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Study after study shows a more effective weight loss on a low-carb diet. And if you reduce abdominal fat, you’re also reducing the amount of liver fat. The disease fatty liver is strongly associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Not surprisingly, yet another study* shows that a low-carb diet is a good treatment for fatty liver. In only six days on a low-carb diet, the reduction in the amount of liver fat was about the same as it was for seven months (!) on a calorie-restricted diet. Furthermore, the volume of the liver decreased quickly, probably because of less glycogen and fluids (decreased swelling).
How do you most effectively decrease the amount of fat in your liver? In the same way that you melt fat off your abdomen. Less sugar and starch in your diet. Continue Reading →
Sugar or fat, which is worse? That’s the question in the BBC documentary “Sugar vs. Fat” that aired the other night. And it’s been a long time since I got so many e-mails asking me for comments!
It’s an interesting setup. Two identical twin brothers – both of them doctors – go on a diet for a month. One on an extreme low fat diet, one on an extreme low carb diet (not even vegetables are allowed!). Here’s some background information:
Unfortunately they end up mostly “confirming” their preconceived ideas. Ready? Here comes the spoilers:
The documentary Cereal Killers has now been released on internet. It follows Donal O’Neill, who tries to avoid walking in his father’s footsteps (with heart disease) by eating a high-fat diet.
The hour-long movie follows his experiences during four weeks of high-fat dieting, including careful medical examinations. Don’t miss the surprised lab technician 48 minutes into the movie. Donal’s basic metabolic rate increased according to the examinations, which the technician says he’s never seen before and can’t figure out why it happened. Perhaps he needs to read up a little.
Well worth watching for 5 dollars:
Here’s a fun survey on which the best LCHF foods are. It only takes a minute to complete and for each answer you can see what others have replied:
Please note that certain foods don’t fit an LCHF diet at all, so then you’ll have to pick “the least bad”.
Do you want advice on LCHF (low carb high fat) in your first language? Or do you want to send it to a friend who doesn’t speak English?
Check out this very low-carb positive article in a magazine for dietitians:
There are some smart dietitians out there! Quite a few have realized that low-carb often is the way to go for their patients. And a few are starting to tell others.
You can read the entire magazine online. But watch out for the fraudulent Dreamfields’ Pasta ad on page 7. Someone should sue these guys before they end up killing (more?) people with their fake low-carb pasta. Nasty stuff.
It wasn’t even close. After a slow start the kickstarter for the LCHF movie Carb-Loaded finished very strongly. With 55 hours to go it’s at 109 percent. Congratulations!
You can still support the movie and get to see it before anyone else. That way you’ll give the filmmakers an extra bonus.
A low-carb and high-fat diet (LCHF) has become extremely popular in Sweden in recent years. Lots of Swedes are using it to lose weight and gain health. But there’s still plenty of resistance. The old-fashioned fear of fat is not dead yet. And this week saw some of the biggest headlines and media frenzy in years!
It all started with an opinion piece by a few senior fat-fearing professors, in Sweden’s biggest newspaper, called “The popular fat diets are a threat to public health” (link to Google translation).
This exploded into massive headlines in every paper and became the main piece of news on TV (I was on a morning show briefly to discuss it).
The most bizarre thing is that the opinion piece suggests that there’s been an increase in risk of heart disease & stroke in Sweden – and they blame the popularity of LCHF. However, the risk of heart disease and stroke in Sweden is on the contrary going down, faster and faster, according to the latest statistics:
Another silly health scare
It’s absolutely bizarre how little evidence is needed to trash low-carb diets. Continue Reading →
In the last two days the kickstarter to finish the important LCHF movie Carb-Loaded has advanced from 25 to 50 percent! There are nine more days to go. If the kickstarter fails the funding will disappear and the movie may become severely delayed or – worst case scenario – never finished.
Do you think they’ll make it?
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