So here's a turn up for the diet books--obesity with Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and heart problems. But um, wait, where's the medical marvel in that? Those lifestyle diseases are directed attributable to obesity. 

Well, hold the mayo and pass the smelling salts, because some "obese" people live in skinny bodies, reported the New York Times.

One of three Americans have three or more obesity-related diseases--Type 2 diabetes, stored fat around organs, high cholesterol, hypertension--but if they're not outwardly obese they may not know it.

Further, not every overweight person has obesity related diseases.

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What it bakes, fries and boils down to is fat storage.

Here are weight loss tips to prevent unhealthy stored fat with a ketogenic paleo Mediterranean diet trifecta!  

Good fat, bad fat and stored fat

Wait, good fat? Fat is the enemy, right ? Nope--it's not all bad. Brown fat is good body fat. White adipose is bad--it becomes stored fat. But not even all stored fat is bad--you need some to protect organs. Even the BMI (body mass index) isn't totally reliable. People may be technically overweight, but be perfectly healthy. 

Because stored fat is tricky--hidden away, it can make vital organs work harder, causes heart trouble, liver problems and metabolic issues like insulin resistance (aka prediabetes, metabolic syndrome). Ultimately stored fat causes Type 2 diabetes (the kind you give yourself--you're not born with it like Type 1 diabetes).

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Sources of good and bad fats

You can eat good fats in foods with fiber, omega oils, and MUFAs (mono-unsaturated fatty acids)--the basis of the ketogenic paleo and Mediterranean diet. 

You collect stored fat by not exercising and eating trans fat, saturated fats, processed foods, starch and sugar (yup, sugar isn't fat-free).

That's how skinny people get fat on the inside--because they can eat anything they want and not gain weight, they do. They eat too much junk and not enough good food. They don't bother to check their sugar, liver, cholesterol or blood pressure because they're skinny. They may be walking heart attacks and not know it.

Sugar and stored fat

Okay so you'll swallow the bit about good and bad fat, but sugar causing fat? That's biting off more than you can chew. Here's the chemistry of sugar and stored fat--the liver and pancreas produce insulin which breaks down sugars. 

When you eat lots of sugar all at once, like drinking a can of Coke or eating a piece of cake, the liver sends out mega insulin

But if you keep doing that, your liver can't keep up.

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You get insulin resistance and soon Type 2 diabetes. The liver has nowhere to go with the sugar that it can't break down, so it converts sugars stored fat.

Eat (good) fats to burn bad 

But wait, there's good #News. Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart problems, high cholesterol and blood pressure (hypertension)--all those lifestyle diseases-- are reversible. Because what's really cool about good fats, or fatty acids, is that it dissolves bad fats.

So you can eat your way to thin by consuming good fats and avoiding bad fat. Eat nuts, berries, seeds, vegetables (lots of green, orange, purple and yellow), whole grains, oats, coconut and olive oil, avocados, yogurt and portion controlled lean meat (2 servings a day of three ounces)--to boost fat-burning good fat.

Limit sugar especially refined sugar, alcohol, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated fats, fried foods, fast food, white foods (white rice, white bread, refined white flour) and most restaurant foods.

The ketogenic, paleo and Mediterranean diet trio hits the sweet spot.

Before you know it, you'll have Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, high cholesterol, heart and liver problems licked. This author reversed all those and lost 100 pounds!  #Health #Weightloss