Boring TV Shows Might Increase the Risk of Obesity

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According to a new Swedish study, boring TV shows seem to increase the risk of obesity. In the study, a “boring” program (an art lecture on Swedish Television) led to more snacking than a fun program.

TheLocal: Tedious TV can lead to obesity: Swedish study

Personally, I think boring art shows on TV may be less of a problem in the long run, as they reduce the risk of getting stuck in front of the screen. Addictive TV shows that don’t contribute anything positive in your life are worse.

There are, of course, a couple of highly efficient solutions to the problem of snacking on candy in front of the TV:

  1. Don’t watch TV passively – do something else that you enjoy more. If you want to become really smart, watch TED.com instead.
  2. Avoid buying unhealthful snacks – so that you avoid being tempted.

Do you have any suggestions for what to eat while watching TV and what do you like most to watch when you watch TV?

Personally, I recommend nuts and True Detective. Continue Reading →

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No More Than Seven Months?

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I just learned from a health care professional about a new silly LCHF myth. Someone had said that you shouldn’t be on an LCHF diet for more than seven months because of cholesterol issues.

Old ideas about LCHF being harmful and generally bad for cholesterol are common, but why the number seven month? Any guesses?

The truth is that LCHF usually produces great cholesterol numbers, or simply normal ones. Significant elevations are less common, and it’s not seen at all in averages in large studies (for example) on years of eating LCHF.

My Health Markers After Eight Years on LCHF

Great Cholesterol Numbers After 4 Years on an Ultra-Strict LCHF Diet

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“I no longer feel like I’m old enough to be a grandmother”

Before and after

Before and after

Do you have to suffer from aches and pains as you’re getting older?  Although this has become the norm, it’s not part of a natural aging process.

Here’s an email from Beth, who wanted to share her experiences with an LCHF diet: Continue Reading →

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“I Was Wrong, We Should Be Feasting on Fat”

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More and more people (and doctors!) realize that the fear of fat was a mistake:

Daily Mail: I was wrong – we should be feasting on FAT, says The Fast Diet author DR MICHAEL MOSLEY Continue Reading →

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The World’s Most Persistent Fad Diet

Fad diet?

Fad diet?

Obesity is caused by flour-rich and starchy foods, such as bread, cookies and macaroni. This is not a new idea, and it certainly wasn’t I who said it first. The page above is from the book “The Physiology of Taste”, by a famous French food guru.

Ignorant people like to dismiss the ideas as a “fad diet”, but then this is an extremely long-lasting fad, as the book was published in 1825.

Why does a reduction of sugar and starch – variants of a low-carbohydrate diet – recur in thousands of different forms over hundreds of years? Simple.

Most people lose excess weight without hunger on a low-carbohydrate diet. It just works.

It’s not about a fad. It’s because it works. Continue Reading →

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This Year’s Seafood Platter

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Vacation on Gotland, Sweden, includes a traditional visit to Sysne fishing village. So even this year.

Here’s this year’s fish platter, which was enjoyed by the sea: Continue Reading →

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My Health Markers After Eight Years on LCHF

Scary stuff - or?

Scary stuff – or?

In the summer of 2006, I started eating an LCHF diet and since then I have continued to do so. It has now been eight years since I decided it was time for a thorough checkup.

According to certain fat and meat phobics, I should have been dead a long time ago. Personally, I’m planning to hang in there for about 50 more years. So who’s going to be right?

Here’s the result from my recent blood work: Continue Reading →

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Swedes Eating More Eggs than Ever in the Summer

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Swedes are eating more and more eggs over the summer. According to a press release from the Swedish Egg Board, the statistics show a 20-percent increase in a few years.

The average Swede is said to eat 38 eggs over the ten weeks after midsummer solstice. Which leads to the obvious question:

How many eggs will you have this summer?

Continue Reading →

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Vacation Time

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Here’s Klara and her dad on vacation on Gotland, Sweden. It wasn’t very hot the first few days, but then it got better and the beautiful Swedish summer arrived!

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Across the Pacific Ocean Without Sugar or Other Junk Carbohydrates

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I’ve received many emails about this: A Finnish couple is rowing across the Pacific Ocean in protest against sugar and other bad carbohydrates. Their “Fat Chance Row” goes from California to Hawaii, which they’re hoping to reach in August.

You won’t find any pasta-loading on this row - they are eating real food, such as “dried meat, nuts, coconut butter and dried fruit, things that will keep at high temperatures”.

USA Today: Couple test food and each other on row to Hawaii

The expedition’s webpage: Fatchancerow.org

The words “Fat Chance” are from the title of professor Robert Lustig’s book about the dangers of sugar. The expedition is done in collaboration with his recently-launched organization Institute for Responsible Nutrition.

This is where the couple is now:

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