Why it is So Easy to Gain Weight and So Hard to Lose it

It's more complicated than you might think.


I was in the fitness space. I was in CrossFit for years. I had a gym, hundreds and hundreds of clients, whatever 99% of people in the fitness space know Jack shit about nutrition. This is why it's always important to focus on the first principles of the things we know for sure.

why is it so ridiculously easy to gain fat? And so ridiculously difficult to lose it. Welcome back fellow humans, calling here the wild CEO for another video pertaining to fat loss, fat gain, weight, gain management, et cetera. Now I cover this topic a lot. I've been covering it more so, and it seems like it's ad nauseum, but the point is anything that helps you lose weight.

I mean, actually I shouldn't say anything generally better things you're doing that are based on biology that help you lose weight are also things that make you a healthy human. So really when I talk about weight loss or mains or anything like that, I'm trying to help you build a maintain homeostasis at the lowest genetic kind of lean natural body type that you're meant for, because it's in there somewhere.

If you don't have it right now, your body type is in there underneath layers of fat. And today's a quick video on just one simple, specific idea of how to think about this, because the more you can understand human biology and the more you can wrap your head around things like fat loss and gain and maintenance and this and calories in calories out.

And how much has that in that way. Like, there's a lot of confusion here because obvious there's a lot of properties you've made from your confusion. I got a bunch of other videos on this that go into tips and specific strategies. So today's video is just a way to think about when you're eating, when you're not eating the seasons food available in nature, et cetera.

So this is from a book that I started reading. Don't eat for one thing. Good book. I recommend it. In essence, we're designed to store energy in the form of fat quickly and use it slowly. It is typically easier to gain weight than it is to lose it. As we all know, putting up weight as natural and healthy, once it does not become chronic and perpetual.

So we need to consider that our eating habits are now out of sync with nature and the way it was. Has cleverly adapted and shaped your bodies and minds over countless millennia. We need to restore our natural eating habits as best as possible in order to become the optimum version of herself. I actually plan on making quite a few videos on this.

I'm mostly going to probably do a longer podcast where I read through some of my highlights. You can get on the  newsletter to make sure you don't miss those over@colin.coach. And there's a lot here. It's a lot of things that I've been intuitively understanding and reading about for years from dif disparate sources, different books, et cetera, but it's based on Hunter gatherer way of life.

It's based on the seasonality of nature and what foods are available in nature in the wild and how often. Now, this is one of those data points where I feel like modern science and research has failed us because they don't account for other variables. When you study chimps, when you study a lion or carnival or a rumen animal or whatever it is, you're trying to study, what is her natural?

Habitat. And how do they interact with that habitat on a regular basis? How do they respond? Do they migrate? Do they not? They stay in one area. Do they roam around? This is all very well understood when you study any biology whatsoever. Yeah. When it comes to studying humans due to various ego status quo, bias, even politically driven corporate agenda.

We ignore this type of research or it doesn't really get the attention it deserves because somehow we believe falsely in these false idols, doctors and researchers in a lab, they're supposed to tell us how to live in eat. Well, if you follow my channel at all, you know, that it's complete in our farce.

This is about giving you the critical thinking empowerment, getting you back to thinking for yourself, questioning the supposed experts, instead of just defaulting to the basically being disenfranchised to think for yourself. That's what it is. That's what the corporations have been doing. The actually been doing through billions and billions dollars of marketing and through a lot of really bad nonsense in the American culture we've been led to.

I believe that doctors know everything. You don't question them, you do what they say and she to take a pill. And that's that this entire book is about the idea. That for certain time of the year there's carbs and plant foods available in abundance. Fruit is in season bears. Other mammals birds will use fruit.

They will optimize for and seek out very sweet produce for example, fruits. And they will use that to fatten themselves up for winter because then when winter comes around, food is hard to come by. Plants are harder to come by and there's basically no fruit. And if you look at the amount of calories that humans need to survive, You can, again, you have a very simple metric to see how Cubans are not a plant-based eating species or a fruit eating species, or some of the other ridiculous outlandish ideas like fruitarian, ism and things like that.

