Q&A with Gary Taubes
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Q&A with Gary Taubes


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What is the greatest barrier to changing the world? Gary Taubes answers questions, among others about good science and bad science and replicating observations.
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Too good to be true

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Too good to be true

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My son was disappointed and hung his head as he said, “Mom, I spent my whole $20.00.”

I tousled his hair and said, “I know you did, Honey, but you learned an important lesson. When something seems too good to be true, it typically is.”

A few weeks earlier Jonathan had spied a coveted toy for sale online. The price was reduced, and he eagerly grabbed his birthday money stash and handed me cash so that he could use my credit card to order online. When his package arrived, via a very slow boat from China, it was not what he expected. Not only was it not the brand advertised on the website, but the materials used to make the toy were plastic and basically inoperable. The empty box was as useful as the item itself.

We checked the website he ordered from to see if we had any recourse. When we read the fine print, it was clear. This was not the item he wanted. There was no way to recover his money. He needed to take this as a lesson learned and move on. We talked about what he could have done differently, and some of the red flags that were more obvious in hindsight. My son had rushed head first into buying the toy because it was something he desperately wanted and thought he could afford. The seller had taken advantage of the popularity of the toy to make money on something that wasn’t what it represented it self to be.

Whatever weight-loss scheme I was buying into never seemed to help me. The only thing I ever lost permanently was my money, and I began to lose my hope.

How often have we done that as adults? I’ve plunked down hundreds, make that thousands, of dollars on weight-loss schemes over my lifetime. A plan, pill, potion, supplement, super food — anything to make the fat melt away. Not only did I open my wallet time after time, but I opened my heart to hope. This time it will work! Right? I’d “invest in myself”, brighten my future and make things different. Whatever weight-loss scheme I was buying into never seemed to help me. The only thing I ever lost permanently was my money, and I began to lose my hope.

How keto is different


Then came keto in June 2013. Besides buying one book that changed my life, Gary Taubes’ Why We Get Fat, I never bought anything more than low-carb, high-fat food to make my new ketogenic lifestyle work. My plan was as simple as the bag of groceries I purchased each week. For the first time there was no, “Buy Now! Special price for the first 30 customers! Limited time offer! Buy this 30-day plan, and we will give YOU the secret to success!”

Thankfully, I discovered keto when it was not so popular. Maybe it was more isolating then and less well understood, but my beloved simple eating plan has become a rock star sensation. Keto or ketogenic diet was among the top 10 searched eating plan in 2017 and continues to soar in 2018. Along with that popularity, comes the marketing. Suddenly everyone has something to sell to “help” you keto. The outrageous supplement claims, exogenous ketones, special foods, oils, macro calculators, and ketone monitors have proliferated. Folks are even selling foods that they claim are ketogenic. Sadly, many of those products are not keto, not even low carb, and contain awful ingredients (e.g. sweeteners that raise blood glucose, high-carb flours, or even real sugar).

On social media and in real life, people tell me, “Oh, I ordered…”. I listen, praying that what they ordered is just real food. Unfortunately, marketers are taking advantage of the popularity of keto and trying to make money on things that aren’t what they represent themselves to be. Unless your doctor or a medical professional finds that you need to supplement a micronutrient, then you probably don’t.

On keto, if you’re eating real foods, you’re likely getting better vitamins and minerals than you ever did before. It’s when you were eating highly-processed foods such as chips, bagels, cereal, that you weren’t getting good nutrition. With regards to exogenous ketones, these really aren’t necessary for weight loss. Some might find them medically therapeutic for some conditions, but I would much rather use the ketones my body produces as I burn fat from my personal reserves.

100% of every day you keep carbs low, fat high, and eat real food, and the results often feel too good to be true!

As for “keto” foods… oh my. Most aren’t full of good ingredients, and I’d remind you that it’s the short cut of fast food and easy-to-make processed food products that got many of us into health trouble. When you make your own food, then you can be certain that it truly is low in carbohydrate and full of good fats. One of the reasons that this Diet Doctor website and my YouTube channel, Cooking Keto with Kristie exists is to help you learn what foods to eat as well as how to prepare them. For free.
When it comes to following a ketogenic way of eating, you can avoid disappointment by sticking to what we know works. 100% of every day you keep carbs low, fat high, and eat real food, and the results often feel too good to be true!


Kristie Sullivan

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New study: Isn’t low carb superior for weight loss?

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New study: Isn’t low carb superior for weight loss?

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Another study is out in the endless fight between low-carb and low-fat diets for weight loss. First some quick background: The total standing so far, according to the Public Health Collaboration’s overview of studies, is at 29 victories for low carb (meaning a statistically significantly larger weight loss).

The number of victories for low fat? A big fat zero.

However, there are also 28 studies that show no statistically significant differences between the study groups, meaning they are draws.

The big picture is thus 29 wins for low carb, (the same) 29 losses for low fat, and then a big bunch of draws.

However, when the media reports on a new study they are not too interested in painting the full picture. That’s boring and the full picture does not change with every new study. No, the media always wants something new, exciting and worthy of a click. So they tend to mostly ignore what came before.

This allows them to report something exciting and new every time. In the case of low-carb vs. low fat diets, this pretty much translates to 50% of headlines saying ”Low carb is superior for weight loss” and 50% of the headlines saying ”Low carb is NOT superior for weight loss” (i.e. it was a draw).

Notice what is missing? The ”low fat is superior for weight loss”. It has never happened, and likely it never will. Low-fat diets have been a failure forever.

The current Stanford study


The new study from Stanford and Professor Christopher Gardner, out yesterday, is pretty interesting. It’s part of the media’s second category (”low carb is not superior”) even though it ended with a non-significant advantage for the low carb group (6 kg lost vs. 5.3 kg):The study was 12 months long and tested a ”healthy” low-fat diet vs. a ”healthy” low-carb diet. So what is ”healthy”? It turns out both groups were advised to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates! How’s that for progress! We’ve come a long way.

Unfortunately this (healthy) piece of advice ended up making the differences between the study groups fairly modest. In fact, the low-fat diet group ended up eating fewer carbs too (compared to before), significantly less sugar and a lowered glycemic load.

