Starch/Sugar Don't Make You Fat – Fat Does! Dr. McDougall




starches are low in calories they're very calorie dilute in other words when you eat them you take in a lot of food it fills the stomach but just the right amount of calories the other second principle is the fat you eat is the fat you wear this is something that I encourage people to to keep as a mantra is whenever they were worried about losing weight they want to feel better and you know have the pounds come off one of my most favorite mantras to give people is the fat I eat is the fat I wear see the body does the most efficient thing possible with everything you give it you give it a sugar in the form of carbohydrates and it uses that sugar to run the machinery through a process called glycolysis it runs the machinery that's the most efficient thing for the sugar to do in the food is another source of calories which is protein what the body does with the proteins takes a little bit repairs things builds new things and it dumps the excess protein out of the body into the urine the body does not store protein if it's stored protein it would store it in the muscles and we all look like Arnold Schwarzenegger used to look like does not get stored the third ingredient that provides calories in food is fat the body does the most efficient thing possible fat it just moves it it moves it from the fork and spoon to your abdominal fat stores from my lips to my hips the fat I eat is the fat I wear why would it do anything else is it's the storage dollar for when no food is available that's what the purpose of fat is to get you through the tough winter it stores it so efficiently that it doesn't even change the chemical structure the fat I can go up to you to it with a needle suck some fat out of your abdomen thighs buttocks take it to the laboratory have it analyzed and I can tell what kind of fat you like to eat if your body fat is full of trans fats than you like Crisco and margarine other trans fat foods just get stored right in there as trans fat if you happen to like cold water marine fish and I biopsy you I'll find omega-3 fats you like dairy I'll find C 15 C 17 fats characteristic so the fat you eat is the fat you wear just effortlessly moves it in stores it without any limit at all you see people who will store a thousand pounds of fat and when they have to take them to the hospital they do it with a forklift in a truck so the fat you eat is the fat you wear now when you eat extra sugar let me tell you what happens to extra sugar because you know you lot of you will want to eat you'll want to eat a lot of food which I encourage you to its natural to eat well you're hungry you're supposed to eat and you satisfy those sweet tasting tastebuds and your hunger gets satisfied or if you eat more starch or sugars than you need what happens to a sugar people are taught that what happens to sugar when you eat it like rice or table sugar they're taught what happens to the sugar is the sugar is turned to fat which then makes you fat and if that were true if say eating too much rice turned to fat and then made you fat then we'd see in the past several billion obese Asians living on rice and that's not what we see what happens to extra sugar when you eat more sugar than or more calories in sugar than you need it sugar is a ring structure very stable chemical ring structure is that ring structure is burnt as heat calories or calories for fidgeting that ring structure would be have to have to be broken down into a chain structure which is a fatty fatty acid structure and that costs lots of calories and the body doesn't do that so the human body is very very very inefficient at making fat from sugar you're taught the opposite but that's not what the scientific truth is we've known this for 40 years I've written about it for 40 years is the body does not efficiently convert sugar into fat it's too too wasteful so it just burns it off

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30 comments on “Starch/Sugar Don't Make You Fat – Fat Does! Dr. McDougall

Most diabetec patients are thin. Same with heart attack patients.
Also not a word about visceral fal…

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McDougal is oversimplifying things. The body does not store protein. True. But neither does it DUMP excess protein. Rather, protein that isn't needed for "building materials" is converted to – carbohydrates. Carbs can be stored as glycogen, or converted to fat. Excess protein is converted to fat and stored as fat. Excess carbs are converted to fat and stored as fat. Excess fat is stored as fat. The thing that it is important to note is that ingested carbohydrates are turned into energy more efficiently that proteins, because they can be used more directly. Proteins, on the other hand, have to first be converted to carbohydrates, before their energy can be extracted. Also, this is a process that produces toxic by products that need to be flushed out of the body by the kidneys. So SOME of the proteins are wasted, and flushed out, but the remainder is converted to carbs and stored as either fats in bodily fat storage areas, or as glycogen in the liver.

As needed, carbohydrates are converted to lipids and vice versa. Stored lipids (fats) are converted to carbohydrates, as needed, and even water as needed. The carbs are "burned" for energy.

