if you’re not subscribed to the Diet Doctor podcast, this is an excellent episode to get you hooked.
Dr. Cywes is a surgeon who focuses on bariatric surgery.
He started seeing patterns.
after bariatric surgery people lose weight for 2-3 years, many people gain the weight back or become malnourished
he is trying to understand the factors that are causing obesity
it is impossible to get fat from eating food
there is something that we call food, but really isn’t – its carbohydrates sugar and starch
many people eat carbs out of control—just like the way that smokers smoke
every obese person Dr Cywes met eat carbs too much and too often
ubiquitously, every obese person has a dysfunctional way that they handle their emotions
all of his patients have tried every other weight loss, but nothing works
in order to build a effective emotion management skill, you have to put effort into something
food doesn’t make us fat
food has a really good feedback system that tells us when we’re full, we eat to satiety then we stop
but chips, cookies, snacks—we’ve always got room for those
I’m not eating, I’m relaxing, I’m doing the equivalent of crystal meth
Dr Cywes never uses the word diet, this is a lifestyle change
the first thing he does is find the reason the person got heavy in the first place
get out of the calories in calories out mindset
this is a substance abuse problem
because carbs is a drug, but in humans there is no feedback control
when your brain says you’re thirsty, you drink water very quickly, your thirst is quenched and you stop drinking
you don’t crave more water
alcohol has no natural feedback, so people don’t naturally feel they should stop, you have to consciously decide to stop
carbohydrates are exactly the same thing, they are a drug, we consume for the endorphin value, that are not nutritionally necessary, we will not die if we don’t eat carbs
and there is no negative feed back to tell us to stop eating carbohydrates
so we eat a massive amount of carbs and we overeat
we’ve been eating fat as a resource for millions of years, so we have an excellent feedback system that says we’re done.
you don’t have to do portion control, your body does it for you
eat sequentially, eat small portions over a slower period of time, not how much is in front of you
you don’t need intentional caloric
connect back to my feedback pathways, and once you do, you can’t get fat from eating food
next ketoday – we’ll continue with this interview, or listen to the whole thing on your own
Lets figure it out! The Fasting Motivation podcast is not medical advice.
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