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6. Hormone Imbalance is to Blame for Obesity

6. Hormone Imbalance is to Blame for Obesity

  • Hormonal imbalance is responsible for obesity
  • Hormones are molecules that deliver messages to cells. An example is insulin, which lets cells know when to take glucose out of the blood and use it as energy
  • High Insulin levels encourage fat storage, while low levels are responsible for fat burning. Also when your insulin level is high over an extended period, your body is likely to store more fat. It's possible to gain weight simply by prescribing you insulin. The hormone is powerful enough to outweigh what you eat. Too much insulin over period will likely make you obese and unhealthy.


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2. Don't Focus On Calories

2. Don't Focus On Calories

  • We begin with the history of counting calories. The practice began in the early 1900s with a series of bestsellers that claimed calories were responsible for weight gain. These books advised that the best way to lose weight was to cut calories.


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"Fat is simply the body's stored food energy. In times of food scarcity, stored food(fat) is naturally released to fill the void. The body does not burn muscle to feed itself until all the fat stores are used. It's crucial to note that... beneficial adaptive changes do...



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"Seventy percent of your tendency to gain weight is determined by your parentage. Obesity is overwhelmingly inherited."



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9. Know Which Carbs to Target

9. Know Which Carbs to Target

  • Don't assume you can eliminate sugar in your diet. You can introduce healthier options and target the unhealthiest foods to get rid of.
  • The glycemic index helps identify good carbs and bad carbs. When a carb has a high glycemic index ...


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"Natural unprocessed fats include olive oil, butter, coconut oil, beef tallow and leaf lard."



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4. Focus On Hormones

4. Focus On Hormones

  • Dr.Jason Fung argues that neither calories nor fat are the main causes of weight gain. Rather, hormones are the primary driver of weight gain. The foods we eat contribute significantly to our hormones. These are also genetic factors in weight gain.


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"There is simple answer to the question of what to eat at snack time. Nothing. Don't eat snacks. Period. Simplify your life."



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3.The 3rd  is that we cannot control calorie storage. we assume we can control our eating habits. However our bodies are the primary driving factors in when we eat & how much we consume. But Body fat regulation is automatic like breathing



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5. There Are Five False Assumptions About Calories

5. There Are Five False Assumptions About Calories

  • Five assumptions underlie "The Calorie Deception"
  1. The 1st  is that you can cut calories by exercising. This calorie deficit diet is often not sustainable, and most will fail at it. While you are likely not to experience any l...


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  • There is a link between socioeconomic status and obesity. States with the highest poverty levels also have the highest levels of obesity. The reason is that the cheapest and most filling foods are often refined carbohydrates. These are cheapest because there are agri...


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  • Insulin resistance causes your body to produce more insulin, creating a significant spike in insulin levels. The effect is an even greater storage of fat in the liver and an even greater insulin resistance.
  • This is a vicious cycle, wh...


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3.Don't Focus on Fat

3.Don't Focus on Fat

  • In the late 1970s, fat became the new thing to avoid. Eating too much fat was linked to heart disease and is a key cause of obesity
  • Everyone seemed to adopt a low-fat, high carb diet in response to this new finding. the basis of the f...


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Key Takeaways include:

Key Takeaways include:

  1. Don't focus on calories or fat to lose weight.
  2. Carbohydrates, particularly sugar are responsible for excessive weight gain.
  3. The food industry is partly responsible for the increase in obesity


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1. We Face An Obesity Epidemic

1. We Face An Obesity Epidemic

  • Obesity is an ever-present epidemic. Kidney specialists define obesity as being overweight to the point that if has negative health consequences. To reverse those negative effects, you must lose weight.
  • Dr.Fung notes that most doctors...


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8. Carbohydrates Are the Secret Assassin in Our Diets

  • Carbohydrates drive up blood sugar, which increases insulin levels. Over time these high amounts of insulin lead to increased fat storage and ultimately weight gain.
  • Sugar is the chief villain. Its most common forms are glucose and fr...


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10. Learn the Complete Solution to Obesity

10. Learn the Complete Solution to Obesity

  • All diets work and fail in equal measure. They fail because weight loss is not permanent. For weight loss to be permanent, you have to lose weight until you reach your body's set weight. In essence, this then resets your brain's 'fat thermostat.'


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7.Social Factors Contribute to Obesity

7.Social Factors Contribute to Obesity

  • Social factors make it harder to lose weigh. The food industry influences you through "triggering messaging".
  • Big companies make money by selling you profitable food. It doesn't matter whether it is healthy or not.


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The Man with a 'WHY' can conquer any 'HOW'

The Obesity Code is a timely read that offers insight into the obesity epidemic. It delves into the current myths of weight loss and offers incredible insights into factors that lead to obesity. This book is a step-by-step guide on losing weight and rebooting your health.

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