First Reason Why We Get Fat – Food Abundance
Excess weight did not just happen overnight from eating a candy bar or cupcake. We gain weight by regularly consuming more calories than our bodies actually need. In other words, if your body needs 2000 calories per day and you are consuming even slightly over that amount, say 2100 calories per day, over time that extra 100 calories turns into excess body fat and significant weight gain.
Second Reason – Always On Fed State
The second reason why we get fat is because most of us never give the body any time to actually burn away the fat that we have accumulated. Your body can only be in one of two states at any given time: FED or FASTED. When your body is in the fed state, there is simply no way that it can burn body fat.
On the other hand, when your body is in the fasted state, it is constantly mobilizing stored body fat from your body’s fat stores and using that fat for energy – resulting in weight loss. However, research has shown many of us remain in the fed state for approximately 20 hours a day. Every single day being 100% incapable of burning any of your stubborn fat. What is even worse is that – – – you are also very likely to be adding to the fat you already have.