Most everybody wants to be thin simply to look good, but the advantages of being thin go a lot further than
just looking good. Being thin is not only highly beneficial for your looks but it’s crucial for your health and even more important for your brain’s health. Did you know that the fatter you are, the smaller your brain is? It’s true. That is directly form Dr Perlmutter’s book Grain Brain. Conversely, the thinner you are, the bigger your brain is, also. Don’t believe me? Look at the research studies and what Dr Perlmutter says in Grain Brain:
“The dots connecting excessive body fat, obesity, and brain dysfunction are not hard to follow given the information you’ve already learned in this book. Excessive body fat increases not only insulin resistance, but also the production of inflammatory chemicals that play directly into brain degeneration. For this very reason, waist circumference is often a measurement of “health,” as it predicts future health challenges and mortality; the higher your waist circumference, the higher your risk for disease and death. (19)”
“It’s well documented that visceral fat is uniquely capable of triggering hormonal actions. This, in turn, keeps the cascade of of negative effects from visceral fat going. In addition, visceral fat does more than just generate inflammation down the road through a chain of biological events; visceral fat itself becomes inflamed. This kind of fat houses tribes of inflammatory white blood cells. In fact, the hormonal and inflammatory molecules produced by visceral fat get dumped directly into the liver, which, as you can imagine, responds with another round of ammunition (i.e., inflammatory reactions and hormone-disrupting substances). Long story short: More than merely a predator lurking behind a tree, it is an enemy that is armed and dangerous. The number of health conditions now linked to visceral fat is tremendous, from the obvious ones such as obesity and metabolic syndrome to the not-so-obvious—cancer, autoimmune disorders, and brain disease.”
I copied and pasted the information above from Grain Brain for a reason. Obesity is a danger to more than just your body, by filling it with inflammation, it’s shrinking your brain by using these same process that creates plaque. It’s all due to excessive carbohydrate consumption, carbohydrates in the form of cereals, breads and pastas.
It’s true, according to Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD, “Carbohydrates are the primary cause of weight gain, not fats. (Animals raised for food are fattened with carbohydrates.)” He goes on to say that eating fat is not only healthier than eating carbohydrates, it makes you thinner. “We found that the people who ate the most cholesterol, ate the most saturated fat, ate the most calories, weighed the least and were the most physically active” (Arch Int Med 1992;152:1271—2). It’s true, I know from experience. Eating fat makes you thin.
Eating Fat Makes You Thin
Studies have shown that getting back to what our original metabolism likes for a diet and what our bodies are meant to digest means getting back to diet high in fats and low in carbohydrates. They began emerging in the mid-to-late-2000s which evaluate low-carbohydrate diets over much longer periods, controlled studies as long as two years and survey studies as long as two decades. In complete contradiction of what the USDA was telling us to eat, a lot of carbohydrates with low fat and low cholesterol, a lot more people are choosing the low carb diet instead of the low fat diet. Those who are on a ketogenic diet, already know the benefits that come with being on it, can’t be surpassed.
Dr Atkins was the first to promote a low carbohydrate diet as early as 1958, yet it seems that the carbohydrate addiction complex had already started its devious work in addicting our society to the ravages of the Wheat Belly saga. It seems that too many members of our congress thought it better to restrict our consumption fats, thinking that’s what was causing all the problem with obesity and diabetes. In all actuality, it carbs that cause the fat that causes obesity and diabetes, not fat at all. You can find out how that happens in Carbs, The New Death Sentence.