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Can Unstable Blood Sugar Lead to Sugar Binges?

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Can blood sugar swings lead to sugar binges?

This and other questions (do antidepressants increase hunger?) are answered this week by our food addiction expert, Bitten Jonsson, RN:

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What to Do Instead of Counting Calories?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 star90%4 star3%3 star1%2 star1%1 star3%62 ratings2,706 viewsMost people know that counting calories doesn’t really work. But what should you do instead then, to lose weight?

Jason Fung explains it in a simple way in this interview from the Low Carb Vail conference 2016, giving you useful tips to start implementing right away.

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What to Do Instead of Counting Calories? – Dr. Jason Fung

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“For Me, It’s a Miracle”

Rosa and her husband

Rosa and her husband

Rosa had tried many types of diets, but her weight increased regardless. Her type 2 diabetes and hypertension was out of control. Tired of being hungry all the time on her other diets, she tried LCHF.

Just two weeks ago she started the journey with her husband… and already, it seems like everything has changed. Continue Reading →

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“We Both Agree This Is the Most Amazing Thing We Have Ever Done”

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This year more than 48,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc., via the two-week low-carb challenge.

What could happen if you were to take it? Here’s feedback from this week:

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I’m very happy with the way my weight loss has been going. It’s been relatively easy to keep under 22 carbs a day. The only issue I find myself facing at the moment is I lost 10 pounds (5 kg) my first week and a half, but for the last 4 day I put a pound back on. Curious if there are any techniques to keep the weight loss more steady?

Kathleen

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Here’s What Happened as Obesity Doubled

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Between 1971 and 2000, obesity doubled. Look at what happened to macronutrients at the same time (above).

People ate way more carbs and much less saturated fat. Maybe that was not such a great idea?

Data from this study – as pointed out by Dr. Ted Naiman.

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“This Was a Revelation to Me”

Before and after

Nick, before and after

Wow, what a transformation!

In his forties Nick found himself overweight and with all kinds of health problems. By coincidence, he stumbled upon an old friend (and doctor) who had lost a lot of weight and looked really great.

Nick was shocked when the doctor told him how he’d achieved his goals. It went against everything Nick had been told. But of course he had to try it… and now it’s Nick’s time to impress.

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Discovering Ketosis – How to Effectively Lose Weight

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What do you think will happen to your weight if you combine a ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting? That’s what Ariel Faigon wanted to find the answer to – and judging by the graph above, the answer seems to be very effective weight loss over time.

GitHub: Discovering Ketosis: How to Effectively Lose Weight

Faigon tracked a number of different factors to determine what the most important ones for weight loss were.

So what are some of his insights? That carbs and no sleep equals weight gain. On the other hand, low-carb, high-fat foods and sleep cause weight loss. And the greatest obstacle to achieving weight loss is the carb-craving monster. In order to stay on top of it, Faigon offers this advice:

Eat avocados, olive oil, mayo, coconut oil, nuts. I never worry about natural fat, I eat as much fat as I want. This is what makes it much easier to avoid carbs.

What do you think – is a ketogenic diet plus intermittent fasting (and getting enough sleep) the most effective way to lose excess weight? Or is Faigon missing something important?

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“I Ditched the Bread, Pasta, Rice and Potatoes”

Before and after

Before and after

Andy gained weight and had a hard time losing it on low-fat diets. He always felt hungry and eventually gave up.

Then, three years ago he stumbled across ketogenic diets on the internet. Here’s what happened when he tried one. Continue Reading →

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UK: Disappointing Strategy to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Junk Food

A lot of people in the UK – like Jamie Oliver – are disappointed in the newly released action plan for tackling childhood obesity.

What was laid out as an important turning point in health, turns out to instead consist mostly of weak messages about personal responsibility and utopian dreams about the fast-food industry taking responsibility.

So what’s missing? Strategies that would have real effects, such as bans on junk food ads to children. The only thing of real value is the soda tax, planned for 2018. But in isolation it’s unlikely to have more than a minor impact.

  • Gov.uk: Childhood Obesity: a Plan for Action
  • The Independent: Jamie Oliver ‘Shocked’ by Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy
  • The Guardian: Childhood Obesity: UK’s ‘Inexcusable’ Strategy is Wasted Opportunity, Say Experts
  • The Guardian: The Government’s Response to Obesity and Diabetes is Insulting
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    It’s naive and uninformed to think that the food industry will take responsibility and self-regulate. There are numerous examples showing that that simply doesn’t work. The only explanation to keep this failed strategy is influence from industry lobbyists.

    Companies that care for things other than profitability rapidly lose market share. In other words, the industry is simply unable to regulate itself. The only chance is a leveled playing field, where all junk food companies have to comply with the same regulations.

    If we instead let the junk food firms do what they want, our children will be the ones who pay the price.

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    “This Is Real Food. I Can Do This, It Makes Sense”

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    So far this year more than 47,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc., via the two-week low-carb challenge.

    What could happen if you were to take it? Here’s feedback from this week:

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    Thank you. I am so glad grateful to have found your website. I’m happier, lighter, more mentally alert, no appetite for sugar, and feel free. Now to add in daily exercise to watch the excess weight fly away. I’m spreading the good news to everyone I know.

    Elizabeth

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