Jun 162012

Dr. Peter Attia’s blog, The War on Insulin and the Defense of Fat, overflows with information. The doctor shares not just well written posts but he interacts with almost every reader’s comments so that the comments provide just as much info as the original post. Not something you run into very often.

His response here about why we get fat is very well put.

“The current or conventional wisdom says we get fat because we eat too much or move too little. I believe that that’s actually got the cause and effect backwards. I’m obviously not alone in thinking this, but I believe that it’s the opposite. I believe that we eat too much and/or move too little because we are getting fat.”
Jun 112012

A very interesting post by “Dr. Jay,” author of “My Big Fat Diet”, looking at the other ailments that a LCHF (Low Carb / High Fat) lifestyle may alleviate. The main reason I decided to cut carbs out of my diet was because of the swelling caused by large amounts of fat inside my body and the concern I have due to the history of diabetes in my family.

Here are two quotes I wanted to save:

The current paradigm implies that weight gain is a causal link in the chain that connects to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a host of other common conditions. I think that weight gain is not, in and of itself, causal. It is another of the conditions that are symptomatic of the underlying cause which is related to carbohydrates in the diet.
exercise will cause you to overeat but overeating won’t cause you to exercise