Even with Same Height, Weight, Age some people are more at risk than others.
Lets understand Central Obesity and how it goes beyond just BMI for health risks. Firstly lets start with a video with a client of mine who got close to death, without having a high BMI and under 50 years of age.
Is someone a TOFI - Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside
When most of the fat is carried around the mid section - it is defined as Central Obesity. This increased fat, and increased waist circumference is a far superior predictor of Type II diabetes. This fat, the fat in central obesity is also called visceral fat. Visceral fat is the fat inside and around abdominal organs like the kidneys, pancreas and kidneys.
Even a 5 g reduction in visceral fat around the pancreas can improve its functioning, only 5 grams ! Central Obesity is very highly correlated to metabolic problems - including higher cardiac risk and progression of Type 2 diabetes. This fat is found inside and around the organs. So another examaple of this is having fatty liver, specially NASH - Non alcoholic fatty liver.
The other type of fat, the fat under the skin is known as subcutaneous fat. As mentioned in the bestselling book "The Diabetes Code", Dr.Fung also mentions that "surgical removal, via liposuction, of almost 10kg of subcutaneous fat brought no significant metabolic benefits whatsoever, which suggest that subcutaneous fat plays little role in the development of type 2 diabetes."
How can you measure your central obesity level ? That's a simple test : The WASIT TO HEIGHT RATIO.
It is calculated by comparing waist circumference to height. This ratio is far more predictive of years of life lost than the traditional BMI index. Ideally, your waist circumference should be less than half your height. So if you are 170 cm, your waist should be less than 85 cm.
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Longevity is different than Chronic Disease & Lifestyle management in the sense that it doesn't look at how to treat any chronic disease. Longevity science looks at how to extend the human lifespan and have all the diseases start later, or not at all.
The argument from Longevity science is this :
A woman of age 20 has a chance of breast cancer of 1 in 2000. A women of age 70 has a chance of breast cancer of 1 in 24. That's an increase by a factor of 100. Therefore, if aging is the central risk factor for all major diseases, it's much smarter to intervene on aging itself than to try to prevent and treat diseases one by one !
So here are 2 key points from my Longevity research -
The Two Things Most Important To Live Long with the Absence of Disease and a High Quality of Health.
YOU ARE NOT ONLY WHAT YOU EAT, BUT, WHAT YOU ATE
So be mindful of things you consume.
For our food subscribers : Cure My Diabetes diet already incorporates both the elements - glycemic control and cellular inflammation. Your sugars stay stable naturally and since we don't use oil and only nuts the fats that you get are super healthy. Our diet should also help you live longer and with absence of disease based on the above two factors. Good food doesn't remove specific diseases, it affects the whole body and all diseases.
Stay Tuned for more updates on Longevity because I am really enjoying learning about this science.
If you want to watch the video where I learnt all this here is the link :
Yesterday I was speaking to a Doctor who was talking about “hitting the gym” to go lose some weight.
I want to update you on my research on gymming for weight loss.
In my research diet is 95% and gym is 5% for achieving overall health.
Why ? Well one simple answer is let’s study the BLUE ZONES - the 5 areas of our planet where living beyond 100 is more common than anywhere else. These include Okinawa in Japan, and Sardinia in Italy.
What do all five of the blue zones have in common? There is no emphasis on gymming. Rather they tend to stay active in a moderate way throughout the day. No weights, No cardio.
More importantly they all eat healthy.
I read a lot of books and all of them say that diet is 90-95%. In one book, The Obesity Code, the author says Food is like Batman, whereas exercise is like Robin. Doesn’t matter what Robin does until Batman shows up!
If you’re looking to lose weight or live longer I want you to keep in mind that it’s the diet, not the gym.
We’ve seen people lose kilos and kilos of weight without exercise only by changing their diet.
I have my own body transform in the last 5 months.
I thought this is relevant. We all want to lose weight. I just want to ensure you’ve also got Batman with you and not just Robin.
Do Exercise, yes it is really really good for you, but if you want to lose weight - focus on your diet.
Junior Gupta is the founder & Chief Research Officer of Cure My Diabetes. He has spent over 8 years of research of food, nutrition and diseases.