“It Has Made a Huge Difference in My Life”

Challenge

So far this year more than 42,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc., via the two-week low-carb challenge.

What could happen if you were to take it? Here’s feedback from this week:

Feedback

I have been eating LCHF for 3 years but was starting to gain a few pounds so I wanted to look at the menu plan to see if I could tweak my menu to help me. At the same time I am a member of your site (kinda addicted! Lol) and have been studying IF & have been doing a 16:8 and have lost those extra pounds I had gained in about 2-3 weeks! I think this gal is gonna not be eating breakfast anymore! That is so simple for me! Also I realize now, after looking at your site that I wasn’t eating enough fat & the “carb creep” had accidentally snuck in!

Thank you for your site! It has made a huge difference in my life but most importantly my husband’s who WAS T2D 3 years ago but we reversed it with going against his drs & eating LCHF. I appreciate all the recipes that you provide to help me give variety to our menus–it helps us to keep going, doing the right thing for him!

Janice

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How Obesity Can Protect From Disease

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Obesity is not widely considered a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite. It’s usually considered one of the causal factors of the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.

I think obesity is a marker of disease, but ultimately it serves to protect the body from the effects of hyperinsulinemia. Let me explain.

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Roasted Fennel with Lemon and Sugar Snaps

Roasted Fennel with Lemon and Sugar Snaps4.5 out of 5 stars5 star68%4 star15%3 star10%2 star5%1 star0%19 ratings19 Liberal low carbLiberal low carbFat64%Protein15%Carbs12%5 g carbs / serving Easy 5 + 30 m5 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking time

A delicious low-carb side dish that goes great with fish – for example oven-baked salmon. It’s also perfect with grilled food!

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Manchester City Coach: Quit Pizza or Quit Training!

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So you need carbs if you’re an athlete, right? Not if you ask Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, who wants his players to quit refined carbs such as pizza and soda.

If they don’t follow his demands, if they’re not close to their target weight, they’re not allowed to train with the team.

  • The Telegraph: Pep Guardiola Bans Overweight Manchester City Players from Training
  • News Week: Manchester City: Why Has Pep Guardiola Banished Pizza-Loving from Training?
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    This is all in an attempt to make his players fit and to prevent injuries that may happen due to extra weight. It’s about creating a winning team.

    So… if even these elite athletes (who train A LOT) need to stay away from refined carbs in order to stay fit, perhaps regular people would be better off doing it too.

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    100 Pounds Gone Without Calorie Counting


    4.6 out of 5 stars5 star80%4 star6%3 star8%2 star3%1 star1%62 ratings1,872 viewsStephanie Dodier had a life-changing experience when she suffered a panic attack at the age of 34. She decided to make drastic changes in her life, and lost 100 pounds in a year – without calorie counting.

    In this brave interview, Stephanie Dodier shares her low-carb and weight loss journey. Watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 24 minute interview is available on our member site:

    100 Pounds Gone Without Calorie Counting – Stephanie Dodier

    Start your free membership trial to watch it instantly – as well as over 140 low-carb related video courses, movies, presentations, other interviews, Q&A with experts, etc.

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    “My Body Is Healing. And I Have Reversed Diabetes”

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    Magdalena struggled with binge eating, yo-yo dieting and a stressful job which caused her to put on a lot of weight. After a blood test she realized that she had type 2 diabetes.

    Conventional low-fat advice didn’t help much, but then she found a Facebook group and LCHF

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    New Study: Even a Liberal 130 g/Day Low-Carb Diet Beats Calorie Restriction For Type 2 Diabetes

    Even a very “liberal” low-carb diet with 130 grams of carbs per day still beats a calorie restricted diet for controlling blood glucose in type 2 diabetes. This according to a new study.

    Clinical Nutrition Journal: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 130 G/Day Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Type 2 Diabetes with Poor Glycemic Control

    The low-carb diet in the study, where the carb count didn’t even get close to a strict low-carb regimen, still lowered both HbA1c and BMI significantly more than calorie restriction did.

    So what’s the lesson? Stop giving bad advice. Stop obsessing over calories. That is simply not helpful.

    People with type 2 diabetes do better by instead avoiding foods that raise blood sugars, i.e. carbs. Period.

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    Chris Froome Cut Back on Carbs, Lost 20 Pounds and Won the Tour de France – 3 Times!

    Here’s a true atomic bomb in the sports nutrition world.

    Chris Froome, winner of Tour de France in 2013, 2015 and 2016, now says that the winning concept was saying goodbye to most carbohydrates, and introducing more fatty protein such as salmon and eggs. By doing so, he lost 20 pounds, increased his power to weight-ratio and started winning.

    Business Insider: After Chris Froome Cut Back on Carbs for More Protein, He Lost 20 Pounds, Started Winning the Tour de France, and Became A Millionaire

    It’s quite funny that there are still many people who think that you need to load up on carbs to exercise at all. This is just a great example showing that that simply isn’t true.

    If reducing carb intake can make Chris Froom win one of the most competitive endurance races on the planet, multiple times, how could it help you get into better shape?

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    Finding 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?

    In this new interview Dr. Ted Naiman explains just this, plus what he has learnt from treating patients with low-carb diets for almost two decades.

    Watch it

    The full 20 minute interview is now available (with captions and transcript) for members. Earlier videos with Dr. Naiman have been among our most popular ever, so I think you’ll like this a lot:

    Finding a Low-Carb Doctor – Interview with Dr. Ted Naiman

    Start your free membership trial to watch it instantly – as well as over 140 video courses, movies, other interviews, or presentations. Plus Q&A with experts, etc. Also, you’ll support Diet Doctor and keep this site ad free and sponsorship free.

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    Low Carb USA 2016 in San Diego This Weekend

    Do you live close to San Diego? Then you should consider going to the Low Carb USA conference this Friday – Sunday.

    There’s a great lineup of speakers – like Gary Taubes, Jeff Volek, Dr. Jason Fung and Dominic D’Agostino. I’ll be there too, and so will 350+ people who have already signed up.

    If you’re interested in going, put “ANDREAS” in the promo code field at checkout and you’ll receive $100 off the ticket price. Note that we never do affiliate marketing here at Diet Doctor, so we get no commission from this. It’s just a $100 bonus from the organizers to you.

    Will you be in San Diego on Monday after the conference and do you have a low-carb success story that you’d like to share with others? We’re doing some video interviews on that day. Just email me at andreas@dietdoctor.com if you’re interested.

    Tickets

    You can book your ticket and hotel room at lowcarbusa.org. See you there!

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