Carbs Don't Make You Fat

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I like to keep you on your toes with this blog...have you not knowing what topic is coming next...or why.

Things are just so boring when they become mundane...the same...every single time.

I really love...that I write this...as a man...with a lustful taste for a breast of grilled...marinated chicken.

It shows the pureness in my intentions through the dualism that many will call.

I firstly must address the audience...with a declaration of warning...that I really do go in on this topic...big time...but...also for the first time...out in public...away from a professional environment or setting.

I have no issue with anybody singularly...haven't honestly got enough hours in the day to have any.

I'm just doing what I do...what works for me...and if you do what you do...and it works for you...then all the best...good luck...I wish you nothing but prosperity and success.

As you may have picked up on...this is me composing an intro...to the already finished symphony.

This is my life...it's what I do every day...so I tend to get very passionate...and go very deep with it.

Having already written the blog post...this is the calm...before the storm.

 

Carbs Are Bad?

Gluconeogenesis...it's an evolutionary trait found in animals and humans for survival...proven.

It's the first thing I bring up when usually discussing this topic.

In a nutshell...it's a cellular chemical reaction that occurs...because carbohydrates are essential and integral to the nth degree.

In the absence of them...our bodies will look to none sources...to avoid hypoglycemia.

We can't escape it.

If you starve the body or lower the bodies carbohydrate intake...below levels of that resulting in homeostasis...then it will just go and create it's own...to survive.

It's innate...because it's essential.

It all goes down in the liver and the kidneys...which serve their functional purposes within this reaction.

Its an apparent biological evolutionary trait...firstly...for times and periods of starvation...or...a lack of necessary fuel.

Especially when energy expenditure or recovery is needed alongside said starvation and periods of hunger for example.

Gluconeogenesis transcends survival instincts in the society we now live in today though.

It's one of the most important factors of the initial question.

Don't get me wrong...it is still as apparent and relevant for us...as it was all those years ago...but...the purpose of specificity has been further adapted and defined...to the modern day life of 2018.

Same principality...different situations.

It's not just about not being able to find food easily...or sparingly...etc etc nowadays.

Today...it's relevance in found in the parameters of fad diets... eating trends...fasting...exercise...movement...wellbeing...and overall modern life.

There are outlets and organisations that I believe need to be questioned on these type of topics...publicly...out in the open...in a positive manner.

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So I said before that Gluconeogenesis occurred in the absence of carbohydrates right??

Well...check this...it's proven that when those carbohydrates aren't there to be broken down...then...our bodies go for...the protein.

Protein isn't a thing...it isn't a steak...shake...pill...powder or potion.

They are molecules with chains of amino acid residues...that serve many purposes for the musculoskeletal system and human design.

It's crazy when you think how intricate and complex the body really...actually is.

If you take something away from it...that it needs...that it wants...that it requires to operate...efficiently...and safely...then...it will find a way...to find a way...itself.

Well that means...when people tell you they are on a no carb diet...because they are bad for you...they make you fat...sugars bad...then...they aren't...really...on a no carb diet.

They may stay away...and consume protein...but...in the absence of carbs...the protein they're consuming...starts to get naturally converted...into...carbs...which are sugar...which is bad for us...and the body rejects it...so they say?

The proteins being converted are either being taken from the food...or taken from the muscle.

So imagine if you are heavily depleting your carbohydrates...at the same time you are cutting your overall general food intake...while also adding in the stimulus of loaded exercise and going to work. (Big trend in modern day society)

You aren't going to be able to mentally or physiologically cope with that forever...it's in no way sustainable.

The stress on the nervous system and the sympathetic arousal generated from that lifestyle will catch you up somewhere down the line...no matter how long it takes.

You'll burn out in the end.

Especially if your goal is to maintain muscle mass and be healthy in that situation...you are up against it...regardlesss...to say the least.

I did it myself years ago when I was like 21 and naive.

I speak from experience.

I even went back to it at 23...no carb... high protein...which typically in most instances leads to high fat...especially in the country I live in.

