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Obesity is Forever – If You Eat This


A doctor reading this blog sent me an email:

Hi Andreas,
I found this bit of obesity medication marketing too ironic not to share. The local drug rep treated the docs to breakfast last week. The promotional literature was nestled next to the pastries, fruit bowl and OJ. As a long time member of your site, I thought you might appreciate the irony.

Keep up the good work,
Eric Sodicoff MD

A chronic problem

The best way to get “chronic” obesity – obesity that never, ever goes away – is to keep snacking on pastries and drinking sugar water.

This, of course, is great for business for the drug company Novo Nordisk. Their $1000-a-month drug Saxenda makes people lose around 12 pounds (5.5 kilos) as long as they take it and suffer the side effects. Once people stop taking the drug the weight comes right back.

There is another, better way to avoid chronic obesity. Avoid eating the bad carbs that make people obese.

How to Lose Weight / Obesity Drugs


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The Doctor’s Demand Was Crystal Clear – Lose at Least 35 Pounds!

Before and after

Before and after

Alma had to surgically remove one of her breasts after a breast cancer a couple of years ago. In order to qualify for a breast reconstruction the doctor had a tough demand; she had to lose at least 35 pounds!

By pure coincidence she heard of LCHF, this was back in august 2011, and she immediately took up her new eating habits. Here’s what happened. Continue Reading →


The Mexicans Dying for a Fizzy Drink


Mexicans drink more soda than any other country. Not surprisingly they also have a higher percentage of obesity than any other large country, including childhood obesity.

Two years ago the government introduced a soda tax and now consumption of soda may be going down. Here are some stories:

BBC: The Mexicans Dying for a Fizzy Drink

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The Only Low-Carb Doctor in Saudi Arabia?

Do you have a hard time finding a doctor that knows about low carb? Try moving to Saudi Arabia. They have massive problems with obesity and diabetes, and last year perhaps only one doctor was using low carb: Dr. Riyad Q. Alghamdi.

Here’s my brief interview with Dr. Alghamdi from the LCHF convention last year. He’s been quite successful on low carb himself, losing 40 kilos (88 pounds) and getting rid of his acne, among other things. Now he’s doing a study on a low carb intervention for his patients.

Good luck Dr. Alghamdi! Saudi Arabia needs more bold and thinking people like you.

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New Study May Show Why Exercise Is Useless for Weight Loss

Exercise is almost useless for weight loss. Just about every serious expert know that trying to make people exercise more, in scientific studies, has an almost negligible impact on their weight.

A new study shows a possible reason. People who are very physically active do not necessarily burn more calories than people who are moderately active. The body seems to adapt, possibly by resting more after exercising.

It may be one of the main reasons why exercise is not useful for weight loss. Exercise is good for health, strength, well-being, many things. But when it comes to weight loss, it’s almost all about what you eat.

Exercise can be a bonus while losing weight, but you’ll have to do it in a smart way:

How to Lose Weight: Exercise Smart

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Why Vegetable Oils May Cause Obesity

Oil with air bubbles at the white background

Here’s an interesting and complicated new post from Dr. Michael Eades. He argues that – apart from bad carbs – one of the main drivers of the obesity epidemic may be vegetable oils:

Dr. Eades: Will the new Dietary Guidelines make us even fatter?

I’m not sure what to make of this complex idea. If vegetable oils reduce insulin resistance, via the “FADH2 to NADH ratio”, why would that necessarily increase obesity? Couldn’t it just as well have the opposite effect?

However, vegetable oil consumption has risen to unprecedented – and evolutionarily abnormal – levels, coinciding with the obesity epidemic. There are certainly plenty of reasons to treat them with caution. And don’t heat them.


LCHF Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

LCHF Treatment of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome – Eric Westman4.9 out of 5 stars5 star94%4 star5%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%17 ratings171:04:37

Do you want to know more about low-carb, high-fat diets? One of the world’s leading experts, Dr. Eric Westman, gave two presentations at the LCHF convention last year.

In the first one he teaches us the practical aspects of how to do a low-carb diet – just like he teaches his patients. Watch it here

In this second talk – pictured above – he tells the story of how he, as a doctor, got interested when his patients started losing weight on low carb. Then he learned more and published his own studies on it. This is a talk for people who want to understand how low carb works.

Watch the full presentation

You can buy access to the entire LCHF convention for $49 dollars from the organizers. Or you can watch this talk on our member pages:

Watch the presentation on the member pages

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How to Maximize Fat Burning

4.7 out of 5 stars5 star84%4 star7%3 star4%2 star0%1 star3%113 ratings7,834 viewsHow do you maximize fat burning? What should you eat – or not eat? Watch and find out.

This is the second part of our video series with Dr. Jason Fung – now free to watch for everyone. The first part is also freely available to anyone.

Sign up for a free membership trial in a minute and you can watch all seven parts instantly – as well as many other video courses, movies, interviews, presentations, Q&A with experts, etc.


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No Weight Loss? Consume Less Dairy


Are you not losing weight? Here’s a tip that works well for many people: Try to consume less dairy products.

The lactose and protein in dairy could be keeping you from losing weight. Dairy products contain varying amounts of lactose (the milk sugar), which slows down weight loss. What’s more, part of the protein in milk generates a significant insulin response, which can have the same effect.

Milk is originally for babies and this growth signal is perfect for them. For adults, it may just result in horizontal growth instead. And cutting back on dairy products can result in weight loss.

Definitely avoid all low-fat dairy products. They just tend to accentuate the potential problem. As the satiety effect of the fat is removed, people easily consume more of it instead.

Protein powder is pure milk protein. It may be helpful for building slightly more muscles, but people build their midsections at the same time.

Exempt from all these dairy-product warnings is butter, which is almost pure fat. Butter may be consumed liberally whenever hungry.

How To Lose Weight

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Weight Loss Struggles of Women over 50

4.4 out of 5 stars5 star66%4 star13%3 star16%2 star2%1 star0%36 ratings1,635 viewsWhy do so many women over 50 struggle with their weight, even on a low-carb diet?

Jacqueline Eberstein, RN, worked closely with the late and great Dr. Robert Atkins for three decades, and she has a lot of experience treating people with these issues.

On the 2015 low-carb cruise she gave a presentation on the topic and then we sat down to talk about it, with her sharing her best advice. Watch parts of the interview above. The full 16-minute interview is on the membership pages (free trial available):

Weight Loss Struggles of Women over 50 – Full Interview

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