We are water-based lifeforms. However, we need fats and fat-like molecules such as cholesterol (collectively known as lipids) for a host of important cellular functions – as critical as building cells and providing cellular energy. Consequently, we have evolved a means of transporting fat around our bodies in water-friendly capsules called lipoproteins. Anyone who has
Carbohydrates dominate our food landscape and are endorsed by current dietary guidelines that recommend getting something like three-quarters of our calories from them. Carbohydrates are built with molecules of glucose, and from the perspective of our metabolism, they are simply a source of glucose, including glucose from starch (rice, wheat, tubers, legumes), sugar (white sugar,
Anyone following establishment dietary guidelines will be dependent on glucose (carbohydrates) for meeting energy demands. However, the body can be trained to burn stored fat for energy instead. It only takes a few weeks. You can lose weight by eating fat.
The simplest method is to accumulate it. That’s how it used to be done, collecting ‘dripping’ from roasts etc in a jar and reusing it. But, this has its limitations – the fat will be flavoured, contain suspended solids and water/gel and may not be enough for the purpose (e.g. deep frying). The second simplest method is
What if eating and inactivity are symptoms of obesity, not causes? In that case, it is pointless to target these symptoms, it is necessary to identify the cause and target that.