Shall we talk about The Food Reward Theory of Obesity?
Give me a break! If it tastes good, you'll wanna eat more, and you just might get fat???
What genius! Why, let's give 'em an award for their brilliant deductions!!! (insert snarky sound effects here)
Hey, wait a minute! Nobody gave my Mama an award for her brilliance when she refused to let us kids pig out on dessert after dinner. Or when she said only one cookie, or it'll spoil your dinner. Yep, Mama had this Food Reward Theory of Obesity all figured out. She knew you needed to control the sweets.
Let's see, it went something like this:
It tastes good.
Kids will wanna eat more than they should because it's sweet and nummy.
I'm the Mama. I will say No.
End of story.
Nowadays, they are writing papers and books, giving lectures and holding conferences, and arguing with other researchers over "the cause" of obesity.
Come on... do they think we are suckers? I for one am tired of this stupid arguing!
Of COURSE if you taste a yummy tasting food, especially a sweet one, it could trigger a response in you that says: Eat more, suckah! And that response could be physical, emotional, or both.
Duh! Since when is this news??
Answer: Choose whatever floats yer boat.
Eat sweet stuff, or eat fruit, or eat both... it's a choice.
I am sooo over it!
I've had it.
I am DONE listening to all the Educated Idiots constantly coming up with the latest and greatest in New Theories as to how we got fat.
I wanna just get on with productive action, and get healthy. Enough with the silly theories already! I admit I over simplified the "theory", but come on, there's more important things in life than quibbling over minutiae and unproven theories.
Okay. Rant over.
Now let's see... what's that theory about serotonin and dopamine deficiency fueling our cravings?? Ack! My head's gonna 'slode...
So... I've decided to take a Summer Blogcation. No more theory thinkin... it's starting to feel counterproductive.
I'm going to relax and spend time over at my art blog, HERE.
I plan to pop in for a couple of pre-planned special announcements, but other than that, my poor little brain needs a break! :-)