Let's see if I have this straight.....
There has been an overwhelming response to my first blog post – Calories & Carbs – a Catastrophic Combination. This response is reflected in the Livinlavidalow carb forum. The forum followers (the FF’s) have pointed me to various different resources on the web, some being layman opinions and some being scientific certainties – well, as certain as one can get with scientific research.
The YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U36XJaETbh8 Slim is simple.org explains the philosophy of Gary Taubes in a way that even I can understand it. Let’s see if I’ve got it right, or if I’m fueling the debate to even greater heights. This “enlightenment” came to me this morning while walking my dogs, i.e. doing exercise….
In the YouTube video, our bodies are likened to the kitchen sink. If the sink is unclogged, water drains out. So, what goes in must come out. If the sink is clogged, the water level rises. If the “drainage system” of our bodies is clogged, the “fat level” will rise. IF we start eating the human equivalent of “drain cleaner” we will start losing weight.
There are the CICO (calories in, calories out) proponents who state that exercise produces various hormones, all with long names, that help us to stop eating when we feel full, help us feel less depressed and help us pump up our metabolism. Isn’t this all part of the human drain cleaner?
The list of drain cleaning foods to eat is somewhat contentious and definitely food for thought in a future blog post.
There does not seem to be much contention that water, protein and fiber affect insulin levels the least and the proponents of “healthy carbs” will advocate that the carbs worth eating are those that don’t affect your insulin levels.
The conclusion I am led to draw is that patience is the only panacea! With regular exercise to keep the “happiness hormones” in check – and to keep the muscles fit and healthy – or is this also contentious? ….. and eating only human “drain cleaner”, at some stage, my body will start draining like the kitchen sink, meaning any unnecessary build-up of “fat” will drain away and the model figure will return.
(The exact definition of the word “model” is also the subject of a future blog post. Not only meant as a fashion model, but also as an example, a prototype – like the model architects build, or a model airplane…. But more on this in future.)