The 7 Foods that Made me Fat and WHY


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The 7 Foods that Made me Fat and WHY – Thomas DeLauer

1) Tater Tots

Acylation Stimulating Protein stimulates glucose uptake, increases the activity of diacylglycerol acyltransferase, and inhibits hormone-sensitive lipase activity

In cellular studies, ASP increases fat storage through increased triglyceride synthesis and decreased intracellular lipolysis

ASP is stimulated directly by fat and is stimulated indirectly by carbs because insulin stimulates ASP as well, and then ASP returns the favor by stimulating insulin

It stimulates glucose uptake and inhibits hormone-sensitive lipase activity – *Fat stimulates ASP, which stimulates insulin, and insulin stimulates ASP*

Potatoes have a relatively high glycemic index (GI) score – each variety of potato has a different index score, but many of them fall between 80 and 90 (potatoes are almost all starch and starch is made up of long strings of glucose)

Potatoes have a higher GI score than table sugar


Heat breaks down starch granules, which allows amylopectin and amylose (the two polysaccharides that form starch) to be more readily digested by pancreatic amylase (an enzyme), which turns starch into maltose (a sugar)

2) Flour Tortillas (Nick)

By triggering the production of the protein zonulin, gluten causes the tight junctions in the gut to open. Gluten proteins then leak into the blood stream. Your body responds by making antibodies against these proteins, which have the potential to cross react with thyroid tissue. In other words, the gluten antibodies also can also cause your immune system to attack your thyroid, causing functional
hypothyroidism and a slowed metabolic rate.

Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes:

3) Diet Soda


Some sweeteners do elicit an insulin response, and this phenomenon is known as the cephalic phase insulin response (CPIR)


Composed of 3 main chemical ingredients: phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol

Nature, 2014

4) Coffee Creamers
Pure Hydrogenated Fats

5) Peanut Butter
Again, hydrogenated fats


A study from the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology looked at the effects of trans fats in 29 volunteers

The study replaced saturated fats with trans fats over a 4-week period – researchers found that HDL cholesterol was lowered by 21% and the ability of arteries to dilate was impaired by 29%

6) Kolaches…..Pastries are made of a light and fluffy yeast dough and usually filled with meat

7) Constant Lattes….. When you’re constantly eating, you’re consistently releasing insulin, which puts your body into its “absorptive phase”

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  1. Dang it Thomas I drink Coke Zero only 1 can a day though and I do have a habit with Bangs. I drink coffee with heavy whipping cream and Stevia.

  2. I can give up tater-tots but imma keep eatin muh taters. 😏
    Gotta keep Muh tortillas too 😐.

    All else….GONE!!!!!!!!

  3. The longest living healthiest people in the world (blue-zone) eat cooked potatoes as the base of their diets.

  4. Drinking 2L jugs of iced coffee, packet chips and store-bought choc chip biscuits made me fat.

    Sure the occasional pizza and hot chips contributed but the store stuff was cheap and you didn't have to wait so i would buy more of it.

    I've lost 23 kilograms to date since January on keto/intermittent fasting and am currently on day 25 of an extended fast and feeling ok. When i fasted for three days when i was carb-dependent, i was hungry and exhausted all the time.

  5. regarding diet sodas and artificial sweeteners…my mom, a non smoker, VERY occasional drinker, very active vital woman just passed away at 72 from bladder cancer after a 2 year fight for her life. she was a daily sweet-n-low user for probably close to 50 years. I cant prove the connection of course but I cant help but wonder if this may have been a major reason for her illness. anyway thank you for your videos!

  6. I absolutely love your channel. I cannot believe you use to be bigger. You look naturally small. I’ve recently lost over 100lbs. But I’m still 220 and want to get under 200. But I’m stuck. I’m going to start the fasting you suggested in other videos too.

  7. I thought a research buff like you may want to check out the myth on trans fat:

  8. Great content Thomas! Can you please advise; how much ghee should one consume when on an paleo/keto diet, per day? I am currently on a healing diet which is high fat/low carb and use ghee as a regular fat source as it apparently has many great qualities.

    I am aware ghee contains 8 grams of saturated fat per tbsp – will this not have a negative impact on heart health/cholesterol in the long run? Currently consume 3-5 tbsp’s a day. Your advise is much appreciated.

  9. Thank you for sharing another facet of your story in another video that communicates so well how foods we are familiar with can affect fat loss. I really appreciate you sharing your story. You are a real role model of on-going success!

  10. Please review the literature correctly to allow viewers to make correctly informed decisions. While gluten may increase zonulin concentrations, increasing intestinal permeability and antibody formation only occurs for those WITH celiac disease. Gluten has NOT been shown to increase intestinal permeability in healthy people ( Furthermore, the article you cited from the experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes Journal basically says for those with autoimmune thyroid conditions AND established celiac disease, a gluten free diet decreases overall inflammation and decreases autoimmune response for both thyroid and celiac conditions. While this is great for those who have celiac and thyroid conditions, by no means is this article implying that increased gluten will result in thyroid dysfunction for healthy individuals.

  11. Natural Peanut Butter isn't hard to find at all anymore, and at a reasonable price. Costco's Kirkland brand comes to mind. Doesn't change fact it's still very hard to only have a spoonful though:)

  12. Thomas protect your channel and your income and delete the lists in the comments section.

    For those that don't know, YouTube algorithms track how long people watch the video for. If they don't watch all of it and read the lists instead then YouTube won't recommend his video because they think everyone isn't watching it all because its poor quality. If you appreciate Thomas' channel people would stop posting these lists. He should delete them in my opinion.

  13. I always consume a Latte in 5 min😂I love my coffee and wish I could drag it out and make it last longer 🤪like most people.

  14. Make 100 ingridient ls list that will hurt ur health n keto instead of waitig a year tonteveal the mistakes ull save life with all the fat u motivating people to eat then its too late tonfix the damage..

  15. I really love that you explain the scientific aspect of your subject matter. I wish my doctor would do that, so I could not only understand the what, but the why, too.

  16. I went keto 3 years ago and lost over 150 pounds in 6th months then the diet totally stopped and reversed. Gained back at least 30 pounds and stopped losing altogether. Nothing I do will get it started again the diet totally stopped working. Thinking about quitting cause I'm still really fat.

  17. I've read that if you put boiled potatoes in the fridge and eat them at a cooler temp', they are much better for you than when warm. As for the diet drinks and sodas in general, even when I was like 20 k's over weight, I never drank any of that crap.

  18. Artificial sweeteners like aspartame are neurotoxins. That's one of the worst things you can consume, ever. Saying, "Go ahead and drink a diet soda, but not too often," is the worst thing I've ever heard you say, Thomas, and no, no one should ever drink a diet soda. It's toxic every time and for some people, they have massively negative reactions. Not to mention, so many people have an addiction to diet soda.

  19. Thank you so much for all your videos. My son he is 20 years old and really over weight. Can u please suggest what is good start up program for him. Doctor prescribed year ago some medicine for his high blood pressure ( he didnt take it because he want fix natural) plus cardiologist find on his heart left side larger then right. And all this issues goes because he overweight plus he used to drink Monster what u mention here in video. Please, any advice and suggestion will helps


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