Looking to nature for a solution to the obesity crisis…

Always look to nature for the answers… In early 2016 I looked out my window having been researching diet, in particular, insulin response, and noticed there were no apples on my trees at that time of year, it was then that I realised that there were no carbs in nature for most of the year, no crops, potatoes, fruit etc. and soon after came up with the phrase “There’s no Starch in March.” I then organised natural foods by their optimal harvest month into a spreadsheet organised by their GI values (how much they affect blood sugar levels) and noticed a huge bell curve, a natural sugar spike in nature in autumn time. In terms of food, carbs are a seasonal variable in nature. Fat and protein stay the same but high gi carbs spike in autumn time.

As part of the animal kingdom, we adapted to our environment and those of us who could store fat were better able to survive the food shortages and cold of winter through an ingenious backup energy supply called body fat. How about that, the ability to store fat is a talent!!! Go us!!!

Trouble is, it’s now autumn all year round now, in terms of food (the weather is debatable LOL), and not only is it autumn, it’s an amplified autumn with all the refined sugars and starches in treats and fast foods around. So, it’s no wonder so many people across the globe suffer from being overweight or obese, we are constantly storing away energy for a winter that doesn’t ever come. However, Winter isn’t coming (sorry to disappoint Game of Thrones fans), that is unless we simulate it through dreaded calorie controlled diets (or so we thought).

We never really stood a chance, especially when experts told us that low fat / high carb is the way to go. How wrong they were! Now that we know they were wrong and have the fundamental why (I believe), we can tackle the problem. Fat doesn’t make you fat, but carbs are the trigger for fat storage. We cannot look to experts, governments, health systems, education systems to solve the problem for us because they are too slow to change, too much inertia and we need change quicker.

The DEFoW Diet is a solution that works in harmony within our primal parameters and the new environment in which these biological machines of ours find ourselves in so that we can enjoy the bounty of this world, whilst building ourselves with an outstanding array of nutrients from the natural foods we have at our fingertips too.

What’s in it for you, you might ask?

Change perhaps!

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Author of Don't Eat for Winter. 2 time European, pan-American and World amateur kettlebell champion. who went from an obese 115kg to a fit and healthy 78kg through his 5 year journey of discovery around nutrition and exercise. I believe that we will see an avalanche of fat fall from the Earth as people escape from the infinite autumn through The DEFoW Diet concept.