yeah gluten and all that, but still ppl are acting like swine when it comes to food.
another thing is ppl take car to get croissants when not necesary, such things, it adds up.
life became more comfi for many, theres no famines.
nobody forces ppl to eat.
Not everyone who lives a relatively sedentary lifestyle ends up obese or sick.
Times have changed in the last century, perhaps more so in this country then some other places around the world. When I am in Germany visiting my son, I walk to the market for croissants, cold cuts and cheeses for breakfast each morning. But then, they live in a small village and the walk takes less than half an hour.
Sometimes we eat when we are bored. Many people have more free time then they did years ago. It is not uncommon for folks to spend their evenings watching television. This is normally a very sedentary endeavor. What do we do while we bore ourselves silly watching a dumb television show or while spending hours sitting in front of the computer screen, posting on Internet blogs? We snack!
Even when some people are engaged in physical activity, I see them eating. At the gym it is either energy drinks or protein drinks when water would suffice and probably be better for us.
The formula for success is simple; if you want to lose weight or stay lean, eat less. If you take in more calories than you burn, regardless of where those calories come from, you will gain weight. People would do well to concern themselves more with how much and how often they eat then with what they eat. One of the most successful weight loss programs is designed around portion control and not based on limiting the type of food one can eat. Designer diets don't work because they are no fun in the long haul.
Not everyone has the same physiology. Some people are naturally slim and some not so much. To think everyone can have whatever is considered to be the ideal physique at any given time just by dieting or exercising is absurd.