In the top Universities, the view is that it is behavior modification that really leads to permanent weight loss. For at least 95% of those who lost weight, they regained all the weight and more in 5 years. Weight Watchers is a program meant to modify behavior, but it costs too much to implement all the procedures even a good program fails.
Even at age four, we can predict his or her future success. It has to do with ignoring immediate gratification for larger rewards later. Candy now or much more candy later. That is why more successful individuals are not as obese as many others.
Two of the strongest urges are food and sex. If we are hungry, we eat no matter the consequences. As I said many times, do not drink fruit juices which is loaded with fructose which is metabolically converted to low density lipoproteins in our liver and to uric acid in our many cells which increases inflammation in our arteries enhancing deposition of cholesterol plaque.
Fructose somehow sabotages our satiety process in the Omentum organ in our belly. That is where triglycerides are stored. Don’t believe the recent publication that is saying that it does not matter where fat is stored. In very fat people, we cannot see this internal fat next to our organs. It is full of triglycerides, the source of our very low density lipoprotein cholesterol.
As we consume large amount of HFCS or an average of 150 pounds per year for Americans, fructose enzymes increases so we get a craving for this sugar and drink an excess of Coke and Pepsi to satisfy our craving. McDonalds giving us large amounts of fat and fructose results in pleasure hormones released by our brain which is similar to drug addiction. Very hard to stop. Depressed people eat more.
The South Beach diet forbids any fructose containing food for two weeks. Instead of following the rest of the diet, just eat good foods that you can eat all your life when you are hungry, but avoid eating too many fruits as our government recommends. By avoiding lunch, our body forces us to keep eating because hormones are produced to keep us hungry longer. Vegetables should contain fibrous foods like cauliflower, broccoli, or other similar class of vegetables. Carrots contain fructose so limit how much you eat. Search google for fructose content in fruits and vegetables. The Sugar Fix: The High-Fructose Fallout That Is Making You Fat and Sick by Richard J. Johnson, MD.
Dr. Johnson lists the amount of fructose in foods and proposes various changes in what we should eat to lose weight. Go for ten pounds which comes mostly from the Omentum Organ. I lost ten pounds very fast after two weeks of fructose fasting. I stopped drinking Apple and Orange juice. Apple juice is pure Fructose.
Thankfully, even the huge food products such as ketchup are changing from high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and to sucrose from cane sugar and beet sugar. For example, Wheat Thin is going to 100 percent whole wheat and replacing HFCS with sucrose.
HFCS is a 55/45% glucose to fructose mixture. For reasons not explained yet, sucrose which is a combined fructose and glucose structure, it does enzymatically convert to a mixture of fructose and glucose at some time after eating. The Fructose is metabolized mainly in the liver and inefficiently in all our cells. Fructose converts to glucose and 30 percent very low density lipoproteins which some claim including myself leads to heart attacks, strokes, and Alzheimer’s Disease, both genetic (1%) and not (99%). Too much fructose results in cirrhosis of the liver in a similar metabolic process as alcoholic drinks. Part of the aging phenomena.
For unknown reasons, the lesions in genetic and old age Alzheimer’s progress in different parts of the Hippocampus memory bank which kills the cells. The genetic process depends on not being able to metabolize very low density lipoproteins Putting more information input into the Hippocampus causes it to grow such as a taxi drive who memorizes his routes.
Like most diseases, Alzheimer’s probably has more than one route towards disease and not all dementia is fat based. Another possibility which has been largely ignored is the role of medications in dementia. At least a dozen are involved and even more in inducing cardiac arrest by disrupting the electrical signal needed for our heart to beat evenly.
Very recently we heard that the amount of beta-amyloid, the long associated cause of Alzheimer’s is turning out to be a protein needed in the brain and the production rate does not change, but the ability of the brain to get rid of excess proteins has been impaired. This reminded me of the effect of some antihistamines of blocking the enzyme that gets rid of excess proteins in our muscles.
Could the same thing be happening with the generation and brain penetration of very low density lipoprotein may block enzyme output to get rid of excess beta-amyloid in our brain. The excess protein along with another chemical blocks our synapses according to a recent publication.
One phenomena never explained by current theories is why some Alzheimer’s Patients get moments of clarity of various lengths so we need to think about why? The above explanation provides one answer. Perhaps a vegetarian (Vegan) diet or a macrobiotic diet may be a diet tried. They may have been, but not very much or else I would know about it.
Jim Kawakami, March 12, 2011, http://jimboguy.blogspot.com
Mississippi Tops State Obesity Ranking
State-by-State Ranking: Mississippians Most Massive, Coloradans Leanest
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD
Aug. 29, 2006 -- Mississippians are the most massive Americans, while Coloradans are leanest, a state-by-state obesity survey shows.
Nearly 30% of Mississippi adult residents are obese. The state tops the new list from Trust for America's Health, a nonprofit group lobbying to make disease prevention a national priority.
But Mississippi isn't alone. It's among the 13 states in which at least one in four adult residents is obese.
The 10 states with the highest obesity rates are:
- West Virginia
- Indiana (tie for 8th)
- South Carolina (tie for 8th)
Colorado is the leanest state. But that's only by comparison: Seventeen percent of Coloradans are obese. Not even a single U.S. state is near the national goal of reducing the obesity rate to 15% by 2010. … http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20060829/mississippi-tops-state-obesity-ranking