#54 Health Blog – Why We Get Fat

Good Morning!

Last night I watched a lecture given by Gary Taubes, the author of the books Good Calories Bad Calories and Why We Get Fat.

He examines what we think we know about obesity and explains that the driving force behind fat accumulation is the hormone insulin and what upregulates insulin is carbohydrates.

Check it out below.

So, the reason, the why, the driving force behind why we get fat can be written like this: Carbohydrates upregulate insulin, insulin stores fat.

Or we can make this a bit more simple by saying: Carbs store fat.

So if we know that science says that carbs store fat on our bodies, it’s no wonder why a steady diet of pizza, beer, tacos, and fast food will make you into a fat ass. I know, I’m the proof.

If you want to know all of the nitty gritty details so you can tell your friends watch the lecture, it’s about an hour along. Or you could of pick up a copy of his book “Why We Get Fat And What to Do About It.”*

I am of course leaving out the part of why we keep eating those foods, but you’ll have to check back on Wednesday for that.


Down a couple pounds from last week, awesome! I weight myself on Sunday when I was at the gym out of habit and my weight dropped down to 339.5 lbs. I was in a fasted state and I knew the number was going to come back up as soon as I refeed.

Eating and drinking after all, is adding weight to the body.

At The Gym

After a good stretch, here’s what we got to:

  • Single Arm Iso Row (machine), 3 x 15, 45 lbs.
  • Super Set 3 x 15
    • TRX Row, Bodyweight
    • Dumbbell Row, 45 lbs.
  • Super Set 3 x 15
    • Inclined Dumbbell Flyes, 12 lbs.
    • Inclined Single Arm Dumbbell Press, 25 lbs.
  • Single Arm Iso Lat Pull Down (machine), 3 x 15, 35 lbs.

The Next Meal

I’ve been having bacon and eggs with some sort of vegetable like cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, or asparagus, pretty much every morning for the last two weeks. Breakfast is the best meal of the day.

I have a couple steaks left to cook up, and some broccoli too! What a perfect pairing. I’m thinking BBQ for both.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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Check out some of the awesome books below about why we get fat and what we can do about it.

I am not a medical professional and I don’t claim to be.  Any health-related things that I write or talk about in my blogs, emails or how ever else you get the information from me should NOT be taken as medical advice. Make sure you check with your health-care provider that whatever it is that you want to do, is safe for you.  Any health-related information is intended for entertainment purposes only. Use at your own risk.

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Author: Karsy

Your average writer, maker, robot programming, gaming, tig welding, foodie, car jock, who loves to travel and is obsessed with coffee and lifting heavy things. Cheers!