The low-carb group was initially, for the first 8 weeks, targeting below 20 grams of carbs per day (usually highly effective). However, after that limited period participants were then asked to just keep the carbs as low as they felt was easy to do. This resulted in the group reported eating 100 grams of carbs per day at 3 months, and at the end of the study they were on average eating 130 grams of carbs per day. Pretty far from a keto diet, and thus the results do not say much, if anything, about the long-term weight effects of a stricter low-carb diet.

Anyway, the bottom line is that the groups both got some good advice: avoid sugar, avoid refined carbs (like flour), avoid processed foods, eat plenty of vegetables and focus on whole foods. It’s also notable that the final results (-6 kg for low carb and -5.3 for low fat) is a pretty good 12-month average, compared to other weight loss studies. Note that the average includes everyone, whether they managed to follow the advice or not, so the results for people who did everything perfectly according to instructions were likely much higher on average.

If I’m allowed to speculate, the reason that we did not see any major additional benefit from low carb in this study is that the groups ended up so similar when it came to bad carbs. The low fat group ended up eating fewer carbs too (!) and significantly less sugar, while the low-carb group ended with a somewhat weak low-carb diet, reporting 130 grams of carbs per day.

Insulin levels and gene tests


The study also aimed to see if they could predict who would do best on low carb or low fat by testing their insulin levels and gene profile before the start of the study.

The result, somewhat disappointingly, was no. There was no clear difference in results, based on these measurements. This negative result may have been influenced by the fact that the diets in the two groups ended up relatively similar. But it’s still a blow to the idea that it’s possible to predict who’ll do best on a specific diet based on blood tests or genes.

What happened at 3 and 6 months?


In other studies comparing low carb and low fat, the largest differences (pretty much always favoring low carb) can be seen early in the study, during the first 6 months, while the participants eat the fewest carbs. As more people return to their regular diets over time (very human) the differences usually shrink and we often end up with a non-significant result.

In this study, too, participants in the low-carb group ate a bit fewer carbs in the beginning, at 3 and 6 months, and more over time.

According to the study they also measured all factors (presumably including weight) at 3,6 and 12 months. However they only report the weight at 12 months.

I find this curious. Why not report 3 and 6 month results on weigh, if they measured them? Likely, based on earlier studies, the advantage for low carb would have been more noticeable at those times. But we don’t know, because the study authors apparently decided to not disclose those numbers. Too bad, I’m quite curious at what they showed.

Putting it all together


On the whole, this study adds to the 57 earlier studies (RCTs) comparing low carb and low fat for weight loss.

From a standing of 29 wins for low carb, zero for low fat and 28 draws, we now have 29 wins for low carb and 29 draws. The wins for low fat stay at zero.

This study adds, however, that a low-fat diet can work pretty well too, as long as you avoid added sugar, refined carbs and processed foods while instead focussing on vegetables and whole foods.

That’s probably good advice, no matter what diet you’re on.

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Journalist Nina Teicholz: In the world of nutrition, a bulldozer for truth

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Journalist Nina Teicholz: In the world of nutrition, a bulldozer for truth

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Nina Teicholz: “As a journalist, when you realize that someone is afraid to talk to you, you know there is a big story there.”

Nina Teicholz’s 2014 book The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet is a bestseller that continues to get kudos for its meticulous research, engaging writing and iconoclastic takedown of the 60-year war against dietary fat.

The book was named by a “best book” of the year by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Mother Jones, Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews. The influential Economist dubbed it a compelling “page turner,” and the Lancet, read by tens of thousands of doctors worldwide, called it a “gripping narrative”, a must-read exposé of the weak science and downright bias that led to the erroneous demonization of saturated fat.

How did Nina Teicholz come to write her book and emerge as a leading voice advocating for the use of rigorous science in nutrition? Here is her story.

Discovering the truth


Nina Teicholz had the first inkling that maybe dietary fat was not the bogeyman it was made out to be — at least for weight gain — around 2003. As a freelance journalist in New York City, she got a side gig reviewing restaurants for a city publication.

As she describes in a 2014 Family Circle article, up until that point, as an adult, she had eaten a near-vegetarian diet, eschewing meat, butter, eggs, cheese and cream in favour of fruits, vegetables and healthy grains. She thought eating that way was better for her health and her figure, even though she always seemed to hang onto a stubborn 10lbs that didn’t budge, no matter how much she exercised.

I used to really devote time to exercise. I loved it, but I also felt it was an obligation so that I wouldn’t gain weight.

And she exercised a lot — almost daily. “I used to really devote time to exercise — about an hour and a half out of my day to go biking or running. I loved it, but I also felt it was an obligation so that I wouldn’t gain weight.”
Her restaurant reviewing gig had chefs placing signature high-fat meals before her with savoury cream sauces, choice cuts of succulent meat, rich pâté and decadent cheeses. And much to her surprise, over two months of eating this way, instead of ballooning up in pounds as she had feared, she lost that extra 10 lbs with no need for more exercise. Moreover, the meals were satisfying and delicious. What the heck was going on?

She was freelancing as a journalist for multiple publications at the time, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, Men’s Health and particularly Gourmet. “Gourmet was a big food magazine in the U.S., and they were just getting interested in more rigorous investigative stories on food systems.”

Around the time of her own discovery that eating fat had not made her fat, the magazine assigned her an investigative story on trans fats, the industrial fat created by adding extra hydrogen atoms onto vegetable oils to make them solid and more stable at room temperature. That assignment set her down a 10-year rabbit hole investigating the science and politics of all fats and oils. “And that is really the beginning of this whole chapter of my life.”

A unique background


If Nina’s life were a book, made up of distinct chapters, the plot line before encountering the world of nutrition was certainly experimental and nonlinear.

“I don’t really have a linear story!” laughs Nina, now 52, explaining a highly diverse resume that includes stints bumming around Latin America, post-graduate studies at Oxford in Latin American Studies, and a 2-year posting to Brazil as a journalist working for National Public Radio (NPR.)

