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How to Become a Fat-Burning Machine [Teaser]

Do you want to lose fat weight? Then you need to burn fat. In this interview you’ll learn to burn a LOT of fat.

Dr. Eric Westman is one of the world’s leading experts on low-carbohydrate diets. Here’s the beginning of my interview with him about becoming a fat-burning machine.

You can watch the full video as well as many other videos on the membership site (free one month trial). This includes four other parts with Dr. Westman about different subjects:

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The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss

Do doctors treat type 2 diabetes completely wrong today – in a way that actually makes the disease worse? Many people would correctly say yes. There’s a better way.

What is the perfect treatment for type 2 diabetes – and for weight loss? Many people would say a strict LCHF diet – I would have said that myself, at one time. But that may just be a good start.

Many readers have told me about the Canadian nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung and his exciting work. But it was only recently that I got to meet him and record this interview.

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Dr. Fung treats people with severe type 2 diabetes, and to them LCHF may not be effective enough – even if it’s a good starting point. Dr. Fung has found something significantly more effective. And as a side effect it’s also likely to be the world’s most effective method for weight loss, whether you have diabetes or not.

In this 12 minute interview – that you can see above – he goes through all the basics.

Observe: This treatment is extremely effective. If you have diabetes and take blood sugar lowering medication (especially insulin injections) you may need to reduce the doses a lot to avoid potentially dangerous hypoglycemia. You may instantly become too healthy for your medication.

More knowledge

There is a 32 minute second part to the interview, where Dr. Fung goes through many more practical tips and answers common questions. This second part is on the membership pages (free one month trial):

The Perfect Treatment for Diabetes and Weight Loss – full interview

Here are a few of the things Dr. Fung mentions in the full interview: Continue Reading →

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“Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Starts with Ignoring the Guidelines”

Here’s a great new TEDx-talk on how to reverse type 2 diabetes using LCHF diets. It was released a couple of days ago.

The presenter is Dr. Sarah Hallberg, the medical director and founder of the Indiana University – Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program. I didn’t know about her before, but suspect this is not the last we hear from her.

This talk starts out good, but it turns great as it goes on. Anybody with type 2 diabetes – or who treats type 2 diabetes – would benefit from seeing it.

The presentation been viewed over 12,000 times in just a few days. Hopefully it will be seen by ten times as many soon, end up on the main TED site – and be seen by millions.

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American Low-Carb President Coming Up?

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Nobody knows who’ll win the American presidential election in November 2016. But the chances are excellent for a low-carb President.

Both front-runners, the Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton, are said to be on low-carb diets to get fit for the election.

Bush is losing weight just fine, but why is he hungry? The most likely cause is he’s not eating enough fat to feel satisfied, on his low-carb Paleo diet plan.

Going LCHF could help with that and make the diet more sustainable for life. If Jeb Bush wants to speed up the weight loss I’d recommend adding some intermittent fasting, instead of suffering the relentless hunger associated with a low-fat version of low-carb.

Weight loss without hunger is great for maintaining your self discipline and willpower for other important projects. The last thing the world needs is a hungry and grumpy President of the United States.

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Smart people everywhere are choosing low-carb diets to shape up:

The Pope and the Prime Minister Go Low Carb

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes on LCHF [Teaser]

Do you get a great effect from eating LCHF? Or is there a problem – do you have a hard time reaching your goal weight, are you hungry or do you feel bad?

In that case you could be doing one of the five most common mistakes on LCHF. In this short video I go through them.

Above you can see the first half of the video, with three of the mistakes. The whole video with all five mistakes is available on the membership pages (free trial one month).

The 5 common mistakes on LCHF

Have you made any of the mistakes or do you have any more to suggest?

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Do All Diets Fail?

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Weight lost for 6 months, then regained.

Do all diets fail? Yes… and no.

In studies of weight loss on different diets it’s this phenomenon that is almost always visible. First a big drop in weight, lasting for six months or so, and then a regain. A common interpretation is that diets only work for a while, then they suddenly stop working.

I think this interpretation is wrong, and that there is a good reason why.

I’m reminded of this reading a new blog post by the fantastic Dr. Jason Fung – All Diets Fail – How to Lose Weight XI. I recommend his blog and lectures (although if you wait just a few weeks you can see the latter in much better quality). This time however, I don’t agree with everything in his blog.

It’s common to say that the reason people regain weight after a diet is that the body has a “body weight set point.” Presumably this setpoint will make the body regain any lost weight naturally, and thus conventional advice on diets is more or less useless for the long-term.

A Simpler and More Hopeful Explanation

I think there is a much simpler explanation that makes much more sense – and it’s also more hopeful:

Diets only work when you follow them. If you revert to your old habits again you’ll revert to your old body weight again. And nothing is easier than falling back into old habits.

Check out what really happened in the study shown at the top: Continue Reading →

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How Low Carb is LCHF?

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Tommy Runesson on strict LCHF

How low carb is LCHF?

Eating a low carb high fat diet has been very popular in Sweden since about 2008. But how low carb, and how high fat? There are no generally agreed exact levels.

This is a debate that flares up repeatedly. Some people think that only ultra-strict low-carbers should be allowed to use the term LCHF (people eating below 10 – 20 grams or carbs per day, for example). Others, who eat a more liberal form of LCHF – with a bit more carbohydrates – feel that strict LCHF is too extreme, and that they should use another term.

To me the answer is clear: No one has the exclusive right to decide what the concept LCHF means to others, exactly how many carbohydrates can be included. One has to accept that others choose to eat LCHF in their own way.

Some people need to eat very few carbs for a maximum effect. This includes many people with big weight issues, diabetes (mainly type 2) and food/sugar addiction, for example. One example is Tommy Runesson, pictured above, who lost more than half his body weight when starting on a strict LCHF diet many years ago, and still sticks to a strict variant.

Others – less carb intolerant people – do great on a more liberal LCHF. A third group of healthy, lean, active people may not even need to eat low carb at all, as long as they mainly eat unprocessed slow carbs.

My definition

Here’s my view on different levels of LCHF:

  • Strict LCHF  <20 gram carbs per day
  • Moderate LCHF  20-50 grams per day
  • Liberal LCHF  50-100 grams per day

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More on the Biggest LCHF Conference Ever

Here’s a new promo video for the biggest conference ever on LCHF diets, happening in Cape Town in two weeks. Just about every major expert on the subject will be there. The late additions include Gary Taubes.

More about why you too deserve a trip to summer-warm Cape Town: World’s Biggest LCHF Health Summit Coming Up!

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I’m going to be in Cape Town too, giving two talks. Our video expert Simon Victor will also be there. We’re going to bring lots of video equipment and set up a studio for interviewing some of the experts.

Are you going to be in Cape Town too? Do you have a success story you’d like to share? Please e-mail me at andreas@dietdoctor.com.

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