Eat Real Food, Not too Often, Mostly Cow (other animals are available)

Obesity is a disease of Hunger. Are you fat because you eat too much, or do you eat too much because you are fat? If you think about a growing child they eat more calories than they expend, they are not growing because they eat more, they eat more because they are growing. It is hormonal.

Most overweight people have insulin resistance. Insulin is a hormone that, among other things, drives glucose into your cells and stores excess glucose as fat. If you are insulin resistant this process doesn’t work efficiently and your body secretes more insulin than it should, which drives your glucose down without feeding your cells and stores it as fat.  Very quickly you are hungry again.  You are driven to eat more and are attracted to fake food and fast carbohydrates like sugar, bread, rice, and potatoes which turn quickly to glucose and give you short relief from your “Hanger” before Insulin spikes and packs it away as fat.  And so it goes on. Your belly is stealing your food.

To break the cycle you need to reduce Insulin. Insulin is only secreted when you eat, particularly when you eat Carbohydrate.  When there is no insulin available your body is signaled to burn your stored fat for energy (instead of glucose) and so you lose weight. By intermittent fasting and/or eating a very low carbohydrate high fat diet (LCHF) you achieve a state of nutritional ketosis, where you burn ketones instead of glucose and  you don’t get hungry. Result.

Leave plenty of time between meals and reduce the window in the day when you eat to 8 hours or less to give your body a chance to repair, digest and burn your own fat. When you do eat choose nutrient dense food. The most nutrient dense food available to us is fatty meat. Ruminants (cows, goats, sheep etc) are amazing machines that convert nutrient poor grass (that we can’t eat) to nutrient rich milk and meat (yum).

To lose weight and regain your health Eat Real Food, Not too often, Mostly Cow.

You can’t teach someone an Insight

Have you ever done a jigsaw puzzle? If you have you will know that time when you just pick up a piece and put it directly in the right place without any thought. Somehow you have taken in all the information about colour and shape and how things fit together, which of course you know intellectually that is how jigsaws work, but you haven’t used intellect. You just did it. And you can’t explain to someone how that works, but when they have experienced it they get it.

Is life like a jigsaw puzzle?

Sometimes you think a piece fits but, when the other pieces are around it, it doesn’t quite. And sometimes you just get in a flow and everything works and the pieces just go in. And you find more without even looking. Except of course you are looking but you don’t always find the piece you are looking for, but then another one pops up.

I could explain to you how to do a puzzle. Old style computer programs could do one a piece at a time by trial and error. New AI programs can take in more information about pattern and shape and colour, but they can’t have an insight into how it works, and they can’t just see something unless they are looking for it.

All the pieces are there and they will all fit together. And if there is a piece missing that’s OK because you can still see the picture. If half the pieces are missing get a new puzzle. You are not the puzzle. You are the person doing the puzzle. Don’t like the picture? Do a new puzzle.