Perhaps it’s not the fat making you FAT

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Harvard’s finally catching on…
Emerging studies produced by world-renowned specialists at Harvard Medical School are giving conventional dietary theories a run for their money.  Articles such as: Dietary fat is not a major determinant of body fat and The relationship between dietary fat and fatty acid intake and body, weight, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome, are raising questions such as…

What IS making us fat?  Is it the quantity of food we’re consuming or its lack of quality?

Conventionally, we pack on pounds when we consume more calories than we burn. We’re well aware that sitting around and stuffing our faces will inevitably lead to weight gain. What the conventional approach fails to discuss is caloric quality. Conventional theories back notions such as, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie.

IS every calorie created equal?
Is the KEY to weight loss as simple as portion reduction, denial and deprivation?
Are overweight individuals simply lacking will-power and determination?

Unconventional research is mounting.  For years, individuals such as Gary Taubes, author of Why We Get Fat and Berkeley’s, Dr. Marion Nestle have been sweating outdated practices of calorie counting. Their approaches focus on the quality of the calorie rather than the quantity at which it’s consumed.

LETS TALK SCIENCE…
Fat moves through the body in the form of fatty acids.  When fatty acids make their way into the body’s cells, we get fatter.  What allows the entrance of fatty acids into cells?  Insulin.

Insulin is a fat storage hormone.  Essentially, it is a fat regulator.
Increased insulin results in fat growth.

Which foods cause an increase in insulin?
SUGAR!
Refined carbohydrates (white bread, pasta, rice, crackers)
Salt
Processed foods (generally have a considerable amount of sugar and sodium)
Fat-free food products (generally so adulterated they’re not even recognizable as real food)
Sugar-free food products (chemically created alien food)

I believe it’s possible to eat yourself skinny!

Rather than adhering to an unsustainable diet plan with impractical caloric restrictions try supplementing your diet with healthier whole foods.

Don’t take my word for it…
Try eliminating sugar (this includes processed, packaged foods) and refined starches from your diet for one week. You can do anything for a week!  Replace the refined carbohydrates with complex choices such as wild rice or quinoa, and the sugar with omega fatty acids such as: olive oil, avocado, nuts, coconut oil and fish.  I implore you!  Put it to the test!  See how much lighter you feel!

http://www.nih.gov
hsph.harvard.edu
Science.howstuffworks.com

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