Adam Ruins Everything – Low-Fat Foods Are Making You Fatter | truTV

Adam Ruins Everything – Low-Fat Foods Are Making You Fatter | truTV

And the only reason
you think they do is because
of bad science
and worse marketing. Heh!
That’s ridiculous. When I eat fat, it goes
in my body and becomes fat, and fat is bad. Yeah, that’s what
everybody thinks, but it’s not true. Oh, hey, an egg timer! (timer tingling) (blows)
People have been eating fat for as long
as humans have existed, and their lives
were swell. (whoosh) Fat tastes good! Also, salve
for tiger wound. Okay, maybe not swell. The point is, fat
is one of our oldest and most basic nutrients. Wow, thank you
for the history
lesson, Adam. But I need
to lose weight, and the most
important thing is
for me to cut out fat. Yep, that’s what
the sugar industry
wants you to think. (whoosh) ♪♪ (upbeat jazz playing) Holy, hambone! Are you trying to
give me a heart attack? Funny you should
say that, because in the early
20th century, doctors began to notice
a disturbing rise in a once rare condition
called heart disease. Americans’ hearts
are failing. But where will
the love go? And when
President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack
in 1955, it galvanized
the nation. Mmm, mmm– (gasps) Someone look into this! Uhh! Americans were
determined to
fight heart disease, but instead,
they were bamboozled
by the sugar industry and one very suave
scientist. (whoosh) This is Ancel Keys,
a scientist so popular, he once made the cover
of “Time” magazine. (camera shutters clicking,
people cheering) (wolf whistle) Keys was certain
that fat was the cause
of heart disease, but only because
he cherry-picked his data to get the result
he wanted. This data’s out of sight!
This data can sit on it! Fat makes you fat.
Ehh! (people laugh and hoot) And nobody cared that
his research was bad? Not really. Except for one slightly
less popular scientist named John Yudkin. Actually, sugar
is the likely culprit. When you eat more sugar
than your liver can
normally process, it’s stored as fat. Hey, get a load
of the nerd! (laughter) Keys denounced Yudkin and made fun of his
research in public. (Yudkin stammering) Fat makes you fat. End of story! (people cheering) And people
just believed this jerk? Yeah, because
of a big assist from a group with
a sickly sweet agenda, the sugar industry. (pop music playing) In the ’60s, these
candy-coated capitalists started straight up
paying scientists to downplay
the dangers of sugar and shift
the blame to fat. Here’s a little something
for that big “fat problem” we have. You got it, sugar. (music stops) I mean, “you”
the sugar industry. I wasn’t
calling you “sugar.” When John Yudkin spoke out against sugar in 1972, the industry
publicly mocked him, calling his research
“science fiction.” Now, now, we’ve been
eating fat for millennia, but if we track the rise in sugar consumption, there’s a clear correlation
with the rise in heart disease and obesity. (laughing)
If we track the rise
of sugar consumption! Live long and prosper!
Beep beep! I am a sugar robot! (laughter) I am not a sugar robot. I’m not! The sad truth is,
Yudkin was right. We now know that sugar is linked to both heart disease
and weight gain and has been found to be
more addictive than cocaine. But Keyes
and sugar industry spent so many years
swaying the research that by the time
that Yudkin retired,
the public was convinced. Despite being right
the whole time, he died in obscurity. (wind blows) Wow. Science is
a harsh business. And Big Sweet’s relentless
lobbying didn’t stop there. They spent years
packing health panels with sugar-friendly
scientists. We need reliable,
objective research! I’ve got just the man. (drum roll) (playing whistle)
Fat’s bad. Their campaign reached
its sugar height when the USDA
officially recommended a low-fat diet in 1980. (“Star Spangled Banner” plays) Fat is the enemy! (laughter) This lead to a full-blown craze for low-fat food everyone started
getting thinner. Right? Quite the opposite. After the USDA
came out against fat, obesity rates
actually skyrocketed. (laughing)
But why?! Low-fat foods must help me
lose weight. I mean, I’m cutting out
something, right? Wrong. When you take the fat out,
it makes food taste worse, so to make it
more palatable, food companies typically
a little something– piles and piles of sugar. Oh! This fat-free cake
tastes like Styrofoam, y’all. Let’s just add
a little sugar. And… much better. (giggles) Now, let’s talk about why I think white sugar
is superior to brown– Okay, that’s enough!
Oh, yikes. But you said
that sugar makes
you gain weight. Exactly. The sugar industry
peddled bad science and demonized fat
in order to sell us
more of the product that actually causes
heart disease and weight gain. And now, eating
so much sugar has made us fatter
and unhealthier. Et tu, Snacky?

100 thoughts on “Adam Ruins Everything – Low-Fat Foods Are Making You Fatter | truTV

  1. You can literally die from too lean a diet; it's called rabbit starvation, because it was most common in populations whose sole source of meat was rabbit, which has very little fat.

