I'll start with me first. I have many reasons for being obese/overweight. I had an untreated low thyroid for a while, I took a number of psych meds that led to weight gain, around age 30 I got a sit down job and at the same time I was teaching myself to overeat, had problems with depression, just did not have a sense of controlling my eating. About what I think are reasons other people are overweight/obese: I think people teach themselves to overeat and don't even notice it, there are so many overeating cues in society, large restaurant portions, addictive snack food, people don't know how to lose weight and keep it off the correct way.
What do you think are the causes of being overweight/obese? What are/were some of the reasons you were overweight/obese?
* In my early years my Mom was a wonderful baker, she made all kinds of sugar foods which we loved. We did have meals but many desserts and treats were always being prepared. * My parents were divorced when I was young, we didn't have a car so we walked everywhere, got our daily exercise in and I was thin but when I got married we had a car so rode, we didn't exercise much. * My mindset was it was ok to eat like I described above when young. When we went shopping we didn't get a meal but bought bags of candy to eat while shopping and driving home. * It wasn't until I joined Weight Watchers that I realized how I needed to eat healthy to maintain my weight at a healthy number. * As described above my eating problems started when I was young, we had a lot of stress in our lives because my parents were divorced.
What do you think are the causes of being overweight/obese?
* Lack of knowledge
* Habits that are unhealthy
What are/were some of the reasons you were overweight/obese?
* Overeating...I ate too much and may have self-medicated with food. Plain and simple it was too many calories in and not enough exercise. I am sure that family meals/cooking and becoming more sedentary with age made a difference in my metabolism BUT it was me and what I chose to eat that did me in.
I believe the causes of overweight/obesity are: 1. in some cases are related to the attraction and consumption processed foods. 2. A result of cultural influences (clean plate club, forced feeding etc.)
My causes are/were: 1. Emotional eating - food kept me company 2. Lack of activity