The Fat Scientist

No matter the race, gender, or education level, we’ve all gotten consistently fatter in North America.

we're all fat

Some might look at these charts and say:

  • The gap between individuals without a high school education and those with some college closes a bit over time whereas the gap between individuals with some college education and those with a college degree widens
  • The gap between black and white men has recently narrowed, whereas the gap for women has widened.
  • Women and non-Hispanic black individuals gained weight faster than other groups.

But does all that really matter?

Often Colorado claims that they’re the leanest state in the U.S.


But have they put on any less fat over the last 25 years?

As the review study from the American Cancer Society (where I obtained these charts) puts it:

“Targeting selected sociodemographic groups might help to reduce disparities, a laudable goal itself, but it would seem very unlikely to address the much bigger effects that have occurred over time.”

Regardless of whether or not some cultures, occupations, and demographics have fattened less shouldn’t change the fact that it needs to be fixed. Unfortunately, we spend far too much time, money and energy over-analyzing the problem instead of communicating the solution that’s right in front of us.

The best way to lower your risk of degenerative disease – whether cancer, diabetes, heart disease or dementia – is by lowering your body fat and improving your insulin sensitivity. The fastest and most effective way to do that, without further damaging your body or sacrificing your health, is by turning off insulin through carbohydrate restriction.

The greater this restriction, the greater the weight loss…and the higher proportion of it is FAT:


In other words, we need to stop worrying about how the fire started and focus on saving the people inside. Our resources are better spent communicating the obvious obesity solution, instead of listening to Fat Scientists argue over an unquestionable cause.

Stay Lean!
Coach Mike


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