“When” we eat may be as important as “What” we Eat
Why We Get Fat (Part 3)
Reminder: As you consume foods that raise blood sugar…the body will use a small portion of glucose/sugar for energy in the brain, liver, and muscles. Any portion not immediately used will be converted (by insulin) into fat and stored in your fat cells…that is how we get fat (not calories).
In the 1960’s, Americans averaged 3x meals per day with no snacks in between. Our Fed state was 10 hours a day/Fast state was 14 hours per day. At that time obesity was not a major issue despite Oreos, Kit Kats, and white bread.
Fast forward to 2017, now American’s consume on average 5-6 meals and snacks a day and don’t forget about the Frappuccino’s and Macchiatos. We are now constantly exposed to insulin. Our Fed/Fasted State is now completely destroyed (Fed state 14 hours/Fast State 10 hours).
The single “worst” nutritional advice EVER given is to eat 7-8 small meals a day. You are essentially guaranteeing your insulin levels staying high all day…there is no opportunity for your body to burn fat as fuel because it is too busy storing fat all day. (Key: Body cannot burn fat in presence of high insulin)
Sign of the Times:
1960—Mom telling kids “No snacks you will ruin your dinner”
2017—Teacher telling kindergarteners “Snack time!”
Important note: Obesity does not cause diabetes but the same thing that causes obesity causes diabetes…elevated insulin levels. So as we solve for obesity we are also solving for insulin resistance and diabetes.
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