Image/photoThe unifying thread running through these disparate activities is an intellectual curiosity, a sense of adventure, and a seemingly natural gift for weaving together science, politics, medicine and history into compelling stories. As the Wall Street Journal review noted of her book, Nina has a gift for translating complex data “into an engaging forensic narrative.”

Some of that may come from her family. “We were an equal mix of art and science.” She grew up in Berkeley, California as the middle of three children in an academically-inclined family. Her father, a mathematics, computer and engineering “brain” founded the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University, which brings computer-based tools to building and construction. Her mother earned a degree in art history and became a curator, specializing in Asian art, at The University Art Museum at Berkeley.

Nina was a good student who loved science. In her first year of university at Yale, she studied biology, but it wasn’t a good experience. “There was a level of competition and lack of support that was quite alienating.” She will never forget the academic advisor who showed “zero interest in me as a student” and the organic chemistry prof who said “your job is to do as well as you can in class and my job is to make you fail.”

She transferred to Stanford where she completed a major in American studies, with a minor in human biology, a unique combination that perfectly suited the eventual investigation and writing of her book. “In my research into nutrition science, at least half of it is politics. Understanding how U.S. institutions work, or don’t work, or how they become co-opted, is as central to this story as the science itself.”

After travelling in Latin America and completing post-grad studies at Oxford, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she decided she wanted to be a journalist. “Journalists were always the most interesting people I met. They had the most flexible and interesting minds that ranged the farthest, and they had the most interesting discussions.”

She started with an internship at National Public Radio (NPR), and worked her way up over the next five years leading to the two years living in Brazil and reporting on stories all over South America. Eventually she wound up in New York, “the center of journalism” and began freelancing for publications.

“Entering in through the trans-fat door”


Her 2003 piece on trans fats for Gourmet was a blockbuster, gaining wide circulation and garnering her a six-figure advance for a book on trans fats.

Looking back, Nina is very grateful that she spent the first three years of her research “entering in through the trans fat door, getting to know all about the vegetable oil industry.” Industry executives were very open to her. “I had wide open access because at that point, I was just learning. I asked for people’s time and they gave it. No battle lines had yet been drawn.”

This research gave her an unique understanding about the power of the vegetable oil industry and how it had manipulated nutrition science—in particular, the “diet-heart hypothesis,” which holds that saturated fat causes heart disease. She even learned that Proctor & Gamble, the makers of Crisco Oil (a hardened oil with trans fats), helped raise millions of dollars which enabled the American Heart Association to go from a small volunteer organization to a national powerhouse.

Realizing the magnitude of the situation


“I got to understand the magnitude of the vegetable oil industry and how important the demonization of saturated fat was to them. How much they had influenced the science, funded the science. How powerful they were,” said Nina.

I would get off the phone and be shaking, like, I am investigating the underworld?

She soon realized she was on to a much, much bigger story — that everything we have been told about fat for more than 50 years is wrong. Some sources were too afraid to talk to her. “I would get off the phone and be shaking, like, I am investigating the underworld? As a journalist, when you realized that someone is afraid to talk to you, you know there is a big story there.”
As an accomplished journalist working on such an important topic, did she ever have a moment’s doubt that the book would be a tour de force that would shake the very foundations of nutrition science?
“Oh my goodness, it was incredibly stressful. As my conclusions became more solid, almost every night I would lie down on the floor of my husband’s study and say ‘I just can’t do this! How can I be right and everyone else be wrong? It can’t be possible.’ And then I would spend hours and hours trying to disprove myself. Is my data solid? Is there any way this could be wrong?”


Bumps in the road


A definite low in the writing process came in the first few years when her first publisher dropped the book because she hadn’t turned it in on time. Nina had to not only pay back her advance but then had to soldier on, alone without support, for almost a year before Simon and Schuster purchased the book for a much smaller advance. To support her and her two children, she relied on her husband’s income and used all the money from an inheritance from her grandmother, to enable her to continue writing a book that was taking much longer than she, or anyone, expected.

“It was a difficult time. And the longer it took, the more everybody was embarrassed to ask me, ‘Are you still writing your book?’ and I would say ‘Yes, I am still writing the book.’ There is such a fear you will never finish.”

Bulldozers of truth


My editor, agent, and I called ourselves the “bulldozers of truth”.

But with her dogged focus that bordered on obsession, a supportive family, an unflagging editor and a tenacious agent, after more than nine years, the book was finally done. “My editor, agent and I called ourselves the “bulldozers of truth” — we felt we just had to get the truth out into the world.”
The result, as almost all the reviews note, is a gripping read about co-opted science, often funded by vegetable oil industry, that led to the shunning of saturated fat for almost 50 years — and very likely contributed to the obesity and diabetes epidemics.

Image/photoHer book and its resulting influence on the heated debate around nutrition has led her to be a target for critics, some who have attacked her personally with vicious name-calling and angry statements.

“What Nina Teicholz has done and continues to do is very brave and very important. The resistance she has faced and the personal attacks have truly been remarkable,” says Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, founder of Diet Doctor. “For example a high-profile MD affiliated with Yale called her “shockingly unprofessional”, “an animal” and more in a Guardian article. But he failed to provide any examples of this unprofessional behavior, despite several requests from the journalist. I think many experts have been living comfortably in dogma for decades. When they get intellectually challenged by a woman, a journalist, and they fail to find any good arguments, some of them just lose it, and lash out at her. The truth is often inconvenient and uncomfortable.”

The personal attacks have been difficult, says Nina. “On the one hand, the attacks are painful and hurtful, but at the same time, you know that if they are attacking you personally it is because they cannot attack you substantively. One has to stay above the fray and not stoop down to their level of name-calling. Their level is so low, it’s embarrassing – and it certainly doesn’t help the scientific discussion.”

Since 2004, she herself has embraced the low carb, high fat diet. Now she relishes juicy steaks, plenty of cheese, and lots of butter — and feels at her healthiest, and effortlessly at the thinnest, of her entire life.

“Everyone who switches to this diet just marvels at how delicious all this food is that has previously been forbidden. It is an incredible liberation to not be counting calories and to live in a way where food is no longer your enemy. I really would have appreciated knowing all of this when I was a young woman, when I always wanted to be thin and 10 pounds lighter.”

