Omega-6 Makes You Fat!

Great blog for those whose weight quits responding to the low carb diets.

Oil-Change Diet

When I started following The Oil-Change Diet, I did it for health reasons, not really expecting it to help me lose weight. I was definitely pleased when I lost 15 pounds in the first 3 weeks, but I knew that weight loss was mostly water weight (from reduced inflammation, swelling and vaso-constriction). I have been really pleased to see the continued weight loss at the rate of a couple pounds per month that has followed and helped me lose what is now a total of 50 pounds.

I have been guessing that the reason was somehow the change in omega-6/3 ratio had changed my serotonin or serotonin receptors, but I finally found a scientific basis for that weight loss: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24081493

The paper points out that increased levels of omega-6 in our diet causes an increase in endocannabanoids. As a result, these endocannabanods act like marijuana and give us the munchies…

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About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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