Saturday, February 15, 2014

Food Cravings 4

Are food cravings desires that have gotten out of hand?

So how does one control desires.

The stoics have a concept of discipline of desires. Stop the representation or impression before it becomes a desire by a judgement-value or opinion.... what?

In other words, it is not omega 6 oil, its is lubricant, not for internal use.
It is not sugar, but white poison.
It is not grain, but pig food.
It does not look good, but looks like fat bait, or fat rat bait. or whatever ugly term your mind can up with. A part of the corpse of an animal, the root of a plant, a tuber... a growth of starch on the root of a plant.

Any ideas any one?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Resistance Starch

I have been playing around with and reading about resistance starch for a bit now.

  1. It does have a impact on keeping blood glucose from spiking as high.
  2. I am classes as pre-diabetic, with the odd morning at the bottom end of diabetic, (6.9 to 7.2) after a night out, usually involved a late big meal...
  3. So do a few (100-150 gms) partly cooked potatoes.
  4. The cause is likely is growth of bacteria in the gut that convert starches to short chained fats. The bacteria act as seed for the next meal. Cabbage and onions have the effect. These are the chosen foods of nitrogen producing bacteria, that also produce short fats.
  5. Potatoes are a lot more tasty. They do not soak up near the amount of fat.
  6. Potato starch may be useful for making a few sauces or gravy, for the few times I might do that. 
  7. Potatoes do not make me hungry in 2 hours, unlike seeds of grasses.

Friday, February 7, 2014

ignorance vs sarcasm, vs The Real Problem

Stephan Guyenet ,,

all got me thinking about the real problem:

"But the show doesn't address the reasons why people like me are so obsessed and addicted to eating excess amounts of food; it doesn't get to the root of the problem."

and the solution.

Understanding my problem did not lead to a solution, but it did suggest a partial solution, now all I  need to do is complete this N=1, and see if it works enough to talk about it.  That solution does not include helping others to understand the problem. Many others are looking in the wrong place to find a solution to my problem. Perhaps they can help others. Oh, well,  life goes on. I am done with comments on others blogs. It is all just noise anyway.

My life, as a youth was rough for me. Isolation, harassment, abuse, forced religion abuse, or being ignored - shunned, but there was always food. My life was unmanageable by me. Along the way I discovered I could numb out with food, and I made a conscious decision to eat myself to death, for several reasons. The environment was suitable for such an action. A horse can founder on oats, I should be able to do the same. Simple suicidal idealizations. Oh well.

Numbing is caused by blood sugar high, as well as exdorphins, exocannopioids, and other chemical processes. My weight more than doubled in two years, I was 200 pounds by 10. The numbing allowed me to get enough respite to continue. I developed sociopaths, narcissistic, as well as antisocial characteristics, and learned to be comfortable with myself, by myself. I survived. I also developed what I know now is a dependance on overeating, it was a maladaptive eating behavior.

Food addiction, insulin resistance, obsessive-compulsive eating, hyper-palatable cooking, sugar addiction, wheat addiction, dairy addiction, eating disorders, disordered eating, lack of mindfulness, cravings, psychological cravings, physiological cravings, lack of satiation signal, lack of satiety, leptin signaling loss or blocking, leptin, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and all those other names   ... what ever these things really are, all appeared, but I survived. You PHD cannot agree among yourselves. What hope do we poorly educated  mere mortals have?

Then I escaped that environment, discovered smoking, drugs, booze, work, and all those other bad habits, but I survived thus far.

There are no recovery programs for this, it is survival of the specimen. Along the way I got a bit of educations, and learned a few things. Although I still have a weight problem, it is not what it was. It is apparent to me that this might be a subconscious / unconscious mind problem; it is in control too much of the time, and the directing mind is unable to remain on top of it enough. Who know about this? I have turned to the Stoics with the discipline of judgement, desire, and impulse for remedy. They knew as much 2000-2500 years ago, about my problem, as science does today. 

Enough rant. Enough experts. Enough listening. It is all just bullshit anyway.         

Thursday, February 6, 2014

ignorance vs sarcasm

He has missed three big problems.

  • Sticking to a diet that causes cravings, and that is less then our fellows.
  • Cravings, some caused by the available foods.
  • The science is wrong. Atwater through out half of his data, because "it must be wrong, it has such wide scanter".  But the average is about right, but 50% of the population do not follow the average.
Bill Gates walks into a bar. On average, everyone in the bar is a millionaire. So how come I do not have the money to buy a drink? What is wrong with this picture Mr. PHD?

And I am banned off his comments list, oh well.

and is low carb having an effect?

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Food cravings 3

Do food cravings lie in unconscious memory? More?

Is compulsive eating a function of unconscious memory? 

and thinking make it so.