It’s all about the insulin

This is the video that caused my big aha moment regarding weight control.  Dr. Jason Fung explains why eating smaller meals, more often, as we have learned to do in modern culture, may be the reason why we have an obesity epidemic.

Calories do not cause weight gain, hormones do. And insulin is the big one!  If we eat small meals every 2-3 hours, then we maintain a higher level of insulin in our bodies to process the nutrients coming in, especially carbohydrates. This leads to fat storage, and eventually insulin resistance. Sometimes we just need to allow a resting state when it comes to digesting food and processing nutrients.

I think it’s worth the time to watch.

Rest … is by no means a waste of time.  ~ John Lubbock