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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 →
The most extreme LCHF meal that I’ve had in a while was served during the weekend in a restaurant in Warsaw, Poland. I was there to give a talk at the Congress for Medical Students Abroad (for 180 out of 3,000 Swedish medical students abroad), and I went out to dinner with the other speakers.
As an appetizer, I had veal kidneys in clarified butter. Of course I had to try this and it tasted good (a little chewier than expected).
However, this was not the most extreme course on the menu: Continue Reading →
Here’s a report from the Low-Carb Cruise from the always funny Tom “Fat Head” Naughton:
Now we’re about to set sail on this year’s Low-Carb Cruise in the Carribbean. Ports include Belize, Isla Roatan (Honduras) and Cozumel. There’s plenty of cool speakers lined up, like Robb Wolf, Dr Jay Wortman and Jonathan Bailor. Should be fun!
Hopefully I’ll get the internet to work on the ship, otherwise you’ll hear from me in a week.
The obesity conference in San Diego is over. Highlights included plenty of interesting lectures, dinners with Jimmy Moore (thinner than ever after a year of measuring his ketone levels) and Dr Jeffry Gerber, drinks and NuSI-talk with Gary Taubes (exciting news coming up) and discussions with the insanely impressive Dr Peter Attia (who recently recieved a standing ovation at TEDMED – video to be posted). And one more thing… surfing in the Pacific Ocean with ASBP president-elect Dr Eric Westman.
In less than one week it’s time for this year’s low-carb cruise in the Carribean, so it was hardly worth flying home to Sweden before that. To spend the time in between I checked into a small hotel on Pacific Beach, San Diego, where I’m writing this (by the arrow above). Life’s not too bad.
In May it will be time for the annual Low-Carb Cruise in the Caribbean. It will be the sixth such cruise and my fourth. There’ll be a few hundred true enthusiasts along with many other travelers on a big cruise ship.
This year the ship will sail from Galveston, Texas, heading to an island off the coast of Honduras, then on to Belize and finally on to Cozumel, Mexico. At these destinations you can join various excursions (I hope to find the time for some coral reef diving this year). The cruise is a week long and during three full days onboard the ship you can, if you want, listen to lectures by among others Robb Wolf, Jimmy Moore (thinner than he has been in a long time) and myself. In the evenings we all usually have dinner together and then find some bar to talk over drinks (Jimmy is usually found wherever there’s karaoke).
The trip is equal parts adventure-filled vacation, education and networking. Do you want to come too?
More information and registration here: LowCarbCruiseInfo.com
Additional information: The price for a one-week cruise (including unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages) is from $679 and up, per person, depending on cabin class. Airfare to Houston, Texas not included.
I’m about to leave South Africa after a great week. Apart from just enjoying this fantastic place we (me, Monique Forslund and professor Tim Noakes) did three lectures on LCHF, and one debate, at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and at the University of Cape Town Medical School.
It really feels like professor Noakes has started a LCHF revolution in South Africa that might one day catch up to the one in Scandinavia. A lot of smart people – like doctors, students and health coaches – are starting to fully get it. It feels like it did in Sweden a couple of years ago (we’ve gotten even further now).
I’ll end by quoting a tweet from professor Noakes from after the last event – that went two hours over because of all the questions – at UCT:
“Fat power”. I like it.
If you want to see what’s happening to us in South Africa there are plenty of pictures and reports on Monique Forslund’s blog!
A lot of exciting things are happening now and it’s hard to find the time for everything.
Today I’m going to Oslo, Norway to speak at a low carb conference.
Tomorrow I’m flying to Cape Town, South Africa. Me and another Swede, Monique Forslund (LCHF author and born in South Africa), are going to lecture on low carb. We’ll present and debate at the Sports Science Institute, invited by professor Tim Noakes who initiated the event.
Noakes is a legendary sports scientist (and a demigod in South Africa I hear) who’s realized the benefits of a low carb lifestyle. After improving his own health and reading all of the new low carb science he has completely changed his diet recommendations for athletes. He’s started a low carb fever in South Africa that rivals the popularity in Sweden.
More about the (sold out) debate:
We’ll also do another public lecture in Cape Town, among other things. Should be an interesting week!
Even apart from all of the above these are exciting times. There are big long-term plans for this site.
Here’s another scary scene from the recent cruise. Most Americans could probably handle one or two small pieces of dark (70%+) chocolate with their coffee. But they are habituated to heavier drugs than that.
This long line is headed for the free “chocolate extravaganza”. What do you think is found at the end of the line? Continue Reading →
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