We have changed from a whole, fresh, organic, locally-grown and seasonal food intake, to a highly processed, chemical-laden, artificial, mass produced and carbohydrate-rich but low-fat intake. So it's not surprisingly really that our health in general has decreased. Some Western countries are actually showing a DECREASE in the average mortality rates - we are now not living longer than our parents or grandparents.
One of the biggest culprits on this issue is our ridiculous and corrupt government food guidelines which promote a very high intake of carbohydrate-rich foods as being healthy - such as grains, cereals, breads, pasta, etc. Then to make it worse, they also say to limit your intake of fats. And there you are - you've become addicted and adapted to carbohydrates and glucose for fuel!
Before the 1970s when the current high-carb and low fat intakes were recommended, people in general were much thinner and healthier too! Go and look at some old photographs of your family from this time! You will find it's hard to spot anyone who looks unhealthy or overweight! Sadly, it's the reverse now...
Our overweight bodies are continually storing fat for many reasons, but the key reasons are that our high-carb diets cause a high insulin response in our bodies, which in turn causes the excess glucose to be stored as fat, and also that our bodies are starving of real nutrients, and when our bodies are starving, what we may be eating will be stored as fat for longer-term survival instead of short-term energy production.
So how do we tap into the long-term energy storage (our body fats)?! Simple, reduce or avoid the things which cause fat storage - carbohydrates and the insulin response - and get "fat adapted" again!
That's how I can help you to lose weight - by helping you to become fat adapted! There are many other causes of weight gain - hormone conditions, stress, sleep issues, and many more. I will find the causes of your individual weight gain, as we are all different!
I'd love to help you to become "fat adapted" again, so you can use your stored energy and achieve your health and fitness goals! What would it mean to you to be at your ideal weight again? How would that feel?!