Being lean does not mean that you are healthy. Many lean people also develop visceral fat. I did! I was a skinny/fat person. Two months into the ketogenic diet I lost all my visceral fat – 30 pounds of it!
- Eating too much sugar and even carbohydrates induces the overproduction of Insulin. Insulin is sometimes referred to as the fat-storing hormone.
- Insulin converts excess glucose into body fat and fructose into visceral fat.
- Excess blood glucose is caused by eating too many carbs. For most people this is over 100 grams per day. Carbohydrates include: sugar, breads, pastas, potatoes, rice, fruit, etc. Important: even complex carbohydrates get broken-down by your digestive system and converted into blood glucose.
- Visceral Fat secretes inflammatory molecules. Visceral fat results in distortions of leptin, estrogen, resistin, and the cytokine TNFα.
- Years of low-grade inflammation secreted by visceral fat results in the playing or Expression of bad cards in your genetic deck. The most common outcomes of inflammation are:
- Diabetes (Type-II Diabetes)
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Circulatory, Heart Disease, Stroke
- Neurological Disease: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc. (Type-III Diabetes)
- There is only one way to really fix the problem: start counting carbs and not calories.
- You cannot out supplement or medicate a bad diet. You must reduce the carbs.