Current work and future plans


Is another book underway? Not at the moment. Currently, almost 100% of her time is occupied working with leading the Nutrition Coalition, the non-profit organization she founded to ensure the U.S. nutrition policy, especially its influential dietary guidelines, is evidence based. Working closely with Dr. Sarah Hallberg, who directs the Nutrition Coalition’s Scientific Council, her goal is to get the U.S. Dietary Guidelines reformed by their next iteration, in 2020.

“The Dietary Guideline imposes profound rigidities on both the medical and food systems in the U.S. We have to remove that rigidity to give doctors the freedom to prescribe different diets, including — for instance, a low carb, high fat diet, for patients with obesity, Type 2 diabetes, or other nutrition-related diseases. There is no single, more powerful lever on the way America eats than the U.S. dietary guidelines. And that is why they need to change.”

Is she optimistic? Certainly more so now, with the community of world-wide individuals who are being brought together online.

“It is such a wonderful community of people. Everyone shares a common goal. All are so grateful for their newly-found health and wellbeing. There is a sense of purpose and a collectivity that is really a beautiful thing. I think we are lucky to be where we are at this moment in time.”


Anne Mullens

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The three most common myths about low carb

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The three most common myths about low carb


https://vimeo.com/video/253803956


What are the 3 most common myths about low carb? And given all this misinformation – how can you convince even your doctor that low carb can be beneficial to you?
Sam Feltham, director of Public Health Collaboration in the UK, talks about the three most common issues doctors can have with a low-carb diet, and what you can tell them.

Watch a preview above with the first myth – that saturated fat is dangerous. It’s not (references below).

The full interview is available with a free trial or membership, and it discusses the other two myths – that we need “healthy whole grains” and that low carb and keto is a “fad”:

The three most common myths about low carb – Sam Feltham

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Studies


BMJ: Evidence from randomised controlled trials did not support the introduction of dietary fat guidelines in 1977 and 1983: a systematic review and meta-analysis

BMJ: Evidence from randomised controlled trials does not support current dietary fat guidelines: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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Assistant police chief loses 100 pounds on keto

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Assistant police chief loses 100 pounds on keto

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Congratulations to Georgetown Assistant Police Chief Cory Tchida, 46, who has received a chief’s award for fitness! He lost around 100 lbs (45 kg) in the last year through a combination of ketogenic dieting and running.

Tchida told The Statesman that seeing his age group start to suffer health problems pushed him to take care of his health in order to be around his family for a long time.
I also think it is important to model behavior for your troops and the people that work for you.

Congratulations to Cory for setting such a good example to his colleagues!

Read the full article here:

The Statesman: Georgetown assistant police chief gets award for losing 100 pounds

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Nutritional ketosis and metabolic-based research

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Nutritional ketosis and metabolic-based research


https://vimeo.com/video/239824980


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Dr. Dominic D’Agostino’s presentation from San Diego 2017 gives valuable insights into the keto research which is currently conducted across the world.
Watch a part of the presentation above (transcript). The full video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Nutritional ketosis and metabolic based research – Dr. Dominic D’Agostino

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Keto


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    How to formulate a low-carb keto diet48:32Low-carb pioneer Dr. Eric Westman talks about how to formulate an LCHF diet, low carb for different medical conditions and common pitfalls among others.

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New study: Can low carb help reverse a fatty liver?

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New study: Can low carb help reverse a fatty liver?

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Can low carb help reverse a fatty liver?

A team of Swedish researchers just published a new study in the peer-reviewed journal Cell Metabolism. Obese subjects suffering from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) followed a low-carbohydrate diet without restricting calories.

Lead author Jan Boren of the University of Gotheburg reported some fantastic effects of carbohydrate restriction on liver fat:
We observed rapid and dramatic reductions of liver fat and other cardiometabolic risk factors and revealed hitherto unknown underlying molecular mechanisms.

Another benefit of following a low-carbohydrate diet, supported by science. Read the full article here:

Cell Metabolism: An integrated understanding of the rapid metabolic benefits of a carbohydrate-restricted diet on hepatic steatosis in humans

Low-carb basics


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    The 5 common mistakes on LCHF09:25Is it hard to reach your goal weight, are you hungry or do you feel bad? Make sure you're avoiding these mistakes.

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    Low Carb Explained32:06Almost no one knows more about the practicalities of low carb than Dr. Mary Vernon. Here she explains it for you.

Weight loss


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    The 5 common mistakes on LCHF09:25Is it hard to reach your goal weight, are you hungry or do you feel bad? Make sure you're avoiding these mistakes.

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    Advanced Low-Carb Tips!31:11Dr. Eric Westman tells us his best advanced tips to maximize success on a low-carb diet.

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    The Cause of Obesity38:45What is the real cause of obesity? What causes weight gain? Dr. Jason Fung at Low Carb Vail 2016.

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    How to achieve a healthy low-carb lifestyle46:42How should you formulate a low-carb or keto diet exactly in order to maximize success? How much fat, protein and carbs should you eat?

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    Is obesity caused by too much insulin?25:27Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? Dr. Ted Naiman answers this question.

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    How to Lose 150 Pounds on LCHF15:27Desi Miller lost 150 pounds on an LCHF diet five years ago, and she’s managed to keep it off. Here she tells her story.

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    Why We Get Fat47:30Why do we get fat – and what can we do about it? Gary Taubes at Low Carb USA 2016.
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Baked cauliflower parmesan

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Baked cauliflower parmesan

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Prettier than your average low-carb side, and more delicious, too. But the best part is that it takes just minutes to prep. Match this beauty with a protein of your choice, plus a sauce or compound butter, for easy keto magic.

Full recipe →

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Baked cauliflower parmesan

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Baked cauliflower parmesan

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Prettier than your average low-carb side, and more delicious, too. But the best part is that it takes just minutes to prep. Match this beauty with a protein of your choice, plus a sauce or compound butter, for easy keto magic.

