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Across the Pacific Ocean Without Sugar or Other Junk Carbohydrates 22
Olympic Hero’s “Transformation” with Low-Carb 12
Four Weeks of Strict LCHF and Ketone Monitoring 46
Football Champions on a Low-Carb Diet 22
Very Low Carb Performance with Peter Attia 28
“Everything Changed for Me Once I Did a Lifestyle Change” 14
Four Simple Steps to a Healthier and Leaner Life 21
The effect of extreme carbo-loading 59
Triathlon on LCHF 24
LA Lakers Go Low-Carb! 10
The world’s best tennis player: a low carber? 24
How Athletes – and You – Can Get Faster, Better and Stronger 11

Across the Pacific Ocean Without Sugar or Other Junk Carbohydrates


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:

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:



Reversing Diabetes After a Visit to the Emergency Room

Before and after

Before and after

I received a fascinating story from Anthony in Australia about what happened when he ended up in the emergency room, where it was discovered that he had high blood pressure. This led him to search for better health on his own, not following the usual diet recommendations he was given. Here’s his story: Continue Reading →


Triathlon on LCHF


Can you exercise without a lot of carbohydrates? You certainly can.

But can you also handle tough exercise for a triathlon on LCHF? Staffan Leandersson decided to try: Continue Reading →


How Athletes – and You – Can Get Faster, Better and Stronger

How can athletes break old records and become faster, better and stronger for each decade that passes? We are the same humans we were a hundred years ago… or?

This is a cool new 15-minute TED-talk on the subject. Sports journalist and author David Epstein is a very skilled speaker. And his eye-opening conclusions are relevant far beyond the world of sports, and could apply to any kind of achievement.

We’re simply given better and better enabling conditions to accomplish things that our ancestors could only dream of… if we take advantage of the opportunity.  Continue Reading →


How a Diet Change Can Free People from Epilepsy

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Can you cure your epilepsy without medication? Yes, this seems possible for many. At least you can keep the disease in remission long term with a change in lifestyle – without the need for strong drugs or their side effects.

Here’s Michel Lundell’s story:

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Olympic Hero’s “Transformation” with Low-Carb


Before and after

Matthias Steiner is a hero in both his home countries, Austria and Germany. Now fans of the former olympic weightlifting champion may follow him on a different journey – a weight loss journey.

The 31 year-old has lost 70 lbs (32 kg) and today he weighs about 260 lbs (118 kg). His goal is to reach 220 lbs (110 kg).

In German: Ex-Gewichtheber Matthias Steiner verrät: So habe ich 32 Kilo abgespeckt

He says he eats both meat and vegetables, while keeping the amount of carbohydrates low, and he’s not depriving himself.

Matthias Steiner on Facebook

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“Everything Changed for Me Once I Did a Lifestyle Change”

Before and after

Before and after

I just got another e-mail from Mexico with an impressive success story! Continue Reading →


Bode Miller Makes Olympic Alpine History Using Low Carb


A low-carb diet can be good for athletes too, especially when it’s a good idea to lose excess weight: After losing 20 pounds on low carb diet, skiier Bode Miller soars at Olympics

Today Miller made alpine history:

NBC: Emotional U.S. Legend Bode Miller Makes Olympic Alpine History Again

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From Couch Potato to Powerlifter in 2 Years with LCHF

Styrkelyft1Some pasta sellers still claim it’s impossible to exercise hard on LCHF. Others try for themselves with great success:

Here’s the result after 2 years with LCHF… And my lactose issues have gone away for good as well. Going from a 220-lbs (100 kg) couch potato to making it to the Swedish Championships in powerlifting at 179 lbs (81 kg) took me 18 months.

You can congratulate Mogren on Facebook.

LCHF for Beginners / More success stories


Obesity is Not Caused by a Lack of Exercise

Exercise is not a cure for obesity. We already know that from study after study showing marginal or non-existant weight loss from exercise programs.

Here’s a new telling illustration: Americans exercise the most in a a new survey of 8,000 people in 8 countries. And yet Americans have the biggest problems with obesity.

Huffington Post: Countries That Exercise The Most Include United States, Spain, And France

Obesity is not caused by a lack of exercise. Much more important is the quality of your food, which determines how much you want to eat.

Exercise is almost useless for weight loss. But it has many other benefits: More about exercise.

How to Lose Weight