AM I FAT?
It is interesting how people respond to this question; “am I fat?”.
Lot of skinny people see themselves being fat when they look in the mirror. Many fat people do not see themselves as frat at all.
What does it mean to be fat or skinny?
In one of the previous radio shows we have been addressing bulimia and anorexia. This show will be about OBESITY.
Why do some people get fat easier than others?
What causes obesity and how to avoid it will be the topic of this radio show.
We will be discussing diets and different ways of managing healthy weight.
There are many weight loss programs around and very few of them actually work. Most of those programs are concentrating on rapid weight loss due to dehydration and not fat burning. Many promote rigorous exercise programs combined with low calorie diet that present challenge to our body and result with just the opposite effect.
It is a complex issue and to understand it we have to start from the bottom, the cell itself.
Many of us are quick to blame health issues like hypothyroidism as the reason to the weight gain. Simple truth is if we do not take in calories we cannot accumulate fat.
India Irie, Sherri Fischer, Anna Lipari, Dr. Darko Velcek, Dr. Jeremy Ayres (Moringa Barbados), Cary Ellis, , Clive de Carle, l & Tony Kilvert as your PANELISTS with varying guests!
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Short recapitulation of the radio show.
It seems that some people will have weight problem not matter what they do. It is blamed on hormonal dysfunction.
If the cellular activity is slow they will consume less energy and more calories will be stored in adipose (the fat tissue) tissue.
This is why people that suffer from hypo hypothyroidism tend to gain weight.
On the other hand those that have hyperthyroidism tend to be skinny because cellular metabolism is faster so the cells burn more calories and less will be deposited in adipose tissue. Those people tend to be skinny.
The fact is that to be able to produce fat (triglycerides) our body needs calories. Those calories come through the food.
There are three types of foods that our cells can utilize to produce triglycerides (fat). Those are natural fats (animal fats, seeds and fatty vegetables like avocado), protein (from the meat and vegetables) and glucose (simple sugar, part of starch).
In the past we have depended on animal products as the main source of calories and everything was fine. Than the”science” concluded that animal fat is the cause of very rare problem at that time the hypertension. From than on we were told to eat more vegetarian type of diet that is full of carbohydrates and non-saturated oils. And guess what? Hypertension and circulatory problems (sis-eases) have sky rocketed. So did the obesity. There are more obese people around than ever before.
If you are fallowing our programs you have noticed that there is a connection between all dis-eases. They all start to develop simultaneously and are related to our diets and stress. This is why we cannot blame obesity for our health problems, they go hand in hand with each other. This means that hormonal problems that some people encounter developed from bad diet or exposure to frequent stress and until we change the way we live we are going to have health problems. To be able to change we first have to understand where is the problem.
As always we have to look into the kingdom of wild animals. We will notice that they do not have obesity problems. They can get fat but will not suffer from diabetes, hypertension or heart problems. We accumulate fat so it can e used as energy in times when the food is not available. If we eat correctly we can increase our weight for about 20 to 25 % of our normal weight. Anything more will be signs of obesity.
The reason of our ill health and obesity lays in one particular type of nutrient that is not available if we eat our food raw and that is GLUCOSE
Wild animals do not have health problems because they eat their food raw. Raw food no matter if it is vegetable or protein based has glucose only in traces that do not produce any problem.
By cooking the food we destroy cellulose fiber and make carbohydrate available for absorption into the blood. Carbohydrate is composed of mostly glucose and fructose and this is the toxic combination that creates havoc in our health.
If you want to know more about this listen to the radio show or read my book.
If you want to have long and healthy life stay a way from grains and eat your food raw. If you cannot eat it raw, do not eat it. It is not your food.