Cut your calories. Move more, eat less. Eat more healthy whole grains–It’s ALL wrong. Everything you’ve been told about losing weight is wrong.
In fact, conventional dietary advice is great for GAINING weight. So we do the opposite of conventional advice in the Undoctored lifestyle.
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Everything you’ve been told about weight loss is wrong, flat wrong.
For instance: “Cut your fat”
No — if you cut your fat, you replace the lost calories with carbohydrates. And carbohydrates raise blood sugar, thereby raise insulin, and insulin causes fat storage, or blocks fat mobilization. So cutting fat and increasing carbohydrates (or proteins; that can do the same, to a lesser degree) causes weight gain. So don’t cut your fat. That’s absolute nonsense.
“Eat more healthy whole grains”
That’s the biggest one of all. What they didn’t tell you, is that grains, particularly wheat, rye and barley, have a protein called gliadin (zein in corn, a related protein) that are degraded inefficiently, because humans have a hard time digesting the components of the seeds of grasses (that’s what grains are), and they become opiates or opioids. And these opiates bind to the opiate receptors in human brains, stimulating appetite, rather massively. And people will have binge-eating tendencies, or bulimic tendencies, can have 24-hour food obsessions in the most severe cases. But in people even without those conditions, the gliadin-derived opiate peptides drive appetite.
So people who consume grains, typically eat 400 to 800 calories more per day. So a diet low in fat, rich in “healthy whole grains” is a sure-fire recipe — not for weight loss, but for massive weight gain. And the grains also raise blood sugar and insulin, and compound the effect that’s started by reducing fat in your diet.
“Move More, Eat Less”
That’s ridiculous. No, moving more does not result in weight loss, unless you come from an absolute sedentary starting place. Most people in just modern activity, going for walks, going to work, etc., do not lose more weight by moving more and eating less. And eating less is misery, isn’t it? When you cut your calories, you get hungry, and you’re always hungry. You’re always fighting, battling that hunger. And over time, your metabolic rate drops, and you actually gain weight even on a reduced calorie diet. So ignore that move-more-eat-less nonsense.
“Cut your calories”
No, calories do not matter. Calories do not matter, if you’ve corrected the composition of your diet. If you follow a diet that is not reduced in fat, but rich in fat, has no change in protein, so I do not have to get increase in protein, but is strictly grain free, and we limit sugars and carbs — calories don’t matter. You can have as many calories as you want, and nothing happens.
This has been shown repeatedly in studies. A thousand calories, you’d agree, is a very low calorie intake, right? Most of us would be starving on a thousand calories per day. If you eat a thousand calories of fat per day you lose weight. If you eat a thousand calories of protein per day, you stabilize weight, or lose a little bit of weight. If you eat a thousand calories of carbohydrates per day, you gain weight.
So, if you follow the guidelines we’re following, of no grains, limiting your carbohydrates and sugars, calories don’t matter. So you do not have to cut calories nor limit your portion sizes. We’re often told by conventional doctors, and others, that when you’ve gained weight, and have blood pressure problems, cholesterol problems, right — and you need to take many prescription drugs — many those drugs cause weight gain. So you’ve gained weight from poor diet (that is one where you cut your fat and added more grains) the weight goes up. You’d be treated, for instance, with high blood pressure medicines like beta blockers that cause weight gain, and there are many others.
And so, so much of the conventional advice on how to lose weight is not just ineffective — it’s wrong, and causes weight gain. Is it any wonder that so many people are so frustrated in weight loss; will pay all kinds money for prescription drugs, cleansing programs, protein meal replacement shakes, exercise programs, personal trainers, even lap band and gastric bypass surgery, to lose weight; because conventional answers are completely ineffective, even destructive.
So do the opposite. That’s what we do in the Undoctored program. We do the opposite of most conventional advice. We don’t cut fat. We increase the fat. We don’t eat any grains. We eliminate the grains. We never limit calories. We never cut portion sizes and we work to eliminate the drugs that cause weight gain. It’s very simple.
That’s why one of the common questions around my neighborhood, that is the Undoctored world, is “Am I too skinny?” — not “Am I too fat?”, “Am I too skinny?”, because the weight loss achieved is so effortless, and you look so different than the people around you. The people say “Well gee, I’m 165 pounds and everyone else is 250 or higher. Am I too skinny?” No, more than likely you’re normal, but in the context of an obese, overweight world.
So know that losing weight is simple, effortless, and does not involve hunger. But it means divorcing yourself from all the awful awful advice that’s been passed off as conventional dietary advice to lose weight. Ignore it.