High-fat, high-sugar foods get most of the blame for weight gain and
obesity. Hence the popularity of the low-fat trend and diets such as Atkins
and South Beach. But in fact, they are missing the real secret to healthy
and sustainable weight loss.
Psychiatrist Charles Nguyen and bariatric internist Tu Song-Anh Nguyen have
discovered that insulin rather than calories is the real culprit in weight
gain and obesity—and is therefore the true key to weight loss. In their new
book The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution To Help You Lose
Weight And Say Thin
(Da Capo, February 9. 2016), they explain why:
When we eat foods that raise our insulin level, the body stores fat; when
we lower our insulin level, the body naturally burns fat, leading to weight
Lowering Insulin a Key Factor in loosing weight
Thus, eating in a way that lowers the amount of insulin the body produces
is the key to losing weight — and keeping it off. That means reducing or
eliminating high-glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates, which trigger the body
to produce insulin. These include sweets, pasta, bread, root vegetables and
certain sugary fruits such as pineapples and mango’s.
But it’s not necessary to give up such carbs forever. Part of the key to
keeping weight off is to ultimately reintroduce them slowly into the diet
in a way that doesn’t cause insulin levels to skyrocket again.
For nearly 2 decades Drs. Nguyen and Nguyen have used this approach to help
thousands of patients lose weight and keep it off at their specialized
clinics in southern California.
The co-authors’ bios are below. Dr. Charles Nguyen would be happy to chat
about this in more detail or to contribute a piece. Let me know if you’re
*Psychiatrist Charles Nguyen, M.D.*, medical director of the Lorphen
Medical Weight Loss Clinic in Riverside, CA, is co-author with Tu Song-Anh
Nguyen and Mary Ann Marshall of The Thinsulin Program (Da Capo Press,
2016). The book discusses the breakthrough discovery by Drs Nguyen and
Nguyen of the connection between insulin levels and weight loss, which for
nearly 2 decades has helped thousands of patients lose weight and keep it
off. Charles earned his M.D. from the University of California at Irvine,
where he completed his psychiatry residency training and, as a faculty
member, won excellence in teaching awards for seven consecutive years. He
also won the Thomas F. Riley Community Service Award, the NAMI Bridge
Builder Award, and the 2010 Orange County Physicians of Excellence Award.
The same year, Orange Coast Magazine recognized him as best physician.
*Bariatric Internist Tu Song-Anh Nguyen, M.D*., is the medical director of
N.N. Medical in Orange County, CA, which provides medical management of
weight loss with an emphasis on behavior modification. He is co-author
with Charles Nguyen, M.D. and Mary Ann Marshall of The Thinsulin Program (Da
Capo Press, 2016), which discusses the breakthrough discovery by Drs Nguyen
and Nguyen of the connection between insulin levels and weight loss. For
nearly 2 decades this approach has helped thousands of patients lose weight
and keep it off. Tu graduated with top honors from the University of
California at Riverside and from Loma Linda Medical School. He completed
his residency in Internal Medicine at U.C.L.A./VA Wadsworth, received the
diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1995, and has
practiced in the field of bariatric medicine ever since.