The largest weight-loss study, involving 811 overweight or obese people, and evaluating 4 major diets, confirmed it again: Counting calories is what counts!”
New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM online edition, 2.25.2009.
Do you know someone who went on a strange weight-loss diet, lost weight and then looked 10 years older, drawn and like death warmed over?
Losing weight is easy; maintaining a normal body weight is not! Just stop eating, take pills that kill your appetite, take some pills that put your metabolism into overdrive, eat foods that mess up your biochemistry, etc.,etc. For each one of such loony-tunes diets you can find a few book titles. If you survive the diet, and start living normal again, one thing will be for sure: your renewed weight-gain will be faster than before.
5 more - major - weight-loss mistakes:
1) Skipping meals; worst thing you can do to mess up blood sugar homeostasis.
2) Fat intake far tooooooo high; messes up Krebs cycle.
3) Sugar; should be classified as a drug.
4) Diet drinks. The discovery of taste buds in the gut explains why your body mis-interprets some sweeteners as “sugar coming in.”
5) HFSC - High Fructose Corn Syrup - in your foods.
A little nblood sugar math:
When your doctor measures your blood sugar, the normal values are around 80 to 110 mg/dl. Let’s take 100 as an average number. What does that mean?
It means that there are 100 milligrams of sugar in 1 deciliter (1/10 of a liter), or 1,000 mg in one liter. 1,000 mg is 1 gram, and 1 liter is approximately 1 quart.
Since we have 4 – 6 (average 5) liters of blood in our body that means there is approximately 5 grams of glucose in your entire blood supply when blood sugar is in normal range.
Whenever you consume something high in sugar (a can of regular soda for example, containing about 180 calories), and remembering that there are 4 calories per gram of sugar, you put (180 divided by 4) 45 grams of pure sugar (9 times the entire amount in your blood) right into your blood stream. No wonder blood sugar will shoot up dramatically and in response your pancreas will scream “what the H— is going on”, and it quickly will release insulin into the blood stream to bring blood sugar back down into normal range. As discussed earlier (Krebs cycle), since only small amounts of glucose can be stored in the liver and muscle mass, most of it WILL BE CONVERTED TO FAT.
For details, and more, read Chapter 10, “The Prolongevity Weight-Loss Program” in my latest e-book. Find details about the book at http://www.antiagingforme.com
— Last Edited by Hans J. Kugler, PhD at 2011-12-04 00:12:45 —