Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and an Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity
The conventional theory of why we gain body fat is based on the energy balance model, which states that when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure, a state of positive energy balance occurs and the excess energy is stored as body fat.
Gary Taubes, a bestselling author, and some researchers disagree with the above. They have presented an alternative model called the carbohydrate insulin model (CIM).
In short, the CIM proposes that eating processed, high-glycemic-load carbohydrates causes a dysregulation of the hormone insulin, which promotes calorie deposition in fat tissue (i.e., fat storage), exacerbates hunger, and lowers energy expenditure.
In this webinar, Gary presents his argument that the CIM explains why we get fat.
Gary will challenge the conventional wisdom that obesity is due to eating too many calories and will propose that what we eat is more important than how much we eat.