The old man knew something about food, nature, and people that too many have failed to realize. What I got from him is that nature arranges people, foods, and land in an order that plays a crucial role on nutrition (gene food consistency). Eating natural food that is complementary to your cellular disposition is closely link to a person geographical origin.
What went wrong?
Is a lack of knowledge in knowing what to eat? One of the confounded issue I noticed about my clients is that they think they are eating healthy foods, but what they don't know is that starch, hybrid, and acidic foods are starving their body worse than if they weren't eating anything. They go on a diet fad eating these sorts of foods for 3-6 months meanwhile malnourishing their body and before you know it cravings start to kick in. When you crave, it is your body crying out to you to nourish it minerals that it needs to sustain its self. If not alternatively, the body will have to extract minerals from the bones, blood, and organs to make the foods that are being eating whole in order to assimilate them as whole foods, therefore, depleting crucial minerals from you.
How can you fix it?
Don't just do another fab diet, change your lifestyle. Change the way you eat, live, and change your perspective about food. If you change your lifestyle you don't have to worry about your weight, health or diseases. Your well-being will be in accord with what you eat and when you eat right- all else follows: good health, balance weight, and disease free