This is the script for my “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off” video.
Did you know Butter can make your pants fall off?
Neither did I, until I started eating butter and cream and bacon and eggs and fatty cuts of chicken cooked in good old fashioned lard. I lost 145 pounds in 14 months, eating Butter made my size 54 pants fall off Hello, my name is Bob, I’m fifty years old, I’m not a diet guru, I’m just an average working class guy and I know my story sounds crazy, but I hope you’ll hear me out if you’re fat, sick and hurting, I hope you’ll give me a few minutes of your time, because I believe my story could really change your life. Instead of calling this video “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off”, I almost called it:
“Sugar made me so fat I couldn’t sit in a folding chair.”
You know, the type with arm rests, that are nightmares for fat people. Me and my family had gone to my son’s college graduation. The ceremony was held on the floor of a huge gymnasium, in Nashville but we had to sit way up high in the nose bleed section on one of those long hard uncomfortable wooden benches, because I was too fat to sit in these chairs close to the ceremony. I want to tell you about how I went from that guy, to this:
I’m about to tell you something you might not believe at first, but fat does not make you fat. The more fat you eat, the less fat you’ll have hanging over your belt.
Butter is diet food for people who tend to get fat.
And if saying “butter is diet food” shocks you, I’ll take it a step further, and shock you more. I know Butter and cream and bacon and lard are fantastic health restoring miracle foods. I lost 100 pounds in 7 months and another 45 pounds in the 7 months after that for a total of 145 pounds in 14 months.
- Eating fat is the best cholesterol medicine.
- The best heart burn and acid reflux medicine is eating fat.
- Eating fat is the best joint pain reliever.
- The best weight loss medicine and the best appetite suppressant is eating fat.
Listen, I’m the drug companies worst freaking nightmare, I’m a middle aged man, and I’m not on any of their pills.
- I don’t smother when I sleep on my back,
- I don’t have acid reflux or heartburn anymore,
- I don’t have cholesterol problems or high blood pressure,
- I don’t get the shakes from my sugar going too low.
- I used to have such severe joint pain and stiffness that I could barely get out of bed in the morning. It was painful to walk, my knees and feet hurt so bad I could only use them by grinning and baring it. And my hands and shoulders were no picnic either, let me tell you.
I used to live on Aleve just to make it through the day, but now I don’t have joint aches and pains anymore. The drug companies can’t sell me their pills anymore. I’ve been on a high fat low carb diet every day for 16 months.
They call me Butter Bob, but . . .
There’s something more to my story than Butter.
You Can See My Before and After
You Can Watch My Videos
And I want to share some my numbers with you:
- I went from 58 inches at my belly on April 8th, 2013 to 34 and a half inches at my belly button today.
- I just got a blood test on August 4th, 2014 and here’s my results:
- My fasting glucose was 79 which is great, so I’m certainly not diabetic.
- My HDL cholesterol is 48 which is good.
- My Triglycerides are 53 which is fantastic.
Listen, a high fat diet has not clogged my arteries.
Sugar Is a Poison for Fat People
I went on this diet because I found out WHY I was fat and sick and hurting from joint pain, it was because I couldn’t handle sugar. I’m not saying sugary foods are bad for everyone, obviously there are people who handle them quite well. I’m saying they’re poison to people like me. Poison to people who tend to get fat. Sugar is a poison to people like me and YOU, if you’re fat around the middle. Sugar is the poison and eating fat is the cure.
See my post “Sugar and Heart Disease”
Also see my article “Sugar Quickly Makes a Fatty Liver”
Why Do Only Some Get Fat?
Listen and let me tell you something you already know:
Fat people handle food differently than thin people.
for more on this, see my post “Don’t Let Your Belly Steal Your Breakfast“
We all know people who are fat and we say they’re fat because they eat too much. But on the other hand, We all know people who eat like horses and they’re slim and trim and never gain weight. But you know what, why don’t we say the skinny person is skinny BECAUSE they eat too much? You know, when the fat guy eats too much it’s automatically the reason he’s fat. You know, If it’s just calories, if getting fat is just a simple math problem. 1 + 1 = 2 , then if you eat too much you ought to get fat. And if you don’t eat a lot, you ought to get thin, period. You know the question of why some of us get fat is not about calories we all know it can’t be just calories because some people just don’t get fat.
