Again there was some down time at work today (shocking I know). The link below came across my Twitter feed, so I decided to see what it was all about. It one of the “AtGoogleTalks” series on YouTube. This I think is the second or third one of these that I have watched on a variety of topics. Due to the fact that I fall in the “weighs more than what I should” category I was interested in what Dr. Kessler had to say about why “we” overeat.
He has some interesting insight in to how the food industry, manipulates us in to “craving” foods that are not so good for us. There is a lot of people think that if you are fat then you have no will power, lazy and don’t care about ourselves. While that may be true for some, but from Dr. Kessler’s research it sounds like we are more like the goldfish who has an owner who is careless and puts too much food in the bowl. It it is there we will eat it, and we will eat all of it, even if we explode in the process.
The video is long but if you have an hour to kill and want to learn something I think you may find it as interesting as I did. It makes me think about what I put in my pie hole at least for a little while. I may get the book at some point, but the video is food for thought as it where.