The conclusion they came to with that rat study was depressing. The rats WOULDN'T overeat on fatty foods that were extremely energy dense (despite having free access to as much as they wanted) BUT when they gave them processed carb foods, they instantly began overeating and got obese. Yet the show came to the conclusion that it's the "energy dense" food and "overeating" that's the problem, when it was clearly the carbs and/or processing. /facepalm
The high sugar processed foods drive higher appetites, then add in some processed energy dense (fast foods and such) and it's basically a time bomb. A one two punch if you will.
Healthy whole foods, such as primal promotes, that are energy dense weren't shown as problem foods from what I saw. It was all high sugar, high sodium, high fat processed stuff. Remember... no one is just eating a burger, they are eating having the big drink and big fries too... and they had a big chocolate bar just a couple of hours ago...
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.
Thank you for sharing!
And also overeating isn't a problem per se, it just becomes one in a carb-rich environment, as we all know very well here. The documentary basically concludes overeating is a problem, which is only true to a certain extent. At the heart of it they still say a calorie is a calorie.
There's a difference between energy dense and nutrient dense. Nutrient dense is what you want.
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