THE BENEFITS OF “HOW FAT – HOW THIN” IS THAT IT PLAINLY STATES THAT PEOPLE MUST TRULY UNDERSTAND THEIR DIET AND EXERCISE PROFILE…EAT SUGAR AND CARBOHYDRATES AND YOU HAD BETTER EXERCISE…
“‘My target audience with this new book is people with lifestyle problems, such as overweight and eating disorders, but it is also written for physical educators and personal trainers who may not be up on biochemistry and metabolism,’ Benjamin explains. ‘It describes many situations where our ‘common sense’ leads us astray, inducing us to accept a lot of misinformation about exercise and diet.’
Benjamin’s book provides many recent scientific findings and new insights. One is that diets are counter-productive, unless they are slow-go and accompanied by increased physical activity, preferably under the guidance of a doctor and a physical trainer.
‘Obesity is the product of eating excess,’ Benjamin says. ‘Dietingor under-eatingproduces a very different type of damage, but, in fact, it removes very little lipid fat. Liposuction can produce esthetic results for those with low body fat, but it can be harmful to the obese–because it ultimately makes them fatter. Radical approaches, such as crash diets, are occasionally necessary for the urgent treatment of the morbidly obese, but they are highly inappropriate for anyone not immediately facing a life-threatening condition.
Benjamin adds, ‘Sugar is metabolized so rapidly that unless it is accompaniedor immediately followed by physical activity, it has nowhere to go except to lipid fat reserves. On the other hand, chronic and/or intense exercise frequently requires that we supplement sugar-like high-absorption carbohydrates on the fly. In principal, the short answer to almost any question about how best to deal with our metabolism is the seemingly evasive: ‘it depends.”