Dr. Ted Naiman: Too much protein is better than too little
 
Is increasing protein intake on low carb a good or bad idea idea in terms of weight and health – and why?
This topic is highly debated in the low-carb community and one of the people promoting a higher intake is Dr. Ted Naiman. In this presentation from the recent Low Carb Cruise he talks about the basis of his standpoint: protein leverage. In other words that the amount of protein consumed impacts energy intake.

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    Why you shouldn't fear protein on keto

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    Protein Intake – Effects on Longevity, Aging and Cancer

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    Could excessive protein in the diet be a problem for aging and cancer? Dr. Ron Rosedale at Low Carb Vail 2016.

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    Too much protein is better than too little

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    Is increasing protein intake on low carb a good or bad idea idea in terms of weight and health – and why? Dr. Naiman explains.

Dr. Naiman


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    Is obesity caused by too much insulin?

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    Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? Dr. Ted Naiman answers this question.

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    What causes insulin resistance?

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

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    Hyperinsulinemia - What Insulin Does in Your Body

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    Controlling 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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    Becoming a Low-Carb Doctor

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    How do you find a low-carb doctor? And how do we make it more simple for doctors to understand low carb?

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    Too much protein is better than too little

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    Is increasing protein intake on low carb a good or bad idea idea in terms of weight and health – and why? Dr. Naiman explains.
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Quick low-carb and keto dinners
 
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Time is precious. Most of us have a limited amount of it to spend on cooking, but we still want to eat and serve healthy and delicious food. Luckily there’s a solution to that problem. Check out this collection of recipes that will get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Quick low-carb and keto dinners

Quick low-carb and keto recipes


  • Image/photoKeto pancakes with berries and whipped cream



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 83.322794747664%Protein 83.322794747664%Calories 4.264882732776%
    Net carbs: 4 % (5 g)
    Fiber: 3 g
    Fat: 83 % (39 g)
    Protein: 12 % (13 g)
    kcal: 425
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  • Image/photoClassic bacon and eggs



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 75.161874977256%Protein 75.161874977256%Calories 1.6231204625953%
    Net carbs: 2 % (1 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 75 % (22 g)
    Protein: 23 % (15 g)
    kcal: 272
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  • Image/photoKeto cheese chips



    Ketogenic low carb
    three pieces
    Fat 74.18275400139%Protein 74.18275400139%Calories 3.1527380872968%
    Net carbs: 3 % (2 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 74 % (19 g)
    Protein: 23 % (13 g)
    kcal: 228
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    2 g

  • Image/photoChorizo with creamed green cabbage



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 81.110553043897%Protein 81.110553043897%Calories 3.7908743983549%
    Net carbs: 4 % (12 g)
    Fiber: 5 g
    Fat: 81 % (112 g)
    Protein: 15 % (47 g)
    kcal: 1260
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    12 g

  • Image/photoKeto mushroom omelet



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 76.713617528461%Protein 76.713617528461%Calories 3.4198201110594%
    Net carbs: 3 % (4 g)
    Fiber: 1 g
    Fat: 77 % (43 g)
    Protein: 20 % (25 g)
    kcal: 510
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    4 g

  • Image/photoKeto coconut porridge



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 89.313893158635%Protein 89.313893158635%Calories 2.9907848803472%
    Net carbs: 3 % (4 g)
    Fiber: 5 g
    Fat: 89 % (49 g)
    Protein: 8 % (9 g)
    kcal: 486
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    4 g

  • Image/photoKeto oven-baked Brie cheese



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 81.953473445177%Protein 81.953473445177%Calories 1.3662530649124%
    Net carbs: 1 % (1 g)
    Fiber: 2 g
    Fat: 82 % (31 g)
    Protein: 17 % (14 g)
    kcal: 344
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    1 g

  • Image/photoKeto egg muffins



    Ketogenic low carb
    2 muffins per serving
    Fat 69.593028589456%Protein 69.593028589456%Calories 1.9970564913268%
    Net carbs: 2 % (2 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 70 % (26 g)
    Protein: 28 % (23 g)
    kcal: 336
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    2 g

  • Image/photoKeto Mexican scrambled eggs



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 72.241518153622%Protein 72.241518153622%Calories 3.4906212464956%
    Net carbs: 3 % (2 g)
    Fiber: 1 g
    Fat: 72 % (18 g)
    Protein: 24 % (14 g)
    kcal: 229
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    2 g

  • Image/photoLow-carb baked eggs



    Moderate low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 65.314910823704%Protein 65.314910823704%Calories 1.3465371716361%
    Net carbs: 1 % (2 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 65 % (36 g)
    Protein: 33 % (42 g)
    kcal: 509
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    2 g

  • Image/photoKeto quesadillas



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 77.813338754412%Protein 77.813338754412%Calories 3.9770932495703%
    Net carbs: 4 % (5 g)
    Fiber: 3 g
    Fat: 78 % (41 g)
    Protein: 18 % (21 g)
    kcal: 473
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    5 g

  • Image/photoKeto turkey with cream-cheese sauce



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 75.322586339522%Protein 75.322586339522%Calories 3.2815702241045%
    Net carbs: 3 % (7 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 75 % (67 g)
    Protein: 21 % (43 g)
    kcal: 793
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  • Image/photoGoat cheese salad with balsamico butter



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 80.474748069058%Protein 80.474748069058%Calories 1.4277890932248%
    Net carbs: 1 % (3 g)
    Fiber: 2 g
    Fat: 80 % (73 g)
    Protein: 18 % (37 g)
    kcal: 824
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    3 g

  • Image/photoBoiled eggs with mayonnaise



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 84.488112051073%Protein 84.488112051073%Calories 1.0156196983102%
    Net carbs: 1 % (1 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 84 % (29 g)
    Protein: 14 % (11 g)
    kcal: 316
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    1 g

  • Image/photoKeto deviled eggs



    Ketogenic low carb
    Per serving
    Fat 82.560033209861%Protein 82.560033209861%Calories 1.1384050452695%
    Net carbs: 1 % (0.5 g)
    Fiber: 0 g
    Fat: 83 % (15 g)
    Protein: 16 % (7 g)
    kcal: 163
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Low-carb and keto news highlights

 
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This week, we summarize the top five news articles and studies in the low-carb realm, plus, some additional reads and inspiration.

News and emerging science

  • New WHO study presented at European obesity conference in Vienna projects that without a change in course, global obesity and diabetes rates will reach 22% (obesity, up from 14% in 2017) and 12% (diabetes, up from 9% in 2017) by 2045.
  • Author Nina Teicholz’s op-ed in the LA Times asks why our government has enacted new regulations that require chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus when the science doesn’t support the notion that this will make a difference in the battle against obesity.
  • New study shows lifestyle advice to “eat less, exercise more” fails to meaningfully reduce the progression from prediabetes to a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
  • Patients using insulin to control type 2 diabetes save an average of $4,300 in annual medication costs when they switch to a keto diet with the help of Virta Health’s virtual clinic program. (Don’t miss Virta medical director Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s op-ed in the Detroit News, “Don’t manage diabetes, reverse it.”)
  • The Cato Institute reports that, despite sugar’s toxicity, US lawmakers don’t have the stomach to even slightly reduce dated subsidies to the sugar industry.

