It seems that conventional medicine has just discovered that you can put on weight without eating more . And you do not have to eat less to lose weight. 1
I was so surprised by this revelation as they were -. Although not in the same way
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) a medical journal of great prestige, has admitted that the weight gain is really about type of calories you consume and how the body responds to insulin.
I’m sure this news was a great shock to the medical establishment. But if you’re a regular reader of mine, or a patient in my clinic club, the truth about calories and insulin is old news.
What surprised me was that JAMA would essentially admit that 100 years or so mainstream advice on obesity and weight gain has been completely wrong.
I’ve told my patients for years to look for in our insulin response to food and not the amount of calories we consume.
Now, it seems, JAMA and the rest of the mainstream medical community are starting to come around.
The JAMA article says: “States increased insulin action … predictably cause weight gain, while decreasing insulin action results in loss weight.”
In other words, when you eat foods that cause a flood of insulin, gain weight. When you eat foods that do not produce an insulin response, to lose weight.
I thought they were finally getting … until a few sentences later.
It was then that the authors contradict themselves and simply decided to strengthen dominant view of age.
And added: “Ultimately, weight loss requires consuming fewer calories …”
is a pity that chose to ignore the truth. Especially since they have clear evidence that right there in your own article.
The article refers to a study that fed high glycemic index food animals developed impaired insulin. Their fat tissue also became more willing to store fat.
Researchers do not want the animals get too fat, however. Thereby reducing the amount of food that animals have.
And here is the great point … animals not lose fat by eating fewer calories. They won fat. A lot of fat. In fact, they won 70% more fat than those fed low-glycemic food animals.
earning 70% more fat, while eating fewer calories is so anti-mainstream, you might think it would be very big news.
But no one takes the ball and runs with such truths. So it could be years before the “medical establishment” pass this important information to patients.
Meanwhile, I’ll keep telling my patients how important it is to eat low glycemic index is. Consuming foods low on the glycemic index keeps you from what I call endocrine dysfunction induced by diet.
A high glycemic index diet causes your hunger hormones to break down. As you get heavier, your body changes. Insulin does not work very well, and fat cells become receptive to more fat storage.
That means you can eat less total calories, but fat gain if the food has a high glycemic index.
What is more, if endocrine dysfunction induced by diet and fat gain are developed, the traditional calorie restriction diets will make things even worse. It reduces the amount of energy you can get from food, the amount that can burn, andit makes you hungrier.
This can be a serious problem, because it is a vicious circle :. Earn more, eat more
That is why today I will give you a very powerful tool that can help prevent this endocrine dysfunction. It will help stop fat gain and lose fat the right way.
I teach my patients in my clinic welfare to eat foods that do not spike blood sugar.
In addition, you want your blood sugar back down after eating, so the insulin remains elevated for too long.
This means going a little beyond glycemic index and eat foods with a low glycemic load (GL). The GL is simply a number obtained by multiplying the rating of a food glycemic index (GI) by the total amount of carbohydrates in each serving you eat.
That makes it much more practical for everyday life, as the GL tells you how fattening is a food. the glycemic index and glycemic load graph is called, and is a new way of looking at everyday foods.
Click the link below and take a look. I believe that foods with a low glycemic load 10 as good choices. They are a green light. Foods that fall between 10 and 20 on the GL scale are more like a light yellow -. Not bad, but proceed with caution
Foods above 20 are a red light. They spike insulin quickly, and not only make you gain weight, but will avoid dropping the weight.
Eat “red light” foods in moderation and try to eat proteins instead. The protein has a zero GL.
And some foods that have a high glycemic index may be surprised by pretty low glycemic load. As sweetpotato. It is 54 on the glycemic index, which is not too different from a bagel.
However, only has a glycemic load of 12.4. And here it is where it gets interesting. Because if only the glycemic index is used, which probably you think you need to stay away from sweet potatoes.
However, with the table of glycemic load, you will be able to see at a glance a blueberry muffin and sweet potatoes can be close to each other on the glycemic index, but a sweet potato is almost three times less fattening because I do not spike your insulin as much. For full glycemic index and glycemic load chart, click here .
To your good health,
Al Sears, MD
1. Ludwig D, M. Friedman “Increased adiposity: consequence or cause of overeating?” JAMA . 2014;