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cheap moncler coats It comes as no surprise, then, that one in two Americans has what I call diabesity the spectrum of imbalance ranging from mild insulin resistance to pre diabetes to full blown Type 2 diabetes. The scariest part is that 90 percent of those suffering from this serious health condition don’t even know it. cheap moncler coats

Our diabesity epidemic aside, being overweight or obese can cheap moncler outlet increase your risk for cheap moncler coats numerous problems including stroke, some cancers, heart disease, and depression. It can also seriously diminish quality of life.

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moncler jackets outlet In fact, about one quarter of the remaining 30 percent of those who don’t fall into the overweight or obese categories are what I call “skinny fat,” and the ramifications can be even more devastating than being overweight or obese. moncler jackets outlet

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Scientists have a word for this phenomenon: Thin on the outside, fat on the inside, or TOFI. Dr. Jimmy Bell coined this acronym to describe people who are thin but unhealthy.

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You might know someone who falls into the TOFI category. They eat whatever they want and stay thin, and you might even envy their ability to devour a piece of chocolate cake and not worry about their weight.

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If moncler sale outlet you’re overweight or obese, you’re well aware of the repercussions. Unfortunately, TOFIs often aren’t aware they can suffer the same consequences, which ultimately makes “skinny fat” more dangerous than being overweight.

“TOFIs probably need to worry more about their health than others, because the fat deposits they carry are hidden in the white fat that lies around their vital organs, streaked through their underused muscles, and wrapped around the heart,” writes Jo Revill in The Guardian. “It is this fat that sends out the chemical signals which eventually lead to insulin resistance, diabetes and heart conditions, rather than the fat lying in dimples underneath the skin.”

I’ve mentioned how most overweight people already have “pre diabetes” and have significant risks of disease and death, yet they just don’t know it. Well, TOFIs fall squarely into that category, too.

A few extra pounds of belly weight, while remaining otherwise lean, can signify you are a TOFI. So can lab tests. You might be of normal weight, but have high triglycerides, low HDL, small LDL particles, and high blood sugar and insulin all buy moncler jackets “TOFI” signs.

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Currently there are no national screening recommendations, no treatment guidelines , no approved medications, and no reimbursement to health care providers for diagnosing and treating anything other than full blown diabetes.

If you fall outside that category, where you are pre diabetic or otherwise heading down the diabesity highway and a lot of people do, including TOFIs then doctors usually do not express concern.

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moncler outlet online When I was 18, I became a vegetarian and thought giant cookies made with whole wheat flour, chocolate chips, honey, and nuts were a health food. Every night, I would slather mounds of honey over peanut butter on a big slice of bread. moncler outlet online

That was the low fat ’80s, when honey, maple syrup and sugar were health foods. After all, they were low fat. Our own government was encouraging us to eat 8 to 11 servings of rice, cereal, bread, and pasta every day.

Cereal? Really? Most cereals are 75 percent sugar. That’s not breakfast. It’s dessert, even the whole grain ones.

As my friend, Harvard professor David Ludwig, MD, PhD said once, “If you eat a bowl of corn flakes without the sugar or a bowl of sugar without the corn flakes, below the neck, they are the same thing. Your metabolism can’t tell the difference.”

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I constantly craved sugar and carbs. I didn’t realize that they had hijacked my taste buds, brain chemistry, hormones, and metabolism. I didn’t realize that I was a food addict. And I was not alone. The average American eats 146 pounds of flour and 152 pounds of sugar per person, per year. When combined, that’s almost one whole pound a day for every man, woman, and child in.

Here’s the thing. I was never really overweight (except about 10 pounds or so), but I noticed that my body was changing, that I was getting a bit flabby. I realized I had TOFI. I was skinny fat with love handles. Yikes!

moncler outlet jackets Aesthetics aside, I also got chronic fatigue syndrome. It was sugar (and a few other things) that threw my body into a tailspin. Every night, before I went to work in the emergency room, I would eat a giant chocolate chip cookie and moncler mens jackets a half pint of Hagen Dazs Vanilla Swiss Almond ice cream moncler outlet jackets.

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