Hardcore Ketogenic Poles eat too much - experts say. Diabetologist prof. says that during banquets with the Swedish table he noticed that the obese put on the plate twice as large portions than the slim. - Well, we like to say that we have a slow metabolism, but we do not see how much we eat - he emphasizes. Internist prof. Zbigniew Gaciong talks about research conducted among members of a primitive tribe from Tanzania, which he obtains food mainly by hunting animals and collecting fruits. - Their energy expenditure was measured and compared to the amount of calories burned by city residents. It turned out that the result was similar, because the members of this tribe, when not hunting, mainly rest. However, there are no obese among them. The problem is therefore mainly that the city residents are able to bring much more food from the store than Tanzanians can hunt and collect - he explains. - Eating is therefore a type of addiction. That is why I offer my patients abstinence from some products. At the same time, I emphasize that I apply Christian principles. If anyone sins, he is not forever condemned. He should confess and start again - he says. He also adds that the psychological background of gluttony may result from home habits and low self-esteem compensated by the reward in the form of food. Then raising your self-esteem can help you fight this addiction. Robert Sapa, a family doctor from Zielona Góra, always urges his patients to reduce their weight. - I am not in favor of playing sports in the fourth decade of my life. Then I suggest something that I would rather call rehabilitation, i.e. strengthening a muscular corset without burdening the joints. The most important, however, is consuming the right amount of calories. Patients often ask me: Doctor, what are you doing that you are so slim? First, I joke that it doesn't overflow, and then I ask them how much they weigh. When they answer, I invite you to the scales of truth, or weight. Most often this shows more than they declared. 10 kg of excess weight means that you carry two bags weighing 5 kg each day. How long can you last like this? What effort is it for the heart? After all, such strained joints must hurt - I explain to patients. I ask if they think 4 dkg is a lot. They say no. Then I suggest that they reduce their portions daily by 4 dkg. Weekly it will be about 30 dkg less, monthly - over a kilogram, and within a year 12 kg.