This Ought to Change the Way You Look at Your Body
Metabolic defect. Hyperinsulinism. DRD. You’ll understand these terms soon enough. Already they give you a hint of why you have a weight problem. For now, simply remember this: Diets high in sugar and refined carbohydrates radically increase the body’s production of insulin, and insulin, as one distinguished scientist remarked, is “the
best single index of adiposity.” That final word is medical jargon for fat.
I bet you know people who eat more than you do and exercise less and yet can’t seem to put on a pound. They’re not lying about the amount they eat, any more than you are. They eat a lot. Maddening, but true.
What a revolutionary fact! In some ways, a cause for celebration. If you’re overweight, you’re not greedy, not weak willed, not lazy, not self indulgent, not awful but, in all probability, metabolically unfortunate. Doesn’t that make a lot more sense? Overeating? So rarely is that true. Most people eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full. Well then, how could they be overeating? They’re doing what their bodies tell them to do, and bodies have a sort of wisdom.
The critical factor is what you eat.