posted on Sep, 28 2012 @ 08:02 PM
"You aren't getting fat because you're eating, you're eating because you're getting fat."
I'll explain this to you later.
I'll toss some "facts" you've been told about food.
1. Cholesterol clogs your arteries and gives you heart attacks.
a) There are 2 types, good and bad.
2. Fat makes you fat.
3. I should have 4-12 servings of grains, they're good for me.
You've all heard those right? I actually could go on all day telling you things about food that you've been wronged about.
So, lets start with one. "Cholesterol clogs your arteries and gives you heart attacks." Well, lets look at the definition of cholesterol.
"Cholesterol is a fat-like substance in the body. Most of the cholesterol in our bodies is produced in the liver, though some of it comes from the
foods we eat. The body needs some cholesterol, as it is important to the body's cell membranes and to the production of certain hormones, and helps
act as insulation for your nerves. Cholesterol also aids in the manufacture of bile (which is stored in the gallbladder and helps digest fats)."
Let's replay something important. "the body needs [some] cholesterol." Also; "it is important". How about that? So why are we reducing
cholesterol in everything if it is important and we need it? Did we know it was for no reason? Our body makes cholesterol.
So you try to reduce it, but your body will just make up for what you don't eat anyway. Cholesterol is more important than you think. Think of 2
types of workers, carpenters and maintenance workers. They aren't bad. Neither is cholesterol.
There ARE two types though, not good and bad, but Hdl and Ldl. Think of one as a carpenter and the other as maintenance. The carpenters fix the
problems and the maintenance workers tell the carpenters to go home and clean house. Well, THIS is where the heart attack myth comes from.
The carpenter discovers a hole in the wall. He goes in to investigate and when it was time to go the maintenance worker had to go in there and get him
but by time they almost get out, the next set of carpenters come in and start noticing the hole and THEY go in to patch it up as well. The cycle
Now fill that in with cholesterol. Type A sees a problem with a vein or a cell and goes in and tries to fix it. Type B goes in and tries to get A but
cannot escape. So ANOTHER Type A goes in and ANOTHER B goes in and the cycle continues. A bulge develops. The defect in the vein? Inflammation. So no,
cholesterol doesn't cause heart attacks, inflammation does. What causes inflammation?
"Fat makes you fat." Fat is an energy source in your body. There are four types, listed in order of greatest health to your body to least healthy
for your body:
Trans Fats (worst).
Now, fat enters cells and is stored as energy. When your body needs it, it leaves. Simple as hell right? Now guess what? Sugar can be stored as energy
too, that's why you drink your coffee and Monster (R) energy drinks. ENERGY.
Sugar CAN be stored as energy but they are very hard to get to get out of the cells and go to the body for energy. That is where insulin comes in to
play. Insulin kicks out the sugars in your body when they wont leave. But guess what else? While sugar was being stored, fat wasn't. Guess where fat
goes? Where ever the hell it wants.
"You aren't getting fat because you're eating, you're eating because you're getting fat." Well, now I'll explain that. When your body can't
get it's energy, because you ate sugar, your muscles get tired. They think that they aren't being fed. They think that because the sugar hasn't hit
So, your muscles basically say "Yo body, gimmie some more food dawg." And then presto, ever get hungry again shortly after you just ate? It's
because you might've had something high in Carbs (sugar, starches, fibers) and your body is craving fats.
So how do you get fat? Not fats but SUGAR!
"I should have 4-12 servings of grains, they're good for me." Well sugars and starches are nearly one in the same. Do you remember what I just said
about you getting fat from sugar? Remember what I said REALLY causes heart attacks? Sugar, because sugar causes inflammation. So there you have it
folks. Eating all that "whole grain" and bread, noodles, oatmeal, corn, etc, isn't good for you.
Want to eat good food. Fry things in High Saturated Fat "coconut oil". Eating a chicken sandwhich? How about you get rid of that starchy bun and
just eat the chicken? Fries at the drive in? I wouldn't. Potatoes (most common fattening food) and fried in Trans Fats oils, which are nearly as bad
So, there you have it folks! You've been lied to this whole time. Grains are at the bottom of the food pyramid (yes I know there is a revised one
now). People are cutting out cholesterol in fear of a heart attack. Every one is eating "fat-free" foods, because they think they'll get fat.
My main source? (fathead-movie.com)
I'm not advertising for them. I'm just so happy that I've learned these things. You all should see the movie, FatHead.
Any food questions? Ask me.