It's not just all of the studies...the papers...the evidence...the proof...that back my claims. (Which I'm happy to email if anybody is intrigued)

I've lived it...I've seen it all in myself...and in thousands of people I've come into contact with doing what I've done over the years.

If you won't look out for yourself...the body is going to do it for you...it has to...until it cant any longer.

That's why we have a nervous system isn't it?

Before man and woman...was neurological...cognitive function...adaptation.

The nervous system...was a part of us...before we were a part of ourselves.

It is inevitably us...giving birth to the stimulus needed to create...and sustain life.

At one point we were just random cells and passageways...that by chance...or consummate natural design...had their dots connected together.

Things only survive if they work...efficiently and effectively.

You...I...him...her...they...wouldn't be here now if that was not the case would we?

It works the same in every area...from the workplace...to the human body...to building roads and bridges.

Cutting and lowering carbs is flawed to me on that systematic basis.

How can they be demonised...taking into account...that your body is giving you that type of natural signal and indication through Gluconeogenesis?

They have been a key staple and fundamental essential for living...since the dawn of man and woman.

I believe that...without carbohydrates/sugar...we wouldn't have made it...it's that deep to me...it's on that level.

We wouldn't have got here...this far...and I wouldn't be writing this...you wouldn't be reading it.

I truly believe that statement...just as seriously as how lots of other critical thinkers...logically believe the same to be true about the connection between man and canine. (Which makes total sense too when you analyse it)

There are many pieces on the board of life...we just need to come to a tolerable consensus of what those pieces are...and how they create parallel unison among one another.

I never really hear these types of topics being spoken about enough.

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On a mass scale...those who believe that carbs are bad...and cause weight problems/health problems...are listening to the studies and the evidence...typically...made by the people who are paid to find and show that carbs are bad...and cause weight/health problems.

It's a very political topic...one that cannot be fully explained or justified in one blog post.

You tend to find a lot of people get really angry...emotional...and defensive when it's all brought up...and...it's often very hard to have a two way discussion about the opposing views...so the low carb action usually reigns supreme.

It's more prevalent...prominent...has a louder voice...and is marketed...endorsed...backed...and influenced by conglomerates and hierarchies...that...hold influence...over the entire world in some instances.

Take the world of diabetes type2 for example...

They use Gluconeogenesis often to try treat it...and regulate insulin levels.

Lower carbs/sugars...because carbs have a bad affect on diabetes type 2...so you can deplete your natural fuel...in an attempt to regulate insulin...for your body to go into survival mode...to proceed to produce...vital necessary...carbs...that it needs...because instead they have been substituted by levels of other entities...that have much more negative effects on insulin levels...and assist in creating the list of reasons why the type 2 started in the first place...and continue to cause such problems...which is why it won't get better or go away?

The logical evidence...the 2+2...is seen far and wide to show the key to type 2 diabetes...lies within carbohydrates.

The best revolutionary doctors...who practice what they preach...all say the same.

The healthiest people I've ever met in my life...are high carbohydrates.

The true...honest...pioneering...pure...studies back it all up...time after time.

The science backs it up!

It's all there if you as an individual are prepared to research...question...contrast and compare.

But it doesn't fit does it?

For many reasons.

They've started to finally admit the astonishing affects of a piece of steak for example on insulin regulation...but still...we are still very far out.

I'm not for example saying go against what you are being prescribed for your diabetes by your doctor...I'm saying...find the doctors who are cutting edge...dedicated to helping people rather than a medical industry...who are speaking the same truths...there's plenty of them.

I'm not even talking about diabetes type 2...I'm...talking about it all...the whole representation of carbs.

The majority of the messages that go out to the masses in the mainstream for most things...are drip fed...watered down...distorted...manipulated...and promoted by the masses...in the mainstream...that hold existential positions of power.

Promoting critical...clinical thinking doesn't really sell the world dominating...earth conquering conquest...ask any marketing giant...it just gets you into pointless debates and wastes precious time.

The ideas that prosper the most...that reach the forefront...not always...but typically...are  usually based...in some way...on some form...of fallacy...propaganda...power...dominance...corruption...business plan...system...demographic out reach...marketing...lie...or random...sporadic...irrelevant invented group public consensus.

