After last year’s 3 episodes The Men Who Made Us Fat, Jacques Peretti is now back with new episodes called The Men Who Made Us Thin. The episodes are about those men who actually didn’t make us thin at all. It’s about the men who made big fat rich profits out of making us think they would make us thin. People are led to believe by these men that intensely processed food, tweaked by chemicals to become pure science on a plate, will make people loose weight. I agree that all this commercial diet food is not what people need.
It’s still possible to lose weight on many diets – just eat less calories than you burn, right? The problem with this simplistic advice is that it ignores one important thing: Hunger. Most people don’t like to “just eat less”, i.e. being hungry forever. Sooner or later a normal person gives up and eats again, hence the well known “yo-yo dieting”.
The main advantage of a low carb lifestyle, such as LCHF is that it causes you to want to eat less. Even without counting calories most overweight people eat far fewer calories on low carb. Sugar and starch may increase your hunger, avoiding it may decrease your appetite to an adequate level. If your body wants to eat a suitable number of calories you don’t need to bother counting them.
To loose weight and keep your new natural weight you need to live a lifestyle, based on real food you can enjoy, without staying hungry. That’s what the basic LCHF food is all about. Real food, rather than low-fat, light, lean, zero diets.