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The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Jason FungTerrible title, great book.
The focus is changing your habits to reduce insulin output and insulin resistance in order to eliminate or modulate Type 2 diabetes & metabolic syndrome. Losing weight can play an important role in this.
The author (a physician) provides loads of data and studies that refute the carbs are great, fat is awful & sugar is OKish message that weve been hearing since the 1970s. He provides evidence that says the healthiest way to eat is lower carb, higher healthy fat, and a reasonable amount of protein. Combine that with regular exercise and intermittent fasting (not as hard as it sounds) and watch your health improve.
Before I read this book, I made many of the diet & lifestyle changes Fung recommends. I went from being diagnosed pre-diabetic to having completely normal blood sugar.
So I highly recommend this one, despite the terrible title.
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But there is a big difference between starvation and fasting, he notes. After all, intermittent fasting purports to tout weight-loss benefits without forcing people to change what they eat though Fung says people really should try to cut out sugar and processed foods or adding exercise to their routines. The key, instead, lies largely in when one eats. People went from eating three meals a day to eating at all waking hours. Snack makers also had a strategy to legitimize their claims.
The Obesity Code aims to clear up myths on weight loss, and provide a simple formula for long term success. Since writing The Obesity Code Jason has followed up with The Diabetes Code aimed at helping people prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes , and The Complete Guide to Fasting which covers intermittent and extended fast details. Jason suggests that to understand weight loss requires understanding the hormonal roots of obesity. He explains that the hormone insulin is the key driver of obesity. Therefore obesity is a hormonal, not a caloric imbalance.
Just following up on our post from last week — Robert — I wanted to share with you my single best weight-loss tip. In your body, nothing happens by accident. Every single physiologic process is a tight orchestration of hormonal signals. Whether our heart beats faster or slower is tightly controlled by hormones. Whether we urinate a lot or a little is tightly controlled by hormones. Whether the calories we eat are burned as energy or stored as body fat is also tightly controlled by hormones. So, the main problem of obesity is not the calories we eat, but how they are spent.