  2. Adam you're so right. I dumped carbs on Nov 5th 2018 by going on a LCHF IF Keto diet and so far have lost 60 lbs. and reversed my Type II Diabetes, and reduced my medications, eliminating several. FU Big Pharma. FU Big food and the sugar industry. After 20 yrs being treated conventionally by my endocrinologist my diabetes just got progressively worse, my weight went up to 280 lbs, my life became a living hell because of this, he damn near killed with all the f**king drugs he plied to me. Today I'm a different person, much fitter, getting leaner by the day and managing to do things physically I thought I'd never be able to do again. And best of all this will deprive Big Pharma of money they fingle from my wallet over the years. There has to be a big reckoning with Big Pharma and the Doctors who shamelessly profit by enabling them to push drugs on their unsuspecting patients. That day is near….

  3. Another video that misinform people that there are other ways to lose weight than being in a caloric deficit.

  4. Adam ruins everything is false here. He’s not always right. Fat makes you fat. Sugar has little to do with heart disease and obesity.

  5. fat is good for you… well not too much of it but you need all kinds of fat, even saturated and trans. What keeps you fat is the lack of exercise and metabolism. Exercise at least 60-90 minutes a day with medium intensity, cut down 90% of the average american's sugar intake, and eat one big breakfast in the morning (800-1200 cal) and 5 smaller meals throughout the day (approx 400 cal ea), and avoid carbs/calories from bread, chips/candy, alcohol etc and you will immediately notice results in just 2 weeks.

    I use to be pretty fat with man-titties at 240 lbs and 5 foot 10, after taking a moderately healthy diet and exercise regimen down, I went down to 222 lbs with added muscle in about 6 weeks. It's not impossible people.. it really isnt. It just takes a lot of self control during your first few weeks of doing the routine and eventually it will become second nature and those fries will soon make you wanna puke. Never forget kids, fat is GOOOD for you, its our over excessive eating and lack of exercise that really affects our weight. Oh… and the sugar needs to stop, thats one of the worst things you can consistently put in your body that isn't a drug.

  6. wells sort of yes and no, fat also causes heart disease and health problems, but eating some is not unhealthy. also eating sugars are healthy for you. fruit is all sugar. depends on the type of fat and sugar. so this video gets 4 pinnochios

  7. Please, can anyone here explain to me if he uses the word "swell" as slang for this video? I'm Brazilian but I really like the English language and in google translator "swell" has translations like "increase in volume". I will enjoy it if any native can teach me. Thanks.

  8. Adam as someone who trains as part of a rugby regiment low fat and reasonable exercise is the best way to lose weight

  9. So let me get this right. Sugar make's you fat., but the president wasn't fat.However caveman had low life expectancy due to the paleo diet. it also must be noted before and after industrialization increase in meat and sugar production. Many meats today are causing heart attack's stroke's, seizure, because of bad fat's. It is true the sugar industry took advantage at the moment. people are also forgetting their more than one type of fat. Now i am wondering if their is a meat industry episode? Now i have a headache. Now there a thought of president possibly being given a heartache by the meat industry. It is also be noted the meat and dairy industry work very closely, for example, cows.

  10. There are a few essential truths involving nutrition that will help you live a long happy life:

    1. Fat is not the enemy, but also not something you want to overdue. Treat it as part of your diet, instead of something to fear.
    2. A little bit of exercise goes a long way. Take maybe thirty minutes out of your day to do some walking. As time goes on, you'll be able to cover more distance in less time.
    3. Sugar consumption is definitely related to weight gain, but it also adds much needed sweetness to some foods. A little sugar goes a long way.
    4. The human body comes in many shapes and sizes. Some are stocky, others short, etc. So don't expect to became a muscular sex god (even though the possibility is still there).
    5. If you want, give yourself a cheap day (though it's not really required).

    Doing these will help you lose weight (and keep it off), heighten your metabolism, clear up your skin, improve your mood, and over all feel better. It really is no more complicated than that. Treat these as general guidelines instead of a rigid set of rules, and you'll do just fine.

  11. Ngl, ever since I watched this video, I've actually started to notice how much sugar is in everything as well as how hard it is to find foods that aren't reduced fat . . .

  12. “When you eat more sugar than your liver can normally process, it’s stored as fat.” Best explanation I’ve ever heard: short and NOT sweet.
    Not to mention the rise of diabetes in the wake of the no-fat craze…

  13. I assumed it was common knowledge that sugar can make you fat, but I suppose if lobbyists have been suppressing that info in the US that would explain a lot.

  14. If you actually thought sugar didn't contribute to weight gain then you're an idiot, saturated fats are actually bad tho don't make seem like all fats are fine

  15. Adam needs to RUIN VEGANS! I don't need to watch this cos I already know this: any idiot that doesn't read ingredients deserves to get fat and cancer. Yanks put all kinds of garbage in foods. Why it's legal when it's banned all over the world (Canada, Peru, Europe etc) I don't know. But at least they list the garbage on the label, LOL! Idiots!

  16. It's not just sugar. Look up obesogens. Very few websites talk about OBESOGENS. It's the unpronounceable synthetic chemicals added to most USA foods. Designed to disrupt your hormones and cause you to gain weight rapidly. The food industry & the billion dollar weight loss industry are in cahoots. Not to mention FDA! Why is FOOD AND DRUGS into 1 organization? This would be like coupling governement and crime. Oh wait! :-/ Anyway they have meetings that go like that Monday morning: Drugs We need more money. Foods: I Know! Let's put more crap in the food to make people sick/die. Drugs: Yay! (I wonder if the Food and Death industry are or will ever be joined.)

