Tuesday, July 12, 2011


On the causes of Obesity:

"The first is the natural temperament of the individual (....) The second principal cause lies in the starches and flours which man uses as the base for his daily nourishment....A double cause of obseity reults from too much sleep with little exercise....The final cause of obesity is excess, whether in eating or drinking"

Brillant-Savarin JA (1826)--The Physiology of Taste, or Meditations on Transcendental gastronomy---


 this was writen in 1826, almost 200 hundreds of years ago. An it is so simple... EAT LESS MOVE MORE...

But we want to complicate things and lookf or hidden causes of obesity (like genetics...???) or some strange carb to protein ratio or the illusive glicemic index.

Look guys and gals in 1826 people alredy knew (an they were no scientists at all).

Why don't we go to simplicity????


  1. Why don't we go to simplicity? Maybe because it isn't so simple. If it were, what's your answer for why people don't get thin eating less and moving more? Global personal responsibility failure?

  2. I did not want to imply lack of personal responsability from obese people. But the truth is that if you manipulate you energy balance (negative) you will lose weight. Theproblem is sustainability and compliance. Thanks for your comment

  3. I have recently read some post about food reward and obesity. They are great. read them here:
    wholehealthsource.blogspot.com. I think I write something about it

  4. I think a closer look is warranted here though - simplifying is easy, but sometimes misleading. He states that first and foremost, it's psychological, then it's what we are eating. (Starches and flours.) The problem is exasperated by not moving enough, and finally, eating and drinking in excess. The problem follows that progression, not the other way around.