Fresh fruits contain fiber which travels quickly through the intestines and triggers satiety, which means it's pretty hard to eat too much fruit, i.e. your body tells you right away you've had enough and you just don't want anymore.
you just proved my point. fiber prevents you from consuming more energy. fructose had nothing to do with all of a sudden making your body some fat producing machine. everything ive been saying all along.
Hormones control appetite, energy level, amount of energy converted to fat. That's just a fact.
they do but hormones are controlled by outside factors,such as how much activity you are doing and how much you eat and the type of macronutrients. hormones don't control whether you are going to exercise or eat that pizza or not. your brain makes that choice.
Your example doesn't illustrate why someone would eat too much, simply that they would eat prefabricated, unhealthy food. The human body knows when it needs food and when to stop eating. Even with little activity, a person normally doesn't get obese, she will simply eat less. How come then, people eat too much? How come they don't feel full after eating half that 2000-calorie meal and stop there? How come they feel exhausted even though they have a surplus of calories?
like I said earlier, over consumption of energy, use your example above. fruit has fibre,so you're going to be satisfied more than drinking a soda when its all said and done. ive been saying hfcs is not the problem itself, its that its cheap and added to everything so it adds unnecessary energy that doesn't add satiety. that's the problem,not that fructose breaks the laws of physics. you even unintentionally agreed with me.
I agree that life choices have a role in this, but it cannot account for such a widespread phenomenon. People have not suddenly become gluttons, and while they are more sedentary than before that shouldn't lead in itself to a massive obesity endemic. We're seeing babies practically born obese. Surely they cannot be blamed for their lifestyle?
sure it can. we've become lazier. look at everything around us. its all become automated. we have machines that do things we used to have to do manually. before, I would walk to the library,search for books to gather information.in that time,i would have done a lot of activity by walking,picking up and flipping. today I can sit on my ass,drink a litre of soda, eat a bag of chips while I get my information from Wikipedia. that's the difference. want the newspaper? you don't have to walk to the cornerstore anymore.
no more going to the store to do some shopping and doing a lot of walking and dragging bags around. ebay and amazon has us convered while we watch our Netflix and massive amounts of free content that keeps our asses planted to the couch.
want food? its cheaper and more convenient than going to the store, walking around picking ingredients,going home and making a mess. its probably not as tasty as fast food anyways.