  17. Those scientists called him a "nerd". Shame on them. How would you feel if someone dalled you a nerd? You're a frieking child for calling someone a nerd.

  18. It was a little more complicated than a popular scientist saying: Fat makes you fat! Ever since Eisenhower, rumors started circulating that fat was to blame. Different scientists said different types of fat were the culprit, but when cutting these fats out of their diets didn’t help, people started to lose faith in these studies, and drew up the conclusion that all fats were bad for you! And the sugar industry was quick to capitalize on this!

  19. If you eat pure fat sad playlist found in lots of different food your body from the top of my assets faster little fast food more sugar last sleeper more salt chemicals Bobby doesn't know how to process it so leaves it there then will you start gaining weight

  20. when you eat that your body digests has it for energy when you eat sugar your body doesn't know what to do with it it keeps it in your body and you got fat👍

  21. Ok Adam, show this this video to any nutritionist and see what they think. Better yet why don’t you eat a bunch of fatty foods and see how healthy you are in about a month. There are even documentaries that debunk your whole thesis. You’re a idiot.

  22. Well, to be fair you can lose weight eating low fat. Thing is you have to make sure the calorie count is lower. Some low fat products can have more calories than regular. I'm a fan of fat free ranch dressing from aldi. It's just 20 calories per serving vs 120 in regular. Thing is people want to just look for a label and buy that product to lose weight, when in the end it takes a bit of research / work.

  23. And it's so hard to get away from living here in the US. So many things contain added sugar, even things you wouldn't expect to find it in.

  24. If you look at cereal commercials made during the fifties and sixties (which are easy to find on YouTube), you'll see that practically all of them exploit their sugar content as their most profound selling point. "You can eat (name of cereal) right out of the box… like candy!" was a line used by Post, Kellogg's, General Foods, Even the names of the cereals reflect this hype: Sugar Smacks, Sugar Pops, Sugar Frosted Flakes…
    That being said, there is, in my opinion, too much blame now being hoisted on sugar in today's health marketplace. You're just as overwhelmed by today's negative press foisted on sugar as you were thirty, forty years ago when the media had fat as its "bad boy".
    One should be wary whom- or what-ever the media portrays as it's current health and/or social "villain".

  25. I actually have a fairly high fat diet and will take a fair amount of sugar with my tea, besides the odd pastry now and again. Yet I have absolutely no weight issues. Now some of that is genetics and having a metabolism that just burns off what I eat. But another is not ever having or wanting to replace the real fats and sugars with chemical substitutes that would only do more harm than any good. And taste far worse.

  26. Something tells me this is a gross over simplification.

    A few points-
    I can say from personal experience that it's been public knowledge that excess sugar is bad for you since the mid 90s as the very least, if not much sooner, just not for reasons of weight gain, seems the "sugar industry" would have jumped on that if they had that much sway
    someone please site for me the actual name of the "sugar industry" or whatever that operates as a single unit
    Excessive fat IS dangerous and anyone who tells you otherwise is an idiot- excessive WATER is dangerous folks ( though it won't make you fat- excessive fat will)
    Not only has fat been a staple of the human diet for ages, so has sugar- and not just because cakes and other sweets have existed in one form or another for thousands of years- ask anyone with a sugar allergy and they'll tell you, it's even in completely natural fruit- literally fruit, just fruit, used to be considered desert in Europe because of it's sweetness.

    Hey Adam, if you really want to help, offer alternative methods for sweetening foods- many people would be surprised at for instance- lemon juice.

    All that being said, "sugar" isn't the main issue either. While both sugar and fat have been in human diets since time immemorial, high fructose corn syrup… not so much.

  27. This says it all, just startet the keto diet (very little carb, eat protein and fat), 4 weeks / lost 8 kg, but more important , I feel fantastic
    and most important , I do not feel hungry !!
    Its a walk in the park,

  28. Excess CALORIES are stored as fat in the body, doesn’t matter if they are primarily carb, fat, or protein. Not all carbs are “sugar”, just eat unprocessed food…

  29. Lol this is the same guy that supports children changing genders. He’s out of shape himself, I won’t be taking diet advice from this guy.

  30. Oh my God I'm done will coke and I'll eat burgers no more coke I'm out.??? CAN U EXPLAIN WHY MY MOM VOMITED SOO MUCH AFTER DRINKING COKE.???

  31. Also. Walking everyday. The human body requires excercises to burn off weight deposits. It doesn't require much, literally just taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

  32. You know… I'm surprised the meat industry didn't counter the sugar industry with trying to hinder their fatty meats sales… But oh well, they both could've been in on it too…

  33. sounds like the articles i read on alcohol paying off the scientist that research effects of alcohol. and the scientist finding alcohol to be good for your, oddly enough

  34. Adam you are truly funny. Or at least the writers your company hired. I stopped watching you when you did an episode where you took some of your clothes off. Plz don’t do that again.

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