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How to Keep Motivated to Exercise

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Exercise is not effective for weight loss but it’s great for many other things – health, strength, well-being etc. Did you want to start exercising once and for all in January this year? Have you been able to keep it up?

Keeping up your drive and enthusiasm for exercise can be tough — and there’s nothing easier than relapsing to old habits. But arm yourself with the right strategy and motivation, and anything is possible. Today our expert on exercise gives his best advice.

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“Women Shouldn’t Run – and Everyone Should Avoid Coffee!”

Dr. Michael Fox gives good advice to a female cruiser

Dr. Michael Fox gives good advice to a female cruiser

Should women avoid running? And should you – male or female – stop drinking coffee? Those controversial messages were delivered by Dr. Michael Fox with his lecture on the Caribbean low-carb cruise recently.

We invited our moderators to write guest posts here at the blog. Here’s report number four – about Dr. Fox’s message – by moderator Peter Biörck:

Guest Post by Peter Biörck

Women shouldn’t run!

One of the more refreshing and appreciated presentations on the Caribbean low-carb cruise was by Dr. Michael Fox. He works as a physician in a fertility clinic in Jacksonville, USA.

Since 2004 he has used LCHF for treating women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and who have not been able to conceive. This became a great success! Before they started dietary treatment fewer than 50 % of women got pregnant. With LCHF as part of the concept about 90 % conceive and often within a few menstrual cycles after being advised by the clinic.
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Watch the LCHF Movie Cereal Killers for Free

What if everything you knew about nutrition was wrong? That’s the question behind the LCHF movie Cereal Killers. You can watch the trailer above.

I reviewed the movie when it was released a year ago and liked it a lot. And now it’s easier than ever to see it. Cereal Killers – among other movies – is available for instant streaming on our membership site.

You can try our membership for free one month, also getting instant access to video courses, video interviews, Q&A with experts, etc.

Watch Cereal Killers

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Have you already used your free month and want to try again? That’s fine. Just go to your account page and answer three quick questions and you’ll get another free month.

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Low-Carb Performance

Can you exercise without eating lots of carbs? Can a smart low-carb diet even IMPROVE some aspects of your physical performance, lowering your excess weight while increasing your fat-burning and your endurance?

These ideas used to be heresy, but now there are athletes out there proving that it works – in some cases completely destroying their competition. Athletes are now breaking records, doing what was once considered impossible.

Professor Stephen Phinney have been researching and testing these ideas for a long time. I recently sat down with him for this interview. In it, Professor Phinney discusses the basics behind low-carb performance, who can benefit the most from it – and how to do it right.

You can watch the first 12 minutes above.

More knowledge

There’s an 18-minute second part to the interview, where Professor Phinney goes through many more practical tips and answers common questions. This second part is on the membership pages (free one month trial).

Low-Carb Performance – full interview

Here are a few of the things Professor Phinney mentions in the full interview: Continue Reading →

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Sugar-Fighting Doctor Gets Censored?

Dr. Aseem Malhotra

The fantastic Dr. Aseem Malhotra was on Australia’s Lateline show recently. He keeps up the brave fight against the disinformation from Big Sugar about “balanced diets” and exercise. There is zero need for added sugar in a balanced diet.

Lateline: Cardiologist says sugar and carbs are the main cause of rising obesity rates

Dr. Malhotra may soon take the title of Big Sugar’s enemy #1 from Professor Robert Lustig.

At the same time, Dr. Malhotra’s recent paper – the one saying that “you cannot outrun a bad diet” – that started his publicity tour seems to have been censored. It’s “temporarily removed following an expression of concern”.

I wonder who is “concerned”. Who could possibly be concerned about telling people the truth about the dangers of junk food?

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Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity

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Big Headlines: “You Can’t Outrun a Bad Diet”

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You can’t outrun a bad diet. The obsession with counting calories and exercise is mainly a way for the junk food industry to move the spotlight from their problematic role in the obesity epidemic.

This is the message in lots of media today, after a great editorial from Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Professor Tim Noakes and Professor Steven Phinney:

BBC: Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’

Skynews: Experts say you can’t outrun a bad diet

BJoSM Editorial: It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

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Interview

Of course this mirrors the message in the video interview I did recently with Dr. Malhotra, the first author:

Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity

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Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity

There were many impressive people at the recent Cape Town conference, but to me two people stood out the most. One of them is the British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra. A man who is not the least bit afraid to eloquently tell the truth that most people keep silent about.

Not long ago he wrote in the impactful British Medical Journal that it’s time to bust the myth that saturated fat has anything to do with heart disease. This placed him on the front pages of papers all over the world, but now a lot of people realize that he was right.

Malhotra has not slowed down after this. He is often on TV, expecially in his home country of England and it’s not hard to understand why when you meet him.

The Interview

I managed to get an interview with Dr. Malhotra in South Africa and above you can see a short section. He explains that the common idea about physical activitity as a cure for obesity is something we need to forget – because it’s not true.

In the full 22 minute interview ha talks more about what we should focus on instead of calories, what food can lower risk of heart disease more than statin drugs… and how he lost weight eating 1,000 calories extra of a certain kind of food.

The full interview can be seen on the membership pages (free one month trial):

How to Make Your Food a Powerful Medicine, Not a Slow Poison – Interview with Dr. Malhotra

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How to Tailor Your Fitness Routine if You’re Overweight or Suffer from Metabolic Syndrome

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The hard way

Do you want to exercise to lose weight? Or to control diabetes? Then you should know there’s a difficult way… And an efficient way. And they’re complete opposites.

The difficult and inefficient way? That’s trying to follow the failed advice of just moving around more while eating less. That rarely works in practice. Following that advice makes you hungry and tired, and demands unyielding willpower every day for the rest of your life. It’s the hard way.

The smart and efficient way? Let our expert guide you through the maze of exercise tips and routines.

Jonas Bergqvist is a licensed physical therapist who’s worked with dietary, exercise and lifestyle coaching for many years. He currently runs a combined health and education centre with courses in, among other things, LCHF and paleo dietary advice. He’s also a popular diet guru and has written several diet and exercise books, including (in Swedish) “LCHF and Exercise”.

Now it’s time for his best advice on the topic of exercise for weight loss and improved health:

Guest Post

Jonas BergqvistThis second exercise-themed post is going to deal with the issue of how best to exercise if you’re overweight or are suffering from metabolic syndrome.

It should be stated immediately that any kind of exercise is better than no exercise. Also, the more the better, if you keep it at an amateur level. So the first step is all about establishing regular exercise sessions. It’s the accumulated volume of exercise over time that brings health benefits, not the effect of single workouts. However, that’s not to say that the individual workouts can be any old way you feel like. You can choose to exercise more or less effectively, and that’s what this post is all about. Continue Reading →

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The Best Way to Exercise for Beginners

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Do you want to get started exercising although it’s all new to you? Here’s just the guide you need.

Our guest expert Jonas Bergqvist — physical therapist, health inspiration and writer — recently shared his philosophy on exercise and exercise advice. Now it’s time to really get cracking.

This post will stick to the basics: How can you get started with exercise in the best way if you’re inexperienced, or even a complete beginner? Can it be done?

Without further ado, here’s Jonas:

Guest Post

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This first post on exercise is about how to start exercising if you’re inexperienced or out of practice. The ten main take-home messages are summarized in point form at the end.

Start with your attitude towards exercise. Exercising for the right reasons is absolutely the deciding factor for long term success. Continue Reading →

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