If you suffer obesity or low energy, this is the most important video for you to watch and study:
Dr. Chris Knobbe: Diseases of Civilization
I experienced low energy early last year and radically started reading food labels and making changes. I needed to avoid all forms of vegetable and seed oils and I found it in most everything from breads to jarred condiments. I started using all the things we were told not to use such as butters, lard, beef tallow, and was told not to count calories. Came to find out via Dr. Knobbe that the oils high in Omega-6 interfered with the mitochondria in our cells which drives down our energy levels. Eating all these distilled vegetable oils is like throwing sand in our cell’s carburetor (mitochondria). After one year, my energy level is twice what it was and my mental focus and clarity has greatly improved.
But there’s a learning curve to know which foods to buy and to learn how to make meals from scratch. It’s worth it.
I don’t count calories, don’t count carbs, none of that. Just watch my oils.
Watch Chris Knobbe’s presentation and start by making some pancakes using only butter oils in the batter, enjoy your food.
I do watch my sugars though. Monk fruit powder is amazing.
He's definitely not a fan of industrial seed oils, but covers much more, including the concept of "food reward". To top it off, he is a Seattle resident!