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What a change in only a few months! Fatima just e-mailed me her story:
I want to thank you for a great website. I’ve been doing LCHF since early November 2013 and will always stick to this diet, as this way both me and my stomach feel our best! I’ve lost almost 50 lbs (22 kg), and still have pounds to lose!
I wanted to share the before and after picture – only 5 months between the two pictures!
Again, thank you, and you may share the picture on your website!
Annelie Löfgren told her story on our Swedish Facebook page:
When I saw the picture to the left I decided that this had gone too far. This was in July 2012.
I’m so happy that I found LCHF. I’m so happy that I gave myself the chance to feel good!
Now I’m 88 lbs (40 kg) lighter since the summer of 2012. I’ve managed to squeeze in a pregnancy and son number three in between too! (A beloved little Theodor, whom in all likelihood wouldn’t exist, had I not found LCHF.)
Now I have the chance to live with them for a longer time! I also have the chance to stay longer in my profession as a hair dresser. Not finished yet, but soon!
Congratulations, Annelie! Continue Reading →
Is eating a low-carb diet dangerous? Sometimes you can only smile at the unscientific fear-mongering that can still be seen occasionally in the media.
Take a look at the pictures and read Kent’s story. Then ask yourself, which of the two men above seems to live dangerously?
Up until May 4th, 2013, I weighed almost 230 lbs (104 kg). I had to take antihypertensive medications and medications for constant heartburn. I had previously undergone surgery for umbilical hernia. I had constant pain in knees and shoulders. I also didn’t manage to go for longer walks than necessary without becoming exhausted.
Then I finally made a resolution to try LCHF. The hard part was freeing myself from sugar, but after that it went really well. There is so much good stuff to eat if I really want to change my diet. This has also improved my sleep, and I haven’t been sick a single day since the start. Now, nine months later, I weigh 183 lbs (83 kg).
Today I enjoy what I see in the mirror and I feel better than ever. So, if my symptoms sound familiar – give LCHF a try.
Take care and be well.
God job, Kent, congratulations! Continue Reading →
Here’s an impressive life transformation story, from Gareth Hicks: Continue Reading →
The picture above is said to have been taken the other week at Walmart somewhere in the U.S. after the Valentine’s candy went on clearance. Sad.
What the customers are riding? Motorized shopping carts. As the obesity epidemic continues to get worse this could be a fairly common view in the not-so-distant future.
The other week I got an e-mail from Linda Börjes, who had started to google gastric bypass surgery, but instead got lucky and found LCHF through friends.
Here’s her story: Continue Reading →
Have you seen The Biggest Loser? Participants rapidly lose half their body weight in front of the TV cameras, by eating less and moving more.
It seems to work great. So why don’t all the “lazy” people watching do the same thing?
Here’s the sad truth behind the show, revealed by a former contestant:
Just one of the interesting details: How do people lose so much weight in a single week? Answer: They don’t. There were anywhere from 16 to 25 days between the weigh-ins, not one week as the producers made the participants pretend.
The saddest fact? The “eat less, move more” mentality may work great as long as the participants are locked up in a house for months, with guards and little food. But it doesn’t necessarily work in real life, after the competition.
Here’s what the former participant had to say about the long term results:
I would say that about 75 per cent of the contestants from my series in 2008 are back to their starting weight. About 25 per cent had had gastric banding or surgery.
Children under the age of 18 may now undergo weight-loss surgery in Sweden. In certain cases children as young as 13 will go under the knife!
There is no disease in the stomachs or intestines, which surgeons cut away from the children. They are healthy organs, that are being surgically removed. There’s something extremely sick in our society when methods this radical and extreme are required for children to maintain their weight.
The risks of long-term side effects are great. In adults who undergo weight-loss surgery the need for medical treatment increases long term. We know very little about the long-term consequences for children.
- MailOnline: As more teenagers have weight-loss surgery, a horrifying insight into the terrible price they pay as they grow up
- ABCNews: Obese Kids Going Under the Knife
The ethically bizarre in this is that the healthcare system rarely provides the best lifestyle treatment before resorting to major surgery.
A Swedish government expert committee recently concluded that advice on a low-carb diet provides more weight loss and better health markers than current calorie-obsessed advice does. At least as long as the advice is followed. Several new studies show that a low-carb diet also works better for children and adolescents.
Failing to provide support and advice on the most effective lifestyle therapy, before resorting to irreversible major surgery for children? That should be considered malpractice.
Does LCHF work long-term? I received an e-mail from Ramsey, who knows for sure: Continue Reading →
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