Natures Intention for Sugar vs Modern Society’s Colossal Clusterf***

I’ve been thinking about a way to show the Don’t Eat for Winter theory visually and the graph outlined in this blog conveys it quite well.

As mentioned in my new book, I put an extensive list of natures produce into a spreadsheet and captured the total and average GI and GL of food (i.e. how fast and severe a blood sugar spike is caused by the food) by the season (optimal harvest months) and plotted them in a graph.

What I discovered was a bell curve appeared, showing that there is a huge spike in blood sugar spiking foods available in autumn, peaking in September. As our bodies evolved to work with nature, it was advantageous for stone age people to put on body fat in Autumn to survive the food shortages and cold of winter.  Getting fat is a talent we attained through evolution and the carb (what are carbs?) foods of Autumn help promote fat storage in various ways…

Of course in today’s society, we’ve created an artificial everlasting autumn, in food terms, as we’ve managed to not only make ALL of nature’s autumnal produce available ALL year round, we’ve also refined it and amplified it’s blood sugar spiking abilities creating an autumn on steroids, that promotes chronic indefinite weight gain, preparing our bodies for a winter that NEVER comes.  Our bodies cannot handle it, we simply did not evolve to cope with this deluge of sugar and now we are seeing the fruits of our abuse of this privilege as obesity is now killing three times as many people as malnutrition according to this report.

The graph below shows a depiction of nature’s sugar spike vs the current amplified indefinite sugar spike, but of course the amplified spike is much worse than the graph illustrates in reality, and nature would have only been a blip on the graph if scaled correctly, but for the sake of the graphic fitting on screen I had to limit it.

To find out more, get a copy of my book, Don’t Eat for Winter to discover why autumnal foods like wheat, fruit, potatoes, and refined derivatives, such as sugars, syrups and fluffy white starches are not designed to be consumed by the body multiple times a day all year long. They were designed to work with our bodies, an ancient machine designed by nature, specifically during autumn so that we would store a modest amount of fat annually, to get us through the winter, which we would lose again by spring time.

The book addressing today’s problems through The Don’t Eat For Winter Diet (or The DEFoW Diet for short), a set of healthy diet and exercise guidelines in the book, which gives you a strategy to get into to the shape nature intended for you!!! You’re designed to be perfect! This shameless selfie pic here is what happened to me (at almost 41 years of age the night of my book launch) after applying The DEFoW Diet thinking to myself. I wonder what nature intended for you?


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Cian Foley is a Software Engineer from Waterford, Ireland and also a 2 time European, pan-American and World amateur kettlebell champion. Cian was a 115kg (256lb) obese 35 year old and has completely transformed into to a fit and healthy 78kg athlete through his 8 year journey of discovery around nutrition and exercise. He now competes as a natural bodybuilder at the age of 43 to prove that it is never too late to get into great shape without the use of steroids.