Singularly or in amalgamation...depends what area we are taking about in life I suppose.

That's not conspiracy theory...by any means of the imagination...pick up any true history book...worth it's name...from any era...and they will show you that evidence.

In 500 years from now...if our world is still here...they will be speaking of us with the unknown truths of hindsight...that we speak of today...of those 500 years previous to ourselves.

Certain things...certain behaviors...are just ingrained with the tapestry of our binary DNA.

It was shown consistently then...it will be shown consistently now.

It's not an attack on anybody...it's pointing out that no matter how important...specialised...or knowledgeable somebody may be...it still doesn't mean that what they are telling you is true...logically thought out...purposefully accurate... or carrying your best interests at heart.

We've got billions of years of data...public accessible...so many great minds...so many bad ones...so many positives...so many negatives...but...it all comes together...to tell us a story.

It's true when they say to look to the future...we firstly have to correct the past.

Everything we do or have ever done either follows or starts a lineage of design.

That's why it's only ever that 1% that break the mould...in any area...in any sector...and disturb the paradigm for the greater good of humanity and society...creating true evolutionary betterment...for the coexistence of the mind and body...as groups and individuals.

Granted it's never done alone...and is always a work in progress...that exists to be bettered...but...true visionaries don't come around every day.

Even when they do...it doesn't mean they last or end up making an inch of progression.

Necessary power...tyranny...and corruption...all tread fine lines...within the closest of proximity to one another.

Psychologically under certain circumstances...it can be hard to know which side of which line is being stepped at times.

That's why we need to question and think further.

A dialogue of conversation...tolerance...logic...science
..and real evidence...over...consumerism...profit margins...social hierarchy...and group perceived perceptions...would do us all some good...I personally think.

May be wrong...may be right...but I feel it In my heart.

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We've got to eat fat...let's get that straight...it's important...it's necessary.

We should all consume fat...protein...but in the right way...in the right...smaller amounts...from the right sources.

It's just like salt...can be really bad for you...but not having it...is really bad for you.

They are a requirement in unison along side carbohydrates...but...it seems to be forgotten that...some of the best forms of carbohydrates...which are some of the healthiest foods on the entire planet...carry the most complete proteins and healthiest fat's...within them?

When you compare the amino acid and nutritional profile of a green bean...to that of a protein shake...or piece of meat...for example...the results are fascinating.

My problems lies in...

To want to reduce fat...by eating fat...is nonsensical...to me anyway...although some of the best names in the world say it's not.

It doesn't just come down to Gluconeogenesis...it comes down to simple chemistry and molecular structure.

The structure of a carbohydrate molecule vs that of a fat molecule...vs...the way the body processes them both...shows fat...to process...store...and keep...fat...at a staggering rate vs that which allows the carbohydrates to be burned off as needed energy.

There isn't even a need for chemical conversion when it comes to the fat...and that is such a huge factor when considering what is really attributing to disease...and obesity.

I understand that De Novo Lipogenesis...also exists...which will be the counteraction to the gluconeo variant argument.

It's not an argument though.

Yes it exists...yes it is present in humans...but it has been proven time and time again...that it is an inefficient system that the body does not turn to...based on the principality of molecular structure and the amount of effort needed to store carbohydrates as fat.

De Novo Lipogenesis...is prevalent in animals...not humans.

It's basically states that too many carbohydrates...cause the body to convert and store them...as fat...but...is proven to not be of any significant importance to human physiology.

Fat exists in carbon chains...and is stored....as carbon chains...it's efficient for the body to do so...which is why it get's stored in over excess/from certain sources more than others.

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There are a lot of problems plaguing society today...problems that can be reversed through better nutritional and lifestyle advice...with...positive...change.

I don't even think I could put the seismic...catastrophic calamity that is coming our way in the future...into quantitative words.

This isn't about me knowing it all...I don't...it's about the fact that...the evidence is all there in front of us...already...all we have to do...is step outside of the box and it's conventions.

It's not said to be negative...it's said...because it's not too late for change..

