So You Eat Well ?… What is Really Making You Fat ?
If you have been following my posts and pages, you would have the understanding that the meals I recommend all contain a balanced ratio of Carbohydrates (40%), Protein (30%), and Essential Fats and Oils (30%). However I have also discussed that when I speak about Carbs I’m not talking about Starch, like most people immediately imagine. The Carbohydrates I speak about are carbs coming from food such as sweet potato, broccoli, cabbage, onion, squash, and butternut etc. NOT potatoes, chips, pasta, rice and bread !! If you are wanting to get straight to the point without reading my explanation/article, Here it is :
Q: What do I do to remain lean or lose excess fat I have ?
A: Stay away from carbohydrate(starch) rich foods, Sugar and Liquid Carbohydrates.
Here is my explanation and reasoning behind it all:
There is a reason “Diabetes” and “overweight ” go hand in hand and are always in the same sentence together. This article is NOT for Diabetics but for the overweight even slightly overweight person that could potentially be going down that one way road of no return. Diabetes is manageable but not fun.
As it turns out, two factors will essentially determine how much fat we accumulate, both having to do with the hormone Insulin. First, when insulin levels are elevated, we accumulate fat in our fat tissue; when these levels fall, we liberate fat from the fat tissue and burn it for fuel. This has been known since the early 1960’s and has never been controversial. Second, our insulin levels are effectively determined by the carbohydrates we eat-not entirely, but for all intents and purposes. The more Carbohydrates we eat, and the easier they are to digest and the sweeter they are, the more insulin we will ultimately secrete, meaning that the level of it in our bloodstream is greater and so is the fat we retain in our fat cells. “Carbohydrate is driving insulin is driving fat,” is how George Cahill, a former professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, recently described this. Cahill had done some of the early research on the regulation of fat accumulation in the 1950’s, and then coedited and eight-hundred page American Physiological Society compendium of this research that was published in 1965.
In other words, the science itself makes it clear that Hormones, enzymes, and growth factors regulate our fat tissue, just as they do everything else in the human body, and that we do not get fat because we overeat; we get fat because the starchy Carbohydrates in our diet make us fat.
The science tells us tells us that being overweight even if slightly, and obesity is ultimately the result of a hormonal imbalance, not a caloric one – specifically, the stimulation of insulin secretion caused by eating easily digestible, carbohydrate rich foods: refined Carbohydrates, including flour and cereal grains, starchy vegetables such as potatoes, and sugars, like sucrose ( table sugar) and high-fructose corn syrup. These carbohydrates literally make us fat, and by driving us to accumulate fat, they make us hungrier and they make us sedentary .
This is the fundamental reality of why we fatten, and if we’re to get lean and stay lean we’ll have to understand and accept it.
I know this works and I know starches affect us negatively BECAUSE I am a Diabetic. I can LITERALLY see what certain foods do to my bodies sugar levels and how starches affect us. NON-DIABETICS are no different. You just can’t see it i the blood sugar, but think and look long and hard why weight is an issue for so many, Here IS your answer.
Train Smart, Train Elite.
For a little more read my post: https://diabeticathletic.com/2012/04/23/but-i-like-bread-and-pasta/
Reference: “Why we get fat?” Gary Taubes