I switched from a diet more like that recommended by Dr Fuhrman and my arteries cleared out a bit, my blood pressure went down, but my weight went UP. I removed almost all the lipids from my diet. That's why I think my blood pressure went down. I was able to get off blood pressure pills, with my doctor's agreement. But by cutting down on lettuce, spinach, brocolli, collards, etcetera, and increasing my whole grain maize grits, rice, and potatoes, my weigh went up. I'm going back to eating more greens now, and less rice, mazie and potatoes.

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It's amazing how much misinformation is out there. When I went WFPB, leaving a diet of fatty junk food, I had people saying all of these things to me:
"If you eat too much fruit, which is full of sugar, you'll get diabetes"
"You'll get fat eating a lot of potatoes and rice"
"You won't get enough protein, not eating meat"
"You won't get enough calcium, not drinking milk",
…and so on and so on. But I'm much healthier now and have lost nearly 20Kgs of surplus weight, and I'm nearly down to the upper limits of my ideal weight range, after just a couple of months of WFPB eating. My cholesterol is back down to a safe range, my liver is healthier and less fatty, I have more energy, no more B.O. or bad breath, far less chance of developing diabetes, as per test markers, my resting heart rate is a lot lower, since my heart doesn't have to work as hard pushing gluggy, fat-loaded blood around my body, etc.
No one used to caution me about all the junk food I used to eat, when I was on a diet that was leading me to an early grave.

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there are tons of published papers that say Fat turns to Sugar. I can post a few hundred papers here if you want. You can also visit nhicom The body uses glucose. When sugar gets stored, it's glucose turned into fat. The storage medium is Fat. When the body needs to use that fat, it turns the fat back into glucose. If what he is saying is true, then people with a lot of fat wouldn't loose fat. (because Fat doesn't turn into sugar) What he should be saying is when you eat carbs (non processed) you get full before you reach ur calorie limit. This means you eat a lot fewer calories when compared to fatty foods. Anyway… just my 2 cents. He is preaching the right thing, with wrong science.

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I think northern ancestors were seasonal eaters.
Occasional trapped meats and fish all year long with tubers and greens in the spring then more vegetables in the summer and finally fruits in the fall.
Nuts and buried meats would get them through the harshest winters.☮️♥️

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4:18 “The body does not efficiently turn sugar into fat.”

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How do ppl lose weight on keno diet?

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I don't think this guy couldn't have sounded any less scientific.

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What does fat do? It helps the organs and the brain to function properly… Eating zero fat is beyond idiotic. Listen to healthycrazycool he's the best vegan YouTuber

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Great actor. Great job spreading misinformation.

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This guy does not know what he's talking about….. How comes people in Iceland are not fat yet their main food is fatty meat.

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Fat isn’t bad for you. Site your sources before you make up bullshit

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Why don't you bury your head a little deeper into Ancel Keys' grave ;v

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Dr mcDougall is a quack. Hang your head in shame! Fructose much???

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Starchy and sugary foods can cause yeast infection

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wtf..this guy is dangerous..cancer cells feed on SUGAR..doc you are giving out irresponsible info

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how about avacado fat, i am eating one avocado a day and lost 40lbs in 8 months.

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Hm…personally not agree with you. My blood sugar levels and blood pressure was very high. But when I removed sugar, fruitose and refined processed food, the levels came back down to normal in 4 months and lost 12 lbs without the thoughts of loosing weight!!! My doc was surprised and no longer insisting meds for me.

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Sugar and starch trigger the release of insulin and once insulin notice there is an excess glucose.. the glucose stored as fat. We are in the world that most people eat glucose food than fat.

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I have natural peanut butter boobs hahaha! That's pretty much the only fat I am eating as a female.

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I'm sorry but this is too big. I have trouble understanding this. So, if I eat carbs and sugar, even when I exceed my daily calorie needs, I won't get fat?

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that's somewhat racist

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The brigade of the keto converted on here is hilarious. Putting your body into survival mode long term is both incredibly stupid and not beneficial for all. For me, it resulted in hormonal disaster, anxiety attacks and insomnia. When I went low fat and high carb plant based the panic atta KS stopped immediately, insomnia within a week and now I am seeing the leaning out I never found on keto. Not every approach works for every person. I was pre diabetic before spending a year trying to make keto work for me and it didn't help at all. On low fat, no oil, and plenty of starch my blood sugar swings are gone.

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Love this guy
Common sense ⭐️👌🏽💕

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You can have my veggies and I'll take your saturated fats. All hail Bacon Yum Yum

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