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Did you miss this thought provoking piece in the NYT: “The Problem with Body Positivity“? Or the news of a new keto market/restaurant in Ohio? Is intermittent fasting the “non-diet diet of choice”? And is an early feeding window (8am-2pm) even better? Should we test healthiest salt levels with RCTs in prisons?
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Super bowl with chili and fresh veggies

 
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Liberal low carb
Per serving
Fat 69.053041393308%Protein 69.053041393308%Calories 11.002036625197%
Net carbs: 11 % (20 g)
Fiber: 8 g
Fat: 69 % (55 g)
Protein: 20 % (36 g)
kcal: 729
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Eat the rainbow and love every bite with this colorful low-carb bowl. Spicy chili, crispy veggies, and crunchy nuts, all balanced with the delicious novelty of pomegranate. Bring it all together and bring it on!

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Super bowl with chili and fresh veggies

 
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Liberal low carb
Per serving
Fat 69.053041393308%Protein 69.053041393308%Calories 11.002036625197%
Net carbs: 11 % (20 g)
Fiber: 8 g
Fat: 69 % (55 g)
Protein: 20 % (36 g)
kcal: 729
We don\'t recommend counting calories. Here\'s why.
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20 g

Eat the rainbow and love every bite with this colorful low-carb bowl. Spicy chili, crispy veggies, and crunchy nuts, all balanced with the delicious novelty of pomegranate. Bring it all together and bring it on!

Full recipe →

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Top keto videos

 
New to a keto diet? Or maybe you are very familiar with the diet, but want to dig deeper into the topic? Then here are our most popular videos about ketosis and the keto diet.

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    1Keto for beginners: Introduction

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    Learn how to do a keto diet right, in part 1 of our video course.

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    2Keto for beginners: In ketosis?

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    There are two ways to know you're in ketosis. You can feel it or you can measure it. Here's how.

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    3Keto for beginners: 7 steps to ketosis

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    How to get into ketosis exactly.

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    4Keto for beginners: What to eat?

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

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    5Keto for beginners: How it works

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    How does a keto diet work? Learn all you need to know, in part 2 of the keto course.

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    6Keto for beginners: Side effects

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    What are some common side effects of a keto diet – and how can you avoid them?

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    7"I'll do this or I'm going to die trying"

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    Kristie Sullivan struggled with her weight for her whole life in spite of trying every diet imaginable, but then she finally lost a 120 pounds and improved her health on a keto diet.

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    8Fat Chance

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

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    9The latest science behind a keto diet

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    What is the current science in support of a low-carb and keto diet?

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Food helped give him both hope and his life back

 
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When Samuel was 18 years old, he was diagnosed with Bechterew’s disease and was put on aggressive treatment to treat the pain in his hip and lumbar spine. But he suffered severe side effects from the medication, and started researching alternative ways to treat the autoimmune condition.

Four years later, he is off all medications thanks to an anti-inflammatory diet. Now he will take part in a 200-mile (300 km) bicycle race in Sweden, for the Dietary Science Foundation.

You can read his touching story in the link below. It is well worth a read.
The medicine that Samuel Backman, 22, was prescribed for Bechterew’s disease gave him brain fog. When it was at its worst, he could collapse in the middle of the day, hardly able to move. Now he’ll ride a 200-mile (300 km) long bicycle race around Lake Vättern in Sweden for the Dietary Science Foundation. Thanks to the drastic changes he made to his diet, Samuel can live without medicine these days, and the future looks bright.

Dietary Science Foundation: Food helped give him both hope and his life back 
- now he will ride the Vätternrundan for DSF

Success stories


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    "We are not designed to be chronically ill"

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    Open mic

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    Low carbers with different backgrounds share their success stories and topics of interest.

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    "I'll do this or I'm going to die trying"

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    Kristie Sullivan struggled with her weight for her whole life in spite of trying every diet imaginable, but then she finally lost a 120 pounds and improved her health on a keto diet.

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    Living low carb with Caroline Smale

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    Caroline Smale shares her low-carb story and how she lives low carb on a daily basis.

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    Living low carb with Chris Hannaway

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    What does living low carb look like? Chris Hannaway shares his success story, takes us for a spin in the gym and orders food at the local pub.

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    My success story with Dr. Nathan Wiens

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    Dr. Nathan Wiens on how he lost 50 lbs (23 kg) with low carb, transformed his health and started recommending the diet to his patients.

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    My success story with Jim Caldwell

    02:23
    Jim Caldwell has transformed his health and gone from an all-time high at 352 lbs (160 kg) to 170 lbs (77 kg.

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    How to lose 240 pounds without hunger

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    How to lose 240 pounds without hunger – Lynne Ivey and her incredible story.

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    "I knew nothing"

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    How come Professor Tim Noakes completely changed his view on what constitutes a healthy diet?

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    "My Doctor Urged Me to Take Statins"

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    Diamond became highly interested in cholesterol and heart disease, and was able to make vast improvements – without ever taking medications.

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    Losing Weight with Less Protein

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    Jimmy Moore talks about the greatest insight that made it possible for him to get rid of 80 stubborn pounds (36 kg) without hunger.

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    Challenging The Dogma

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    Dr. 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 diet

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    Can a strict keto diet help prevent or even treat some cancers, like brain cancer?

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    "It Was So Incredibly Easy!"

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    In this interview Stephen Bennett shares what he has learned from his low-carb journey.

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    How to Cure Type 2 Diabetes

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    In this interview Dr. Jay Wortman tells us how he cured his own type 2 diabetes and then did the same for many, many others.

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    "I sort of wanted to save the world"

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    How can you give back to the low-carb community after achieving great results on the diet? Bitte Kempe-Björkman explains.

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    "I Have Been Following the Wrong Advice!"

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    How Antonio Martinez finally managed to reverse his type 2 diabetes.

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    A Life Without Migraines

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    Elena Gross' life was completely transformed with the ketogenic diet.

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The Dietary Science Foundation, a non-profit for high-quality dietary research

2017: another record year for the Dietary Science Foundation, with two low-carb studies funded

Groundbreaking study: low carb is an effective treatment for fatty liver

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“If you don’t measure it, it don’t get fixed”

 
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Could applying problem solving the engineering way to heart disease be the key to reverse the epidemic that medical professionals haven’t been able to solve? It’s an interesting idea that gets to the root of the problem (instead of just managing symptoms).
Listen to this talk by Ivor Cummins, where he offers an alternative way of treating heart disease.

