Overeating is not the cause for the obesity epidemic. The notion that people become obese because of overeating and/ or insufficient physical activity is based on bad science.
Under-eating will produce extreme thinness only in a percentage of already underweight or normal weight people.
Among obese people, there is no example where under-eating will produce weight loss due to losing their entire amount of weight loss.
On the one hand, there is the huge problem of obesity that was unknown to any previous generation in the history of mankind and on the other hand, the basic science of obesity is wrong.
Examples of anorexia and other eating disorders lead (or mislead) to the conclusion that reduction in food intake will produce weight loss.
It is overlooked that only among young, normal weight people and young, underweight people extreme reduction of food intake will lead to skeletal proportions of weight loss.
By obese and severely obese people of any age, there is no example where extreme reduction of food intake resulted in weight loss of skeletal proportions. But, there are plenty of examples where the extreme reduction of food intake resulted in the atrophy of internal organs without a significant loss of the fat mass.
A closer look on the examples of anorexia and weight loss on the one hand, and the example of famine and starvation and the cause of mortality during famine on the other hand, shows that the reduction of food intake with the intention to induce weight loss is misguided and counter-productive for health. With an extreme reduction of food intake, a great percentage of obese people will die before they lose a significant amount of excessive fat mass, on the other hand a mild or moderate reduction of food intake will not have any significant effect on excessive fat mass. With the involvement of strenuous physical activity, particularly if it is involved with a restriction of food intake, a great percentage of obese people will suffer serious or fatal consequences before they lose any significant amount of excessive fat mass. There is the fact that for slightly overweight people, increased physical activity and/or restriction of food intake almost always will lead to weight loss of excessive fat mass.
In reality, in all these examples the mechanism underlining weight loss induced by a restriction of food intake and/or increased physical activity is misunderstood because the biological basis of fat formation is misunderstood.
But there is the fact that for the obese and the particularly severely obese, nothing works.
There is the fact that in the last few decades, we are witnessing for the first time in history of mankind, severe obesity in children.
The science of obesity and all recommendation to combat obesity is based on a pre-existing belief that obesity is caused by gluttony and sloth.
While confronting with the problem of obesity medical researchers and other scientists have overlooked three important things:
1. They have overlooked the energy that leaves the body trough metabolic waste and that leads to the theoretical basis of obesity becoming embarrassingly wrong.
2. Any known attempt to combat obesity is done while the adverse musculoskeletal changes in people affected with overweight or obesity is overlooked.
3. With any single example of significant weight loss, the positive musculoskeletal changes are overlooked.
This leads to the consequence that any known program to combat obesity whether it is based on physical activity, dietary intervention, pharmaceuticals invention and surgical intervention is a medical practice based on a misunderstanding.
The surgical intervention for weight loss (Weight Loss Surgery) is one of the greatest blunders in medical science.
Just a few decades ago, the majority of the world population was free from obesity. The particular environmental changes have caused such an increase in the prevalence and severity of obesity, and they are pinpointed and explained in my book: “Biomechanics and Weight Loss”.
The majority of obese people and the majority of parents that have obese children are following every recommendation that came from the people that are involved in the research and treatment of obesity and still they are, together with the rest of population, getting more and more obese.
In reality; people, including children become obese without knowing why.
4. Obesity and Socioeconomic Status
Studies about the predictors of obesity in the
The fact that obesity is more prevalent among children from low socioeconomic background is not sufficient evidence to make conclusion that obese children consuming food “with too many calories and not enough nutrition”
Along with the obesity epidemic in last three decades there are epidemic of a few negative conditions like Autism and Type 1 Diabetes that is mostly prevalent among middle and higher socioeconomic class.
Obesity is more prevalent among children from lower socioeconomic background, but on the other hand Autism and Type 1 Diabetes is just two of many conditions that are more prevalent among children from higher socioeconomic background.
Along with the obesity epidemic in last three decades there are epidemic of a few negative conditions like Autism that is mostly prevalent among middle and higher socioeconomic class.
Type 1 Diabetes is another condition that effect mostly children from middle and higher socioeconomic background.
Parents whose child is affected with Autism Type 1 Diabetes are not blamed for their child condition.
Parents whose child is affected with obesity are blamed for their child condition by medical professionals and the rest of public.
In reality because of the luck of science, parents can do little or nothing to protect children from Autism or Type 1 Diabetes as well as parents from lower socioeconomic ground can do little or nothing to protect children from obesity and at the same time they can do little or nothing to help children affected with obesity.
In the case of Autism and Type 1 Diabetes there is no reliable science that offer protection or cure.
In the case of Obesity there is a plenty wrong science that makes Obesity Misery much worse.
In reality, the majority of obese people becoming obese without knowing why.
On the other side there are some conditions like autism that has a higher prevalence among children who have parents with more money and more education.
From scientists there is no reasonable explanation why autism is more prevalent among children whose parents have more money and more education.
The reason why obesity is more prevalent among those with less money and les education is misunderstood.
The notion that children from lower socioeconomic background are more affected with obesity because they are insufficient physically active and/or they eat too much is bourn out of the misconception in basic science of weight gain/weight loss.