"gluttony" answered... Jan 7. 2010 | Comments (0)
Your comment is correct: Gluttony does indeed cost Americans massively, but a gluttonous diet is prompted by feelings of hunger when empty calories are consumed. Empty calories tell the body that it hasn't had enough. Sugar makes a person hungrier within a short amount of time. That is all proven and that is why obesity is rampant in this country - we have fat/MALNOURISHED people eating too many empty calories sparking gluttonous behavior! A diet consisting mainly of fibrous foods and protein (i.e. whole grains, vegetables, and meats) make a person feel FULL (not to mention good about themselves for making healthy choices) and therefore gluttony isn't an issue for them, unless there is a metabolic or thyroid disorder, which ironically often corrects itself with a healthy diet and exercise! The proof is in the pudding...literally.