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Solving health problems like an engineer – Ivor Cummins

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    Keto and fast food

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    Can 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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    The Pathways of Insulin Resistance

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    Are 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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    The Engineer Who Knows More Than Your Doctor

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    Can an engineer know more about how to get healthy than his doctor, in fact more than his three doctors?

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    Framingham and the Muddy Waters – Part 1

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    What’s the real cause of heart disease? How do we most effectively estimate someone’s risk?

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    What really causes heart disease?

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    What is the root of the problem in heart disease? Is it cholesterol – which we've been told for decades – or is it something else?

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    Solving health problems like an engineer

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    Applying engineering problem solving to get to the root of what causes heart disease.

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    Which breakfast is the healthiest?

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    Which breakfast is healthier? Granola, orange juice and low-fat yogurt, or bacon and eggs?
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“Lifeline of hope”: A low carb nurse’s story

 
Image/photoBritish practice nurse Catherine Cassell discovered low carb last January and was amazed by the results she saw both in herself and her patients. Now, she’s been nominated for the RCNi Patients Choice Nurse of the Year Award 2018 for helping so many patients with her LCHF approach (winner to be announced in July), and she’ll be speaking in front of British Parliament at the APPG Diabetes Meeting later in June.

Nurse Catherine wrote to us to tell us the story of how she discovered low carb and describe the holistic health programme she has developed for her patients. Here it is for you to read, too!
I have worked as a Practice Nurse at Preston Grove Medical Centre for 14 years. I absolutely love being a nurse and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. One of the best parts of my job is seeing my patients with diabetes and pre-diabetes.  I have a passion for helping my patients improve their health and wellbeing, and I strive to give them a Rolls Royce service because that’s what I feel they deserve.


There are four little words that now haunt me… “eat less, move more”

I discovered a new way of thinking last January when one of my patients with type 2 diabetes bought me Dr. Michael Mosley’s 8-week blood sugar diet book.  WOW, what a life changing moment.  What had I been advising my patients all these years?  There are four little words that now haunt me… “eat less, move more” – words that don’t actually have much meaning, especially when advised alongside the current UK eat well guidelines.  I always thought I was doing the right thing by advising my patients to have a third of their plate as starchy carbs, eat low fat, and consume sugary foods less often.  I now believe this advice doesn’t achieve good glucose control and doesn’t help people lose weight.

So, after this realisation, a new page was turned and a fresh start on an exciting new journey began. I feel like I have a winning formula up my sleeve to help my patients and allow them to really improve their health, improve their glucose levels, lose weight and feel happier on the inside as well as the outside.  That winning formula is a low carb healthy fats (LCHF) way of eating with a huge focus on eating ‘real food’.  

I have never been more enthusiastic and motivated in my job to help my patients achieve their goals, and it really helps that many of my patients welcome my new advice and are only too grateful to try something new.  I don’t even need to ‘sell it’ to them – they only have to look at me having lost 2 stone 5 lb (33 lb) myself to know that this lifestyle works. This in itself is hugely inspiring for them.


I was already setting them up to fail by giving them advice that I thought was right

I am able to really practice lifestyle medicine which means advising patients on their diet, sleep, stress and movement.  All of this combined helps patients drastically improve their health.  In years gone by, I would have started a patient newly-diagnosed with type 2 diabetes on medications at the start or within 3 months of a possible ‘failed’ try at diet first. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I was already setting them up to fail by giving them advice that I thought was right.  I could have quite literally been a drugs sales rep with all the medications my patients were on as the ‘diet’ wasn’t working.  I used to say that type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease that will get worse over time, and I would tell patients that they would end up on medications and possibly insulin.  How must a patient feel hearing that? Surely they would think “What’s the point in trying then? I’m stuck with this forever and it’s only going to get worse anyway!”

Image/photoI now talk about getting to the root cause of the condition, rather than starting medications that only mask the problem.  I go right back to basics, talk about starchy carbs and sugar and how much is in our food and drink. I go through a typical day of eating and we count up how many sugar cubes that could equate to; this is something that always shocks patients: you can see their chins drop.  I am a very visual person and using these aids helps get the message across. My care is person-centred and individualised, taking into account the patient as a whole. I offer a LCHF approach and always focus on eating unprocessed food as much as possible.  I suggest eating like your great granny would have eaten, trying to eat whole foods that you perhaps could have picked off a tree or pulled off a bush, or that may have been running around in a field recently.  That’s always my take home message to eating real food.

So, you may be wondering what results I’ve had since dramatically changing my practice. Well: a lot. I have had patients who have reversed pre-diabetes and some of my patients with type 2 diabetes have been able to put this into remission.  I have had many patients lose weight and generally improve their health.  Some have lost incredible amounts: one patient has lost 9 stone 5 lb (131 lbs) in one year, reversed pre-diabetes and has never felt better.  This has been achieved with a LCHF real food lifestyle and not one medication in sight. I have been able to stop many medications/insulin or reduce doses. Many patients state that they no longer have abdominal pain or bloating, their gastric irritations have disappeared, they feel more energised than they have done in years, they can think straighter and generally feel a lot happier in themselves.

I feel that LCHF is a lifeline for people that have been ‘dieting’ for years and have tried every one in the book.  My question to people is: why not give it a go and see how you feel?  They often come bounding back in saying how amazing they feel and that they’ve told all their family and friends because they just didn’t know how good they could actually feel.  Type 2 diabetes is no longer classed as a progressive disease as we now know there are different options to getting it into remission as seen with Professor Roy Taylors DIRECT Trial.

I helped set up a diabetes and pre-diabetes peer support group along with our health coaches: this has gone from strength to strength.  We started with 8 people attending and at the most recent count had 30.  Our subject discussions and talks have been around mindfulness, meditation, movement and exercise and a LCHF/real food approach. I always lay out lots of food items and show how much sugar is in them and we have patient success story talks.


I am over the moon that my efforts have been recognised and I feel very proud

Some of my patients very kindly took the time to enter me in to the RCNi Patients Choice Nurse of the Year Award 2018 and I am now waiting to attend the awards ceremony on the 4th July.  I am over the moon that my efforts have been recognised and I feel very proud.  I really don’t think this would have happened if it hadn’t been for me discovering LCHF and changing my approach.

I been invited to speak at the next APPG Diabetes Meeting in Parliament on 27th June 2018.  I will be attending the meeting with David Unwin, who is a leading GP in low carb and has won an award for his low carb programme; GP Campbell Murdoch, who is passionate about improving metabolic health; and Mark Hancock, who has reversed his type 2 diabetes with low carb.  We want to spread the word that type 2 diabetes can for some people be reversed/put into remission and that there is hope for patients.  Low carb has the potential to save the NHS millions of pounds as well as many lives, but we need the funds to be able to roll out more programmes.

I am excited and proud to be able to give patients the advice and support they deserve.  It’s never too late and there is always a way to improve their health. Even small changes can make a huge difference.  I feel I owe it to my patients to offer them a lifeline of hope. LCHF could improve their health and potentially put type 2 diabetes into remission.


