Why Are We Fatter Than the Animals at the Zoo?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Yuri Elkaim, a nutrition, fitness, and fat loss expert.
Have you noticed that animals (in the wild) are not fat? Obesity is not something that occurs in nature.
So why is that we humans are battling the bulge?
Well, what if I told you that the simple act of cooking our foods is making us fat and unhealthy! That’s right…cooking. Have you ever seen an animal cooking their food? Of course not…because it doesn’t happen.
For whatever reason, we are the only species on planet earth that feels it necessary to cook our food.
The reason that cooking food makes us fat and unhealthy is that heating a food above 118 F destroys its precious enzymes.
How Will Food Enzymes Help Me Lose Weight?
It’s very simple. Enzymes are required for every single reaction in the body. For instance, the breakdown of fat requires enzymes such as lipase. If lipase (and other fat burning enzymes) is not present then you cannot readily use your fat reserves for energy. As a result, more fat is stored and you pack on the pounds.
Eating foods (especially fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds) in their living or raw state ensures that all of their respective enzymes are in tact. The result – less energy needed to breakdown your meals, more enzymes to breakdown fat and rev up your metabolism, and greater energy and vitality.
Unfortunately, we are seeing more and more overweight and obese domesticated pets. What do you think the reason might be? If you said because we’re feeding them cooked, processed, and mechanized food, then you’re right!
I mean where on earth do you see an overweight dog or cat in the wild? You don’t – until humans domesticate it!
Here are two ways to get more enzymes into your diet for better fat loss results:
1. Eat more raw fruits and vegetables
2. If eating cooked foods, then use digestive enzymes before your meal to alleviate the stress on your digestive system and provide some much needed fat-burning catalysts.
At the end of the day, dieting will not help you lose weight unless you can provide your body with life-giving and fat-burning food enzymes. The key is to eat more of what nature intended for you to eat – natural whole foods! When you do so you’ll see the fat melt off your body!
Yuri Elkaim is a nutrition, fitness, and fat loss expert. He is also the author of the book, Eating for Energy, which has helped thousands of people in over 80 countries regain control of their health and weight.
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