And the real question is why do some people collect fat and stay hungry, and why do other people not collect fat and stay full of energy, slim and trim? What causes people like me and you to store more of the food we eat as fat, instead of burning that food for energy? This is the key to why “Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off”.
See, the person who stores what he eats as fat has got a problem and that problem is what doctors call “insulin resistance“.
For more on Insulin Resistance see my post and video “Drying Up the Root”
Now this is kind of a complicated idea, but I”m going to make it as simple as I know how. Those of us with insulin resistance, make too much insulin when we eat or drink foods that turn into sugar in our bodies. You know what, if you’re fat around the middle, got a fat belly, you probably have insulin resistance. I say you’re probably insulin resistant if you have a big belly because doctors believe the one thing insulin resistant people have in common is a big belly. They’re fat around the middle. And you don’t have to be hugely fat, it begins when you start getting bigger in the tummy. The fatter and bigger your belly is, the more insulin resistant you probably are. And the fatter your belly gets, the more insulin you make when you eat carbohydrates. The word Carbohydrate is what my Grandpa used to call a two dollar word. So I’ll explain that two dollar word with my 50 cent education. Carbohydrates are any food or drink that our body turns into the sugar as soon as we eat it, like potatoes, corn, sugar, soft drinks, cake, cookies, and bread.
Here’s the problem in a nutshell: Whenever you eat anything with sugar or anything that your body turns into sugar, in other words a two dollar carbohydrate. Your pancreas, everybody’s pancreas, skinny thin it doesn’t matter who it is, your pancreas, a little organ right below your liver, releases insulin to keep your blood sugar at a certain level. This is everybody.
Insulin is a hormone that your body uses to drive sugar out of your bloodstream and into your muscles to use as energy. And insulin also drives sugar and fat that you eat into your fat cells to store for energy between meals and while you sleep. Insulin is normal and healthy and life giving, but for people who tend to get fat, we’ve got this problem called insulin resistance. If you have insulin resistance, and you probably do if you have a fat belly, then when you eat carby-sugary foods, your muscles, your organs, even your fat cells resist the drive of insulin to put more sugar in them. They don’t want anymore sugar. They refuse accepting anymore sugar, It’s like your muscles say “No more, no thank you.” They resist the drive of insulin to force this sugar into them. And you know, this is dangerous because your body has got to get this sugar out your blood, it can’t stay there or you’d die, so your pancreas makes more insulin to force these resistant cells to accept the sugar.
For more on how Sugar effects your liver and pancreas see the video below
and read the post “Reversing the Twin Causes of Type 2 Diabetes”
High Insulin Shuts Down the Burning of Fat
Now here’s the problem, when insulin levels are high in your body, you can not burn fat. You can’t burn the fat you just ate and you can’t burn the fat around your belly for energy. The problem goes even further for the big belly, insulin resistant person, the more insulin you release and the longer your insulin level stay up, the more of the food that you just ate is locked up in your fat and can’t be burned as energy. You just ate a big bowl of cereal, but your muscles are insulin resistant, so you made too much insulin to force the Sugar into your muscles. This high insulin locks a big part of this cereal up in your fat cells.
Your Belly Stole Your Breakfast
In other words, your fat belly stole your breakfast and if it steals a part of your breakfast, you know what? It leaves you hungry. If you’re still hungry after eating, you know what you’ll do? You’ll eat more. You’ll eat more, to make up for the cereal your fat cells are holding onto. And if you eat a snack cake and a soft drink between meals, to make up for this cereal that your fat cells stole from you because you’re still hungry, you’ll just spike your insulin again. Keeping your fat locked up even longer, so you can’t burn the fat in your belly between meals.
Normal Insulin Levels that go down between meals and during sleep, Do Not Promote Fat Storage
For the thin, skinny person, it’s a different situation, his insulin goes up, his muscles accept that sugar, they don’t resist it and this energy makes him feel good and he stores whatever extra calories he ate in his fat cells temporarily, Then his insulin level goes down and he’ll burn the fat that he stored in his fat cells between meals and while he sleeps, he feels good, he doesn’t gain weight, for the thin guy everything’s normal and cool.
