Over the Christmas break I’ve read a few books, listened to seminars online and generally become more convinced that low carb living is the way to go. I don’t mean extreme low carb (ketosis), but rather removing processed carbs from our daily life and being conscious of focusing on consuming quality carbs.
A book I found really interesting is 'The Obesity Code' by Dr Jason Fung.
Dr Fung is a nephrologist (kidney specialist) who was seeing a lot of Type 2 diabetics who were needing dialysis. He used to give out the time worn advice of ‘eat less and move more’ so his patients would lose weight. But, many of them weren’t and he came to the conclusion that there must be more to the weight loss equation. In his book, he explains that overproduction of insulin in the body is the root cause of obesity and obesity related illnesses. He offers strong scientific evidence that gaining control of insulin resistance is a must to be able to lose weight.
There is a whole lot of interesting information in this book and for anyone in particular who is carrying a lot of excess weight, and/or who has been overweight for some time, I would highly recommend reading The Obesity Code. You can buy it (new) on Trade Me, get it on Kindle, or order it from a variety of online sources.