When I wrote that fat people are hungry I had no idea that I was shortly to discover the science to back this up. I had read bits and pieces and was already aware of the problem of leptin resistance, but last night I was aimlessly browsing around YouTube, looking for some random entertainment and I found a series called The Skinny on Obesity, thanks to YouTube’s ability to suggest content that you are interested in.
I was absolutely riveted and watched the whole series in one sitting. Dr Robert Lustig, a pediatric endocrinologist, takes us through his research on sugar and it’s effect on the body. The “Skinny on Obesity ” is a great introduction, and Dr Lustig’s full lecture “Sugar – the Bitter Truth,” will change the way you think about food, diet and exercise forever! Watch for yourself, but in summary he explains scientifically what I already know to be true experientially!
Here are some key quotes from the “Skinny on Obesity” series:
“No one can exert cognitive inhibition [will power] over a biochemical drive that goes on every minute of every day of every year. It is just not possible.”
“Everyone wants to tell people to eat less. I wish I could tell people to eat less. But they can’t.”
“Our drive overrides our volition.”
“Currently in the store 80% of the food has been laced with sugar. That limits consumer choice. If you have no choice, how can it be personal responsibility?”
“Public health officials consider regulation when 4 criteria are met:
4) Negative impact on society
All the criteria for societal intervention are met.”
Is soda a drug? Should it be regulated? Watch and judge for yourself.