Too Much Insulin Stops Fat Burning.
But for you, eating a high sugar meal is a problem, because your insulin levels go higher and last longer than the skinny guys. You’ve got a big belly, you’re insulin resistant, you produce too much insulin. When your insulin is high, the burning of fat, in your body, is shut down. This makes sense, because if the body is burning fat, it doesn’t need to burn the sugar you just ate for energy, so insulin shuts down the burning of fat to help clear the sugar out of the blood faster.
High insulin levels store food as fat and shuts off the burning of fat.
When the person who tends to get fat eats sugary foods, their insulin is higher and lasts longer than the thin person. You can’t burn fat and because you can’t burn part of what you just ate, then you’re left still hungry and with less energy, so you’re also tired.
What Happens When Insulin Is Low.
Now you know what happens when Insulin is high, now I want to tell you what happens when insulin is low.
Without insulin, it’s almost impossible to store calories as fat.
And without insulin, your fat cells start releasing the fat they’ve stored to be used as energy. We can see this in Type 1 Insulin Dependent Diabetics. You know, In the days before insulin could be manufactured and put in shot form, being diagnosed with this type of Diabetes was a death sentence. One of the first signs that a person had this disease is they start losing a lot of weight, even while eating normal amounts of food. Without enough insulin they can no longer use the sugary, starchy foods they ate for energy and they can no long store extra calories in fat. Insulin puts sugar into muscles and fat and keeps the body from burning fat. Without insulin, They quickly release so much fat from their fat cells that they overwhelm their system. Without insulin, it’s nearly impossible to store fat and without insulin your body releases the fat you have stored to burn for energy.
Fasting Causes Insulin to Be Low.
Another example of low insulin is people who are starving or fasting for a long time. Listen, when there’s no food, insulin is very low, people quickly lose their fat. You can see an example of this, starving or fasting when you watch these people on these survivor TV shows, you know these people might lose 25 to 30 pounds in a few weeks when they don’t have anything to eat.
Fat is Your Body’s Sustainable Food while Fasting
The interesting question is this, and what I’m about to say is key to understanding Why Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off. If you don’t have any food, What does the body eat? What does your body eat, when you, as a person can’t eat? In other words, you’re not putting any thing in your mouth, no food in your mouth, but the body itself has to have constant energy or it would die immediately.
So what does the starving body eat when there’s no food?
It eats FAT. It eats it’s own fat.
It’s own fat stored around it’s belly and butt and chinny, chin chins. When you’re starving, your own belly fat supplies 85% of your energy needs. For more on this see my article “Don’t Let Your Belly Steal Your Breakfast”
Fasting is Carbohydrate Restriction
The interesting thing about starvation and fasting is this: What is the one type of food the starving and fasting person is really doing without? Of coarse they’re not eating food, but their body is eating still. The starving body isn’t doing without fat, they’re eating their own fat. And their not doing without protein either, because their body breaks down their own tissues for protein. The only thing these people are really doing without – is carbohydrates.
Everyone is on a High Fat Diet.
This is what’s so funny to me when people say eating a high fat diet is dangerous. You see, your body converts some of the sugar and nearly all the fat you eat, into body fat and stores it in your fat cells after you eat. This is natural, this is what happens everyday of your life. The normal-weight person releases fat from their own body between meals and during sleep and this body fat that they release, amounts to an average of 60% of their daily energy. Even normal-weight people are on a 60% fat diet.
Everyone is living on this high fat diet and doesn’t know it.
Listen, even if you go on a Low Fat, Low Calorie Diet, while you’re on that diet and you’re losing weight, if you count the amount of fat that your body is releasing as you lose weight as a part of the food you’re eating, which it really is – Even people on a low fat, low calorie diet, are really on a High Fat, High Calorie Diet. You know our bodies eat this fat and it adds up to 60% of the energy we use each day. Even the Vegans and Vegetarians, who would rather die than eat an animal, even these Vegans are eating their own human animal fat between meals and while they sleep, human animal fat produced by their own body from all the bananas they’ve been eating. This living on fat is normal. And if your body does it right, you will not be fat. But with those of us who are insulin resistant, it is our high insulin levels which block us from burning this fat at a rate that would allow us to remain slim.
