healthy and appropriate, period.

When will we stop blaming the victim?

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