Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Skinny on Obesity (Ep. 3): Hunger and Hormones- A Vicious Cycle

This one is interesting going into Leptin Resistance. Lustig asks: "How come leptin used to work thirty years ago, and doesn't work today?"

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity/) Sugar impacts the brain just as much as the waistline. In this episode, Dr. Robert Lustig explains the biochemical shifts that sugar causes, making us store fat and feel hungry at the same time. Series: "UCTV Prime: The Skinny on Obesity" [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 23592] Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/prime

Lustig states: "Insulin makes fat, insulin drives weight gain"...

He talks about how people gain more weight via the biochemical problems and the higher levels of insulin.

He talks about those being "pumped full of insulin" and talks about the connection to the industrial global diet.

Basically, the higher your insulin, the more energy you store, and the more weight you gain off fewer or the same calories. Hey this make sense to me.

I found this interesting on the very personal level, as I was found to have severely high insulin as part of my PCOS diagnosis. A doctor when they diagnosed me back then as pre-diabetic, did a blood insulin test. I was near the tail-end of my weight gain, and had just had the hypothyroidism diagnosed.

Please watch these videos as they explain a lot about obesity in a very simple to understand format. I am glad this doctor is speaking out for fat people who are being blamed as being "gluttons" and "sloths" and is looking at the bigger picture.

Frankly it is the bigger picture I deal with everyday I write on this blog, the REAL CAUSES of the obesity epidemic.....


  1. The Lustig videos are great. You're right, they're very easy to understand and have valuable information explaining a major factor in the obesity epidemic. I don't personally think sugar is the only culprit but it's a major one for sure. I watched his video "sugar, the bitter truth". It's really long, lol, but great information.

  2. Yeah I still need to take time and write about the other videos, but it's upcoming. Wish I could sit up on this computer longer but my time gets short. I think they are great and explain a lot. I think sugar and High fructose corn syrup are some of the biggest culprits.