Indeed sugar (and that includes HFCS and all corn syrup derivatives) are the leading cause of obesity.I agree. Sugar/bad carbs clearly does not help another person lose weight, or even maintain it for that matter.
The satiety hormones cholecystokinin (CCK), glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), peptide YY (PYY) are activated by the passage of fat through the ileum. If we want to activate the brakes on appetite then we have have to apply the brakes.I live in the midwest and I also notice a lot of people eating really fatty foods full of butter and fat. Do you think that is also another major cause of obesity?.
Why would you think that.?I also think much obesity comes from blatant inactivity and too much tv-watching....
According to oral history of several generations, the Samoans preferred obesity to lack thereof. It was considered that you were more spiritual, if you were obese. Perhaps, in the last 30 years, they have become even more obese, but this was the norm even prior to western influence.The recent increases in obesity appear to be related to the increase in convenience foods.
Certainly the fact parents and grandparents are obese imprints on the genes of future generations therefore most will be born with the propensity to gain weight. That still doesn't negate the fact that with more convenience (more highly sugared) foods the situation is worse now than it was.According to oral history of several generations, the Samoans preferred obesity to lack thereof. It was considered that you were more spiritual, if you were obese. Perhaps, in the last 30 years, they have become even more obese, but this was the norm even prior to western influence.
I realize that oral history lacks certainty as does written. We can see that from how the east Indian Hindu religion was passed down throughout history and was distorted. So this could just be in the imaginations of the younger Samoan generation. Perhaps vain imaginings. Or wishful thinking in order to justify their condition.
There used to be a time when people realised that if you had a hard physical job you ate more, and if you went for a walk you would work up an appetite.I know an overweight guy that tells me that you can only lose weight by not eating sugar, exercise doesn't make you lose weight! Can you believe anyone saying that! In his situation it seems as though he is to lazy to exercise and thinks that only because he avoids sugar he will lose weight.
• High-carbohydrate (low-fat) diet. In a diet consisting of 70% carbohydrates and 30% protein with no fat, some protein will be used for body building and repair, and some will be converted into glucose. All the carbohydrates will be converted to glucose initially. This will result in a rapid and sustained elevation in blood glucose levels, stimulating insulin production. Insulin stimulates cells to uptake glucose, as well as increasing appetite, causing most people to eat again not long after eating a high-carbohydrate meal. Insulin stimulates the body to store fat.
Thus, a high-carbohydrate diet will provide excess of what is necessary for immediate energy usage. Some will be converted to glycogen and stored in the liver, but most is converted into fat for storage in the body tissues.
• High-fat (low-carbohydrate) diet. In a diet consisting of 30% protein, 70% fat with no carbohydrates, proteins will be used as before, but in the absence of carbohydrates the body must ‘burn’ the fat it consumes. This causes the body to ‘convert’ to a fat-burning engine instead of being primarily a glucose-burning engine. Fats, unlike carbohydrates, have a high satiety factor; fats make you feel full, and the satiety lasts for hours. Therefore, you tend to consume fewer calories on a high-fat diet than on a high-carbohydrate diet. Also, with a lower carbohydrate intake, the levels of insulin are low. Therefore, the fat you eat tends not to be stored. Thus a high-fat diet, in the absence of carbohydrates, typically results in weight loss.”
This overweight guy is partly right.I know an overweight guy that tells me that you can only lose weight by not eating sugar, exercise doesn't make you lose weight!
Our diet isn't but 'simple carbs'.This overweight guy is partly right.
You would have to run a mile to burn off the calories from one cheeseburger, so unless you workout like the people from "biggest loser" you won't lose weight.
Besides avoiding the fructose, the sugar, and all the simple carbs, the idea is to work out about an hour after a meal. That way, you can burn it before your liver stores it as fat.