It's not so much about the food as it is about the level of compliance. He has been successfully treating all forms of cancer except for pancreatic cancer since This is the version I'm following because of my history of neuroendocrine cancer.
It's considered incurable, but the diet cured it. Taking it a step further, a person should be exercising almost continuously throughout the day. A McDougaller would have no reason to fast because their body has recovered from the devastating effects of other ways of eating. McDougall refers those who need to fast to True North. Sometimes, he prescribes the Kempner diet, which is white rice and refined sugar. The sugar is needed to keep the protein percentage down. I think autophagy takes place more rapidly than we can conceive.
The process is like transforming a Lego car into a Lego helicopter. There are over , known enzymes in each muscle cell, and they change every nano-second. It may be that the biceps can be converted to triceps in the time between sets. It might even happen quickly enough to strengthen the muscles needed to avoid falling after tripping. I've found that if I can imagine something happening in the body, sooner or later, I discover it does happen. What I discovered with my work focused exercise is my small muscles are becoming more clearly defined.
My traps have disproportionally larger than my biceps. I lost three inches off my stomach measurements in only two weeks. My leg muscles have gotten significantly stockier. I can see my veins more clearly in my arms meaning I've lost the fat surrounding the muscles and probably inside the muscles.
Your question about fasting is an interesting one. The real concern is who can survive a famine the best. Fortunately, the Atkins Foundation did a study that suggests an answer to the question. They put a group of people on a calorie diet for two or three months in a controlled environment. Both groups lost surprisingly little weight.
In fact, both groups lost less weight than McDougall documented for those attending his day live in program where they could eat freely. The headline said that people lose more weight on a HFLC diet. My response was people on a LFHC diet have more resistance to starvation. There may be a mechanism that supports this. You've probably heard of non-soluble carbohydrates. The flora in the intestines of a McDougaller are capable of transforming these to fat in starvation conditions.
This is a new finding and not supported by a lot of studies. When a person is starving, the intestines stop moving things forward.
Perhaps, in an effort to keep the non-soluble carbs for use. There are days I don't eat much, and I seldom lose weight on these days. This suggests to me that my body is experiencing adaptive thermogenesis. I'm trying to enter this state all the time while maintaining my weight as it is conducive to a long lifespan. The McDougallers, et al. I find skinny and alive more attractive than muscular and dead. We interrupt this McDougal interruption to temporarily revisit our original topic - The Obesity Code.
Fung's contention is that there is a different response when eating at a large calorie deficit versus fasting. Even when eating at a deficit, the feeding still elevates insulin which blocks fat oxidation, increases hunger, and lowers metabolism. However, when fasting, insulin remains low, fat is liberated, hunger is stifled, and metabolism is raised. Fung contends this is logical and adaptive for our evolution: if food is present but limited then we would want to preserve fat and increase consumption.
But, if food is completely absent, then we need the mental and physical energy to go get some more. My anecdotal experience supports this -- last week, I fasted for 3 days, had almost no hunger but had higher energy. In fact, I lightly exercised all 3 days and could have easily extended the fast to a 4th day.
Pardon the interruption. We now return you to your regularly scheduled McDougall interruption which is currently in progress. Yes, you are correct. Or what do you think of his "proof" that insulin is the cause of obesity :.
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Is there some kind of insulin lottery, with unlucky people being fattened by it and lucky ones saved from its evil impact? You said elsewhere you still think weight loss is about calories, which I believe is well illustrated by your 50 lbs weight loss last year, when you meticulously tracked your calories and were able to see your weight drop exactly as predicted.
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I think all his mumbo jumbo about hormones, fasting etc. PS: arguments between Atkins and McDougall, two doctors advocating extreme diets at opposite ends of the spectrum, are always great fun to follow for a middle-of-the-road guy like me. I believe that energy balance Calories In, Calories Out regulates our weight, but hormones insulin, cortisol, ghrelin, leptin regulate our energy balance.
To reiterate an overused analogy, to say we gain weight because we consume more calories that we burn is like saying Bill Gates is rich because he earns more than he spends.
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