I was chubby in childhood, and then obese for nearly twenty years of my adult life—namely my childbearing years.
I gave birth to five children and fed them primarily low-nutrient, processed food. I wanted to feed them healthy food, but all of my good intentions and attempts to change were futile. The mainstay of my family’s diet was the highly palatable food of the Standard American Diet: highly salted, high-fat, low-nutrient, processed food. . .because I was addicted to it.