If that's the discussion we're having, I'm fat due to absolute lack of willpower.
There is just a certain kind of deep satisfaction that comes from a double quarter pounder with cheese that you don't get from a six-inch turkey sub on whole wheat.
I can't explain it, and I'm not trying to make light of the situation; there is a definite deep urge to have something like that as opposed to the healthier alternative. Why is that? Why does the thought of a five guys burger literally make my mouth water while thinking of a subway healthy choice make me go "meh"?
Snorlax or Majin Buu?
I'm guessing that's their child.
Even with all of the flavor 'enhancements' to the low-fat foods, they still weren't as satisfying. Satisfying in that we don't feel as full after eating a portion of the low-fat food, as we did with the full-fat food. Since we're not satisfied, we eat more (which is the second reason I quoted Brian. The previously mentioned double QP is an incredibly satisfying thing).
â€œInsulin resistance generates leptin resistance. The practical advice is: Get your insulin down,â€ Lustig says. â€œHow do you get insulin down? The best way is donâ€™t let it go up. Sugar makes insulin go up. We are overdosed on sugar in this country. I think that if we got the sugar down, our insulin resistance would improve and that would help with the weight loss.â€
Reducing high triglyceride levels helps, too, Lustig says. Too much triglyceride interferes with leptinâ€™s journey from the blood to the brain via a leptin transporter that allows the hormone into the brain.
â€œWhen youâ€™re insulin-resistant, you have high triglyceride [levels]. Thatâ€™s one of the hallmarks,â€ Lustig says. â€œTriglyceride seems to block leptin transport into the brain. In order to make your leptin work, you have to let the signaling occur. The only way to let the signaling occur is to get your triglyceride down.â€
I'm well aware of the nastiness that is HFCS (It's no sweet surprise, that's for sure) because of the way my body reacts to it.
I've been off of it for long enough where I can tell the difference when I have it. Within 20 minutes, I'm congested, have a drip in my throat, start feeling achy, lose energy, feel more emotionally hollow, depressed and vulnerable, and generally just start watching the clock. It's crazy.
Actually, I would say that our prescription drug industry is indicative of the fact that we want a quick fix, not the longer and more difficult process of making good choices to keep ourselves fit and healthy over the long term. That's just my opinion though.
If it was a fix. Isn't there some stat that says most prescriptions have some kind of minimal success rate these days? I remember hearing that most prescriptions aren't 100% successful? Not to mention the side effects. Would rather just stay out of that situation in the first place, yes? I can't think of where I heard that.
But do the pills *work*? Beyond the symptoms, of course. I don't think so, or there wouldn't be a new diet pill every 3 years, right?