Full recipe →

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Your help needed: South African medical authorities appeal own decision on Tim Noakes acquittal

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Your help needed: South African medical authorities appeal own decision on Tim Noakes acquittal

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Sign the petition to support Tim Noakes

Medical authorities are back on the warpath in the legal battle with Professor Tim Noakes that we all thought was over. Dr. Sarah Hallberg and colleagues have set up a new petition to support Professor Noakes, and you can sign it here:

Sign the petition to support Professor Tim Noakes>

What is the latest development in the Tim Noakes case?

When we celebrated Noakes’ legal triumph in April of last year, we thought his long battle with South African medical authorities was finally over. But The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has now launched an appeal on its own committee’s verdict to acquit Tim Noakes of a charge of unprofessional conduct in April 2017.

The HPSCA has stated that its Professional Conduct Committee “erred and misdirected themselves on the law and facts”.

Was the trial even legal in the first place?

According to an article on foodmet.net, the Committee has objected to a request by Noakes’ lawyers to introduce incriminating new evidence that dietitians from the Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) in fact set Noakes up:
Noakes’s legal team has filed a cross-appeal going for costs. They say that the HPCSA went after Noakes illegally. It had no sustainable case from the outset.


How did it all begin?

Noakes’ legal nightmare began after a Tweet to a breastfeeding mother on February 4th 2014 that she could safely wean her child onto a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet. The “unprofessional conduct” charge was centred around the HPSCA’s argument that the Tweet was “not evidence-based”.

What can you do?

Dr. Sarah Hallberg, medical director at Virta Health and medical director and founder of the Indiana University – Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program in Lafayette Indiana, has started a petition addressing the claim that there is lack of a scientific basis for LCHF. The petition cites the scientific articles that provide reliable evidence of the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet.

The appeal will be held at the HPSCA’s Pretoria offices from February 21st to 23rd 2018.

To help Professor Tim Noakes, you can sign the petition presenting data to show that LCHF is, indeed, evidence-based.

You can access the petition by following this link>

More information

Professor Noakes speaks about the Twitter trial and challenging dogma

FoodMed.net: Noakes: HPSCA back on warpath, blocks evidence dietitians set him up!

Videos with Tim Noakes


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    Cereal Killers1:00:07What if you could – in fact – break records without eating massive amounts of carbs?

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    Run on Fat – Cereal Killers 21:01:17The great follow up to the Cereal Killers movie. What if everything you knew about sports nutrition was wrong?

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    A World-Wide Nutrition Revolution: What Is Next?1:06:09There is a nutrition revolution going on in the world – but what's going to happen next? Professor Noakes at the LCHF Convention 2015.

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    Professor Noakes on Trial28:47Dr. Zoe Harcombe and Nina Teicholz were expert witnesses at the Tim Noakes trial back in October and this is a bird's-eye view of what went on at the trial.

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    "I knew nothing"28:51How come Professor Tim Noakes completely changed his view on what constitutes a healthy diet?

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    Why I Supported High Carb1:01:39Why did Professor Noakes support high carb earlier? And why did he change his mind completely?

The science of low carb


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    Nutrition Nuggets to Combat Conventional Dietary Advice45:06What are the seven common beliefs that are just myths, and that hold us back from understanding how to eat truly healthy foods?

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    LCHF and diabetes: science and clinical experience45:59What is the root of the problem in type 2 diabetes? And how can we treat it? Dr. Eric Westman at the Low Carb USA 2016.

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    Why Our Dietary Guidelines Are Wrong16:01How can experts keep saying that butter is dangerous, when there's no scientific support left?

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    Helping People with Type 2 Diabetes32:31How Dr. Unwin transformed his practice into helping patients with type 2 diabetes reverse their disease using low carb.

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    Reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines12:10Can you reverse diabetes by ignoring the guidelines? Dr. Sarah Hallberg answers this question.

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New op-ed: The New Canada Food Guide needs to change in accordance with science

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Is Alzheimer’s an insulin-resistance disease?

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Is Alzheimer’s an insulin-resistance disease?


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What is the root cause of the Alzheimer’s epidemic – and how should we intervene before the disease is fully developed?
This is the topic of psychiatrist Georgia Ede’s presentation from the Low Carb USA 2017.

Watch a part of the presentation above (transcript). The full video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Insulin and the brain – Dr. Georgia Ede

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Keto


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    Keto for beginners: Introduction08:02Learn how to do a keto diet right, in part 1 of our video course.

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    Keto for beginners: How it works08:37How does a keto diet work? Learn all you need to know, in part 2 of the keto course.

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    Keto for beginners: What to eat?11:22What do you eat on a keto diet? Get the answer in part 3 of the keto course.

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    Fat Chance1:05:43Is it possible to ride a pushbike across the Australian continent (2,100 miles) without eating carbs?

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    How to make keto sustainable15:00How can you make the transition to a low-carb or keto diet as smooth as possible?

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    How to achieve a healthy low-carb lifestyle46:42How should you formulate a low-carb or keto diet exactly in order to maximize success? How much fat, protein and carbs should you eat?

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    Coming soon: Cooking keto with Kristie02:57Do you like food? Do you eat a low-carb or keto diet? Then we have something very special coming up for you.

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    How to formulate a low-carb keto diet48:32Low-carb pioneer Dr. Eric Westman talks about how to formulate an LCHF diet, low carb for different medical conditions and common pitfalls among others.

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    How to become a fat-burning machine11:30Dr. Eric Westman explains the concepts fat-burning mode and carb-burning mode. Dr. Westman's LCHF course part 2.

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    Keto and fast food10:28Can you get low-carb food at fast-food restaurants? Ivor Cummins and Bjarte Bakke went to a number of fast-food restaurants to find out.

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    Is lower insulin the key to better brain health?46:36What is the root cause of the Alzheimer's epidemic – and how should we intervene before the disease is fully developed?

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    Do you need to check your ketones?22:19Should you measure ketones on a keto diet? Dr. Westman guides you through situations when measuring is beneficial – and when it's not.

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    Eating keto to survive cancer28:51Audra Wilford on the experience of using a ketogenic diet as part of treating her son Max’s brain tumor.

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    Challenging The Dogma16:47Dr. Priyanka Wali tried a ketogenic diet and felt great. After reviewing the science she started recommending it to patients.

