The Hunter/Farmer Diet Solution: Do You Have the Metabolism of a Hunter or a Fermer? Find Out...and Achieve Your Health and Weight-Loss Goals
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Americans are overweight, and they're getting heavier. Other than wanting to perform invasive surgical procedures, most doctors offer little help. Their advice is usually "Eat less, exercise more," which falls back on the outdated dogma of calories in/calories out. Medical research on dieting is confusing and often contradictory. Not only are physicians unsure about which weight-loss plan is best, but their patients are, too! It has become an "every one for him- or herself" situation, where we're forced to experiment, hoping to hit on the magic weight-loss formula by chance . . . and the increasing number of fad diets makes our odds of picking the right weight-loss plan even less likely. Why can't the medical industry make sense of the overload of information and give us sound advice that actually enables people to lose weight and improve their health? Fortunately, recent studies have shined a new light on the subject and may finally help us understand a successful way to diet. This research proves what many men and women have learned through trial and error: some do better on a low-carb diet, and others do better on a low-fat diet. This is because some people have the metabolism of a hunter, while others have the metabolism of a farmer. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Mark Liponis, a leading expert in preventive and integrative medicine, will show you how to determine which type you are so that you can lose weight and improve your health at the same time. Once you know your type, you'll be on the road to successful weight loss and greater health and well-being!
providing a steady source of grains. The earliest crops cultivated were the wild grains of the land, which were then selected and eventually hybridized to bring out the most desirable traits. Over time almost every culture had acquired a preferred grain and became adept at farming it. Wheat and rye were among the first to emerge, with archeological evidence pointing to Syria at around 13,000 years ago as the likely place and time of their initial cultivation. Barley production can be traced
to her usual way of eating. But in the process she had gained 25-plus pounds and would give almost anything to lose them. Listening to Blanche tell her story of struggling with her weight reminded me of watching a movie on fast-forward. Blanche did everything fast. She talked fast, walked fast, moved fast, and ate fast. She was often the first one finished at the table, and she said she had always eaten fast. She attributed it to growing up in a family with four brothers; if she didn’t eat fast,
and that helps cells receive the glucose from your meal. Insulin is the key that opens a channel in your muscle and liver and other cells that allows them to soak in glucose like a sponge. Your cells need the glucose to make energy. If insulin isn’t working, or if your blood sugar is low, the result is fatigue. Farmers are prone to low blood sugar because they are particularly sensitive to the effects of the hormone insulin. Just a little insulin goes a long way for Farmers—the Farmers’ cells
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wonderful men and women. Even very successful individuals often consider themselves failures if they’re unable to control their weight. It affects their self-esteem and their perceived self-worth. For many it’s as important as money or status. In some ways it’s not surprising that we’ve become overweight, because the ability to store energy (as fat) is a survival trait that’s hardwired into our bodies. It makes sense to store extra energy as insurance against famine. But storing too much is also