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Pure, white, and deadly

Nah, it’s not cocaine.  That was SOO 1980s.  Rather it’s something else:

Sugar.

Yep, you heard that right.  Those of you Manospherians out there who are into nutrition and stuff will know where I’m coming from.  But, you might not know about the following.

Robert Lustig is a pediatrician at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center.  Hs speciality is in treating juvenile diabetes, which is alarming, all other things considered.  Along with the rising obesity problem in the US and the UK among adults, the problem has extended to chldren, and Lusting and his cohort are seeing it earlier and earlier.  Some of you 20-somethings who were fat as kids and struggling with your weight now, despite working out, would surely profit from watching these vids:

The first is Lustig’s primary lecture, which has been cited quite a lot and which put him on the road to mini-stardom as the man who has put his finger on the obesity problem.  Watch here;

The second vid is a BBC documentary that attempts (successfully, in my humble opinion) to find the root causes of the worldwide obesity epidemic.  As it’s a BBC documentary it focuses on the problem in the UK, though most of it is also applicable to the US.  Those of you who read my last post, about that British TV show, have noticed that the US is held to be the gold standard today for fat bastards and she-whales.  Watch here:

The third features Lustig again, but in a smaller web series that looks at sugar and the horrible processed food diet under the brighter light of a reinforcing problem.  To me, this shows the clear connections between our bad, processed diets and obesity — or, more properly, metabolic syndrome.  Watch here:

For the lazy out there, two things:

1.  Where we are today is the result of a perfect storm of political and economic events from the past 40 years or so.  People my age and older were around when these things happened, but had no control over them.  You 20-somethings and 30-somethings were affected by thise before you were even born, along with the rise of feminism and the emasculated male paradigm.

2.  Pay close attention to the web series when they talk about how the research has now shows that the roots of obesity are laid down in the wombWhat affects whether a child will become obese later on in life is the mother’s diet during pregnancy.  The fatter she is, the more likely her spawn will be.  For those of you who are thinking of having kids one day, this should be seared into your forebrain.  Mating with a she-whale who can’t lay off the Cheetos, booze, and venti caramel lattes means that you’re dooming your kids to be just like her.  Not cool.

Oh, and btw, the title of my post comes from the title of a book published by a Brit, John Yudkin, who concluded that sugar was the culprit for heart disease.  Watch the first two vids for more info.  Yudkin’s book has been out of print for a long time.  Hmmm . . . .

Supersize vs. superskinny

If we take Game in the broadest sense and eschew what it started out as (getting pussy, mainly), it’s about providing men with the tools to improve their lives in ways that will last them their entire lives. It fills in a gap that the Blue Pill leaves. The tools exist, and it’s up to the men to find the ones that work for them.

Diet and nutrition are two of these tools. I’m not going to repeat what the other bloggers have said on the subject as there’s plenty. I wanted only to point out a good show to watch that can reinforce some lessons. Here’s the show.

The premises of the show are simple:

1.  Pair a “supersize” (i.e., fat bastard, she-whale) and a “superskinny” (i.e., bag of bones, twig) for five days in a controlled environment while we all eagerly watch them like the voyeurs we are. (Reality TV at its best.) Both people are to learn a thing or two about each other, their diets, and themselves in the process. Most of the time, it’s quite enlightening. But, in the beginning, it can be revolting, especially concerning the women. (Yes, that was a true Manopshere slap in the face to the she-whales.

2.  The “size” and the “skinny” each focus on how their bad diets have gotten them to where they are in life. It matters more, I guess, when you see yourself from the other’s vantage point. The “sizes” see their gluttonous portions from afar, while the “skinnies” see empty plates. Each is at the extreme.

3.  The emotional porn sideshow of how the “size” and the “skinny” got to where they are. Of course, most often it’s emotional problems. Not to disparage them for their internal problems as it’s always crucial to do the “inner game” work to find out where you went wrong in your life and then change course. If nothing else, the “size” gets the shit scared out of them by watching (and later meeting) someone who went over the edge and is in 300 + Pound Land. The “skinny” sees health problems, too, and this is quite enlightening. (E.g., skinny people can have high cholesterol and look like concentration camp survivors.)

I particularly like the tube segment, where the “size” and “skinny” see, in all its calorific glory, each other’s diets in physical form, spaced out over a week. Of course, the “skinny” is usually gob-smacked (love that term) to see the sheer amount of food that the “size” is shoveling in. Sometimes, the “size” is, too. Yep, when you see it, you believe it all the more.

I’ve been watching this show since last November and it’s now in it’s sixth season, with a spinoff focusing on kids. (Parents out there, make sure you watch the kids show, too.) I got hooked on it, but it’s now starting to show its age and success. If nothing else, this series and the preceding series are spotlights on the US obesity epidemic. Did you know that Evansville, Indiana and McAllen, Texas are the two fattest cities in the US?

I’ve been very interested in diet and nutrition over the past two years because I realized that this is the way I’ll keep myself going strong for the next 20 years. Watch this show.

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