Skinny People Burn Fat Easier Than Fat People.
You know I don’t want to get too technical, and we can do it in some other video but, people who are obese, they have a problem burning fat, anyway. There’s just something about us that causes us to have a problem burning fat. Skinny people burn fat, easy. So, that’s just a little aside and we’ll do a video on that sometime in the future.
High Fat Diet.
So when you starve or fast, you’re really just doing without carbs and you’re eating somewhere around 85% of calories from your own fat. Now I want you to look at this breakfast. This bacon, egg and butter meal is made out of the same type of food that I’d be eating if I was starving. This meal, along with this coffee and the heavy cream in this coffee amounts to a high fat diet. 80% of the calories you see here – are fat calories It’s low in carbs, so my insulin response will be low. When I used to eat cereal, my insulin was high, the burning of fat would be shut down which would cause my fat belly to steal part of my breakfast. You know, if I have something and you take it and hold it and don’t let me use it, you’ve stolen my stuff. If you eat, and some of that food is kept in storage by high insulin levels then you can’t use it for energy, then your fat belly has stolen your breakfast. And if your breakfast has been stolen, you’ll still be hungry. But with the bacon, eggs and butter, my insulin is kept low. I get to use those calories for energy and I get to use the fat I’ve already got stored in my belly. I’m eating plenty of protein, so I’m not breaking down my muscles and destroying my organs. You know, with low insulin, my body is free to burn my fat for energy. I won’t be left hungry, because keeping insulin low, keeps the flow of energy from my fat belly wide open.
Complete Appetite Control.
Listen, this is not something I read in a book, although I did learn it from a book What I’m about to tell you something that I live, everyday. I live this life. It’s not what I read in a book. I live everyday with complete control over my appetite because my fat is not locked up by high insulin levels. Getting to use these calories gives me energy all the time and even better, I have control without using willpower or struggling at all. Will power is great and if you can exercise that will power, that’s fantastic, but will power can not forever overcome human biology. You’ve got to get the help of your human biology to assist your will power, if you want long term success. Eating stuff like this, will keep you in a fat releasing mode, instead of a fat storing mode. Listen, Your body is designed to release fat when insulin is low. When you eat fat your keeping your insulin low, and you’re going to get to use those fat calories to burn as energy and you’re going to get to use the calories already stored in your fat to tide you over between meals and while you sleep. You’ll notice your appetite going way down and your energy level going way up, so long as you keep your insulin low by not eating or even worse drinking carbs. See my article “Appetite Control not Will Power”
The key to why Butter Makes Your Pants Fall Off is this: When you replace the carbs you took out of your diet, and you add back fat, it keeps you satisfied.
It reduces your appetite, and it gives you control over your appetite for the first time in your life. Without carbs spiking a high insulin response, fat will give you appetite control like you will not believe until you experience it yourself. You know, It’s the one thing people always tell me when they go on this diet. And this is how I know they’re really doing the diet right. They always say how they have control over their appetite for the first time in years. Some times they forget to eat and think back, did I eat? I experience this all the time, not only that, you can go hours and hours without eating.
High Insulin = Out of Control Appetite.
You’ll start burning the fat in your belly, instead of storing more of it. This will reduce your insulin resistance. Your fat belly won’t steal your breakfast You’ll be able to eat and use that energy and the energy being released from your fat belly to live your life with very little hunger. You won’t have to eat more later to make up for the food your fat cells stole from you. You’ll start feeling better and having more energy. You’ll break the vicious cycle, by directly attacking the root of the problem – which is too much insulin. Listen you’ve been struggling with this hunger problem your whole life, struggling with food and an out of control appetite your whole life.
The best thing to do, is to attack the problem where it lives, you’ve got an insulin problem, Stop the insulin problem. I’m going to say that again. STOP THE INSULIN PROBLEM. Your body produces insulin when you eat carbs. Now listen, it produces insulin when you eat too much protein, and I know there’s a lot of other reasons. But you know, For most big heavy people, the problem is carbs. And for all you food police people out there that want to argue with me that there’s other things that spike insulin that’s fine, I know that, I know that’s true and everybody knows that’s true. But guess what? That doesn’t matter to the person that’s heavy. What’s causing their problem is eating too many carbs. When you eliminate the problem, high insulin caused by too much Sugary foods and drinks, you attack and defeat the root cause of your fat collecting problem and the root cause of your appetite control problem. Listen, When you eat eggs and bacon, instead of cereal, then you stop your fat cells from stealing your breakfast.