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Wow! What an inspiring woman! Thank you, Catherine, for the fantastic work you do for your patients. And good luck with the RCNi awards ceremony and your talk in front of Parliament!

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Virta listed by WSJ as #4 of tech startups to keep an eye on

 
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The Wall Street Journal lists Virta Health, the keto company with a vision to reverse type 2 diabetes in 100 million people, as the number four tech startup to watch. Congratulations Virta!

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Carnivory: How Amber transformed her health with a meat-only diet

 
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Amber started having issues with weight around the time she went to university. Although she followed a strict vegetarian diet and exercised, she simply couldn’t get control over her weight. But then an exchange in Russia introduced her to the benefits of eating more meat and caused her to question what constitutes a healthy diet.

Since the beginning of 2009 she has been following an even stricter version of keto: a carnivore diet. It has helped her shed post-pregnancy weight that was hard to lose with the low-carb diet that had worked so well previously. But even more importantly, the zero-carb diet alleviates all symptoms of her bipolar II disorder.

The carnivore diet has grown in popularity this year, and more and more people are trying it. But fewer have followed it long term like Amber. Have you considered trying the diet, but are unsure of how to implement it or whether it would benefit you? Then read on. Amber’s story might inspire you to try it.

Before going to Russia, Amber decided that her plant-based diet would be too hard to follow during the exchange and that it would be best to simply eat whatever her host family served. That turned out to be a diet rich in meat and animal fat. And to her great surprise she found that she lost weight effortlessly for the first time.

She had heard about low carb and Atkins before, but she had always deemed the diets crazy. Because of her experience in Russia, she bought herself a copy of the low-carb classic Protein Power, dove right into the diet and lost 30 pounds (14 kg). Ever since then she has been on some form of LCHF regimen.

From keto to carnivore


After Amber’s second pregnancy she couldn’t get the weight off with the low-carb diet that had worked before. She was probably close to 200 pounds (91 kg), but had stopped weighing herself at that point due to frustration. She knew so much about the keto diet and was convinced that it was the right way to eat, yet the weight wouldn’t budge.

She started reading about people doing all-meat diets in low-carb forums. And at a wit’s end, she decided to give it a try at the beginning of 2009. She initially thought it would be a short-term thing to get the weight off.


She immediately started losing weight, almost a pound per day for the first couple of weeks. All symptoms of her bipolar II disorder went away after a couple of weeks into the diet.

She immediately started losing weight, almost a pound (0.5 kg) per day for the first couple of weeks. And to her great surprise, all symptoms of her bipolar II disorder went away after a couple of weeks into the diet. Shortly after that she found out that she was pregnant, and decided to quit all psychiatric medications.

Knowing how the all-meat diet affected her mood, she initially tried to stay on plan. But due to severe nausea and carb cravings, she didn’t stay strict with the diet. After giving birth, however, she didn’t go back to taking medication, certain that she could manage her psychiatric disorder by following a carnivore diet.

Amber’s carnivore lifestyle


When Amber first started the diet, thinking that it would be a short-term thing, she only bought steaks. Today she eats a greater variety of foods, beef primarily, but also pork, chicken, eggs, fish, shellfish and lamb. Some staples she mentions are ground beef, steaks, chops, ribs and chicken thighs or legs. She also discovered duck breast quite recently – a fattier cut than chicken breast.

She tries to stay away from dairy as much as possible, even though it doesn’t have an impact on her mood. Nevertheless, she has discovered that it makes her hungrier and not as satisfied with other foods. If she eats out or goes to an event she may have some cheese.

Coming from keto ways of eating, we’re often used to adding fats to our meals to stay in ketosis. I ask Amber if she still does that on her carnivore diet. She answers that she sometimes adds lard or tallow, but clarifies that she has found that her results in terms of weight and mood don’t depend on it, as long as she’s strict with her carnivorous diet.


Amber has a strong belief that if you’re not feeding something that causes harm, then your appetite will regulate itself. That’s why it’s crucial to respect hunger signals on the diet.

Amber has a strong belief that if you’re not feeding something that causes harm, then your appetite will regulate itself. That’s why it’s crucial to respect hunger signals on the diet – eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. Following that principle, she usually ends up eating two meals per day.

Does she ever cheat or go off the diet? Every now and then she eats some Baker’s chocolate. She might have a few pickles, or wasabi, ginger and radish if she eats sashimi. Otherwise she doesn’t do a lot of experimentation and stays strict, knowing that symptoms which she manages with carnivory may come back.

She recalls one time when she out of curiosity mixed psyllium husk with her coffee, hypothesizing that pure fiber wouldn’t cause any problems (in contrast to more potent chemicals plants use to defend themselves). Within a few hours she had a severe psychiatric response – feeling agitated, unfocused and couldn’t stop crying.

For the first five years on carnivore, Amber didn’t drink any alcohol. In 2014 she tried some pure spirits and found that it didn’t affect her much, but she notes that her tolerance is lower on a zero-carb diet. Nowadays, she may drink some wine or spirits, but rarely does.

What about exercise? Amber does some strength training, but her interest in exercise has come and gone over time. She explains that it’s not necessary to exercise on a carnivore diet, but it is healthy and she enjoys movement.

Should you try the diet?



By removing all plant foods, you can easily sort out which ones cause disturbances if you choose to reintroduce them.

Amber mentions two categories of people who she thinks could benefit from trying the carnivore diet. The first category is people who are still suffering from digestive, mood or autoimmune disorders on a keto diet. She says that there can be a surprising difference between a few and no plants in the diet, although some plants are more likely to cause problems (like gluten-containing grains). By removing all plant foods, you can easily sort out which ones cause disturbances if you choose to reintroduce them. The second category is people who simply enjoy self-experimentation.

Once you’ve decided to try the diet, are you better off jumping right in or gradually reducing carbs? For most people the best thing would be to start out strict, otherwise cravings may linger for longer. But if you know that you are better off cutting things out gradually, then by all means do that.

Otherwise, Amber has a few additional tips for anyone starting the diet. Commit for a span of time like three weeks. Don’t start with the mindset that you have to be a carnivore in perpetuity. You just want to learn as much about your body as possible and get rid of confounding factors. Follow your hunger and have an open mind.

Final thoughts


I ask Amber if she feels restricted on a carnivore diet. She says that she does sometimes, for instance when she’s traveling and wants to try the local cuisine. But the freedom and empowerment from knowing that you can eat this way and feel the best you’ve ever felt is greater. For other people who don’t make the connection between their diet and health issues, it can be like riding on a bumpy ocean and not knowing what caused the problem.

In the end, Amber believes carnivory is about what is working for you and not about being a purist or following an ideal. If after going carnivore for a while you are finding that you don’t react to iceberg lettuce, then that’s great for you and you can just simply keep on eating it.