Opinions differ...but when it comes to mental health...wellbeing...health...functionality...for example...then...we've got schools in Manchester...where 60-70% of kids are being labeled and defined...officially... as clinically obese...under 12 years old?

These type of figures represent just one of so many different subsections...and categories...while kind of showing that the 2+2...equals four.

The low carb high protein/fat is so floored...yet it prevails.

We...England...are a country...that consumes much...much...more fat...than carbohydrates on the whole...massively.

The fact you see a McDonald's...A KFC...BurgerKing
..Dominoes...Pappa Jons...Pizza Hut...Kebab House...Chinese...Indian...Chippy...Greggs...Krispy Kreme...Butchers...on almost every street corner...almost every...street corner...flies in the face of any doubt that should ever be had about that.

We're also a country that eats and drinks far too many unnatural things...and we really want to blame it all on sugar and carbs?

Killer?

Yes society has a sweet tooth...loves sugary sweets...drinks...goodies...and carbs...but...it loves fat...and loves it far far more on a daily basis when you look at what people are consuming and the state the obesity level is at.

Carbs have to even be covered in fat these days!?

You see...yes there are carbs being consumed...but being consumed on top of all of the pizzas...the burgers...the deep fat fried chips...the hot dogs...the puddings...the hot wings...the ribs...the sandwiches...the chow meins...the commercial curries...the steaks...the fish...the milk...the eggs...the butter...the cheese...the chocolate...the mayonnaise...the yogurts...the oils...the ice cream....the donuts...the deep fried food...the...cakes.

Now that's a tiny list of just a few of the most popular foods consumed by the UK on a daily basis on average.

If you live here in England...you honestly can't tell me...out of those few examples there...and from those alike...that they don't make up the majority of the food intake...of the majority of people in this country? (Not all)

You just can't tell me it's not true...the fact they dominate...tells us all we need to know.

The sales figures are all there to be seen.

You walk in Tesco...Asda...Sainsburys...Aldi...they'll prove me right on the whole...across the board...every single time.

Look at their shelving...their displays...their offers...their positioning...their focus...and where their sales drive lies on the whole.

Look at what they have the most stock of...look in people's baskets?

You'll see the majority of things from that small list...is what is being sold and consumed the most in comparison.

We do have break away groups who focus on other areas of nutrition...but on the whole...people aren't getting healthier...or in better shape...and that comes from a higher focus on fat.

Even those that are trying to progress are usually being prescribed a low carb opinion.

So let me take the cake...the chocolate cake...with chocolate fudge icing in the middle...with chocolate fudge icing on the top of it...with sprinkles and broken off pieces scattered around for decoration...for example.

I don't think this is promoted to people enough.

When you are sat there...staring longingly...in admiration...passion...and love...yet feeling the despair of having such a sweet tooth...don't.

It may taste sweet...it may be promoted...and programmed as a psychological representation  of sweetness to you.

But the proof...is literally in the pudding.

It's PACKED OUT...to its essence...in fat.

If you were to consume enough of that sweet buttery...sugary cake...you are taking in more fat vs sugar/carb.

The thing basically is a piece of fat...cut with sugar/carbs.

If you eat a whole big...huge cake...everyday of your life...then most people are going to end up typically putting on some form of body fat.

Just because it tasted so rich and so sweet...doesn't mean it was the sweetness that got you overweight.

Here's a typical example of what you could easily find on a working day...in this day and age.

I understand that many people's schedules or regimes would be nothing like below...but it's one random off the cuff example...to illustrate this point...of how many people actually do live due to shopping trends we all have access too.

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Cereal with big bowl of milk or Bacon & egg barm with coffee/tea and milk

Packet of crisps

Bottle of Coke

Bar of chocolate

2 coffees/teas with milk

12-5

Cheese Burger/deep fried chicken burger with fat fried chips and mayonnaise

Bottle of coke

packet of crisps

2 x Coffee with milk

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Pizza

Bar of chocolate

bag of sweets

Few biscuits

2 x Cup of tea with milk

Again...I get I may be well off on the order there...or the amount...or the things being eaten...it's not a specific example.

