Is protein next?
It wouldn’t surprise me. Many people tell us too much protein can lead to kidney failure. It’s possible. Did you know that you can die from drinking too much sprinkling clean water? On the other hand, you can’t go a week without water.
We live in a crazy, unpredictable world. Maybe it’s time that we stop blaming one thing for causing this or that. I love simplicity. However, if obesity was that simple then researchers would have found the answer by now. Unfortunately, it’s a little complicated. There is not one single factor that causes you to gain a little or a lot of weight over the years. Instead, there are dozens of different factors that contribute. Dozens. Eh, maybe hundreds…
Eat Low Carb. Lose Lots of Weight.
Millions of people around the world over the past few decades have limited their carb consumption and lost weight. Some will eat less than 100 grams while others will eat less than 50. There are even some true carnivores out there who consume maybe a gram or 2 of carbs a day.
How do we know for sure that it’s the carbohydrate that is doing the unthinkable?
Not all carbs are the same. It truly sickens me that millions place a potato in the same category as a can of soda pop. Go grab a potato and a can of Coke. Place them next to each other and start thinking of similarities and differences.
I’ll get you started with differences…
- Potatoes contain fiber. Soda pop has none.
- Potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals. Soda pop is… naked!
- Potatoes are nearly tasteless plain and therefore it’s hard to become a “potato addict.” Soda pop is addicting.
- Potatoes are inconvenient. You must cook them in order to eat. Soda pop is one of the most convenient sources of calories in the world and is everywhere!
- Potatoes come from the Earth. Soda pop is man made.
See what I mean?
Potatoes do NOT make you fat. Fruit does NOT make you fat.
Can too much of either or make you fat? Yes. Just like how too much water will kill you. Too much of anything is toxic. This does NOT mean that you should avoid potatoes. Even if you are obese. I’m NOT talking about french fries from McDonalds. I’m talking about whole potatoes that you cook yourself and eat plain or perhaps enjoyed with grass-fed butter.
On a side note, this is why most studies I come across on the web are completely worthless. They fail to distinguish a hamburger with the white bun from McDonalds that is cooked at super high temperatures at a rapid pace and a grass-fed hamburger cooked on the stove in grass-fed butter. There is a huge ass difference between the two.
Reasons Why You May Be Fat
The following list is extremely short. One or two may be contributing to your weight problems if you have any. It’s possible that none of the following have made a contribution. Or, perhaps, all of them have at least a crumb of contribution.
- Consumption of empty calories
- Sitting on your ass all day
- Palatability of food choices
- Lack of sleep
- Exercising and hating every minute of it
- Peer pressure
- Lack of time
- Vitamin and/or Mineral Deficiencies
- Hormone imbalances
- Failure to listen to your gut
And so much more! Leave a comment below if you have more reasons to add. For the post to be published on Wednesday, I’ll explain myself with the reasons listed above.
P.S. Another 21 Day Sugar Detox begins tomorrow. If you are having trouble controlling your sugar cravings then I’ll recommend that you go through this program. Diane Sanfilippo from Balanced Bites – a nutrition genius – is the creator of this program. Thousands follow it allowing for a vibrant community. Tune in tomorrow to learn 21 reasons why you may want to join the crowd!
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