UK Study Finds: “Fat People ‘Lack Willpower’ To Diet Despite Cancer Risk”

Fat people love McDonalds, fast food and instant goodies!

The important thing to remember is that BOTH fat and thin people usually eat equally as unhealthily as each other. Just because someone is thin, doesn’t by any means make them healthy.
One important difference between fat and thin people is that thin people eat when they are hungry and stop when they are full. Fat people more often than not comfort eat. If they feel depressed, stressed or any other emotion that they feel unable to control, they head to the fridge and gorge even when they are not hungry as this relaxes them and calms them down.
Fat people also usually try every diet under the sun to lose weight but the trouble is they deprive themselves of the food they want to eat and so ultimately end up caving in and soon return to their old eating habits. Remember it’s not so much the type of food that you eat that makes you fat but how much of it you eat.

Overweight Britons know that their weight could increase their risk of cancer but still struggle to find the drive to lose the pounds, research suggests. Nearly two-thirds of overweight people recognize the perils of their heftiness but fail to do anything about it, Cancer Research UK said. The number of cancers linked to weight, such as kidney and womb cancers, are increasing rapidly, the charity said. Lack of willpower is the biggest barrier to losing weight, with 68% of women and 60% of men of the 2,011 people surveyed citing it as the main reason which stops them.

Charity chief executive Dr Harpal Kumar said: “Unless we tackle the obesity epidemic in the UK, we risk cancer cases soaring. “We understand that it can be extremely hard for people to maintain a healthy weight but keeping those extra pounds at bay could ultimately save your life.” Professor Jane Wardle, from Cancer Research UK’s Health Behaviour Research Centre at University College London, said: “Our report shows that even though overweight people would like to lose weight and are aware of the cancer risk, they feel lack of willpower is a major barrier to shedding the pounds. “We know that the modern-day environment makes it very hard for people to lose weight, especially when they are bombarded by advertising and easily tempted by cheap, ready-made meals and fast food, instead of a balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.

“But for both men and women, being overweight is – after smoking – the most important risk factor for cancer. “What many people don’t realise is that extra fat around the middle, their muffin top, is surprisingly active, releasing hormones and other chemicals that can make cells in the body divide far more often than usual, which can increase the risk of cancer.

 

via Huffington Post

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