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The keto diet: “I am truly amazed”

 
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My name is Charles. I started the keto challenge two weeks ago with moderate skepticism. I have been about 60 lbs (27 kg) overweight for years and battling high blood pressure with several different medications that never seem to have much effect.

After two weeks of sticking to the keto two-week meal plan I have lost 10 lbs (5 kg) and 1.5 inches (4 cm) from my waist. But most importantly my blood pressure went from 150/103 down to 121/83. I am truly amazed.


Thanks so much to Diet Doctor for the great meal plan. I am never hungry and the food is great.

I plan on doing this from now on as a true lifestyle change. This really may have just my life. Thanks so much to Diet Doctor for the great meal plan. I am never hungry and the food is great.
I enjoyed the two week challenge. Tweaked it to suit our life and commitments. We both loved the recipes. I was hesitant as to what hubby would think (being a potato lover), but I received positive feedback from each meal. We both lost weight and feel really good work more energy.

Wendy
Boy WAS I a skeptic !! I have been on just about EVERY diet that came down the pike. It started way back when with Appetite Control, Nutri-System twice, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Atkins, Med-fast, PILLS, etc, etc. I would sometimes get through one week sometimes even lose a few pounds. But would always gain it back PLUS.


BUT after only the first seven day I am down 8.6 pounds (4 kg)! YES that .6 counts!! I’m actually LOOKING FORWARD to the second week!!!!!

I started the keto after hearing a friend had lost and felt fine. I’m 63 years old and just had a total hip replacement so I’m not really ‘running’ yet. I have ONLY finished the first week as I hadn’t had the time to food shop. BUT after only the first seven day I am down 8.6 pounds (4 kg)! YES that .6 counts!!

I’m actually LOOKING FORWARD to the second week!!!!! I’ll keep in touch…..

Debbie
I have just completed the 2-week challenge, I have lost 12 lbs (5 kg) and feel great. I am going to continue LCHF, I aim on losing a further 12 lbs (5 kg). I am doing IF tending to skip breakfast and just have coffee, I don’t feel hungry so am not snacking – which was a big problem before LCHF.

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I love the challenge. I had one cheat but got right back on course. I started the intermittent fasting and its great. I am so thankful to you Dr. Andreas and the team. I cannot thank you enough.

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Well it wasn’t as difficult to follow as I thought it would be. I am 57-year old female, with about 50 pounds (23 kg) to lose. Had ankle surgery a year ago and was off my ankle for about 8 weeks, poof 20 lbs (9 kg) out of no where.


Lost 10 lbs (5 kg) in the 2-week challenge. Will continue with the way of eating.

Both of my sister’s started and was really intrigued with all the information so made the decision to try it. Retraining the brain is sometimes a bit of a challenge but finding food to eat is not that hard. Have to admit eating the fat as well is a bit of a challenge as well but given time it will get easier. Lost 10 lbs (5 kg) in the 2-week challenge. Will continue with the way of eating. Doesn’t make sense not too. My arthritis is better, less inflammation.

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    In this interview Dr. Jay Wortman tells us how he cured his own type 2 diabetes and then did the same for many, many others.

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    "I sort of wanted to save the world"

    22:22
    How can you give back to the low-carb community after achieving great results on the diet? Bitte Kempe-Björkman explains.

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    "I Have Been Following the Wrong Advice!"

    16:39
    How Antonio Martinez finally managed to reverse his type 2 diabetes.

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    A Life Without Migraines

    15:44
    Elena Gross' life was completely transformed with the ketogenic diet.

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    Carbs or not for type 1 diabetics?

    14:46
    How much simpler is it to control type 1 diabetes on low carb compared to on a high-carb diet? Andrew Koutnik has had great success managing his condition with a low-carb, high-fat diet.

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    80 Pounds Lighter and No Medications

    09:12
    Is it possible to reverse your diabetes with the help of a strict low-carb diet? Definitely, and Stephen Thompson did it.

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    200 Pounds Lost and a Health Journey for the Family

    15:05
    Larry Diamond has transformed his life and lost 125 lbs (57 kg) on a low-carb diet, and here he shares his insights from his journey.

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    "Dietary Guidelines for Whom?"

    09:45
    It's time for a major change when it comes to dietary guidelines.

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    Can You Reverse MS with a Diet Change?

    14:23
    Dr. Terry Wahls tells her remarkable story about MS, diet and recovery.

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    Practicing and Promoting Low Carb

    18:16
    Dr. Joanne McCormack realized that the dietary advice we're giving to diabetics just don't work.

Low-carb basics


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    Keto for beginners: Introduction

    08:02
    Learn how to do a keto diet right, in part 1 of our video course.

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    Keto for beginners: In ketosis?

    07:53
    There are two ways to know you're in ketosis. You can feel it or you can measure it. Here's how.

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    Keto for beginners: 7 steps to ketosis

    05:57
    How to get into ketosis exactly.

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    Keto for beginners: Side effects

    06:58
    What are some common side effects of a keto diet – and how can you avoid them?

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    Cereal Killers

    1:00:07
    What if you could – in fact – break records without eating massive amounts of carbs?

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    How to eat LCHF

    11:18
    Dr. Eenfeldt on what you need to know to start eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.

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    Is saturated fat bad?

    07:29
    Low 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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    The 5 common mistakes on LCHF

    09:25
    Is 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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    What is the Main Benefit of Low Carb?

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

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    The latest science behind a keto diet

    13:17
    What is the current science in support of a low-carb and keto diet?

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    Living low carb with Caroline Smale

    07:30
    Caroline Smale shares her low-carb story and how she lives low carb on a daily basis.

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    Does the Brain Need Carbohydrates?

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

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    A global food revolution

    34:30
    The mistakes behind the obesity epidemic and how we can fix them together, empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

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    Carb-Loaded

    1:14:40
    This may be the best (and funniest) low-carb movie ever. At least it's a strong contender.

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    Everything in moderation?

    05:44
    What’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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    How to formulate a low-carb keto diet

    48:32
    Low-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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    My Big Fat Diet

    42:31
    What would happen if an entire town of First Nation people went back to eating the way they used to? A high-fat low-carb diet based on real food?

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    Are there potential dangers with a low-carb diet?

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

Weight loss advice


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    Isn't weight loss all about counting calories?

    03:14
    To lose weight, you just eat fewer calories than you burn. Is it really that simple? Top low-carb doctors answer.

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    What To Do Instead of Counting Calories

    16:02
    Why is counting calories useless? And what should you do instead to lose weight?

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    Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

    10:22
    Do you have to count calories to lose weight? Dr. Jason Fung explains why you don't.

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    The perfect treatment for diabetes and weight loss

    45:20
    Do doctors treat type 2 diabetes completely wrong today – in a way that actually makes the disease worse?

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    Is obesity caused by too much insulin?

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

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    Motivating people to change their lives

    51:45
    How do you help and motivate people to start and stay on a low-carb diet?

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    Weight-Loss Struggles of Women 50+

    15:48
    Why do so many women over 50 struggle with their weight, even on a low-carb diet? Jackie Eberstein answers.