It's so obvious to see when you actually look at what goes on in nature. Now, let me ask you a question real quick. What was the last time you went out in the woods or on a hike? How much food did you see? We have a lot of wild wilderness out here in Austin and trails and all kinds of great stuff. If I had to survive in that environment, I would be hard-pressed.

Not only do I have no clue what plants are usually edible, but it's not like there's fruits growing and orchards all over the place. There's not remodel crops of edible human food, just sitting there. So the book is about the theory of we are supposed to eat certain plant foods at a certain time of the year.

Before winter, we're supposed to be good at gaining fat, which is also what you get into the thrifty gene hypothesis, which is basically the idea that our Hunter gatherer ancestors were supposed to be good at getting fat when certain foods were available. Like let's say before winter, and then going for long periods of time, without really as many calories or as many kills or as many food or this or that.

And that's why we have things like interment fasting that are so good for you. And so the thrifty gene hypothesis is that humans that would have been good at getting fat. And then good at burning it off for a long period of time with little or no food for periods of time would have been those that survived them pass along their genes.

And if you think about the world we live in today, where we have food everywhere all the time, and we're most of the food that people eat is from the plant kingdom full of carbs, sugar, et cetera. And then most people are obese. Like it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see what's going on here. The potentially millions of doctors in individuals in big food and big pharma that prop up the status quo.

What they tell themselves is that, well, it's just 150 million plus Americans and even more millions around the world and other industrialized countries, they're just lazy. They don't exercise and they eat too much food. That's what they convinced themselves up because they believe falsely in the simple energy balance that it's about how much calories you eat and it's how much calories you expend and how much you move or don't move.

But then I say, as sarcastically as I possibly can, do you really think it's just 150 million Americans, humans, homosapien, sapiens. Do you think that they're just all lazy? They just all don't move or whatever you think it's as simple as that? No, it's not. There's other things going on. It's this dogma around low fat plant-based diet being healthy, better, whatever, pushed on to the American public.

And at this point in other countries going on too, and then try to justify with really bad epidemiology research. That's usually funded by big food companies and big pharma. I kid you not. This is literally the accidental conspiracies as I call it that are propped up. And that perpetuate the ridiculous narrative that we have today that quite literally kills 1.5 million people.

Plus a year in America, alone, heart disease, cancer, number two, medical error, number three, it's probably even closer to like 1.7 to 2 million people a year die from lifestyle related diseases because they listen to their doctor. They take their drugs and they eat the same BS. I've even heard of examples of somebody that was pre-diabetic going in for a nutrition consultation in which the nutritionist gave him crackers and said, Oh, well you need to keep your blood sugar up.

So here you go, make sure you eat these. And he started asking questions about like, well, wait a second. That's kind of like, seems like a bad idea. Like, and she's like, Oh, well your blood sugar is probably low. You're probably not feeling very clear-headed and you're probably being moody. Here's some crackers.

That'll fix that like, Oh gosh. People what their blind trust and ivory tower in the intelligentsia and these doctors and researchers and whatever. And actually here's a good website to go to. I believe it's called a retraction watch.com. I'll find a link to that, but it's the most retracted research papers ranked by doctor or researcher or whatever, and a ranking.

And it's constantly being updated or whatever. And there's just like top 10. There's some scientists and researchers that have had quite literally all of their work retracted yet for years, they were cited. In fact, the top 10 list is actually research papers that are still cited to this day that have this best been retracted.

Get they're still included in a bunch of other research that quotes them and picks out and whatever. There is so much issue with peer review with the entire journal publication and the gatekeepers and all the nonsense. Like there's so much bias. There's so much cherry picking of data and there's literal downright fraud.

