Last week I wrote about how carbohydrates are effectively a performance-enhancing substance, at least for certain performances in certain people. I received many great questions, including some challenging this suggestion, which really pleases me because it demonstrates folks are thinking about tradeoffs and questioning everything.
Any discussion on the culpability of poor nutrition as the cause of our health woes begins with a discussion on sugar.
I’ve written about obesity (i.e., unregulated horizontal growth) being caused by excess insulin, which in turn leads to overeating and under-moving. This is contrasted with the reverse – overeating causing obesity. Let’s double-click on this idea using one of the most important laws governing our universe – the First Law of Thermodynamics.