It must be, LOL! It couldn't be that they're just eating too much, that would mean taking responsiblity for overfeeding their face!
I confess I get caught up in it too! But I believe...bottom line, if you need to lose weight you need to start by,
Stop eating so much food, all types of food, not just carbs.
Add in the fresh live foods...veggies (as much as you want) and fruits.
I'm not saying that learning what types of foods work better, for your own personal body, to feel and perform, it's best isn't valid, I'm just suggesting that you take a look at the ratios of carbs, to ptotien, to fat, to live fresh foods, in your diet first. This is what I mean;
Carbs are often eaten in disproportion to healthier (live) foods. When we think of carbs, first and most often, we think of breads, pastas, potatoes, rice, etc. So let's take bread as our first example.
First off, bread has a ton of calories! One slice of sandwich bread has roughly 100 calories, that means if you eat a sandwich w/2 slices you're already up to 200 calories and you haven't even put anything in it yet! And that's "normal" sandwich bread...not a french roll. Now add in protein (meat), at least 4 oz., there's 200 cal., a slice of cheese (100 cal.), now we're up to 500 cal., let's not forget the tbl. of mayo (at least...have you ever measured out a tbl. of mayo?)... maybe we put on a leaf of iceberg lettuce, and a slice of tomato (but probably not. if we're making it ourselves...that takes too much time, and we probably don't have any fresh veggies in the fridge anyway!)
So we're up to 600 cal. and it's all carb/protein/fat.....where's the veggies? Where is the live healthy food? Now we add in our "side" which is what? Potato/corn chips? Potato/pasta salad? Granola bar? Cookie? OK some of us might actually include an apple or carrot sticks (yea right, lol).
My point is, being a self proclaimed "vegetable snob", that my sandwich (if I were having one) would be...2 slices of thin sandwich bread (140 cal.), maybe as much as 4oz. meat (200 cal.)...but 1 whole can of tuna w/1tbl. mayo, has 250 cal., and that's alot of food...I would probably skip any cheese...and then I would have to put at least a huge wad of sprouts (tossed with a little low cal Italian dressing 35 cal.), thick slabs of tomato, a few peppers, maybe sliced onion, mustard and maybe for a treat, if I were using turkey especially, sliced avocado. I also find that toasting the bread adds flavor and body to the "mouth feel" of a sandwich.
So my sandwich would be under 400 calories, twice as big and twice as nutritious (I'm guessing. lol). Did I make my point? What do you think?
So what are some other ways we eat carbs? When we have a bagel....cream cheese?...were's the veggie? Pasta.....jarred tomato sauce (if you're lucky), jarred alfredo/cream sauce?...meat, cheese...where's the veggie? Potatoes, most of us consider this as the vegetable, and then add, butter/cream/cheese/salt etc...where's the real veggie? Rice, usually a side dish, served with a protein (main dish) and a measley portion of ...what?...steamed broccoli...maybe a small side salad? I don't know I'm asking. lol!
Enough said for now, I've got a 8:00am yoga class to get to right now!
I'll be back later to continue....