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.
It’s time to say goodbye to Doc. When I started discussing the low-carb diet on the internet in 2005-2006 I called myself “Doc”. The moniker has stayed with me, even after I “came out” with a Q & A column under my own name on another Swedish low-carb forum in February of 2007, and then on my Swedish blog in December 2007.
Now the time has come to end the tradition of using “Doc” as my signature in the comments. It is passed its sell-by date and may be confusing for new readers. From now on I plan to answer only as Andreas Eenfeldt.
If you too are thinking about changing your own name when you comment – for example for an increased transparency and credibility - I’m all for it.
Here is my morning view from the top floor of my hotel in Philadelphia. The sunrise behind us is mirrored in a skyscraper.
The obesity conference started yesterday and I’ve just finished my two talks. I think they went well.
I’ve also done a couple of interviews – so far with Jeff Volek and Eugene Fine. I’ve put together a very promising studio in my hotel room. If picture and sound don’t turn out well with all this equipment (Canon 5DMkIII, 60D, XA10, Sennheiser microphones and special lighting equipment) I’ve done something wrong. Unfortunately, this may happen when you’re playing camera man, sound technician and interviewer at the same time.
Have a look at the conference program and suggest who you think I should interview and what topics to cover. Please leave your suggestion in the comments below.
On a different note, everything really is bigger in the US. Not just the view, but also the people. It’s obvious that they’re struggling with even worse food and are facing an even worse uphill battle.
I started my first days at the hotel gym. There were (as there usually are in the US) ten times more people using stepper machines and exercise bikes than people lifting weights. When you eat what is common food in this country you have to exercise fat burning for hours to keep thin. It is literally an uphill battle. Continue Reading →
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