Fibre – How To Lose Weight IX

Fibre is the non-digestible part of food, usually a carbohydrate. A more formal definition is the “dietary constituents that are not enzymatically degraded to absorbable subunits in the stomach and small intestine”. These are generally plant foods, but occasional animal … Continued

Replace, don’t Add Fruit – Hormonal Obesity XXI

One of the greatest barriers to weight loss is conventional dietary advice to eat more to lose weight.  This was covered in a previous post “Time Dependence”.  This advice sounds completely contradictory because it is.  Nevertheless, the media is full … Continued

The Role of Fibre I – Hormonal Obesity XVI

Fibre is the non digestible part of food, usually a carbohydrate that our bodies cannot break down and absorb.  They pass through our system largely unchanged.  There are 2 types of fiber – soluble and insoluble based on whether it … 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 Odious Dietary Guidelines 1977 – Hormonal Obesity II

Click here for Hormonal Obesity part I. This is how we understood obesity in the 1950′s.  Certain foods made us fat.  Those were the sugars and the starchy foods.  Sweets and desserts made us fat.  So did bread, cereal, and pasta. … Continued