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Carbs are killing you: How you get fat in 12 sad steps

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I really love this infographic on “Carbs are killing you”. These days, I have difficulty losing weight or rather I am gaining weight. Through the years, I know that eating carbs made me fat. After reading this infographic, conclusions show that

1. Eating fat doesn’t actually make us fat. It’s the insulin cycle, triggered by eating carbohydrates.

2. The easily-digestible carbs like refined flour, soda, and potatoes are the worst offenders.

3. For weight-loss, a low-carb diet is a lot more effective than a low-fat, high-carb one.

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I showed this infographic to my daughter who wanted to lose weight. I think it is working. A few weeks after , I noticed she got slimmer. She told me that she cut on cake and pastries and went regularly to the gym.

So let me tell you on how you can get fat in 12 steps :

1. You think of a meal containing carbohydrates

2. You then secrete insulin.

3. Insulin tells your body to store fatty acids and keeps you from burning it as energy.

4. You get hungry.

5. You start eating.

6. You secrete more insulin.

7. Digested carbohydrates enter your bloodstream as glucose.

8. Your blood sugar rise.

9. You secrete more insulin

10. Fat in your meals stays in your fat cells as triglycerides

11. Fat cells get fatter

12. You get fatter.

Note that the most easily digestible carbohydrates are the most FATTENING. They pump glucose into the bloodstream quickly, causing insulin to spike. Some examples are 1). Foods made of refined flour. 2) liquid carbohydrates 3) starches.

So now I know why I get fat eating carbs!

This video by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.

I should use the The Eatery app to track and manage your carb intake.

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