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    Treating cancer with a keto diet17:07Can a strict keto diet help prevent or even treat some cancers, like brain cancer?

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    Nutritional ketosis and metabolic-based research1:05:18Dr. Dominic D'Agostino's presentation gives valuable insights into the keto research which is currently conducted across the world.

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    Making Low Carb Really Fun and Good13:24Learn how to make great keto foods with Maria Emmerich!

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    A New Life with a Keto Diet13:38If your muscles can't use stored glycogen, is it then a good idea to eat a high-carb diet to compensate for this? Or can a keto diet help treat these rare glycogen storage diseases?

Insulin


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    Weight Control – Calories or Insulin36:26Is weight loss controlled by calories in and calories out? Or is our body weight carefully regulated by hormones?

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    Is obesity caused by too much insulin?25:27Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? Dr. Ted Naiman answers this question.

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    What causes insulin resistance?29:01No less than 70% of people die from chronic disease, connected to insulin resistance. Dr. Naiman explains what causes it.

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    The Pathways of Insulin Resistance30:41Are we chasing the wrong guy when it comes to heart disease? And if so, what is the real culprit in the disease?

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    Hyperinsulinemia - What Insulin Does in Your Body45:29Controlling the insulin in your body can help you control both your weight and important aspects of your health. Dr. Naiman explains how.

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    Why We Get Fat47:30Why do we get fat – and what can we do about it? Gary Taubes at Low Carb USA 2016.

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    The Key to Obesity44:22How insulin toxicity causes obesity and type 2 diabetes – and how to reverse it. Dr Jason Fung at the LCHF Convention 2015.

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New keto meal plan – family favorites

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New keto meal plan – family favorites

Our popular keto meal-plan tool gives you everything you need to succeed on a keto low-carb diet. Meal plans, recipes and shopping lists – no planning required! Adjust, switch or skip any meal – and the recipes and shopping lists will adapt.
We now have 75 low-carb meal plans available – including keto, moderate, vegetarian, dairy-free and favorites – we’re adding at least one new plan every week.

Keto #41 - family favorites


How about a week of eating that the whole family will enjoy? Start with meatballs and continue with Tex-Mex stuffed zucchini boats for Taco Tuesday. Enjoy meals like lasagna and a chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole while staying below 20 grams of carbs per day. Full meal plan →


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Latest keto meal plans


Keto #41 - family favorites


How about a week of eating that the whole family will enjoy? Start with meatballs and continue with Tex-Mex stuffed zucchini boats for Taco Tuesday. Enjoy meals like lasagna and a chicken Philly cheesesteak casserole while staying below 20 grams of carbs per day. Full meal plan →


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Keto #40 - no cooking


This week’s meal plan offers simple yet delicious meals with no cooking involved. Perfect for traveling or when you lack motivation but still want to eat keto. It will help you stay well below 20 grams of carbs per day. Full meal plan →


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Keto #39 - Flexitarian


This week’s meal plan is made to fit a semi-vegetarian or “flexitarian” life-style. It offers vegetarian meals mixed with occasional fish, meat and poultry dishes. If you prefer all vegetarian meals, the recipes are easy to adjust by simply excluding the pepperoni, chicken and smoked salmon. You’ll enjoy hearty meals and stay below 20 grams of carbs per day. Full meal plan →


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Keto #38 - dairy free


This week’s meal plan offers hearty dishes like crispy Chinese pork with cabbage and Buffalo chicken combined with lighter dishes such as a spicy pork and kale soup. You’ll enjoy this and much more while staying below 20 grams of carbs per day. Full meal plan →


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Keto #37 - meals in 30 minutes or less


This week’s meal plan offers filling meals that you’ll have on the table in 30 minutes or less. How about a warm and comforting cabbage soup with chicken quenelles, a steak and broccoli stir-fry and chicken fajita bowl? You’ll have that and much more while staying below 20 grams of carbs per day. Full meal plan →


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Keto smoked mussels casserole

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Keto smoked mussels casserole

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Navigating busy weeknights? Canned seafood to the rescue! Mix up some smoked mussels from your pantry with cheese and cauliflower, and have a satisfying keto dinner on the table in half an hour.

Full recipe →

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Keto smoked mussels casserole

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Keto smoked mussels casserole

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Navigating busy weeknights? Canned seafood to the rescue! Mix up some smoked mussels from your pantry with cheese and cauliflower, and have a satisfying keto dinner on the table in half an hour.

Full recipe →

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The keto diet: “I am over the moon right now”

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The keto diet: “I am over the moon right now”

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Saud tried supplements, workouts and a vegetarian diet without any result on his blood sugar. Then he found keto and this is what happened in seven weeks:
I came across your website by coincidence. I am 62 years old living in Abu Dhabi, a little skinny for my height and, have been watching my HbA1c and fasting sugar for the last two years because my doctor told me so. I also know that previous medication, i.e. interferon can trigger diabetes. I have tried many supplements to block sugar and carbs, increased my workouts and gone vegetarian but my Hb1Ac kept going up and up to reach 5.9 three months ago. My doctor wanted to start me on Metformin, and I asked her to give me more time before we start.

I started an LCHF diet about seven weeks ago and today I got my HbA1c result, which is 5.4. I am over the moon right now!

I did not lose much weight much and I do not want to. I am 180 cm (5’11”) with a BMI of 22, but maybe I lost some fat around my belly. The important things are the disappearance of gas, bloating and digestive issues. It seems that my tummy did not like carbs and I was not aware.

Finally, the education you are providing is really valuable and practical. Many doctors never mention to me that carbs are in fruits and some vegetables. They just say go low on rice, pasta and potatoes. I had lots of fruits, quinoa and sweet potatoes. Now I know how to find out how many carbs are in food items. Thanks to you and Google.

All the KETO recipes from your site that I have tried are yummy and I found it easy to stick to your 20 g carbs a day.

Thank you is really not enough to express my appreciation for the work you are doing.

Best,
Saud


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Congratulations to your success with keto, Saud!

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    How to eat LCHF11:18Dr. Eenfeldt on what you need to know to start eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.

