Chapter 9: Takeaways

Why You’re Fat and Sick

If you are waiting for some “professional” to make you well, you will stay fat and sick.  The best (if not only) guardian of your health is you.  You have to take responsibility for your own health.  

There are no quick fixes.  This is hard stuff.  The longer you spent making yourself sick, and the more reckless you were, the longer it will take to fix.  Put on your big boy pants and get to work.  It is very difficult to be healthy in our society today because our industrial way of eating is designed to give you what you want (without thinking about it) and not what you need.  We’ve fallen into a hedonic pleasure trap without our knowledge or consent.  We can take some simple (if difficult) proactive steps to break free.  

Sugar is poison. You simply must give it up. [See Chapter 4]

Processed food is poison.  You simply must give it up.  It’s designed to be addictive. [See Chapter 4]

When you eat is just as important as what you eat. [See Chapter 6]

Eating real food is critical to health. 

Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day.  

Your grandma was probably smarter than your doctor.  Eat things she would serve you (i.e., real food).  Eating ancestral foods is usually fine.      

The biggest problems with the standard (modern) American diet are too many calories, too many calories from carbs, and eating too frequently. 

Don’t trust the government.  They are trying to kill you.  [See Chapter 1

Don’t trust any source of information provided by an associationSocieties are also suspect. [See Chater 1]  

Don’t trust fancy-sounding hospitals (no matter how pretty the website is)  if they parrot the USDA nonsense about sugar being good for you. 

If something makes you feel sick, stop doing it. 

Treating a food problem with medicine is stupid.  Fix the food.

If something makes you sick, stop doing it. 

Protect the liver.

Feed the gut.

If you are insulin resistant, eating less frequently can help.

If you are insulin resistant, entering ketosis can help.  

If you are insulin resistant, getting good sleep can help.

If you are insulin resistant, getting exercise can help.  

Fixing insulin resistance can fix a ton of metabolic problems, including being a fat ass.   

“A calorie is a calorie” is complete bullshit.  

I’ve heard all my life, “if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself.”  That is especially true when it comes to your health.  You have to take charge!  Don’t leave it to multi-billion-dollar business interests.  Don’t leave it to the government.  Don’t leave it to organizations that have different interests than improving your metabolic health.  Don’t leave it to your doctor.  You are the only one that cares enough, has enough time, and enough skin in the game to make any real difference in your health.

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Last Modified: 01/06/2023


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