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Friday, June 28, 2013

"Peter Attia at TEDMED 2013
What if obesity has nothing to do with eating too much? Peter Attia, MD, President and co-Founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, says we don't know enough about the science of weight gain, and that clinicians -- and society -- should stop blaming the victims."

Wow, making me re-think and try the low carb approach. I LOVE that he is no book, no bars, no talk show to promote, just science.

Check out his blog too:

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CHEERFUL-ALT-3 6/28/2013 8:13PM

    He is not actually saying to follow his specific diet. His point is more about questioning the science behind the current accepted nutrition guidelines. He talks about how his wife can eat differently. She can eat sugar and stay thin. It's more about finding what works for you.

I don't think I am translating this well :)

Here this is from one of his blogs:
Does this mean insulin has the same effect on everyone? Does this mean insulin has the same effect on any given person over time? Of course not. Contrast me and my wife. I look at carbohydrates and start to store fat. If you want a reminder of what I looked like on an ďathleteís dietĒ of complex carbs and little saturated fat, coupled with 3 to 4 hours of exercise a day, look here, here, and here. On the other hand, my wife can eat a bag of Oreo cookies for dinner every night, coupled with all the pasta, bread, and rice the world has to offer and not put on one pound (she has weighed about 110 pounds her entire adult life). How is this possible? Does this mean insulin doesnít control fat metabolism? No, it means we have an entirely different genetic make-up. Her grandmother is 86 years old, eats bread all day long, is healthy as a horse, and weighs 100 pounds. Conversely, I come from a family where every single man has died of heart disease and looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy prior to doing so. Iím genetically programmed to lean towards metabolic syndrome, but Iíve been able to reverse it through strict attention to my eating habits.

This isnít unique to me and my wife. There is an entire spectrum Ė a distribution across the population Ė of people with varying degrees of susceptibilities to the effects of carbohydrate on insulin levels and the commensurate effects of insulin levels on fat storage and breakdown.

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2HAMSDIET 6/28/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon So much to read and take in. Don't know about his diet as I have a problem with dairy proteins. But still well worth read a couple times more.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/28/2013 11:45AM

    I do believe that most (if not all) people over eat for reasons other than just "food".

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CHEERFUL-ALT-3 6/28/2013 10:52AM

    Learning so much from his website. I think I am a little in love with this guy! lol

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BUSYGRANNY5 6/28/2013 9:16AM

    Very interesting... thanks for sharing the link!!!

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