Welcome to Fit Friday, where I write about a health topic, tell you about the progress in my personal health and fitness journey, what I’m doing at the gym, and some of the meals I’m planning on eating next week. If you’ve been reading my health blogs so far, the format should be familiar to you already.
Today I’m going to write about my progress so far and reflect on each of the times I saw significant weight-loss progress in my current health and fat-loss journey.
I want to start out by saying that we still don’t know what causes obesity as a matter of general consensus. This kind of seems crazy to me because the current evidence is so compelling, but information like this takes a long time to spread throughout the medical community and then even more time for people’s individual opinions to change. So all I can do as an individual is use what works regardless of what the medical community says. *shrug* I might being wrong in my choosing in the very long term, but I guess it’s what’s working for me to become less obese in the short term.
On Monday’s post, I wrote about the lecture I watched of Gary Taubes explaining the cause, or why we get fat, that being the carbohydrates we eat makes the hormone insulin increase in our bodies which makes us store any excess energy as body fat.