As you probably know, Drs. Mike and Mary Dan Eades finally have a new book out, The 6-Week Cure for the Middle Aged Middle. I’ve just started it, so it’ll be awhile before I can write a review. I can already tell you that, as usual, they do an excellent job of taking complicated metabolic science and explaining it clearly to a non-medical audience.
In the meantime, I decided to celebrate the arrival of the book in my mailbox by putting together more clips of the interviews we conducted while I was shooting Fat Head. In these clips, the doctors are talking about weight gain, diets and hunger, particularly the “internal starvation” that can occur as people eat too many carbohydrates and become insulin-resistant.
This is one of the concepts that blew me away when I read Good Calories, Bad Calories. Suddenly it made sense why fat people overeat – or at least appear to overeat. In fact, they’re eating as much as they need to keep their cells fueled. When elevated insulin commands your body to store calories as fat, you run out of fuel and become hungry. So you eat more. In other words, you’re not getting fat because you’re eating more; you’re eating more because you’re getting fat.