Dr. Bomi Joseph, Peak Health Center, Los Gatos, CA, USA
Nature abhors a “foodie”
We are not genetically programmed to Uber our way to a restaurant, stare at a menu, and impulsively pick the ethnic food of the moment.
We cannot exercise our way out of an eating problem
We have an individual relationship with nature
Our ancestors walked distances to get water. They climbed high to get fruit. They dug deep to get roots. They had to to skin, peel and cook. Basic sustenance took a lot of time and effort.
Healthiest foods have very low calorie density of around 1 cal/gram
Our bodies are programmed to work very hard to get very few calories
Low calorie density foods place low insulin demand on the body.
Ryuku islanders had the highest longevity for centuries
Ryuku islander calorie density = 1 Kcal/gram food
Average American calorie density = 4.96 Kcal/gram food
Foods with Insulin Demand of less than 10 have a calorie density of around 1.
Eat this and you will be very lean.
You can eat foods with Insulin Demand up to 20 (skin less chicken breast and tofu) and still be fine.
Rice, bread & Carbohydrates!
The relationship between rice and glucose can be seen in the figure below.
Rice curve is pretty close to the glucose curve. Instead of eating rice, you might as well guzzle glucose.
Only when bulk of the rice is replaced with fat, chicken and vegetables does the capillary glucose level stay low. But you have to be cautious that the insulin level doesn’t go up!
Replacing sugar with fat may solve your glucose problem but you can create another problem. The fat can trigger the liver to produce excessive visceral fat. Something very problematic.