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Weight Control – The Calories vs. Insulin Theory


What really matters for weight loss? Calories in and calories out, or is our body weight carefully regulated by hormones, like the fat-storing hormone insulin?

In this presentation from the 2015 LCHF Conference in Cape Town I describe why the second explanation – about hormones – makes much more sense. And why the first one – about calories – is a simplistic description that completely fails to adress the cause of obesity.

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Weight Control – The Calories vs. Insulin Theory

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Just One Can of Soda Daily “Can Increase Heart Attack Risk By A Third”

Soda drinker?

Soda drinker?

Drinking soda likely increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease significantly. This according to a just published review of the available science, from Harvard School of Public Health.

The Telegraph: One can of fizzy drink daily ‘can increase heart attack risk by a third’

Of course the effect of soda drinking on heart disease is still mainly based on statistical data, so there’s a lot of uncertainty to the size of the effect. But anything that leads to obesity and diabetes likely increases the risk of heart disease too, so it makes perfect sense.


Most Americans Eat More Than 15 Hours Per Day

A new study used a smartphone app to track the eating of normal non-dieting Americans. The findings are pretty scary.

Most people eat during more than 15 hours per day, fasting less than 9 hours over night. And it’s not uncommon for people to eat more than 15 times per day. In fact, even the 10 percent of people who eat the fewest number of times per day averaged 4.22 eating events per day.

LATimes: Longer fasts might help with weight loss but Americans eat all day long

What happened to eating 3 times per day? In fact, apart from eating highly processed high-carb foods, constant eating may be the most effective way to get fat.

So how do you eat to lose weight? Simple in theory. Eat plenty of satiating low-carb food when you are hungry, and only eat when you are hungry.

This should bring you back to eating 3 times per day, perhaps even less. And you’re pretty much guaranteed to lose excess weight without hunger and with no need for extra exercise.


Treatments That Cure Type 2 Diabetes

Cure or nu cure for type 2 diabetes

Do you want to know what treatments that cure – and don’t cure – type 2 diabetes?

Interestingly, conventional treatment is fully focused on treatments that don’t cure the disease, treatments that at best hide the symptoms, and can even make the disease worse.

On the other hand there are three treatments that cure the disease, two of them virtually without side effects, but they are rarely used.

As a practicing physician meeting these patients daily it’s fully understandable that Dr. Fung get’s frustrated with this unacceptable situation. Normally Godwin’s Law means that whoever mentions the Nazis in an argument automatically loses, but in this abnormal case it feels almost appropriate. Here’s his impassioned new blog post, well worth reading:

Dr. Jason Fung: Treatments that Cure Type 2 Diabetes


Of course there are some minor exceptions to the graph at the top. A few medications actually help cure the disease (however they are not often used yet). Continue Reading →


The Best Diets in Real Life? First Atkins, then Paleo and Dukan, Apparently


What are the best diets for losing weight in real life?

Withings, the makers of wireless scales, recently polled their users about what kind of diet – if any – they were following. They then correlated this information with the actual weight lost on the scale.

The results? Overall Atkins came in as the most effective diet, followed by Paleo and Dukan. Three low-carb diets at the top of all other diets… about the same as more rigorous scientific trials show.

Withings: Which diet will work for you?


Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes – New Membership Video

Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes

Is it possible to lose weight and reverse diabetes with a simple dietary change, even without adding any extra exercise? That’s exactly what Maureen Brenner did. Within a year she was off all her medications.

In this interview she describes her story, how it makes her feel and her best advice for other people who want to get started. Watch it on the membership site

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“Young Europeans May Die at Earlier Age Than Their Grandparents, Says WHO”

Rising obesity levels in Europe could shorten the life expectancy of a generation:

The Guardian: Young Europeans may die at earlier age than their grandparents, says WHO

Looking at the nice graphic above I can’t help but notice that my country Sweden is now one of the thinnest countries in Europe. This after more than five years when LCHF diets have been the most popular weight loss method around. The latest numbers – from earlier this year – even hint that the obesity epidemic could already be broken in Sweden:

Obesity is “Exploding” in Europe, Except in This Country