Weight Loss Cross Road

Obesity affects more than 40% of American adults, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 28% of adults in England, according to the Health Survey for England 2019.

Stuck at weight loss cross road?

Long-Lasting Weight Management

A new paper explaining the causes has been published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, claiming there are fundamental flaws in the energy balance model, and tying obesity to the consumption of low-quality food and processed carbohydrates.

Carbohydrate-insulin model better explains obesity and points the way to more effective and long-lasting weight management strategies. 

This new model placed the blame for the obesity epidemic on “modern dietary patterns characterised by excessive consumption of foods with a high glycaemic load: in particular, processed, rapidly digestible carbohydrates”.

“These foods cause hormonal responses that fundamentally change our metabolism, driving fat storage, weight gain, and obesity,”.

The carbohydrate-insulin model suggests another path that focuses more on what we eat.

Weight Loss Regimen Might Not Work

Also the weight loss regimen might not work as desired! Study Suggests, Gut Microbiome Behind the scene.

A new study says the genetic capacity of the gut microbiome is also a significant factor that influences how much weight a person is likely to lose with simple lifestyle changes. The gut microbiome, having trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microbes, plays a key role in digestion. It also benefits the immune system.

The study was published in the open-access American Society for Microbiology journal mSystems.

Research has already shown that a change in diet can change the composition of bacteria in the gut. So, this study shows if someone’s bacterial gene composition is resisting weight loss, perhaps a change in diet can be helpful.

The Diet vs. Exercise 

The Diet vs. Exercise debate has been in the spotlight since an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine earlier, caused a stir with its authors’ blunt message: Physical activity does not promote weight loss. 

Is diet or exercise best for weight loss?

Moving our body is critical to well being, but when it comes to losing weight, exercise is not the optimal way to go, experts say. 

“One cannot outrun a bad diet”.“Many still wrongly believe that obesity is entirely due to lack of exercise.” 

Daily physical activity level has almost no bearing on the number of calories burned and burning more energy doesn’t protect against getting fat. “Really the only strategy that seems to work well is to focus on diet”.“It has been known for decades that exercise is a really poor tool for weight loss.” Herman Pontzer writes in his new book, “Burn.”