Various common ways to avoid the health disaster caused
by IR while eating a Western
diet (in approximate order of importance):
Tight weight control
and not allowing significant weight of more than 15% above thin body weight to be carried for years (the longer the weight
is on the less likely that an energy-restricted diet will keep that weight long-term off)
Mini-fasting when dieting,
or alternate day fasting.
to peer-pressure to be fit and trim
insulin and drugs that increase insulin, since insulin reduces fat metabolism.
drugs with sedative effects (drowsiness, increasing sleeping, muscle relaxation), thus avoiding nearly all psychotropic drugs,
some hypertension drugs, high doses antihistamines, SSRIs, and other drugs that inhibit the functions of neural transmitters. Even when weight gain is not listed as a side effect, often it is.
regular consumption of high-carb alcoholic beverages such as beer, since glucose competes with ethanol for metabolism in the
liver, thereby increasing damage to the liver by slowing the clearance of toxic ethanol.
Regular exercise or strenuous
good muscle tone
Multiple day fasting at
least twice a year
average of less than 40 grams for male (30 grams for a woman) of sucrose for an active average size person
seasonal change in fructose and carb consumption
seniors, natural hormone replacement therapy in sufficient dose (see my articles on testosterone and estrogen).
more than 40% of calories from fats
ratio of saturated fats to unsaturated fats which become rancid in the body (see Part 4 Fats for complex reasons)
a high ratio of natural foods to manufactured foods thus limiting the sugar added foods.
seasonal change in fructose consumption
the exposure to unnatural chemicals including drugs, food additives, pesticides, hormone mimics, and other sources such as
325 mg or greater per day, it lowers serum glucose—see 1950 Merck Manual, and Aspirin, under “diabetes”.
some are more prone, others more resistant. Probably a significant factor in about 15% of those obese.
of sex hormones has been shown to play a significant role in weight gain. Estradiol (the best of 4 estrogens) controls fat distribution, which is visually
obvious as a girl develops during teen years. Lack of estrogen cause women to
gain abdominal weight following menopause and she loses muscle because her testosterone drops. The two sex hormones are structurally identical, but for
one functional group. Testosterone makes a different for men past the age of
60 when they do sufficient amount to restore them to a youthful level, which is what I did.
I started in 2004 with natural testosterone from
a compounding pharmacy. It made my weight control easy. I stopped weighing myself once I realized that my weight-regulatory system kept me between 161 and 166. Only with fasting did drop to between 155-161 pounds.
Until 2013 I ate a high carb diet, low fat diet, I avoided the weight
gain by doing the most of the above.