That's still all predominantly fat though...and the figures and trends say on the whole society consumes much more fat based products.

So even if it wasn't a pizza...a burger...a bacon butty etc...the probability of it still being something high in fat...or based around it...is higher than not.

The carbohydrates...on top of the level of fat being consumed are extra calories...which will naturally have a negative effect.

When you bring fat into the equation though...you then have to start counting calories...which is just a mine field.

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It really winds me up to be honest...when people say...it's not the fats...it's not the carbs...it's purely down to the calories.

It makes no sense...because a calorie cannot...really be..."A calorie."

Well it can't...it's another flawed concept.

On the basis of molecular structure and stability.

Let's say I was a woman...and I'm likely to put on weight in my current life condition...which is being sedentary.

If I eat 3000 calories a day of chocolate...ice cream...cookie dough and pizza...do you honestly think I'm going to look the same as if I chose to eat 3000 calories of rice...potatoes...fruit...and vegetables!?

If you've got to calorie count...and watch what you eat...then your lifestyle is wrong for dropping body fat...being healthy and mobile.

The parameters of actually uniquely...individually...and specifically quantifying your calorific intake and expenditure...are so wide and varied in each case...that it really is an irrelevant...territory...if...you eat the correct things for physiological efficiency...in the appropriate and adequate amounts.

We need to stop telling people it's all due to the calories.

Calories...do...have their part to play...but to me the problem most definitely does not lie anywhere even close to being near them.

Counting and restricting calories is a cop out to me, a get out of jail free card in my opinion.

It just can't be calories in vs calories out...boom...poof...that simple...over...out...done with...adios...hasta luego....gone.

It's naive to me and I'm just being honest...not disrespectful.

I've been there myself...with all this...everything I'm speaking about.

Us...and America for example...among the masses...promote low carb...sugars bad...and we primarily consume more fat in our diets...yet have an obesity crisis and major problems with diabetes?

Problems we can't get rid of...and can't control?

That's not to mention the sheer amount of pills being dished  out by the second for illness?

The majority of people bashing carbohydrates and sugar - don't actually even know what they truly are...or what they do.

The nutrition we follow...that we buy into...that we take into the most personal place we have...our homes...around our friends and family...has served it's purpose now...it's done...needs slinging out.

We don't eat..drink...or consume as a society...in any way shape or form...for efficiency...benefit...or purpose anymore.

It's basically for gluttony and greed when you break it down...if it's not for those reasons...then...it's being done for the sake of it...or because it's been sold or peddled that way.

It spans from again...and yes I know I bang on about them a lot...evolution...and our past history.

Names such as Tigellinus...Nero...Alexander The Great...Julius Caesar...Augustus...George IV...king Louie XIV...De Medici...the list could go on.

We have lost track of what the functional human being needs to do to perform optimally and coexist together.

What the man in the street needs...with a family...and a life ahead of him.

We are eating in a manner that was engineered by people such as those above.

We've lived in times of lavish rulers...Kings and Queens...monarchies...glitterati etc etc...and their ideologies have stuck.

I mentioned those names before...

It's always been the rich...the powerful...that were overweight...not the poor...or normal people in the street...it wasn't possible.

As Frank White may say "They got fat while we starved"... literally.

It was a sign of wealth...status...glamour.

Banquets...galas...balls...dinners...events.

Joe public ate like Joe public...trying to survive...continue...and prosper.

You were either the elite...part of the club...or...you wanted to be.

It's kind of the same as when you see people copying what the celebrities do now.

Eating back then was done to fuel...to live...for manual work...for life tasks...for social progression...strength and survival.

If the everyday person...ate like the establishment did...back then...they would have become sedentary and not be able to achieve some of the greatest physical accomplishments known to us...in a time before electronic technology.

Two completely different ways of life.

You were more likely to be underweight if you were in the lower/middle class...which is not at all the case today.

Again...look at what the likes of Julius Caesar etc etc dined on.

Statistically they ate much more quantities of fat and protein...in abundance.

They ate carbohydrates yes...but...

