One of the main reasons behind obesity is banal over eating. In our distant past it took great effort to find food. Most of the time the energy they received from consuming food was exceeded by the energy they had to spend to get it. When creating us mother nature did not plan out our evolutionary genetics with the idea of massive food courts and fast food in mind. Nowadays we hardly ever walk significant distances. We barely have to move most of the time! However, this is not the failing that most weight loss gurus claim. We are hard wired genetically to avoid spending energy when we don’t have to. As a result, in the current era people who are not lucky enough to have a very high metabolism will have two, three, or a great deal more pounds of extra weight. These people were designed with true survival in mind and not just looking good in a speedo.