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Old 10-21-2014, 16:14   #1
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I watched a movie last night on Youtube called Fat Head. I almost turned it off after a couple of minutes because I thought it was a guy promoting eating fast food. What he was trying to prove is that you can lose weight eating low carb, high fat, even eating fast food. He has interviews with doctors and researchers that back the LCHF diet. It's an hour and 40ish minutes, but if you have time, it's well done and it's pretty funny. Two low carb thumbs up from me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evcNPfZlrZs

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Yep, that's Tom Naughton. He's a stand-up comedian, which is why the movie took on such a farcical tone. I think the movie started out as a response to the guy who made 'Supersize Me'. Tom also has a blog that spun off from the movie.




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Ha! My family really enjoyed it because we have family who live in Burbank where it was filmed. We enjoyed seeing locations that we frequent.

Basically, moderation and using your brain to make good food choices is what we got out of it.

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Ha! My family really enjoyed it because we have family who live in Burbank where it was filmed. We enjoyed seeing locations that we frequent.

Basically, moderation and using your brain to make good food choices is what we got out of it.
Maybe you need to watch it again. Tom made this movie in response to the movie "Supersize Me", but I think that was unfortunate in some ways. Yes, moderation can be practiced at fast foods, and doing so will prevent many of the health issues that Supersize me talked about.

But there was more to it. Pay attention to WHAT Tom did to practice moderation. Not only did he refuse supersizing, he drank unsweetened ice tea instead of soda. He ate normal sized portions and didn't add carby sides.

The second half of the film is the "meat"--he explains how insulin causes your body to store fat, and how avoiding producing a lot of excess insulin by eating too many carbs reduces the fat storage in your cells.

My criticism of the film was that he tried to do two different things in it--parody Supersize me on the one hand, and explain the insulin theory of obesity on the other. The film would have been much more powerful if he did not start with and overemphasize the anti-supersize me portion.

His blog is recently getting similarly muddled, as the paleosphere reacts to newish ideas (they've been around for a long time, but are getting a new airing) about starches in the diet. Remember that he and other bloggers are talking about people who DON'T HAVE Diabetes and may have a better carb tolerance than many of us.

I'm looking forward to seeing Cereal Killers, a new film that focuses on the insulin theory primarily.

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Has anyone watched "FAT, SICK AND NEARLY DEAD"?

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FSND is an infomercial for juicing and Joel Fuhrman's plant-based way-of-eating - not something that is conducive to maintaining low blood sugar.




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Wow, so not something to think about if you are Diabetic?

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No, not good for diabetes. Lots of sugar, little or no fat and protein, and juicers remove the fiber that can at least slow the effect of the sugar. If you eat the SAD, FSND may be better, but eventually it's going to catch up to you.

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FSND is an infomercial for juicing and Joel Fuhrman's plant-based way-of-eating - not something that is conducive to maintaining low blood sugar.
I laughed at FSND when I realized that that rich slob never had to clean his juicer thru out the entire movie.

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Maybe you need to watch it again. Tom made this movie in response to the movie "Supersize Me", but I think that was unfortunate in some ways. Yes, moderation can be practiced at fast foods, and doing so will prevent many of the health issues that Supersize me talked about.

But there was more to it. Pay attention to WHAT Tom did to practice moderation. Not only did he refuse supersizing, he drank unsweetened ice tea instead of soda. He ate normal sized portions and didn't add carby sides.

The second half of the film is the "meat"--he explains how insulin causes your body to store fat, and how avoiding producing a lot of excess insulin by eating too many carbs reduces the fat storage in your cells.

My criticism of the film was that he tried to do two different things in it--parody Supersize me on the one hand, and explain the insulin theory of obesity on the other. The film would have been much more powerful if he did not start with and overemphasize the anti-supersize me portion.

His blog is recently getting similarly muddled, as the paleosphere reacts to newish ideas (they've been around for a long time, but are getting a new airing) about starches in the diet. Remember that he and other bloggers are talking about people who DON'T HAVE Diabetes and may have a better carb tolerance than many of us.

I'm looking forward to seeing Cereal Killers, a new film that focuses on the insulin theory primarily.
My takeaway was two fold: 1) a plant based-diet is not healthier than an animal-based one and 2) macro-nutrient content of food is MUCH more important than "junk food" vs. "real food" or other esoteric, poorly-defined concepts. These are two widespread myths devoid of much basis in reality.

He really brings out the ludicrousness of that argument that what the vegan dude did was to eat food that was "junk", ""fatty" and "processed", etc. The reality is that what he ate was VERY high sugar, high starch (which both all comes from PLANTS, of course) and what fat it did contain was largely PUFA. In fact, the ONLY healthy thing in a fast food meal is the beef patty - exactly the opposite of what vegan dude would claim.

I think he debunked those thoroughly and it was entertaining, too.

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