New Study Reveals That Eating Too Much is Not Exactly What Fuels Obesity

New Study Reveals That Eating Too Much is Not Exactly What Fuels Obesity

Eating too much is one habit that many of us have, unfortunately, or not. Many believe that it’s the sure recipe to becoming obese or fueling those extra pounds, but a new study comes to tell us that the problem is a little more complicated than that.

Carbohydrates are those biomolecules that the body surely needs, especially the brain. But as in many other cases, getting too many carbs in your diet isn’t healthy. Your insulin levels can go off the charts, you can become predisposed to diabetes and other health issues, etc.

Too many carbs will fuel obesity

Fox News tells us about a new study that claims overeating is not exactly what’s nurturing a person’s obesity. It’s the carbs in the diets that are doing such dirty work!

When people try to lose weight, they often try to burn more calories than they eat. But instead of doing that, they should simply eat fewer foods that are high in carbs, such as pizza, burgers, bread, potatoes, beans, milk, rice, cookies, and more.

Also, it’s important to keep in mind that getting fewer calories in your diet in the attempt of losing weight can slow down your metabolism.

Dr. Samuel Klein, who is director of the Center for Human Nutrition from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said, as Fox News quotes:

The common recommendation, ‘eat less, be more physically active,’ that we tell people doesn’t work very well. Results are not that successful.

Dr. Robert Lustig, who’s professor of pediatrics in the University of California’s division of endocrinology, stated, as the same source quotes:

The whole world thinks obesity is about energy balance,

Therefore, it’s calories in, calories out. Therefore, it’s about two behaviors, gluttony and sloth. Therefore, if you’re fat, it’s your fault. Therefore, diet and exercise. Therefore, any calorie can be part of a balanced diet.

The new study was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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