Studies have shown that Carbohydrate Intolerance plays part in obese people. Moreover it was also found that obese men may not process carbohydrates as efficiently as obese women, a condition that can, ultimately, lead to a decrease in fitness level and the development of metabolic disorders.
|Carbohydrate intolerance can explain why some people find it more difficult to lose weight.|
A new study published in the CHEST, a journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), showed that severely obese men were more carbohydrate intolerant and had less physical endurance than severely obese women, leading researchers to believe that gender plays a strong role in physical fitness and a person's ability to metabolize carbohydrates.
“Carbohydrate intolerance, the inability to metabolize sugar found in carbohydrates, may lead to a build-up of fat deposits on muscle tissue, which can cause a person to gain weight and, eventually, impair physical endurance,” said study co-author Emile F. L. Dubois, MD, PhD, FCCP, Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Hospital Reinier de Graaf Groep, Delft-Voorburg, Netherlands.
“It appears that carbohydrate intolerance is more common in obese men, which would cause them to be less physically fit than obese women.” Researchers also assessed patients for carbohydrate intolerance, according to American Diabetes Society Guidelines. 59 percent of men had overt diabetes or were carbohydrate intolerant, as compared to 35 percent of women. Researchers note that patients with carbohydrate intolerance usually suffer from metabolic syndrome, a group of medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes, and hypertension, that can lead to cardiovascular disease.
What are the sleeves on this girls arms for? I have seen cyclists wearing them as well.
I was skimming through this discussion again and have several thoughts to share with you.
It seems you had received chemotherapy, and first of all my condolences to you regarding whatever was the cause of that treatment.
I am going to share some recommendations with you that might help you recover your digestion, and this is based on the years of experience behind the peacekeepers team both personally, and in dealing with members who have been struggling.
It may take time, but on a low fat raw fruit and leafy green based diet, you can rebuild your digestive system, and get back on track health wise. It may take a few months, and for some people, it can take up to 2 years to achieve their goals.
When you eat low fat fruits and leafy greens, you are giving your cells the building blocks they need to rebuild and repair. Healthy cells make healthy tissues, and in your case, hopefully a healthy digestive system.
First of all, drink about 3-5 liters of water a day, or about 1/2 to one gallon a day. A dehydrated digestive system is not good. Also, drink about 30 minutes before a meal, and then wait until about 1-2 hours post meal to ensure you eat enough calories.
The next thing is try a fruit island for about 10 days to a month. Many of our members have done well with bananas, but you can use other fruits like mangoes too. This gives your digestive system a rest, allows you to heal, while still ensuring you have enough calories and carbs to live your normal life.
Once you return to regular eating the following is recommended:
While some people do not have a problem with juices and or cruciferious veggies, in your case, I would advise against them for a while and here is why:
The case against cruciferous veggies:
For optimum digestion, avoid cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower, and root vegetables like carrots. Some of our members have had problems like diarrhea, gas, and bloating from these vegetables and or slowed digestion which makes it difficult to eat enough calories during the day.
A list of optimum fruits n greens here:
Another great site that teaches why we avoid things like onions, coffees, etc is here:
The case against juicing:
Based on personal experience and dealing with members of 30BaD, we recommend skip the juicing and here is why:
Many of our members have had troubles with juicing such as indigestion, sour and or acidic stomach, acid reflux, blood sugar spikes, dizziness and brain fog, diarrhea, constipation, and inability to absorb and assimilate calories, vitamins and minerals in spite of high calorie count.
Juicing removes the fiber from the fruits n veggies.
Fiber is much needed in our intestines to regulate hydration and water absorption, to slow down digestion so that the body can slowly and properly assimilate vitamins and minerals, prevents blood sugar hikes, and prevents diarrhea and constipation.
Without this fiber, nutrients, calories, and carbohydrates can pass right through the system without being digested and assimilated and possibly lead to weight loss and or malnutrition.
It is better to train yourself and your digestive system right from the beginning to properly chew, digest, and assimilate fruits and leafy greens.
If you are having a difficult time with calories, then smoothies might be a compromise. With smoothies, the whole fruits and greens are blended and some of the fiber is still intact.
Last but not least, take our banana wagon tour again for more inspiration:
BTW, some other common sense things to help in your healing are get enough sleep like 9+ hours a night, get about 30 minutes of sunshine in the day, and try to avoid stress in your life.
I wish you all the best and peace, PK
Thank you for your advice PK.
That rawschool site is amazing. So much sense!