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    The 5 common mistakes on LCHF09:25Is it hard to reach your goal weight, are you hungry or do you feel bad? Make sure you're avoiding these mistakes.

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    Is saturated fat bad?07:29Low carb is great. But could the saturated fat clog your arteries and kill you? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Cereal Killers1:00:07What if you could – in fact – break records without eating massive amounts of carbs?

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    Everything in moderation?05:44What’s the point of low carb, shouldn’t we all just try to eat everything in moderation? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Living low carb with Caroline Smale07:30Caroline Smale shares her low-carb story and how she lives low carb on a daily basis.

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    How to achieve a healthy low-carb lifestyle46:42How should you formulate a low-carb or keto diet exactly in order to maximize success? How much fat, protein and carbs should you eat?

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    Fat Head Director's Cut1:46:20This movie follows stand-up comedian Tom Naughton as he tries to lose weight on a fast-food diet, to prove Morgan “Super Size Me” Spurlock wrong.

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    A global food revolution45:44Around the world, a billion people with obesity, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance could benefit from low carb. So how can we make low carb simple for a billion people?

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    How to formulate a low-carb keto diet48:32Low-carb pioneer Dr. Eric Westman talks about how to formulate an LCHF diet, low carb for different medical conditions and common pitfalls among others.

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    "A more pleasurable way to live"10:51Franziska Spritzler talks about what turned her into a low-carb dietitian.

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    The Cause of Obesity38:45What is the real cause of obesity? What causes weight gain? Dr. Jason Fung at Low Carb Vail 2016.

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    7 Tips to Make Low Carb Simple09:41The star of the BBC series Doctor in the House, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, gives you seven tips that will make low carb easy.

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    Are there potential dangers with a low-carb diet?09:30Can a low-carb diet potentially be dangerous? And if so – how? Top low-carb doctors answer these questions.

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    What is the Main Benefit of Low Carb?02:52What exactly is the greatest benefit of low carb? Doctors give their top answer.

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    Q&A with Franziska Spritzler09:52Questions about how to formulate an optimal low-carb or keto diet.

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“Why you should never eat light ice cream”

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“Why you should never eat light ice cream”

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It’s great to see more and more people cottoning on to the fact that low-fat “light” products just are not good for you. A recent article by Business Insider references studies showing that these products hardly lead to weight loss or other health benefits.

Plus, low-fat products usually contain added sugar to make up for the bad taste once the fat has been removed. This can lead to “the insulin effect”:
You eat sugar, then you crave more.

This could happen easily with a low-fat ice cream that is devoid of other filling nutrients, like protein and fiber.

With foods that are high in sugar or are highly processed, your body and brain have trouble telling you that you’ve had enough. Instead of getting cues that your stomach is full, these foods can send signals to tell the brain to continue eating, even when you’ve had too much.

Perhaps the popularity of the “low-fat trend” really is waning… Read the full article here:

Business Insider: Why you should never eat light ice cream

Want to learn more about the problems with low-fat products, sugar and their effects on insulin? See the links below.

Videos on sugar


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    Are All Carbohydrates Equally Bad?23:08Are all carbs equal – or are some forms worse than others? Is it safe to eat fruit?

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    How do you become sugar free?29:24What is it like being a sugar addict? And what’s it like to struggle to break free from it?

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    Is Sugar Toxic?31:44Could sugar really be toxic? Isn’t it natural and part of the human diet since like forever?

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    The problem with sugar50:01Is it fat or sugar that has triggered the unprecedented epidemics of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic disease? Taubes at Low Carb USA 2017.

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    Q&A About Low Carb and Sugar59:31Dr. Michael Eades, Karen Thomson, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt and Emily Maguire answer questions related to low carb and sugar.

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    Action on Sugar37:12Why is sugar today just like tobacco a few decades ago? And what should we do about it? Dr. Malhotra answers these questions.

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    Breaking Up With Sugar Addiction21:28What is it like being a sugar addict? And what is it like to struggle to break free from it?

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    Sugar: Friend or Foe?24:11Is sugar really the enemy? Doesn’t it have a place in our diets? Emily Maguire at the Low Carb USA 2016.

Insulin


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    Weight Control – Calories or Insulin36:26Is weight loss controlled by calories in and calories out? Or is our body weight carefully regulated by hormones?

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    Is obesity caused by too much insulin?25:27Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? Dr. Ted Naiman answers this question.

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    What causes insulin resistance?29:01No less than 70% of people die from chronic disease, connected to insulin resistance. Dr. Naiman explains what causes it.

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    The Pathways of Insulin Resistance30:41Are we chasing the wrong guy when it comes to heart disease? And if so, what is the real culprit in the disease?

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    Hyperinsulinemia - What Insulin Does in Your Body45:29Controlling the insulin in your body can help you control both your weight and important aspects of your health. Dr. Naiman explains how.

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    Why We Get Fat47:30Why do we get fat – and what can we do about it? Gary Taubes at Low Carb USA 2016.

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    The Key to Obesity44:22How insulin toxicity causes obesity and type 2 diabetes – and how to reverse it. Dr Jason Fung at the LCHF Convention 2015.

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Can children eat strict low-carb meals?

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Can children eat strict low-carb meals?

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Is it dangerous to let children eat strict low carb? Should you eat all your daily calories in one meal if you practice intermittent fasting? And how much fat is too much?

Get the answers in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt:

Can my children eat low carb?


Hello,

I am hoping to have my children ages 13 and 11 eat the meals I prepare BUT I also do want to be to strict. I also want to allow them to have treats.

Can mixing high fat and carbs be harmful to them?

Thank you very much,
Criss

Hi Criss!

It should be fine. Eating a low-carb meal once in a while should be more than safe for children, it should likely be beneficial for them. Most kids eat more refined carbs than they need, so it should be a good thing to avoid once in a while.

Best,
Andreas Eenfeldt

If I eat 1 meal a day, should I eat the “daily dose” of calories all at once?


Hello doctor Eenfeldt,

When I eat only one meal a day, must I then eat the same amount of calories that I would do in two or three meals a day?

