Tuesday, June 14, 2011
WHY AM I SO FAT?
Like everyone, I have inherited the genetic predisposition of my biological relatives. While my predecessors burned far more calories every day and typically ate smaller portions and non-processed foods, I spend over 20 hours a week sitting at a desk and countless additional hours at home, sitting in front of my laptop. In addition, I am constantly seduced by commercials advertising the convenience of processed and fast foods that are supersized. Today’s chicken breasts arrive on my plate having been loaded with hormones to expedite maturity and increase size.
It’s no wonder that we are fatter today than our predecessors were a mere two generations ago.
Katherine Generaux, Community Inclusion Director