Red Meat Dilemma 2 – Hormonal Obesity XXVII

Devotees of the low carb approach faced the red meat dilemma.  Meat was supposed to be non fattening because it was not a carbohydrate.  However, some large studies questioned this assumption.  The fascinating study “Changes in Diet and Lifestyle and … Continued

Red Meat Dilemma – Hormonal Obesity XXVI

Our dilemma here is that there are really two opposing effects of meat and other animal proteins.  One is to raise insulin which tends to cause weight gain,  The other is to slow gastric emptying, increase satiety and tends to … Continued

The Atkins Decline – Hormonal Obesity Part XX

The Atkins revolution was well and truly underway by the mid 2000s.  Millions of people around the world were following the Low-Carbohydrate lifestyle.  Burger King introduced lettuce wrapped burgers to reduce the carb content.  Everybody seemed to know somebody who … Continued

The Atkins Revolution – Hormonal Obesity part XIX

Short term studies of the Atkins low carbohydrate diet were very encouraging.  Not only were patients losing more weight, but their metabolic profiles were improved compared to the low fat diets of years past.  Millions of people were taking a … Continued

The Atkins Onslaught – Hormonal Obesity XVIII

The low carbohydrate diet long preceded the infamous Dr. Atkins.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755 -1826) wrote the influential textbook “The Physiology of Taste” in 1825. Sometimes considered the father of the low carbohydrate diet, he wrote: “The second of the … Continued

The New Science of Diabesity – Hormonal Obesity XI

Diabesity is so-named because of the close association of obesity and diabetes (type 2).  Obesity typically comes first and type 2 diabetes comes later.  This leads many to conclude that obesity causes diabetes.  On the surface, this seems reasonable, since the … Continued

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Hypothesis is Wrong – Hormonal Obesity VI

Let’s return to discussing the causes of obesity.  To start with the Hormonal Obesity Part I click here. Let’s recap.  We’ve explored why the Caloric Reduction as Primary (CRaP) model also known as the calories in, calories out theory is … Continued