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Intuitive Eating

Intuitive eating ? which is best described as eating what you want, when you want, because you feel like eating it (with or without a ?damnit!) ? is a great concept. Sure, it has limitations. One is that superstimuli such as artificial sweeteners, flavor enhancers, and pornographically-delightful foods like chocolate, cupcakes, Mountain Dew, and potato chips often induce us to eat, not for...

Ray Peat – Cortisol and Diabetes

“Oxidation of sugar is metabolically efficient in many ways, including sparing oxygen consumption. It produces more carbon dioxide than oxidizing fat does, and carbon dioxide has many protective functions, including increasing Krebs cycle activity and inhibiting toxic damage to proteins. The glycation of proteins occurs under stress, when less carbon dioxide is being produced, and the...

Ray Peat – Starch and Obesity

Warning all Vietnamese people! Ray Peat says that people in?countries that eat a lot of full-fat dairy products are lean, and that starch is more fattening than sugar and seems like the reason for the rising obesity rate in the United States. Put the rice down, and swap it out with Haagen Dazs ice cream or else you guys are gonna get fat! Sorry, but I had to go there. I visited Vietnam?in my...

Ray Peat – Sugar vs. Starch

I didn’t want to give up on the Ray Peat topic altogether now. There is still a lot to be said. In fact, his lengthy article titled ?Glycemia, Starch, and Sugar in context? is a perfect article to deconstruct. It is full of many of Peat’s main philosophies about stress hormones, blood sugar regulation, metabolism, gelatin, polyunsaturated fat?? you name it. It’s all there in...

Addiction: Your Brain on Porn

Delving deeper into our conversation from yesterday,’the best overall discussion of how the reward centers in the human brain?work that I’ve found is?in this lengthy but informative’slideshow presentation on pornography addiction. Although it may not seem relevant, it certainly is. The presenter goes into great depth about?food as well, and how it ties in. While pornography...

The End of Overeating by David Kessler

I’m spoiled. By spoiled I mean that my greatest luxury is that I can wake up in the morning and write about whatever the heck I want to write about. Having to write about Ray Peat all month? Well, drudgery has set in. I wanna talk about something that is interesting to me now ? like, today, and Ray Peat’s stances on starch and how it has caused the rise in obesity (is this a joke...