We’ve been set up for failure when it comes to our metabolic health.
Eighty-eight percent of people are metabolically unhealthy, and since the 1920s we’ve shamed them into believing it’s their fault—that they should just eat fewer calories and exercise more.
But the real culprit is sugar and the processed foods that contain it. The majority of foods on our market shelves contain insane amounts of added sugar and high-fructose corn syrup—ingredients that literally slow down our metabolism and turn on our internal fat storage switch.
I sat down with Dr. Robert Lustig to talk about the problem with the “calories in, calories out” model, and understanding the energy-balance model of weight management.