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    The Engineer Who Knows More Than Your Doctor

    12:55
    Can an engineer know more about how to get healthy than his doctor, in fact more than his three doctors?

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    The Cause of Obesity and Diabetes

    45:52
    Why do we get fat – and what can we do about it? Iconic science-writer Gary Taubes answers these questions.

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    What's It Like Being a Low-Carb Doctor on TV?

    17:40
    What’s it like working with patients and giving controversial low-carb advice in front of a TV audience?

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    Low Carb Explained

    32:06
    Almost no one knows more about the practicalities of low carb than Dr. Mary Vernon. Here she explains it for you.

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    Becoming a Low-Carb Doctor

    19:30
    How do you find a low-carb doctor? And how do we make it more simple for doctors to understand low carb?

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    Are all calories the same?

    20:04
    Are all calories created equally – regardless of whether they come from a low-carb, low-fat or a vegan diet?

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    Why a Low-Carb Diet and Other Questions

    16:59
    Dr. Jeffry Gerber has a long history of treating patients with low carb. What are the benefits and the concerns?

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    The Cause of Obesity

    15:58
    Here professor Lustig describes why we get fat and what to do about it. It’s not what most people think.

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    Advanced Low-Carb Tips!

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

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    Why We Get Fat

    47:13
    Why do we get fat – and what can we do about it? We've been told that it’s about eating less and running more. But this seldom works well.

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    Can an Overweight Person Be Healthy?

    05:55
    Is it possible to be overweight and healthy at the same time? Interviews at Breckenridge low-carb conference.

PS


Do you have a success story you want to share on this blog? Send it (photos appreciated) to andreas@dietdoctor.com. Let me know if it’s OK to publish your photo and name or if you’d rather remain anonymous.

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Diet Doctor YouTube channel reaches 100,000 subscribers

 
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Diet Doctor has reached another milestone: we now have 100,000 subscribers on our YouTube channel. Check it out if you want to keep track of our video content.

Diet Doctor on YouTube

Top videos right now


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    Keto for beginners: Introduction

    08:02
    Learn how to do a keto diet right, in part 1 of our video course.

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    How to Maximize Fat Burning

    03:52
    Dr. Fung's fasting course part 2: How do you maximize fat burning? What should you eat – or not eat?

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    Keto for beginners: In ketosis?

    07:53
    There are two ways to know you're in ketosis. You can feel it or you can measure it. Here's how.

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    Keto for beginners: 7 steps to ketosis

    05:57
    How to get into ketosis exactly.

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    Keto for beginners: What to eat?

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

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    Keto for beginners: How it works

    08:37
    How 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: Side effects

    06:58
    What are some common side effects of a keto diet – and how can you avoid them?

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    Cereal Killers

    1:00:07
    What if you could – in fact – break records without eating massive amounts of carbs?

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    How to eat LCHF

    11:18
    Dr. Eenfeldt on what you need to know to start eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.

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    Food quality: is low carb enough?

    30:30
    Erynn Kay dives deep into the importance of food quality and nutrients – and how we can heal our bodies by picking better-quality products.

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    "We are not designed to be chronically ill"

    25:54

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    Is saturated fat bad?

    07:29
    Low 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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    The Top 5 Tips to Make Fasting Easier

    05:19
    Dr. Fung's fasting course part 8: Dr. Fung's top tips for fasting

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    Open mic

    31:02
    Low carbers with different backgrounds share their success stories and topics of interest.

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    Clinical use of therapeutic fasting

    44:18
    How do you help patients get started with fasting? How do you tailor it to suit the individual?

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    Isn't weight loss all about counting calories?

    03:14
    To lose weight, you just eat fewer calories than you burn. Is it really that simple? Top low-carb doctors answer.

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    The Top 5 Myths of Fasting

    08:23
    Dr. Fung's fasting course part 5: The 5 top myths about fasting – and exactly why they are not true.

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    Breakfast! Is it really that important?

    07:08
    Dr. Fung's fasting course part 6: Is it really that important to eat breakfast?
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‘Surgery in a pill’: The latest crazy way to lose weight

 
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There’s no end to the weird ways people promote for weight loss. You can eat real low-carb food to lose weight and manage type 2 diabetes. OR you can just take a pill which mimics bariatric surgery and keep eating disease-promoting high-carb junk food.

It may work to some degree, for some time, at least if you’re a rat.

It sounds like a joke, but unfortunately it is not. Let me introduce you to yet another weird weight-loss method:
An oral agent was administered in rats to deliver a substance that could temporarily coat the intestine to prevent nutrient contact with the lining in the proximal bowel and avoid post-meal spikes in blood sugar. “We envision a pill that a patient can take before a meal that transiently coats the gut to replicate the effects of surgery,” said co-senior author Jeff Karp, PhD, a bioengineer and principal investigator at BWH.

Science Daily: ‘Surgery in a pill’ a potential treatment for diabetes

Here’s the problem. If you coat the intestines with some temporary cover to not absorb the nutrients in food… you don’t absorb the nutrients. There’s a reason why we need to absorb vitamins, minerals and protein etc., it’s to stay healthy and strong and have a functioning body.

You can’t solve the problem of refined high-carb, high-sugar foods by not absorbing the nutrients.

A smarter solution is more nutritious food, without all the refined carbs and sugar, so that you don’t need to eat so much. Learn more

Crazy ways to lose weight


FDA approves bulimia device as treatment of obesity

Diet Coke helps weight loss more than water, media reports – based on Coca-Cola funded report

Shocking new implantable weight-loss device

Inflatable diet: new gastric-balloon pill

The diet glasses

A better way


How to lose weight

Weight loss


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    How to Maximize Fat Burning

    03:52
    Dr. Fung's fasting course part 2: How do you maximize fat burning? What should you eat – or not eat?

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    Open mic

    31:02
    Low carbers with different backgrounds share their success stories and topics of interest.

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    Isn't weight loss all about counting calories?

    03:14
    To lose weight, you just eat fewer calories than you burn. Is it really that simple? Top low-carb doctors answer.

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    The 5 common mistakes on LCHF

    09:25
    Is 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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    The Big Fat Fix

    1:19:34
    Donal O'Neill and Dr. Aseem Malhotra star in this excellent documentary about the failed low-fat ideas of the past and how to really get healthy.

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    How to measure your insulin response

    29:27
    How do you measure your insulin-response pattern?

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    "I'll do this or I'm going to die trying"

    19:23
    Kristie Sullivan struggled with her weight for her whole life in spite of trying every diet imaginable, but then she finally lost a 120 pounds and improved her health on a keto diet.

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    What To Do Instead of Counting Calories

    16:02
    Why is counting calories useless? And what should you do instead to lose weight?

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    My success story with Dr. Nathan Wiens

    02:19
    Dr. Nathan Wiens on how he lost 50 lbs (23 kg) with low carb, transformed his health and started recommending the diet to his patients.

