All these things have consequences. Weight gain, yes – and a strong possibility you will be plagued by the diseases that result from being overweight or obese, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, dementia and cancer. And to add to your cheer, you age more quickly and you die before your time.
If your weight and health are being compromised by an evolutionary mismatch, isn’t it time to find out what you can do about it? Time to get wise, time to get yourself in sync with your evolutionary present?
If you want to be in control of your weight and lead an active, healthy life, your diet and your lifestyle have to be in sync with the way your system, your body, works. You can’t fast forward the evolutionary clock. You have to respect where it is in biological terms. If you are to avoid being overweight or obese, you have to align your eating habits and your lifestyle to be compatible with where you are in your evolutionary development if you want to live a long and healthy life.
Knowledge is everything.
If you know why things happen, how your body works, how it reacts to certain foods, you’ll understand why your biochemistry has become the driver of what and how much you eat and drink. The greater your knowledge, the easier it will be for you to take back control and make change.
It’s not difficult to understand.
The human body is complicated, but the explanations here have been simplified to make it easy to understand.
Let’s make a start.
Let’s begin with your metabolism. What is it?
It’s the process of breaking down food and turning it into energy.