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Why am I fat?

fat-kidThere could be many reasons why you are fat. If you would like to do something about your weight you first need to understand precisely why you are overweight and what your personal situation is. The key is to understand and accept that there is no singular universal truth why you are overweight, then to identify the issues affecting you and to understand how to resolve those specific issues.

Why am I fat?

Everyone seems to have advice for you on why you are overweight and what you should be doing to lose weight.

The truth is that you have your own truth.

There are hundreds of reasons why you could be fat, how do you know what to change or what you have to do or what you should be doing if you do not fully understand your own, personal, situation?

There are four main reason categories:

Genetic reasons
Medical Reasons
Dietary Reasons
Environmental reasons

If you are overweight you will have a singular main factor relevant to why you are fat. This is not to say that there are not other factors that are also at play, but only that there is a singular main factor.

The first step to answering the question of your weight, is to establish your primary factor and then to identify any other factors that are relevant to yourself.
Until you know and understand your primary and possibly secondary reasons foryou being overweight you have to ignore allfree-advice advice and suggestions from everyone!
Advice ranges from the extreme (only eat cabbage soup) and from people such as Tim Noakes is to completely change what you eat. General medical and dietary advice is to eat less and exercise more. Everyone seems to know what you have to do to lose weight but what is the truth, what is your own personal truth?

The truth is that you have to find your own truth.

This chapter of articles will discuss the various reasons why people are fat and should help you to discover your own primary and secondary factors.

Genetic Reasons for being fat:

You may have heard, incorrectly, that there are no reasons in your DNA that would be the cause of your weight situation. This is not completely factual. Although some genetic conditions are quite rare, they do exist and genetic obesity cannot simply be completely disregarded.

The most common genetic weight disorders, responsible for the majority of child obesity is the commonly observed inherited overweight sitting

Practical example: If your grandmother was not very active (sedentary) during pregnancy, there was no natural competition between the fetus and mother for resources, this results in adaptions to the fetus metabolism and if repeated over a generation the effect is even more pronounced. So, the level of activity of your grandmother and mother could directly affect your own metabolic system.

This discovery was noted clinical research with mice, during the 1950’s and is often referred to as “genetic evolution” or evolution of the genes.
To be continued in the next article: Medical and Dietary reasons for being fat

Quick Slimming Trick

Click your fingers three times after you have done something bad (example: eat a cream cake)
Some of our bad eating habits are just that: Habits. You can change your habits. This quick trick also helps with food addiction.


Always consult your medical doctor prior to starting any diet. To Lose Weight you have to consume fewer calories than your body burns.

All information provided for information & education purposes only. Nothing published on is intended as substitution for medical advice, diagnosis, or for any treatment.