Standard medicine states that obesity is a disease of too many calories and not enough exercise. But why, then, can people fail to lose weight when they cut calories? And why do so many immediately grow more fat when their diet ends?
People don’t get fat just because they overeat; they overeat because their fat tissue is accumulating excess fat. And why does fat tissue do this?
Diets high in sugars and processed carbohydrates raise insulin levels; insulin in turn increases the manufacture of fat while actually preventing it from being burned as a source of energy.
Even worse, fructose (found in high fructose corn syrup—HFCS, sugar cane products and is half of the sucrose, or table sugar, molecule) bypasses the body’s normal decision process to burn sugar as immediate energy or store fat for later. Fructose stimulates the production of fat and its storage. Period.
If, like most people a century ago, you your source of fructose was only vegetables and fruits (where it originates) you’d consume about 15 grams per day. Plus, these whole foods have fiber, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and beneficial phytonutrients, all which moderate any sugar effects.
The typical adolescent today gets about 73 grams a day from sweetened drinks alone. Almost every packaged food today has added HFCS or cane sugar, even chicken broth! And most are devoid of nutrients.
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The metabolism of fructose by your liver creates a long list of waste products and toxic substances, including a large amount of uric acid which drives up blood pressure and causes gout.
Importantly, when your body isn’t given the nutrients it needs, your fat secretes hormones that cause cravings and also increase fat storage.