Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Time Restricted Eating

Scientists and doctors all over the world were exonerated today when it was discovered that Japan's low obesity rate was due to the entire nation of Japan secretly jogging to Weight Watchers meetings once a week.  Doctors have been trying to tell us for years that obesity is being caused by eating too much and not exercising enough.  But since the Japanese were discovered to all be staying thin due to frequent exercise and carefully controlled near-starvation dieting, doctors now feel like a great weight of doubt has been lifted and people will trust medical experts once again.

In related news, the entire nation of France was discovered to be substituting low calorie ingredients for butter, eggs, and cheese.  The white flour in French bread was found to be made of a non-caloric substance which has yet to be identified.  The French have admitted to only serving delicious French food to tourists and other people they wanted to confuse.  The low obesity rate in France was once thought to be an enigma, but the finding that the world has been punk'd by the French has left many scientists unamused.

"Hey, wait a minute!  The Japanese are genetically thin.  Besides, all it takes is exercise to lose weight." said the brain-damaged janitor as he cleaned up the sweat off the floor after the sumo wrestlers finished their strenuous training.

Okay, I'll get serious.  Time Restricted Feeding (tRF) is a term the Salk Institute used to describe how they fed the mice in their obesity experiment.  I think time restricted eating is the best way to describe what I am doing.  It's not a diet per se, but rather a way of approaching eating that is little understood at this time.

My current experience has been that I have lost some weight and I do not seem to be gaining it back (I started this 2 months ago).  I am eating whatever I want (which horrifies some readers).  It is not my intention at this time to try and figure out what foods are the "healthiest".  Right now I want to know if what I'm eating causes obesity.  So far it does not appear to be the foods themselves, but rather the frequency with which they are consumed.

When I say "frequency", I am referring to one's insulin levels as a function of time.  Eating once a day could be considered too frequent if insulin levels are still elevated.  Eating five times a day may not be frequent enough if insulin levels are not raised and calorie consumption is too low.  Insulin in vivo is not a simple thing to measure right now.  So I'm stuck with guessing.

What I am really curious about is will time restricted eating ALONE lead to weight loss?  Is there more to it than that? I found that fasting does not produce the weight loss one would expect, but it does seem to produce some loss.  Much more needs to be discovered about time restricted eating.  This is practically virginal territory for discovery.  I'd love to just pick up a book and have it all explained to me.

The good news is that there is more left to discover.  The bad news is the first three paragraphs I made up at the beginning of this article :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Apologies To 180 Degree Health

After several attempts to leave comments that disappeared, I will no longer be commenting on that blog.  It is a great blog and even though I feel Matt is wrong about obesity, his ideas on metabolism and health in general are still live and worthwhile topics.  I wish I could be more active in their comments, but it is simply too frustrating.

If anyone wants to comment on my blog (good, bad, or otherwise), they are welcome.  I don't edit or delete comments unless I delete a whole article or the whole blog.  Your credibility is yours to establish or destroy.  I don't block or police commentors so if you are having issues leaving a comment I assure you it is not due to being "blocked".

650-Pound Virgin Regains Weight

I think it is completely obvious that Chris Powell had absolutely no understanding of what is causing obesity and what to do about it.  Obesity is not caused by a lack of exercise and exercising is not required to reverse obesity.  The all too common result is that David Smith regained his weight because he did not take the very simple steps of eating only during meal times and not eating when he is still full from the last meal.

So now the IDIOT Chris Powell has left David feeling guilt and shame and even suicidal because he misled David.  Should David be ashamed for following Chris's ineffective advice?  Absolutely not.  It is Chris Powell who should feel guilt and shame and even suicidal.  But Chris Powell is just as ignorant as most others and really cannot be blamed for the misunderstanding of obesity that is pervasive throughout our society.

David needs to understand that it is okay to eat as much as he wants.  He needs to understand that eating should be restricted to meal times only.  Eating is a basic human need and should not be a guilt issue.  It becomes a problem when one eats at indiscriminate times.  It can also be a problem when one eats when they still feel full from their last meal.  If Chris Powell had emphasized those two points as being the most important factors, David would probably not have regained his weight.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Banned By 3 Fat Chicks On A Diet!

The following was my introduction post for 3 Fat Chicks On A Diet.  They removed my comment and banned me from further posting (within minutes) after I wrote the following:

I will try to explain this real quick.

After I discovered what is causing the obesity epidemic, I wrote the explanation to it in my blog. If you want to read the original article you can Google it. My blog is called "PUFAs and Fructose" and the article is called "Obesity: My Unexpected Final Conclusion".

Obesity is not caused by "over" eating. It is caused by eating too often. The problem arises from insulin levels being elevated too high for too long. Elevated insulin levels prevent fat burning. The solution is to allow insulin levels to lower so that the body can use fat.

Dieting, surprisingly, is unnecessary. The important thing is to allow insulin levels to lower after eating. That takes time. If you eat a snack, you have just inhibited the process.

There are no magical calories that reduce body fat faster than eating nothing (the most common diet fallacy). You can verify that yourself by comparing how quickly you lose weight going on a fast versus eating some sort of "diet" foods. Body fat is ONLY reduced when insulin levels are low enough regardless of what foods you eat. Consuming calories ALWAYS slows down fat loss.

Although there are a variety of food preferences that people have, there is only one way to burn body fat. There may be certain foods that are more optimal nutritionally, but there is only one way to burn body fat. There may be certain foods that curb your appetite better than others, but there is only one way to burn body fat.

Body fat is only burned between meals after insulin levels are low enough. Read the article I wrote on my blog back on April 28, 2012. I'll be happy to discuss any questions you have.

Thank you,

Charles L. Peden

Most likely they had someone moderating who was not very competent.  I did not violate any of their rules that I know of.  They are free to censor comments and try to control information on their website to suit their purposes.  I guess I didn't correctly understand what their purpose is really supposed to be.

Here is the message I get now when I try to look at the site:

You have been banned for the following reason:
No reason was specified.
Date the ban will be lifted: Never