You are not used to eating food, that is the problem! Food is fuel and makes you feel ready to go! Food does not envelop you in euphoria. Food does not replicate the feelings of love. Food doesn’t make your head tingle as your pleasure center is triggered. That is mood alteration, not food. Your central nervous system cannot tell the difference between the ecstasy of opioids, alcohol, cannabis, meth, cocaine or candy bars!
That’s an excellent question and a very fair question. We have already said that it’s not normal for a human to gain weight except for pregnancy and illness. That is all true. Some people want to compare us to hibernators who gain weight for the winter and lose it in the summer. The problem with that analogy is the hibernating animal does not get chronic illness accompanying weight gain. And the hibernator gains regardless of whether its diet is restricted in a laboratory or not. And the weight comes off without any changes in diet as well.
Gary Taubes has a new book out – The Case Against Sugar. I found links to 3 video lectures by Gary Taubes on dietdoctor.com.
Links to reviews of the book, The Case Against Sugar;
The Sugar Wars – review
Those of us in our search of better health have learned how damaging and addictive sugar is, but it’s not just sugar, it’s really,the taste of sweet, that’s addicting. People, and doctors, think replacing sugar, with artificial sweeteners or other natural sweeteners like, honey, agave, or stevia is better or healthier.
By: 10 year Zero Carb Veteran
In response to a question about our cholesterol levels since we eat a high fat, Zero Carb diet.
Just a couple of points I might add to these thoughts: Excepting other rare/genetic conditions, it is having elevated levels of glucose in the blood which actually causes atherosclerosis, not the cholesterol itself being shuttled on lipoproteins through the blood vessels.
Here is a link to a series of lectures by Dr. Richard Bernstein – Author of the book “Diabetes Solution – The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars”, that explains why and how using a very low carb diet can help control your insulin levels and help with fat loss.
By – Stephen Visio Ewen
In reference to the Zero Carb Health, Diabetes Discussion.
Buried in the replies section of comments to a post was a fascinating conversation that deserves to be curated. Content curation is a powerful social media technique that really helps clarify all the information presented by so many different people.
Some commenters warned about too much protein and some warned that there is no such thing as too much protein. To me both are right depending upon the amount of damage or adaption to a disordered metabolism a person is dealing with. I think this curated information belongs in the diabetes thread. So I took it upon myself to curate the info and add it to this thread. Read More
I am diabetic, been eating Zero Carb for 2 weeks and my blood sugar is still too high, why is this?
Since this question comes up a lot I (Dana) decided to post Caitlin’s answer, so I can direct people when she’s not available. 😉
This sometimes happens to diabetics in the early days of ZC (Zero Carb Diet). That level is high for someone in good control, but it is not dangerously high. For those that stick with ZC, their levels come back down within 4-8 weeks.
Two and a half years ago, at the age of 27, I was working as a personal trainer and was physically very active. However, I was forced to stop working towards the end of 2012 because I was experiencing debilitating fatigue and severe migraine headaches. The doctors I consulted told me that my symptoms were most likely due to excessive stress.