NB This is not a self-portrait –
this super-obese male is part of
WikiPedia’s article on obesity!
Check out this article by Dr Mercola – HERE
It’s long been known that restricting calories in certain animals can increase their lifespan by as much as 50 percent, but more recent research suggests that sudden and intermittent calorie restriction appears to provide the same health benefits as constant calorie restriction, which may be helpful for those who cannot successfully reduce their everyday calorie intake
Mice that fasted for 16 hours a day stayed lean and healthy even when fed a high-calorie diet; their mouse counterparts that had access to food day and night became obese and showed blood sugar and liver problems despite eating the same number of calories
Three major mechanisms by which fasting benefits your body,
increased insulin sensitivity and mitochondrial energy efficiency;
reduced oxidative stress; and
increased capacity to resist stress, disease and aging
In a recent paper, a team of researchers identified seven obesity-related myths, six assumptions, and nine evidence-supported facts “relevant for the formulation of sound public health, policy, or clinical recommendations.” However, many of the items listed as myths and presumptions are simply common-sense guidelines that can help you maintain a healthier lifestyle, which will inevitably form the foundation of good health, while many of the “evidence-supported facts” listed actually make for poor public health policy.
Are you a fat-burner? – Dr Mercola also has an article on fat-adaption – HERE