biochemically speaking, that is.
I had an epiphany, or maybe a brainfart, let figure this out.
I watched the video of this guy:
and that is his line, you are as fat as you need to be, biochemically speaking.
His point is, though he does not make it as such, is that white fat cells are not the passive participants in the sugar and fat metabolism as they are usually described.
I think we all know how insulin resistance develops but there are two sides to this coin, the body not only needs to be able to get rid of blood sugar quickly, it also needs to be able provide energy to the body.
But, given that high insulin resistance pretty much makes sure that there is insulin in the body all the time, how would it do that?
I think I know how:
The bigger a fat cell gets , the easier it lets go of the fat- they become more sensitive to glucagon, insulins antagonist, meaning if you are insulin resistant and you need to be able to still move around, your body needs lots of big, full fat cells in order to be able to coax fat out of them if it needs it, insulin be damned.
That means biochemically speaking your body will try to make your fat cells exactly as big as they need to be in order to overcome the insulin in your bloodstream.
So, if that is true, losing weight per se will not do much for anybody, for the simple reason that if the underlying issue is not addressed, the body will snap back to where it needs to be.
If however you somehow manage to decrease insulin resistance, your body should shed fat in order to remain at a new equilibrium.
This would explain a lot, like:
Why people balloon up after a diet.
Why most people seem to have a set point where their body wants to be.
And of course why the ADA, this stupid, bought of fuckers need to be led behind a barn and at the very least be flogged with barbed wire.