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How to Break a Weight Loss Plateau

4.6 out of 5 stars5 star73%4 star17%3 star2%2 star4%1 star1%73 ratings7,207 viewsYou’ve lost a lot of weight, but your weight loss has hit a plateau. What can you do to restart your weight loss?

Here’s an interview with the physician and low-carb expert Dr. Eric Westman.

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“I Know For Sure That Sugar Destroys”



Denise suffered from a terrible joint pain that had spread from her shoulders to other joints in her body. She saw no way out and the doctors could not find out what was wrong with her.

One day she just happened to watch a science show on TV – and then she found the solution herself:

The Email

Hi Andreas!

Thank you for a great website! I have huge issues with sugar and simple carbohydrates and I want to share what I have gone through. A miracle from my and my family’s perspective. A long story, but it has changed my life. Continue Reading →


Tip: Artificial Sweeteners Are Not Your Friends


Many people find the low-carb lifestyle because they have to, because they suffer from diabetes, obesity or something related to these things.

It’s extremely common in this group to also have a habit of eating sweet, sugary foods – and this can be hard to give up. It’s natural then to turn to artificial sweeteners instead.

The problem is that these sweeteners are not necessarily much better than added sugar: they maintain sugar cravings and may prevent weight loss. Possibly they may have even worse risks, like causing cancer.

Skipping them altogether – if you can – is the best option, especially if you are or have been addicted to sugar. It’s really only a habit – once the sweeteners are gone, you’ll rapidly lose your need for them.


How to Lose Weight by Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners

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“232 Pounds Later, It’s No Big Deal”


Before and after

Chris Hayes and his wife Michelle watched Tom Naughton’s low-carb documentary Fat Head two years ago and became inspired to make some lifestyle changes. They’ve now lost a combined 232 pounds! Beileu: 232 pounds later, it’s no big deal

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The Diabetes Economy


[This is one of the first posts on this site by Dr. Jason Fung]

Insulin, first discovered in 1921, revolutionized the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Dr. Banting licensed insulin to pharmaceutical companies without a patent because he believed that this life saving drug for T1D should be made available to everybody who needed it.

So, why is insulin so hard to afford today? Continue Reading →


“I Haven’t Felt Better in Years”


Our new two-week low-carb challenge continues to bring massive success. So far this year over 26,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc.

What could happen if you were to take the challenge? Here’s some of the feedback from this week: Continue Reading →


How Do I Get Rid of My Extra Fat?


What if you’ve been on a low-carb diet for years and you exercise regularly. Yet you still do not quite get rid of your belly fat? What should you do then?

Well, you could ask me. One reader did, and here’s the answer. Continue Reading →


Shocking Childhood Obesity Trends – and Still Going Up!


Childhood obesity has been exploding all across the world in recent decades. Either kids everywhere suddenly decided to stop moving for no good reason or, perhaps, it has something to do with the simultaneous spread of junk food.

Just look at this awful chart:


The only thing that didn’t look terrible was the apparent decrease in obesity in US kids in the last few years. But that fleeting hope did not last long.

A new study shows that childhood obesity rates are still rising in the US too – with a new record in the last few years.

Here’s what’s really interesting. Despite a massive focus on the childhood obesity problem, despite obsessing over calories, despite a first-lady-endorsed “Let’s Move” campaign, despite all this the problem is still getting worse.

So why is what we’re doing not working? To me the only reasonable answer is that we’re focusing on the wrong things. Obesity has never been caused by forgetting to count calories.

In the history of humankind kids have never counted calories… until we had an obesity epidemic. And kids never had to be told to exercise to keep thin, they always just played.

So how come kids used to be thin without any of these failed programs of today?

The answer is probably quite simple. This is not about the quantity of food available at meals. And it’s not about forced exercise. It never was. It’s about the quality of our food.

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NZ School Goes LCHF


How should we help school children avoid the obesity epidemic? Avoiding too much added sugar is a good first step, but is it enough?

A large school in New Zealand is now serving LCHF foods to their students, inspired by among others Professor Grant Schofield.

Worth reading:

Stuff Well & Good: Dilworth’s New Diet a Recipe for Success

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“I Gave LCHF Time and It’s Given Me My Life Back”

Before and after

Before and after

Jess is a personal trainer, but always struggled with weight, and fell off the Atkins’ wagon back in the 90’s and regained 80 lbs.

Here’s what happened in just eight months when she finally went back to low carb, and lowered her protein intake and increased the fat: Continue Reading →