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    A global food revolution

    34:30
    The mistakes behind the obesity epidemic and how we can fix them together, empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

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    Carb-Loaded

    1:14:40
    This may be the best (and funniest) low-carb movie ever. At least it's a strong contender.

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    My success story with Jim Caldwell

    02:23
    Jim Caldwell has transformed his health and gone from an all-time high at 352 lbs (160 kg) to 170 lbs (77 kg.

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    Do You Have to Count Calories to Lose Weight?

    10:22
    Do you have to count calories to lose weight? Dr. Jason Fung explains why you don't.

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    How to formulate a low-carb keto diet

    48:32
    Low-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 make keto sustainable

    15:00
    How can you make the transition to a low-carb or keto diet as smooth as possible?

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    Is obesity caused by too much insulin?

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

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    The perfect treatment for diabetes and weight loss

    45:20
    Do doctors treat type 2 diabetes completely wrong today – in a way that actually makes the disease worse?

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    My Big Fat Diet

    42:31
    What would happen if an entire town of First Nation people went back to eating the way they used to? A high-fat low-carb diet based on real food?
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Dietary fat and cardiovascular disease

 
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Does eating saturated fat increase the risk of heart disease? Or is something else the culprit? And which risk markers should we look at when investigating which diet is better for heart health?
Dr. Andrew Mente disentangles these questions in this presentation from the Low Carb Breckenridge conference.

Watch a part of the presentation above, where he explains how the chronic disease epidemics started after we adopted a carb-rich low-fat diet (transcript). The full video is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Dietary fat and cardiovascular disease – Dr. Andrew Mente

Join free for a month to get instant access to this and hundreds of other low-carb videos. Plus Q&A with experts and our awesome low-carb meal-plan service.

Heart disease and cholesterol


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    Why high cholesterol is healthy

    30:01
    Is high cholesterol and LDL dangerous – or could it actually be protective?

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    Statin Nation

    1:02:45
    Statin Nation exposes the exaggerations and the misleading, almost criminal, marketing of daily drugs to people who don’t need them.

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    "My Doctor Urged Me to Take Statins"

    20:17
    Diamond became highly interested in cholesterol and heart disease, and was able to make vast improvements – without ever taking medications.

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    The Cholesterol Network System

    22:24
    Can you drastically lower your cholesterol, by eating MORE fat?

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    Statin Nation II

    1:15:35
    Is high cholesterol the main cause of heart disease? The follow up to the success Statin Nation.

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    What about cholesterol?

    04:14
    Dr. Unwin discusses cholesterol on a low-carb diet. This includes common improvements and the rare case when patients' cholesterol increases significantly.

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    Cholesterol: A passenger, not a driver

    27:31
    Is high LDL cholesterol problematic – even in the presence of low triglycerides?

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    Is cholesterol the cause of heart disease?

    23:54
    Does cholesterol really cause heart disease? And if not – what does?

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    Should You Worry About High Cholesterol?

    13:49
    Is high cholesterol inherently dangerous, who should (and shouldn't) take statins and what can you do instead of taking medications?

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    The highway to poor health

    48:56
    Dwight Lundell on endothelial dysfunction, and how the highway to poor health is associated with hyperglycemia.

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    What really causes heart disease?

    49:51
    What is the root of the problem in heart disease? Is it cholesterol – which we've been told for decades – or is it something else?

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    Nutrition Nuggets to Combat Conventional Dietary Advice

    45:06
    What 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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    Solving health problems like an engineer

    28:47
    Applying engineering problem solving to get to the root of what causes heart disease.

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    The Great Cholesterol Myth

    37:55
    “Eating all that fat and cholesterol will clog your arteries and give you heart disease!” Well, it’s not that simple.

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    Is High Cholesterol Dangerous on a Low-Carb Diet?

    11:22
    What does it mean if some parts of one's lipid profile improve, and some become worse on low carb? Dr. Sarah Hallberg answers this question.

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    Practical Lipid Management

    34:55
    How should you think about cholesterol and heart disease? Dr. Cate Shanahan at Low Carb Vail 2016.

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    LCHF and LDL

    28:56
    Can a low-carb diet be bad for your cholesterol? Dr. Sarah Hallberg at Low Carb Vail 2016

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    Framingham and the Muddy Waters

    33:15
    Is there a better way to know if you're at risk for heart disease? Dr. Jeffry Gerber at Low Carb Vail 2016.
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How do you prevent kids from becoming food addicts? Is it bad to go on and off the LCHF diet? And what to do if you relapse all the time?

These and other questions are answered this week by our food-addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN:

Preventing kids from becoming food addicts


Dear Mrs. Jonsson,

As a mother of 2 boys (10 and 7 years) I really take care of their alimentation, we eat organic plain food, almost no grains (some buckwheat and spelt bread I do at home for them) and no sugar (yes some raw honey for them) but I see they binge in manufactured candies and junk food when they are at kids parties or with grandparents (who don’t want to understand our way of eating).

How can I help them to not fall in that? They do it because we’re “so strict” at home? It would be very helpful if you write something about this topic.

Thank you very much.
Blanca

Hello Blanca,

Thank you for a very important question. The most important maybe. I myself do not work with anyone under 18 but I have trained a lot of parents and they all share his problem. How do I navigate in this sugar/junk-food world with so many not understanding and/or respecting our knowledge and concern for the future.

I have no magic answers. What you are doing is excellent, keep doing that. And feed your children “heavy” food (protein and fat) right before they go to parties but you can not control everything they do. We have to navigate in this world with knowledge and patience.

There is only one book I know of written about sugar addicted children. It is pretty old but some of the advice in there how to teach children about food are really good. Little Sugar Addicts by Kathleen DesMaisons.

One of the counselors I have trained in Sweden, Annica Strandberg, is specialized in working with parent support. She just started a support group for parents, right now only in Swedish, but I suggest you email her recovery@annicasinspira.com.

I wish all of you the best,
Bitten

Is it bad to go off and on the LCHF diet?


I have been doing 2-2.5 months of low carb high fat with no cheating. I usually follow it up with 2-3 weeks of indulging in anything.

Is it bad, harmful, or does it have negative effects to the body short or long term when I do these mini breaks usually 4 times a year?

I put on a few pounds but I lose it pretty quickly and I am disciplined to get back on the low-carb train.

Darren

Darren,

Of course it is bad and dangerous. Since you ask me I assume you are a sugar addict. To play with our reward system and rest of the body like that can result in a day and a time when you will not be able to get on the LCHF train again.

My experience is that every time we addicts relapse it will be harder and harder to be drug free again. And you expose your whole body for physical and psychological stress. I suggest you start collecting many more tools than only knowledge about food in order to reach optimal health and I wish you great recovery.

Best,
Bitten

I always relapse on keto


I want to fully commit to it since it actually has gave be noticeable benefits (emotionally and physically).

