Our good friends at NaturalNews.com posted an engrossing article that deals with weight loss and our energy homeostasis.
“The brain regulates our energy intake and expenditure through a process called energy homeostasis. The common belief is that this homeostasis is somehow maladapted and doesn’t prevent overeating and weight gain. Thereby, constant voluntary caloric restriction is often recommended to maintain or lose weight. Little attention is often paid to dietary choices, and calorie counting is emphasized. Losing or maintaining weight this way is very difficult, unhealthy and not a long term solution. By choosing the right types of foods our energy homeostasis gets a chance to function properly.
Epidemiological studies show that the human energy homeostasis seems to function properly when modern foods like flours, sugars and refined fats are excluded from the diet. Most people will also benefit from limiting all grains and legumes, as they are characterized by a high carbohydrate density, anti-nutrients etc.
Several studies are done where westerners are put on a diet which consists of “ancestral foods” such as meat, fish, fowl, eggs, vegetables, fruits, berries and certain oils. Even when test subjects are allowed to eat as much as they want, their calorie intake is reduced by up to 30 percent compared to other “healthy” diets.”