Over time, because of excess carbohydrates in the diet, we develop carbohydrate intolerance; that involves both insulin resistance and leptin subservience. Our homeostatic control mechanism breaks down, and we start to develop metabolic changes that are unhealthy.
This is the source of metabolic (Reaven) syndrome, a problem most of us are developing.
The Dietary Guidelines Say:
Choose low fat milk, yoghurt and cheese.
Choose lean meats – trim off the fat.
The Health Star Rating is recommended.
87% excess fat causes obesity.
32% sugar – 26% Carbohydrates
The Public Believe:
Public think that dietary fat makes you fat.
New Science Says:
Hormones make you fat. Too much insulin and leptin that's ineffective because it's subservient to insulin.
When Insulin is “on” you are probably building fat.
Restrict carbohydrates and eat a lot more fat, to lose weight.
Choose strategically when to eat carbohydrates to keep insulin "off." - Changing what you eat for breakfast is a easy first response.