Insulin makes you fat. This may be news to you, or maybe you’ve already put two and two together.
This has been circling nutritional news for some time, but now major news outlets are taking notice.
Dr. Jason Fung, founder of Scarborough’s Intensive Dietary Management program, recently talked to The Toronto Star about how we get fat.
Check out this snippet from The Toronto Star:
So, insulin, not calories, is the real cause of obesity?
Obesity is a hormonal disease. Insulin, a hormone, tells you how much to eat and how much to burn. The body behaves as if the weight is set on a thermostat. Insulin acts to increase that thermostat. So, obesity is not about caloric imbalance. That idea is plainly wrong. That’s why cutting calories doesn’t work.
What does Dr. Fung suggest? Stop snacking and stop eating breakfast. According to Dr. Fung we are eating too much too often, and we’re over stimulating our insulin production.
Fung also suggests we avoid foods like sugars and refined grains, which will excessively produce insulin.
We’re excited to see this making local news.
Decades of being told the wrong information has led us to eating throughout the day, and eating too many carbs. Now our health has suffered as a result.
We have to change the way we think about food, and change our eating habits.
Hopefully as this mentality becomes mainstream we’ll see a positive reflection in our relationship with food.