Is there a complex mechanism in the body to regulate weight ?

Arguably if it is true,then what happens to calorie in and calorie out formula. Does carb or calorie counting is still purposeful? Then again calorie is a calorie.................. calorie holds. Good ? Does body changes calorie utilisation as per its need. 

Body has in place blood pressure regulatory mechanism, internal environment maintenance mechanism, so why not weight regulatory mechanisms. Only when this mechanism goes into disarray or is overwhelmed that weight gain or loss occurs.

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  • Yes there is. 

    Absolutely all animals on the planet with the exception of humankind (and the pets in their thrall) follow it. 

    It's called eating what nature intended and responding to satiety. If you interfere with the mechanism by eating the wrong things you will be raising your blood sugar and insulin will be permanently high making it impossible to lose weight. If your insulin is low your body will cheerfully access stored fat for energy.

    dietdoctor.com/how-to-lose-...

  • Only human beings on the earth use food and sex for enjoyment. So tend to overdo.

  • Medicine is a very complex subject. We humans have still not understood it fully. There are some facts proven by the research on animals and scientific observations in humans. But for a major part it's theories. Nothing concrete there. Just conjectures and then research, right ot wrong.

  • Why not begin with purpose of eating energy in form of food.

  • It's all about residual insulin in blood that gets spiked up because of high carbs. So, at the end of the day, it's all about carbs, carbs and carbs. Insulin is also associated with a host of other health problems. Haven't seen any mainstream experts (ADA/Mayo/etc) ever make this a focal point. They have just been beating  around the bush with failed theories like calorie in/calorie out etc. and keep defending a diet which has been the cause of all major health problems starting with obesity.

    The day experts understand or ACCEPT this, solution isn't difficult. Industry experts and lobbying will have to be kept out of the loop during decision making, else no solution will ever work.

  • Insulin is simply a part of mechanism. Why do you forget , the role of leptin . The regulatory pathways in hypothalamus.

  • It all begins in the mind... so trace all problems to the source... the MIND is the culprit, or more specifically, the EMOTIONAL mind.  Dig deeper and ask yourself why it behaves like that, and you'll find the answer(s) there.

  • So philosophical answer. Why not something in simple plain language.

  • nothing philosophical and abstract here - it's just a simple question - ask what the problem is trying to teach us? What is the lesson to be learned?   

  • What is to be cured or healed.

  • [1] mindbodygreen.com/0-7961/wh...

    [2] psychologytoday.com/blog/ow...

    [3] huffingtonpost.com/tabby-bi...

    "There is a difference between healing and curing. Healing is a natural process and is within the power of everyone. Curing, which is what doctors are called upon to do, usually consists of an external treatment; medication or surgery is used to mask or eliminate symptoms. This external treatment doesn't necessarily address the factors that contributed to the factors in the first place. Healing goes deeper than curing and must always come from within. It addresses the imbalance that underlies the symptoms. Healing brings together the often hidden aspects of a person's life as they relate to her illness. Healing is different from curing, though curing and the restoration of physical function may accompany healing." - Christiane Northrup, M.D.

  • In short, it's not a case about curing but of healing. 

  • So where does this question of curing or healing comes in the discussion of weight regulation ?

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