For more on the role of high insulin being the Root of your trouble, see my post and video “Drying Up the Root”
What Do You Want to Give Up?
You know the first thing I always hear from people when I tell them about this diet is: “You mean I have to give up my potatoes and bread? I got to quit drinking soft drinks?” Yea, you got to give them up. The reason you got to give em up, is you got a carbohydrate problem, you can’t handle the sugar. You can’t handle the sugar that’s in those things. You make too much insulin when you eat them. Will you be able to handle it when you lose your weight? You might be able to. Maybe? Maybe not, depends on how much damage you’ve done to your system over the years. You’ll probably never be able to eat like you did when you were young again. I’ve been able to add back some potatoes to my food since I’ve lost the weight, but I’ve not added back the flour and sugar and I never will, because, and that’s a subject for a future video, because I like being slim and pain free and I don’t like my guts to hurt.
Giving Up Being Fat, Sick and in Pain
But I want to turn the question around. Are you really giving up potatoes and bread and snack cakes and soft drinks?
- Or are you giving up a big belly, giving up 50 extra pounds, 100 extra pounds, a 150 extra pounds.
- Are you giving up arthritis? I did
- Are you giving up acid reflux and heartburn? I did
- Are you giving up sleep apnea and a nighttime breathing mask? I never had that, but I had trouble sleeping on my back.
- Are you giving up a couple hundred dollars of prescription drugs every month, or a lot of money for over-the-counter pain relievers every month?
- Are you giving up dying twenty years sooner than you should?
- Or feeling like death while you’re still alive?
- Are you giving up not being able to play with your kids and grand kids because your too fat?
- Are you giving up not being able to sit in a chair?
You got to see this from the right perspective. When you attack this problem where it lives, I mean really attack the problem where it lives, too much insulin caused by eating too much sugar. You can get rid of this problem or you can at least beat it down to where it’s manageable.
Insulin Resistance – The Root Cause.
This is not a casual problem you got. It’s really not weight. Weight is the cosmetic thing that you see, but real problem is what’s going on inside your body. Weight’s important. But insulin resistance is really associated with some really nasty, expensive, life shortening and life destroying diseases. Insulin Resistance is at the root of Heart Disease, stroke, angina, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, joint pain/ osteoarthritis. Poly Cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which is the cause of irregular periods in women and pelvic pain and cysts on their ovaries. You know high insulin levels or insulin resistance is associated with several types of cancer. And a lot of them are cancers that women get, and men too, but some of them are more female. Esophagus cancer, Pancreas cancer, Colon cancer, Breast cancer and cancer of the Uterus and Kidneys. You know these cancers are associated, I’m not saying that they are caused by high insulin resistance, but people with insulin resistance are prone to these types of cancer. Listen, open heart surgery is a major, major let down. It’s super expensive and life threatening and could be life destroying. High Triglycerides, Low HDL cholesterol, clogging of your arteries and causing you to have to have open heart surgery or stents, that’s a major, major problem.
And insulin resistance is highly associated with this disease. Cardiovascular disease, heart disease, is closely meshed with insulin resistance.
And you know Diabetes, which is widespread anymore and Arthritis are devastating and they’re expensive too. Listen Folks, the associations that I’ve just talked about between these diseases and high insulin are real. All you have to do is go online, go to Google, type in one of names of these diseases that I just mentioned and add the phrase “insulin resistance” and you’ll see just how real this stuff is. So if you have a big belly and if you have insulin resistance this is serious business.
What You’re Really Giving Up.
So are you giving up potatoes, and bread and soft drinks and snack cakes, Or are you giving up these diseases that are going to rob you of the enjoyment of your middle aged years and old age. You know you’ve got to decide which one you want more, cakes and candy, potatoes and bread, Or playing with the kids and grand kids, staying off expensive medicines and being slim and healthy.
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