If I eat only one meal a day (eat until satisfied) and this would only count for example 1,400 calories, would this have the same effect as a caloric-restricted diet. Because not eating enough calories can slow down the metabolism. Or should my one meal contain at least the “daily dose” of calories (for example by adding enough fat to the meal).

Thanks in advance,
Eddy

Only eat until you feel satisfied. No need to eat more than that.

Best,
Andreas Eenfeldt

How much fat is too much?


I am eating about 75% or 161+ grams of fat per day. 20 grams of carbs, ie 5% and 85 grams (20%) protein. Most of the fat is made up of butter or cream or coconut oil. I am scared I’m overdoing the fat. Please advise. Thank you.

Irma

Hi Irma!

Impossible to say as it’s very individual, people need different amounts depending on body size, activity, age etc.

If you need that fat to stay satisfied and not hungry after meals it may be the perfect right level for you. If not, reducing the amount may help you lose weight (if that’s a goal of yours).

Best,
Andreas Eenfeldt

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Many more questions and answers:

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Read all earlier questions and answers – and ask your own! – here:

Ask Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt about LCHF, diabetes and weight loss – for members (free trial available).

Q&A


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    Is saturated fat bad?07:29Low carb is great. But could the saturated fat clog your arteries and kill you? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Everything in moderation?05:44What’s the point of low carb, shouldn’t we all just try to eat everything in moderation? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Can you get depressed on low carb?02:42Can you get depressed on a low-carb diet? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Is low carb bad for exercise?02:45Can you exercise on a low-carb diet? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Isn't weight loss all about counting calories?03:14To lose weight, you just eat fewer calories than you burn. Is it really that simple? Top low-carb doctors answer.

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    Are there potential dangers with a low-carb diet?09:30Can a low-carb diet potentially be dangerous? And if so – how? Top low-carb doctors answer these questions.

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    Is Low Carb Bad for the Kidneys?04:25Can a low-carb diet potentially be bad for the kidneys? Or is it just a myth, like most other low-carb fears?

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    What is the Main Benefit of Low Carb?02:52What exactly is the greatest benefit of low carb? Doctors give their top answer.

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    Is Low Carb Bad for the Thyroid?06:28Does a low-carb diet impact thyroid function? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Why is Low Carb Important to You?04:16Why is low carb important to Dr. Rangan Chatterjee and Dr. Sarah Hallberg?

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    Is Low Carb an Extreme Diet?06:20Is low carb really an extreme diet? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Is low carb bad for the environment?07:09Won’t low carb contribute to global warming and pollution? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Is Low Carb Bad for Gut Bacteria?02:14Can a low-carb diet be potentially harmful to your gut microbiome?

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    Does the Brain Need Carbohydrates?05:56Doesn’t the brain need carbohydrates? Doctors answer common questions.

Videos with Dr. Eenfeldt


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    Keto for beginners: Introduction08:02Learn how to do a keto diet right, in part 1 of our video course.

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    How to eat LCHF11:18Dr. Eenfeldt on what you need to know to start eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.

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    The 5 common mistakes on LCHF09:25Is it hard to reach your goal weight, are you hungry or do you feel bad? Make sure you're avoiding these mistakes.

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    Keto for beginners: How it works08:37How does a keto diet work? Learn all you need to know, in part 2 of the keto course.

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    Keto for beginners: What to eat?11:22What do you eat on a keto diet? Get the answer in part 3 of the keto course.

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    The top 5 tips for weight loss15:58Dr. Eenfeldt's get-started course part 4: Struggling on low carb? Then this is for you: Dr. Eenfeldt's top weight loss tips.

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    A global food revolution45:44Around the world, a billion people with obesity, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance could benefit from low carb. So how can we make low carb simple for a billion people?

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    Diet & diabetes – how to normalize your blood sugar16:26Dr. Eenfeldt's get-started course part 3: How to improve type 2 diabetes dramatically using a simple lifestyle change.

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    Weight Control – Calories or Insulin36:26Is weight loss controlled by calories in and calories out? Or is our body weight carefully regulated by hormones?

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    A Global Food Revolution39:01There’s a global food revolution going on. A paradigm shift in how we look at fat and sugar. Dr. Eenfeldt at Low Carb Vail 2016.

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    Update from Sweden44:39People are revolutionizing their health with low-carb diets in Sweden.

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    The Food Revolution51:51There’s a global food revolution going on. A paradigm shift in how we look at fat and sugar. Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt at the Low Carb Convention 2015.

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    A global food revolution48:15There’s a global food revolution going on. A paradigm shift in how we look at fat and sugar. Dr. Eenfeldt at the Low Carb USA 2016.

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    Q&A About Low Carb and Sugar59:31Dr. Michael Eades, Karen Thomson, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt and Emily Maguire answer questions related to low carb and sugar.

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A “warning signal” about ultra-processed foods

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A “warning signal” about ultra-processed foods

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A recent large-scale study published in the BMJ followed 105,000 people, mostly middle-aged women, for 5 years. It found that the more ultra-processed foods people ate, the higher their risk of cancer.

What are ultra-processed foods?

The study classified ultra-processed foods as:
  • Mass-produced packaged breads and buns
  • Sweet or savory packaged snacks including chips
  • Chocolate bars and sweets
  • Sodas and sweetened drinks
  • Meatballs, poultry and fish nuggets
  • Instant noodles and soups
  • Frozen or shelf-life ready meals
  • Foods made mostly or entirely from sugar, oils and fats
What were the results of the study?
  • On average, 18% of people’s diet was ultra-processed
  • On average, there were 79 cancers per 10,000 people each year
  • People eating 10% more processed food had nine extra cases of cancer per 10,000 people per year
What was the conclusion?

The researchers concluded that:
These results suggest that the rapidly increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades.

This study is only observational and can’t prove causation. But the evidence keeps mounting up in favor of eating real, unprocessed foods for good health and reduced risk of developing a chronic disease. Don’t forget to be equally wary of ultra-processed low carb products. They are still fake food, and they’re not necessarily better for you than the items listed in this study.

Read the full article here:

BBC: Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

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Real food


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Meal prep: low-carb breakfasts

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Meal prep: low-carb breakfasts

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Meal prep: low-carb breakfasts

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