There's also accidental fraud where you manipulate data in a certain way, or you like don't account for this variable. And like, you kind of see things in the numbers. It's ridiculous. I'm actually reading a book science. Fiction's very, very good. If you're interested in this, I'll highly recommend. It will definitely make you question pretty much.

Anything you ever hear from research again, so back to the book, we think about how there are certain foods in nature that we would have eaten. And then we pretty much would not have eaten them for like the majority of the year. Think about how that is today. So you have people that tell you that fruit is always healthy, no matter what, right?

I don't necessarily debate that. I guess if you eat enough fruit and consistently, you're definitely going to have issues, uh, you can fill up fructose in the liver. If you already have metabolic issues, it's not going to help you. So in that case, it's actually not healthy, but this is a dogma where people say that, well, if somebody tells you fruit is bad or don't eat fruit and run far away from them, they don't know what they're talking about.

Like, this is. The simplified BS nonsense that you get from the calories in calories out crowd usually found in the fitness space, people that work out and take drugs on a regular basis, like the DeWalt nutrition advice. And if they know what they're talking about, I can tell you right now I was in the fitness space.

I was in CrossFit for years. I had a gym, hundreds and hundreds of clients of whatever, 99% of people in the fitness space know Jack shit about nutrition. This is why it's always important to focus on the first principles of the things we know for sure. We know that Hunter gather, man and woman were beasts.

They were lean fit and strong, and we know what the food environment looked like. We know that that's why fasting is good for us. We also know that the primary first principle that I based everything on my company, everything I do is real food. Everything's based on real food. Even if you did eat fruit year round or whatever, and you kind of gain some weight and lost whatever, I don't think that's the end of the world.

I think that the human being, as we actually see from this, from the book that we're actually good at getting fat and we're good at burning it off, but the problem here and the really big takeaway from this entire video is this mother nature forced us. To burn off that fat because mother nature didn't serve us up on a platter food year round today, and our current food environment, we can serve ourselves food, highly energy, dense food, highly sugar, dense, grain, dense, toxic vegetable oil, dense food on a year round daily basis.

And the only person that's going to control, what we put in our mouth is us. This is not what humans are designed for. We are designed to eat food and if it's tasty, we want to eat as much of it as possible. Because as again, they spoke, shows you in this quote shows you, our brain is constantly in the mode of food is scarce.

I need to get fat now because when winter rolls around, I don't want to die. That's quite literally almost everything you need to know about nutrition in a nutshell, eat real food control, your energy intake, which is carbs and fat and certain carbs and sugar and things like that. Go periods of time without food.

If you're going to Gorge at times and like gain some weight, whatever. I mean, okay. But it's even harder to readjust back down to a baseline because your hormones get used to it. Your mind gets used to it, and your body's quite literally designed to eat food. Anytime it sees it, this is why it's so easy to gain weight, gain fat.

And it's so hard to lose it because nobody. Is restricting you from eating energy all the time, year round, every single day, Monday, once if there's a first, sorry, today, I want to keep this video shorter, but I kind of went off on a tangent there when it comes to fat loss and maintenance and health and all these things that you have to really contend for in our modern environment.

The more you understand about how these things work. The more you can have these subtle cues or subconscious that will kind of kick in and remind you of certain things like, wait a second, I'm not hungry right now. Do I really need a breakfast? Or can I skip this meal? Do I even need dinner? In fact, I don't really feel good all day, no appetite whatsoever.

Maybe I could be fine not having any food today. And then you ask yourself, am I just. Gorging on energy right now. Am I just like loading up on this bag of like gluten-free cassava chips, I'm just eating like tons and tons of fruit. Am I snacking? Because I'm bored. Am I emotionally eating the more you understand why your biology does that?

The more you'll have subtle cues that will pop up in your subconscious, that will prevent you, or at least give you like a halt to kind of question what you're doing. And through that awareness through building up your knowledge, the better you will be at making better food decisions. Let me know what you think about this below.

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