I have a medical background and admit I, too, believed the medical world's
"view" on obesity until there were just too many things that did not add
up or make sense. The calories in/calories out hypothesis has been proven as
false for nearly a decade now, and the low fat diet has proven to CAUSE obesity,
not reduce it. Hyperinsulinemia and the lack of proper gut bacteria
(which turns on and off fat burning/fat storing genes) are to blame. What
destroys the gut bacteria? Processed foods, especially sugar and flour and
chemicals. What causes hyperinsulinemia? Our diets that we fashioned from the
"food pyramid" encouraging us to eat many carbs and few proteins and
even fewer fats. What did we get? An obesity epidemic!!Exercise
and and limiting carbs will regulate insulin. Eating traditional foods like
kefir and yogurt (which are tolerated well by almost everyone since the lactose
is predigested) can help restore the gut bacteria. Eating meats and lots of
healthy fats (coconut oil, butter) help regulate calorie consumption as the
brain learns how to be satiated. We are best off not paying heed to
traditional sources of "nutritional" information.
Time is not an issue with me, a stay-at-home mom with no stay-at-home kids; nor
is beauty, for me at age 64--energy and health are. Desire is important, but I
wouldn't spend an exorbitant amount of money hiring a personal trainer if I
didn't have the desire to change.I have had a great desire to
"Burn Fat and Build Muscle" for several years. I have enjoyed mall
walking with a friend and doing it 30 minutes a day 3 or 4 days a week. Right,
not enough, and self-reported, maybe not accurate. But I have also started out
walking, intending to get 30 minutes, but at 20 minutes, I find myself unable to
put one foot in front of the other.The thyroid is an issue, whether
the problems have to do with soy, corn, or something else. There is also not a
lot of support from the medical community. If you lose weight, your thyroid is
blamed, but if you gain, you ate too much.I have a small amount of
energy when I first wake up after a good night's sleep, but often go
downhill pretty fast after that.
Sadly, obesity is now the legitimate way to discriminate. We are placing some
of our societal frustrations on the fat backs of the obese. I have always had
extra weight. In High School I was a stand out offensive lineman, but over
weight, then as an adult I went to work and was still over weight. Exercise is
an important component in health. I am now retired with stage 2 liver disease,
and it seems no matter what I am doing with food or exercise, my liver keeps my
body bloated and and obese.
TO: georgeofthejungle @ 8:19 a.m.---REPLY: Sorry, dude, but I have
absolutely NO IDEA what you are saying in your post!! 8^OI've
re-read your comments a number of times, and it just gets more confusing to
me.Care to respond and clarify??
If you didn't think this study was interesting you probably didn't
read it. I've been a pretty avid fitness person for about 15 years now.
This is a interesting study. Also I enjoy (sarcasm) how everyone and their dog
has some miracle diet or coverall solution to fix American obesity (it's
the corn! Soy! Gluten! It's ridiculous). Truth of it is that their are many
variables and a lot of them have to be taken into consideration. At the very
least you have to diet and exercise (2 variables, there are more but those are
the basic 2)! Like obesity and decreasing exercise(as pointed out by this
article) they also create a cycle that is hard to break and they support each
other with a similar end goal. Please don't rant about one without the
How much money was spent to find out that fat people don't exercise as much
as thin people? A little less green jello and that extra Mormon muffin could be
part of the problem.
Soy is subsidized by the govt. So we see soy in most restaurants and foodstuffs
because it brings a profit. Soy however severely blocks the Thyroid hormones so
we can't burn off calories. Instead of exercising for an hour a day we
should be able to exercise for 10 minutes and get the same amount of calories
burned...but we keep eating that awful SOY!
I think the the most important issue is that there is no desire. Every one
around them are swollen up, so the desire to be beautiful is not any concern.
There is no Belief that they have to. No one expects any thing to change. No one
will touch any thing like exercises. Food is so hybridized filled with corn you
are not getting the nutritional value. Your brain want's more nutrition
and we eat.
I've lost seventy pounds in eleven months. It will come as no big surprise
that this coincides with running for an hour five days a week. Getting used to
the exercise wasn't the hardest part though - carving out the time to do it
A couple of things. First, it should always be noted that regular exercise is as
effective in dealing with mild depression or anxiety as a low does drug. Second,
I have been a 150 minute a week walker, jogger, cycler for many years but
I'm still 20lbs overweight. Why? Sugar. Can't break the overheating
pattern I have. So, exercise is great but don't expect weight loss if you
cannot put the cookies down!
You could exercise for 6 hours a day but as long as you keep eating more
calories than you burn, you are not going to lose weight.Your diet
is the key to weight loss not exercise. Not that exercise is not important but
if you want to break the obesity cycle, control your portions.
Some comments show that people didn't read the article. This article is the
first one that uses objective data and shows that instead of 50-60% of people
getting 30 minutes of exercise a day it is only 10% that get 30 minutes a
day.This is important to know in planning a way to help Americans
become healthier. And possibly in planning how to help people not to lie to
themselves or at least begin to live in reality. lol
Eat healthier, exercise more. It's not rocket science.Good job
BYU. First you proved that the manufacturers recommendations on minimalists
shoes should be followed. Now these obvious facts about obesity? Well done,
guys. Well done.
Obese people work out less. Imagine that.