Check it out...they are always depicted with big greasy chicken legs...or ham joints in their hands aren't they?

Laying down on a sofa with grease all round their mouth and robes...or stood by a hog roast feasting.

It was always a feast...based around high amounts of proteins and animal fats.

Throughout history the establishment or upper class have always been depicted by most...as gluttonous...over weight...and larger than life.

The general public...everyday person..
was always depicted as thin...resilient...and hard working.

Or starving and dying?

They weren't eating the same foods...at all.

A member of the highest level of order could not been seen to be anything remotely like a "Commoner."

Commoners ate from the ground...from the confines of nature...worldwide...which you will find typically...will be carbohydrates.

That's not to say they never ate meat or got fat from other sources...just not in the amount of the rich or average person today.

Notice how the soldiers did not even have the same diet as the leaders either...and we all know how important an army was to them???

The general public aspired to look like the elite...eat like them...be like them...but it wasn't possible back then. (You had few who could attain it away from the establishment...yes...but not many)

That lifestyle has stuck..as still to this day...food and lots of other things are used as a representation of...representation...in many ways.

The precedent that was set by the seconds of past...resonate within the darkest hours of the future.

Name me a time other than recently...that you would get an obesity crisis in children as an epidemic taking over countries?

No matter the class now...it doesn't matter...it's equal opportunity.

You don't get overweight from eating potatoes...rice...bananas...oranges...and Sugar...there isn't an instance where anybody can show you where they have.

The leanest people in the world...who get sick the least...base their diets off the same principality...it's proven time after time again...high carb...lower protein...lower fat...rich...nutrient dense...natural foods.

These people may I add...usually work in much more extreme conditions...within much more unsafe parameters...for extended periods of time...physical...hard...grueling labor...day in day out...and still they have more energy...more stamina and less ailment than us!

We are finishing jobs that have us sat down relaxing all day...in comfy chairs...and we are knackered and sick.

You don't see the people working in the rice fields over weight...and we can all guess what they eat the most of?

Ever been to anywhere like Bali? Gili Meno? Lombok? Thailand?

Ever seen how they get down?

If you have...then you will know carbohydrates are King.

They are looked at as medicine!

They get their fats naturally...usually from the same source of the carbohydrates.

They do eat sea food and meat and use certain fats...but it's all balanced...in proportion...with carbohydrates taking the definitive crown.

You go to a hotel in Bali and they have advertisements around...to eat your carbs for mental and physical health...everywhere!.

The funny thing is...the only people...you see overweight...are the upper class with the disposable income to eat outside of their conventional beliefs...or those with more access to animal fats and proteins

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We've just...nose dived into this world where we are avoiding...what got us all here in the first place...and it seems to have become the norm.

It's the fittest and the strongest that survive...that keep the world going...existing and moving.

It's the fittest and the strongest that keep everybody else going.

Not just strength in fitness and body...but in mind.

It's always been that way...it always will be...until computers take over and start doing everything for us (It's gone and is going that way?)

I couldn't care less what you look like...your background...colour...or creed...there's far more important things to be concentrating on...like...it not being good...in any way shape or form to be overweight... underweight or suffering from malnutrition...let alone categorised as clinically obese.

Potatoes...sweet potatoes...fruit...table sugar...Green beans...it's all sugar...it's all carbs.

We need to start looking at things...properly...honestly...out in the open...otherwise we aren't ever going to create any change.

The right people need to get a voice.

The beauty of science...is that...if your equation...is proven to be better than mine...I'm not going to cry about it...I'm going to thank you for the enlightenment.

Knowledge will always be power.

It isn't muscle or firepower that wins wars...it's tactics.

I respect you...but I don't respect the ideology of low/no carb...high fat and protein...and I don't mind if you don't respect mine...at all.

We wouldn't advance if we all thought the same.

I end on this note...

At one point somebody claimed the world was round...they killed him...then started agreeing the world was round.

Purity usually sells you nothing but yourself...or if It does...it sells you the cheapest...most honest...sustainable...viable option...that leads to positive longevity and true benefit.

Question.

What A Day To Be Alive

Disturb the paradigm

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