The pessimistic thinking in this NYT article would make you think humans have always been obese. Things have changed dramatically in the past few years. I remember thinking that Jackie Gleason was fat when I was a kid – he looks like a “regular guy” today.
It’s the drastic change in the American diet since then, combined with much reduced physical activity, that’s led to the explosion in obesity. But if we stop eating processed “food,” and instead buy and prepare foods in the natural forms, and eat a diet high in plants, we will be less addicted to foods that make us fat.
In the article, they quote “Dr. Ludwig still encourages individuals to make small changes, like watching less television or eating a few extra vegetables..” I say, triple your vegetable intake!