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How to Maximize Fat Burning

4.7 out of 5 stars5 star83%4 star8%3 star4%2 star0%1 star3%121 ratings9,281 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.

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Note that we now also have captioning of these course videos. Just press “CC” in the video controls.

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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 of 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.

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Weight Loss Struggles of Women over 50

4.5 out of 5 stars5 star67%4 star13%3 star16%2 star2%1 star0%37 ratings1,667 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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“I Got My Life Back!”

Before and after

Before and after

Ingrid tried everything: powder diets, pills and, of course, low-fat foods. But the weight kept creeping up, slowly, and in the fall of 2010 the scale showed 309 lbs. (140 kg). Everything felt heavy. Sugar cravings, hunger and emotional eating were a never-ending nightmare.

In January 2011 she decided to try LCHF. Here’s what happened: Continue Reading →


Ooops, We Made People Fat

Correlations do not by themselves prove causation. That being said, this chart does not just look awful. There are also strong scientific reasons to believe that the dietary guidelines actually may have been part of the cause of the obesity epidemic.

For example, low-fat diets like these have been shown to be the worst option for weight loss.


“LCHF Is the Greatest Gift You Can Give to Yourself and Your Loved Ones”

Before and after

Before and after

Larry Diamond has a fantastic husband and wife success story to tell. Combined they lost nearly 200 pounds and transformed their lives. He’s also sharing some LCHF lessons and reflections, things he wished he had known when starting out:

The story

My LCHF success story is a family success story brought on by an all too common family tragedy: a devastating chronic lifestyle disease in a loved one. My uncle, my father figure and best friend growing up, developed Alzheimer’s. I was 47 at the time and morbidly obese for decades. Continue Reading →


How Mutton Flaps (???) Are Killing Tonga


This is possibly the worst thing ever written about obesity. It’s about the most obese country on earth and written by a journalist in the most obese country of Europe. And all it does is promote the mistaken ideas that got them into this mess.

Don’t read it. Or read it and laugh. And cry.

BBC: How Mutton Flaps Are Killing Tonga

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How to Lose Weight and Reverse Diabetes

4.9 out of 5 stars5 star93%4 star0%3 star6%2 star0%1 star0%15 ratings1,080 viewsIs 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 parts of the interview above, or the whole 12 minute interview on the membership site (free trial available).

Losing Weight and Reversing Diabetes – Full Interview

Try it

Do you want to try what Maureen Brenner did? Check out our low-carb guide or start right away on the two-week low-carb challenge.

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Professor Ludwig vs. Stephan Guyenet on Insulin vs. Calories

Is our weight mostly controlled by hormones or by the brain? Is it about normalizing our fat-storing hormones (mainly insulin) or is it just about deciding not to overeat?

The second answer has been the most commonly believed one, and it’s been a giant failure. We need new ideas that actually work. So we need to find the truth.

The old arguments in this interminable debate are nicely packaged by the formerly popular blogger Stephan Guyenet, PhD, at Whole Health Source: Always Hungry? It’s Probably Not Your Insulin

As a reply Professor David Ludwig just published this: Ludwig Responds to Whole Health Source Article

Who wins?

So who wins? The way I see it they are both wrong, but Professor Ludwig is much less wrong.  Continue Reading →


Weight Loss Tip: Eat Only When Hungry

Do you want to lose weight? During the coming weeks we’ll repeat a few of the most important things to think about. Like this:

On a low-carb diet you should aim to eat when hungry. And if you’re not hungry? Don’t eat. Nothing slows down weight loss more than frequently eating a lot of food that you do not need. This, in fact, is so important that it’s worth this section of it’s own:

How to Lose Weight: Eat Only When Hungry

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