These are two words those of us who have a few extra pounds have heard all our lives. Even when they didn’t use those exact words, we knew what they meant. We eat everything in front of us and we’re as lazy as the day is long.

Actually, gluttony and sloth are the words of Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology. He makes some very interesting points in his video, Sugar: The Bitter Truth.

You’ll like this because he says this is all bunk:


Yep, he’s saying that calories in and calories out is something we’ve all bought into and it’s not true at all.

He also says something that most of us have known all our lives:

Nobody chooses to be obese.

There is an epidemic of obese 6 month olds! So, if you think that it’s all about calories in and calories out, then how do you explain this?

Furthermore, Dr. Lustig has statistics on how people are eating more today than they used to. He says we’re taking in around 300 more calories more than we did years ago. He asks the question: Why?

Why would we be eating more? Food was always around so why didn’t we eat more at that time?

Leptin has been discovered in the last few years. It is a hormone from fat cell that tells you you’re full. He says that there is something wrong with this biochemical feedback system. Listen to him explain what we can do about it in his video: Sugar: The Bitter Truth.