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Yum! An Icelandic company is developing nutritious energy bars based on bug flour (ground crickets). The bars are supposedly protein and energy dense, as well as environmentally friendly.
The creators say there’s no reason to be concerned about the main ingredient. Insect flour is said to have a mild and nutty taste. In addition, the energy bars contain things like almonds, coconut and cocoa. And then you can’t really taste the crickets very much.
Here’s a fun idea: A butter knife that makes it easier to spread fridge-cold butter.
The idea was put up on Kickstarter last month to get funding. Their goal was $38,000 Australian dollars from people who wanted to pre-order a knife. Now that the fundraising is about to end, they’ve received almost ten times more. Popular butter knives!
The question is what you do with such a butter knife if you don’t eat bread? Continue Reading →
After the summer vacation, many people are trying to learn new healthier habits. Often, it works with enough time and motivation.
With enough time and motivation we can learn almost anything. If you’re interested in this – especially if you’re a parent – I recommend the short video above. There are more short videos on the subject at Khan Academy, including an interview with Carol Dweck, who wrote the book Mindset. I recommend this fantastic book to all parents… and others who want to learn something new.
In order to learn something effectively you have to believe that you can learn. You need a “growth mindset”. It sounds fuzzy, but isn’t. If you don’t believe it, you will for a variety of reasons want to avoid learning opportunities.
So what does efficient learning and development have to do with health? A great deal. If all parents raised their kids on the basis of these ideas, I’m convinced that not only would we get a smarter generation, but they would also manage to learn much healthier habits.
A new little “Diet Daughter” arrived yesterday. All went fine.
Vacation on Gotland, Sweden, includes a traditional visit to Sysne fishing village. So even this year.
Here’s this year’s fish platter, which was enjoyed by the sea: Continue Reading →
In the summer of 2006, I started eating an LCHF diet and since then I have continued to do so. It has now been eight years and I decided it was time for a thorough checkup.
According to certain fat and meat phobics, I should have been dead a long time ago. Personally, I’m planning to hang in there for about 50 more years. So who’s going to be right?
Here’s the result from my recent blood work: Continue Reading →
Here’s Klara and her dad on vacation on Gotland, Sweden. It wasn’t very hot the first few days, but then it got better and the beautiful Swedish summer arrived!
What a big Easter Egg. The Easter Bunny was here and left a traditional Swedish Easter egg for Klara, 2 years old.
What was inside the egg at the Diet Doctor family residence? Continue Reading →
How did I do in my attempt at representing the Swedish LCHF movement at the obesity conference in Philadelphia recently? Pretty good, if you can trust the reviews I was just sent in an email.
Here’s what the participating physicians (and others) thought about my two presentations. Summarizing reviews as PDF files:
- Update from Sweden Regarding Low-carbohydrate, High-fat Diets
- Weight Control: A Question of Calories or Insulin?
Comments such as “The best speaker I’ve ever seen” and “Will stick in my brain forever” are encouraging. Not everyone was quite as positive, but even the slightly critical ones were nicer than my presentation coach Pontus (he probably would have said that they don’t know any better).
The lectures will hopefully be available online in the future, and you’ll be able to read about it here on the blog when it happens. Continue Reading →
Here’s tiny me (6’7”) giving a presenation at the ASBP Obesity Conference in Philadelphia two weeks ago. This is the talk on insulin and weight control, I also did one on the spectacular popularity of the LCHF diet in Sweden.
All the presentations during the conference were taped and will be sold as a DVD set by ASBP when they are ready.
However, with some luck I’ll probably be able to show the videos of my two presentations online. Possibly even for free. I’ll let you know when the deal is ready.
- 1New Major Study: A Low-Carb Diet Yet Again Best for Both Weight and Health Markers!128
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- 3Fancy a Bug Bar?38
- 4More Salt Is OK According to New Study33
- 5“LCHF Saved Me!”25
- 1Could that Low-Fat Diet Make You Even Fatter?340
- 2Dr. Oz Positive to LCHF Against Alzheimer’s!196
- 3My Health Markers After Eight Years on LCHF142
- 4New Major Study: A Low-Carb Diet Yet Again Best for Both Weight and Health Markers!128
- 5Sugar vs Fat on BBC: Which is Worse?123
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