Here is a stunning fact I came across in The Obesity Code,
We never consider the implications of the drastic changes we have made in meal timing. Think about it this way: In 1960, we ate three meals a day. There wasn’t much obesity. In 2014, we eat six meals a day. There is an obesity epidemic.
Fung, Dr. Jason. The Obesity Code (p. 123). Greystone Books. Kindle Edition.
I am going through the book for a second time. Some things I am relearning or refreshing my memory. I went through the book pretty quick the first time.
Insulin resistance is the most important thing I learned about in this book. And what causes insulin resistance is persistent high exposure to – INSULIN.
That’s exactly what our change in eating patterns has given us. We’ve been told that we should be eating more frequently to keep our metabolisms active. Turns out this is what has caused us to develop insulin resistance, and, is making and keeping us fat!
This is why fasting works. It gives the body that long break from glucose and insulin that it needs. I have also learned that the body’s set weight is dependent upon the level of insulin that is in our system, and, the duration it spends there.
HOW DOES INSULIN resistance produce obesity? We know that the hypothalamic area of the brain controls the body set weight and that insulin plays a key role in resetting the body set weight up or down.
Fung, Dr. Jason. The Obesity Code (p. 116). Greystone Books. Kindle Edition.
These are just a few things I am starting to comprehend about the way our bodies function and what causes obesity. The more I educate myself, the more determined I become to take the steps necessary to become more healthy. And the more I take steps toward health, the more likely I will be able to lose weight and keep it off.
It is hard to put into a blog post what I am seeing and learning. You owe it to yourself to check out Dr. Jason Fung’s books, The Obesity Code, and, The Diabetes Code. You can also search “Dr. Jason Fung” on YouTube and many videos will come up with some great information. There does seem to be a Fung Channel. However, there is only one video posted there. You may definitely find him on podcasts here: https://obesitycodepodcast.com/