Because I do brain research (my professional link is here), I am often asked what is the best thing to do for maintaining brain function – crosswords, reading, lumosity, ‘brain foods’? My answer has always been: “Exercise.” It hasn’t always been a popular answer though. Physical exercise is beneficial for the body and the mind.
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.
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.