Posted by: 4pack | May 26, 2009

“Ideal Diet”: Overweight And Obese Men Consume Too Many “Ready-Made” And Convenience Foods With Result Of Eating When Not Hungry

“The problem with modern life is that these things have been forgotten – men now eat convenience foods, eat when they’re not hungry and burn off far fewer calories than they used to.”

hunters and gatherersMen who rely too much on convenience foods should look to their ancestors for healthy eating tips, a doctor said.

Modern life means men are taking shortcuts with diet and exercise, leaving 24% of them obese, he said.

Pizzas and pies should be cut out in favour of smaller, healthy meals.

“Men have this astonishingly effective hard-wiring, which has been the same for 40,000 years,” said Dr Richard Petty.

“In the past, we were hunter-gatherers and we ate everything we could catch, pluck out of the earth or get off a tree.

“We ate small, frequent meals that were fed into the system throughout the day.

“That’s exactly what our metabolism is attuned to – small, frequent meals consisting of all elements we need, including proteins and fats.

“The problem with modern life is that these things have been forgotten – men now eat convenience foods, eat when they’re not hungry and burn off far fewer calories than they used to.”

Dr Petty, who runs the private Wellman Clinic in London, advised men growing older to “consciously cut down” the amount of food they consume.

“Men don’t realise several things as they get older, including that their testosterone levels are dropping.”

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