Obesity has doubled in the last 30 years. That according to a crawl I just saw on CNN. Then they reported that a new study suggests that if you feed your baby solid foods early in life, your child will be more likely to be obese as toddlers.
Now if you think about this logically - that news can't be happening. It can't happen because for over 30 years we've been told that fat makes us fat. For over 30 years, we have had low fat products of every type and description. For over 30 years, we've been told to not eat eggs, meat, cheese, or butter -- too much fat in those foods.
Why then should we have, at all, an obesity problem in this country and in the world? Do you really want the answer to that question or do you want to be "fed" more hype and traditional cultural thinking? If you answered that you really want to know why we have an obesity problem then either get on Amazon.com or go to your nearest bookstore or library and pick up a copy of the New York Times bestseller: Why We Get Fat and What To Do About It. Written by the award winning scientific writer, Gary Taubes, this book spells it out for you in clear and understandable language.
Good lord, when will all this hype and ridiculous false low fat information stop! What is making the world fat is the SUGAR! Call it carbs, carbohydrates, starch, whole grain, grain, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, lactose; whatever name you give it all turns to glucose AKA SUGAR in the body...it all requires a response of insulin from the pancreas.
Insulin is the strongest, most important hormone in the body. Insulin is responsible for storage of glucose. Insulin takes it's job very seriously. The moment "sugar" enters a person's mouth and contacts with saliva, the beta cells of the pancreas go to work. They respond immediately sending corresponding amounts of insulin to disperse and cleanse the blood of glucose. The body hates glucose. It needs it but it reacts to use or rid itself of it as soon as it is detected.
Insulin bathes every one of the billions of cells in our bodies. This powerful hormone bombards our cells urging cell receptors to open and accept the glucose they need for energy.
In a non-diabetic, the cell receptors easily respond to the insulin. Those receptors open, the proper amount of glucose is accepted into the cells. The blood is cleansed of the glucose and the cells have fuel required for energy. The insulin levels subside.
In a type 2 diabetic, insulin responds and bathes the cells but the receptors do not open. Even though they absolutely need the glucose that is being provided, the receptors refuse to open. This is commonly called "insulin resistance."
Insulin MUST take the glucose somewhere. As we said, the body hates glucose, so insulin moves the glucose to the fat cells. Typically the glucose is deposited in the fat cells located in the abdominal region of the body.
The fat cells like the well known little "Mikey" of the old cereal commercials will eat anything! They will never turn away the glucose. They accept it and they hold onto it and grow...fatter and fatter.