Daniela

Hello Daniela,

Relapse is extremely common for sugar addicts. The drug is everywhere and very few understand addiction so the support around us can be insufficient. First you need to understand the addicted brain, please read Dr. Vera Tarmans book Food Junkies for that. Then you need to understand relapse and the book I always recommend is Terence Gorskis, Staying Sober. Just change “ alcohol” to sugars.

We need support, a tremendous amount of support due to the fact that we have a hard time noticing how our addicted personality fools us, we say addiction is “cunning, baffling, powerful and very patient”. Unless we have lots of tools and knowledge in all these areas we are doomed to be on and off and the older we get the harder it is to get back up. Our reward system “ages” too.

Welcome to join our closed supportgroup on facebook, Sugarbomb in your brain, there you find lots of knowledge and support.

You can do it, my best,
Bitten

Top food addiction videos


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    What Is Sugar Addiction?

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    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 1: Insights and advice on how you can stop food and sugar cravings.

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    How to Quit Sugar

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    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 6: Are you struggling with giving up sugar? Is it hard? Then Bitten will teach you how to do it in this video.

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    It's Not About Willpower

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    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 3: what should you do to break free from sugar addiction?

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    Don't Act on False Emotions

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    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 9: Why it's important to not act on false emotions if you want to free yourself from sugar.

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    How to Avoid Relapse

    05:53
    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 8: What steps do you have to take in order not to relapse into sugar addiction?

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    How to Get Started on Freeing Yourself from Sugar Addiction

    02:21
    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 12: A guide on how to get started with quitting sugar all together.

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    The 3 Stages of Sugar Addiction

    05:36
    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 5: what three stages do sugar addicts go through?

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    How to Reach Long-Term Recovery

    05:06
    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 11: What do you need to do to free yourself from sugar in the long run?

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    If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

    06:28
    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 10: Why is planning an essential part of recovery from sugar addiction?

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    Are You Addicted to Sugar?

    04:25
    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 4: Are you addicted to sugar or other high-carb foods? How do you find out?

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    Sugar Addiction 2: How to Free Yourself

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    What steps should you take to free yourself from sugar addiction? Sugar-addiction expert Bitten Jonsson answers.

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    One Day in a Sugar Addict's Life

    05:09
    Bitten Jonsson's sugar-addiction course part 2: What does a typical day look like for a sugar addict?

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    What is Sugar Addiction?

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    What is sugar addiction – and how can you know whether you suffer from it? Sugar-addiction expert Bitten Jonsson answers.

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    How do you become sugar free?

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

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    Being a Sugar Addict

    15:37
    Do you know what it’s like to be addicted to sugar and sweet foods? Annika Strandberg, a sugar addict, answers.

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    Sugar: Friend or Foe?

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

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    Breaking Up With Sugar Addiction

    21:28
    What is it like being a sugar addict? And what is it like to struggle to break free from it?

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Low-carb basics


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    Keto for beginners: Introduction

    08:02
    Learn how to do a keto diet right, in part 1 of our video course.

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    Keto for beginners: In ketosis?

    07:53
    There are two ways to know you're in ketosis. You can feel it or you can measure it. Here's how.

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    Keto for beginners: 7 steps to ketosis

    05:57
    How to get into ketosis exactly.

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    Keto for beginners: Side effects

    06:58
    What are some common side effects of a keto diet – and how can you avoid them?

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    Cereal Killers

    1:00:07
    What if you could – in fact – break records without eating massive amounts of carbs?

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    How to eat LCHF

    11:18
    Dr. Eenfeldt on what you need to know to start eating a low-carb, high-fat diet.

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    Is saturated fat bad?

    07:29
    Low 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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    The 5 common mistakes on LCHF

    09:25
    Is 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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    What is the Main Benefit of Low Carb?

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

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    The latest science behind a keto diet

    13:17
    What is the current science in support of a low-carb and keto diet?

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    Living low carb with Caroline Smale

    07:30
    Caroline Smale shares her low-carb story and how she lives low carb on a daily basis.

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    Does the Brain Need Carbohydrates?

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

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    A global food revolution

    34:30
    The mistakes behind the obesity epidemic and how we can fix them together, empowering people everywhere to revolutionize their health.

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    Carb-Loaded

    1:14:40
    This may be the best (and funniest) low-carb movie ever. At least it's a strong contender.

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    Everything in moderation?

    05:44
    What’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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    How to formulate a low-carb keto diet

    48:32
    Low-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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    My Big Fat Diet

    42:31
    What would happen if an entire town of First Nation people went back to eating the way they used to? A high-fat low-carb diet based on real food?

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    Are there potential dangers with a low-carb diet?

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

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    Is saturated fat bad?

    07:29
    Low 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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    Isn't weight loss all about counting calories?

    03:14
    To lose weight, you just eat fewer calories than you burn. Is it really that simple? Top low-carb doctors answer.

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    What is the Main Benefit of Low Carb?

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

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    Does the Brain Need Carbohydrates?

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

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    Everything in moderation?

    05:44
    What’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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    Is low carb bad for exercise?

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

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    Can you get depressed on low carb?

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

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    Are there potential dangers with a low-carb diet?

    09:30
    Can 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 an Extreme Diet?

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

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    Is Low Carb Bad for the Thyroid?

    06:28
    Does a low-carb diet impact thyroid function? Top low-carb doctors answer this question.

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    Is Low Carb Bad for the Kidneys?

    04:25
    Can 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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    Why is Low Carb Important to You?

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

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    Is low carb bad for the environment?

    07:09
    Won’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?

    02:14
    Can a low-carb diet be potentially harmful to your gut microbiome?

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Ask Bitten Jonsson, RN, about food addiction – for members (free trial available)

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New study: US toddlers consume too much sugar

 
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American toddlers eat more than seven teaspoons of added sugar per day, an amount which exceeds the recommended intake for an adult female. And the consumption just increases with time.

This is what a new study reveals, and its findings are disturbing for a number of reasons:
Added sugar consumption has been linked with obesity, dental caries, asthma and risk factors for heart disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Eating foods with added sugar also can influence a child’s food preferences, potentially leading to less healthy food choices later in life, researchers say.

Earlier


New recommendation: no fruit juice for children under the age of one

Gary Taubes: Treating sugar like cigarettes key for children’s health

Sugar


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    The problem with sugar

    50:01
    Is 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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    Is Sugar Toxic?

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

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    Are All Carbohydrates Equally Bad?

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

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    Action on Sugar

    37:12
    Why 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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    How do you become sugar free?

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

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    Q&A About Low Carb and Sugar

    59:31
    Dr. Michael Eades, Karen Thomson, Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt and Emily Maguire answer questions related to low carb and sugar.

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    Sugar: Friend or Foe?

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

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    Breaking Up With Sugar Addiction

    21:28
    What is it like being a sugar addict? And what is it like to struggle to break free from it?

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Low-carb kids – how to raise children on real low-carb food

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