Dr. Peter Attia Talks About The Obesity Crisis
This morning I woke up to watching a speech by Dr. Peter Attia who, after being diagnosed with Insulin Resistance and started to gain weight only to start experimenting on himself to cure the problem and lose the weight, talks about the obesity crisis we have here in America and how it may be hiding a bigger problem.
He asks the question: “What if we are wrong about diabetes?”
He tells a story about how one of his obese diabetic patients needed to have her foot amputated and how he blamed her for what had happened to her.
He also talks about what the deeper problems may be.
He has a lot of great information in this video.
(If you want to hear my take on it, scroll down past the video after you are done watching it and I’ll tell you my take on it from my personal experience and understanding.)
Good stuff, right?
As promised here are my thoughts and experience:
I came to my breaking point of desperation and wanting to lose weight I knew there had to be a better way. Exercise didn’t do it for me and so, I thought about it for a while and this is what I came up with:
I needed to eat fewer calories but I didn’t want to starve.
I needed a way to eat fewer calories and still feel full.
I knew that fruits and veggies were going to be my best bet because they had high nutrition and lower calories, helping me to feel full without being empty calories.
The only catch was, I didn’t fully understand the nutrition factor.
I mean, yeah, they are good for you and all, but a cookie tastes better.
Or at least I thought so at the time.
I was determined to drop the weight, so I forged on.
Fast forward through going raw and my personal profound experience with it all and this occurred to me:[quote]Nutrition is key. Our cells are so depleted of nutrients that our bodies are starving at the cellular level. I fills up on whatever it can, looking for the nutrients it needs, causing excess weight. By filling up on nutrient dense foods, we nourish our bodies and we don’t need to eat as much, meaning we consume less calories and have more energy. We lose weight naturally.[/quote]
I’m not talking about supplements either. I’m talking about the real nutrition that comes through food, in it’s whole, natural, untouched state. It’s raw form.
Raw food isn’t scary.
It’s not weird.
It’s how food was meant to be.