Fat and Starving for Nutrition

Fat and Starving for Nutrition

It’s hard to believe someone who is hugely overweight could be also slowly starving themselves to death, but that’s exactly what happens when high insulin levels let your belly steal your breakfast.


In the article The Malnutrition of Obesity: Micronutrient Deficiencies That Promote Diabetes there is a chart you need to see.

In the chart, the authors display the fact that many people who are overweight and diabetic are also starving for nutrition and deficient in thiamine, vitamin C and D, chromium and selenium.

I’ve reproduced it here:

Percent of People Deficient
Micronutrient People with Obesity
People with Type 2 diabetes
Thiamine B1
15%-29% 17%-79%
Pyridoxine B6 0–11%
Cobalamin B12
3%–8% 22%
Folic Acid
Ascorbic acid C
Vitamin A 17%
Vitamin D 80% – 90% 85% – 90%
Vitamin E
Zinc 14%–30%
Selenium 58%

Did you know you can be BOTH overweight and starving for nutrition at the same time?

People write me that they are not losing weight according to the scale, but they are losing fat according to the tape measure.

Other people write me and tell me about the rapid improvements in health they’ve experienced soon after starting this diet.

I believe both of these situations are related. Both of these people are getting well.

Some people lose fat, but don’t lose weight on the scale at first, because they are actually getting the nutrition they need to build lean tissue, like bone and muscle, for the first time in years. They are gaining lean tissue, but also losing fat.

The same thing is true for people who quickly start getting well, they are getting the nutrition they’ve needed to heal, for the first time in many years.

These changes happen fast too, as soon as the nutritional deficiencies are corrected, the body goes to work repairing itself. Just like the diseases I talked about in my video “For Someone’s Sheila“, once the vitamin or protein is added, terrible illnesses like scurvy, beriberi and pellagra go away.

I’ve heard from many of you who have quickly improved type 2 diabetes, joint pain, IBS and skin problems.

In that video I told you that being deficient in just one vitamin or mineral could cause both physical and mental illness from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet.

It’s amazing to think of an overweight person as someone who might be starving to death for nutrition.
Overweight, eating way more than they should and yet they are sick, mentally ill, hurting from joint pain and hungry all the time,  because they are literally starving to death.

In the article “The Malnutrition of Obesity” the authors talk about the effects of being deficient in these nutrients:


Thiamine (vit. B1) deficiency – this is the cause of beriberi that I talked about in my video “For Someones’s Sheila”, and just look at how high the percentage rate is of overweight and diabetic people who are low in this vitamin.

What causes thiamine deficiency?

Thiamine is virtually absent in food products containing refined carbohydrates such as milled rice and simple sugars, yet the metabolism of these foods requires relatively high amounts of thiamine and may lead to depletion

So high carb foods don’t have any thiamine and digesting them requires the body to use the little thiamine it has.

Thiamine deficiency is associated with mental confusion and many people report the lifting of “brain fog” with this diet.
Guess where you can get lots of Thiamine? Meat, fish, eggs

Vitamin D.

Vitamin D deficiency is highly associated with Type 2 Diabetes. I myself was diagnosed with Vitamin D deficiency when I was very fat and prescribed high dose pills to correct it.
Guess where you can get Vitamin D? Eggs Yokes, Meat, Lard, Cod Liver oil.


Chromium deficiency is associated with severe insulin resistance, high blood sugar , high triglycerides, and painful neuropathy. The author note that these symptoms go away rapidly as soon as the chromium is restored.
Guess where you can get lots of chromium? Broccoli and Meat
Guess what causes your body to lose chromium? a high sugar diet.

Most diets cause you to use “will power” to eat less, but this doesn’t work for long for most people. The LCHF (low carb/high fat) diet turns off the “out of control hunger urges” that you’ve struggled with all your life and gives you control, gives you freedom without using “will power”. This will enable to do what is called “intermittent fasting”.

Intermittent Fasting or Short-term fasting.

You need to learn about this wonderful and easy process of not eating and all the many things it can do to help you lose weight and reverse many of the health issues a high insulin level causes.

The most complete source of information on intermittent fasting can be gained all in one convenient book, which I highly recommend.
I’ve written a critical review of some of the parts, but I still think “Eat Stop Eat” is the best fasting book you can find at this time.

See my REVIEW at this link – http://www.buttermakesyourpantsfalloff.com/fasting-is-the-cure/

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