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72 Alcohol while fasting …

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  Sweetened dessert wines are obviously full of sugar and are not recommended. However, moderate consumption of red wine does not raise insulin or impair insulin sensitivity and therefore may be enjoyed. Up to 2 … Continue reading

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71 Artificial sweeteners that raise insulin should be expected to be harmful, not beneficial.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “Despite reducing sugar, diet sodas do not reduce the risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, strokes or heart attacks. But why? Because it is insulin, not calories, that ultimately drives obesity and metabolic syndrome. The … Continue reading

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69.5 But what happens if the liver is already crammed full of fat?

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “INSULIN IS NORMALLY released when we eat. It directs some of the incoming glucose to be used as energy and some to be stored for later use. In the short term, glucose is stored … Continue reading

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60 Long-term weight loss is really a two-step process.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “Long-term weight loss is really a two-step process. Two major factors maintain our insulin at a high level. The first is the foods that we eat—which are what we usually change when we go … Continue reading

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59 THERE ARE FIVE basic steps in weight loss:

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE THERE ARE FIVE basic steps in weight loss: Reduce your consumption of added sugars. Reduced your consumption of refined grains. Moderate your protein intake. Increase your consumption of … Continue reading

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56 STEP 4: Full-fat dairy is delicious and can be enjoyed without concern of fattening effects.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “Full-fat dairy is delicious and can be enjoyed without concern of fattening effects. A review of twenty-nine randomized control trials showed neither a fat-gaining nor reducing effect. Full-fat dairy is associated with a 62 … Continue reading

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55 STEP 4: INCREASE YOUR CONSUMPTION OF NATURAL FATS

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  OF THE THREE major macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats), dietary fat is the least likely to stimulate insulin. Thus, dietary fat is not inherently fattening, but potentially protective. (For more about fat as a … Continue reading

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54 STEP 3: MODERATE YOUR PROTEIN CONSUMPTION

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  IN CONTRAST TO refined grains, protein cannot and should not be eliminated from your diet. (For more on protein, see chapter 17.) Instead, moderate the amount of protein in your diet to fall within … Continue reading

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53 Carbohydrates should be enjoyed in their natural, whole, unprocessed form.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  “Carbohydrates should be enjoyed in their natural, whole, unprocessed form. Many traditional diets built around carbohydrates cause neither poor health nor obesity. Remember: the toxicity in much Western food lies in the processing, rather … Continue reading

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51 STEP 2: REDUCE YOUR CONSUMPTION OF REFINED GRAINS

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine):  REFINED GRAINS SUCH as white flour stimulate insulin to a greater degree than virtually any other food. If you reduce your consumption of flour and refined grains, you will substantially improve your weight-loss potential. … Continue reading

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