<thrive_headline click tho-post-3886 tho-test-32>The Sugar Effect in Our Diet | The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic</thrive_headline>

The Sugar Effect in Our Diet | The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic

Recently I watch a lecture done by UCSF endocrinologist Robert Lustig to the UCSF extension students. He made the point, with proven data, that the cause of the Obesity epidemic over the last 30 years is one single factor: increased amounts of sugar in our diet. You can watch the lecture of Dr. Lustig’s here, and I recommend you take the time to watch it. His lecture has become viral since it was uploaded on YouTube in 2009, it’s been viewed almost five million times.

This documentary opened my eyes even more about the problems that we faced due to the overconsumption of sugar and process food. Dr. Lusting proved that over the last 30 years people all over the world are gaining weight not because they eat too much, but because we are consuming too much sugar in our diets and not eating the right foods. He proved that our food system is broken and the cause of all the epidemic is not laziness or gluttony. Continue reading The Sugar Effect in Our Diet | The Cause of the Obesity Epidemic

<thrive_headline click tho-post-3887 tho-test-33>How to Turn the “Good” Genes On and the “Bad” Genes Off</thrive_headline>

How to Turn the “Good” Genes On and the “Bad” Genes Off

Twelve years ago life gave me a wake-up call so that I would change my lifestyle. I realized I have the “obesity genes” That tendency of gaining weight just by looking at a cake, lol. I gained 12 kilos (about 26 lb in 4 months). My genetics betrayed me and my insulin levels started to rise and the doctor told me that, if I stayed on the same path I could become diabetic. I did not want that!

That moment I realized that I had to do something, of course, I didn’t know anything about nutrition or healthy eating (that wasn’t a family dinner topic at the time) So I had to figure it out and most importantly take action. I had to learn How to Turn the “Good” Genes On and the “Bad” Genes Off! And I’m happy to say now that I succeeded!!

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