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For most of human history food has been scarce. Our ancestors survived [while others died] because they ate lots of food–especially high calorie foods like rice and breads–when it was available, and their bodies stored as much of that food as possible, as fat. That way when there wasn’t any food available they wouldn’t starve to death.
That’s it: survival of the fattest. These genes have been passed to us, and that is why it is so hard to lose weight.
We are always more hungry than we need to be, because our bodies are still acting like the food is going to run out. This means that when we live in a society surrounded by food we tend to get fatter and fatter–which is exactly what is happening in America.
The key to staying a healthy weight is diet, exercise, and sometimes a little extra help. That is why we provide an appetite suppressant, Adipex, in our weight loss program.