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“I Ditched the Bread, Pasta, Rice and Potatoes”

Before and after

Before and after

Andy gained weight and had a hard time losing it on low-fat diets. He always felt hungry and eventually gave up.

Then, three years ago he stumbled across ketogenic diets on the internet. Here’s what happened when he tried one. Continue Reading →

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UK: Disappointing Strategy to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Junk Food

A lot of people in the UK – like Jamie Oliver – are disappointed in the newly released action plan for tackling childhood obesity.

What was laid out as an important turning point in health, turns out to instead consist mostly of weak messages about personal responsibility and utopian dreams about the fast-food industry taking responsibility.

So what’s missing? Strategies that would have real effects, such as bans on junk food ads to children. The only thing of real value is the soda tax, planned for 2018. But in isolation it’s unlikely to have more than a minor impact.

  • Gov.uk: Childhood Obesity: a Plan for Action
  • The Independent: Jamie Oliver ‘Shocked’ by Government’s Childhood Obesity Strategy
  • The Guardian: Childhood Obesity: UK’s ‘Inexcusable’ Strategy is Wasted Opportunity, Say Experts
  • The Guardian: The Government’s Response to Obesity and Diabetes is Insulting
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    It’s naive and uninformed to think that the food industry will take responsibility and self-regulate. There are numerous examples showing that that simply doesn’t work. The only explanation to keep this failed strategy is influence from industry lobbyists.

    Companies that care for things other than profitability rapidly lose market share. In other words, the industry is simply unable to regulate itself. The only chance is a leveled playing field, where all junk food companies have to comply with the same regulations.

    If we instead let the junk food firms do what they want, our children will be the ones who pay the price.

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    “This Is Real Food. I Can Do This, It Makes Sense”

    Challenge

    So far this year more than 47,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc., via the two-week low-carb challenge.

    What could happen if you were to take it? Here’s feedback from this week:

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    Thank you. I am so glad grateful to have found your website. I’m happier, lighter, more mentally alert, no appetite for sugar, and feel free. Now to add in daily exercise to watch the excess weight fly away. I’m spreading the good news to everyone I know.

    Elizabeth

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    Is There Science to Support Low Carb?

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    Are low-carb diets a fad? Or is there science to support them?

    Here’s my interview from earlier this year with a very experienced low-carb researcher, Dr. William Yancy. How does he answer those questions?

    Furthermore, what do we really know about how low-carb diets work, and how to make them work well? And what does Dr. Yancy eat himself?

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    Is There Science to Support Low Carb? – Dr. William Yancy

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    “Whatever It Is That You Are Doing, Keep Doing It”

    Before and after

    Arthur

    Can you reverse health problems with a lifestyle change?

    Arthur’s health was failing and after suffering a heart attack he underwent surgery. He also got type 2 diabetes. His doctors told him that the reason for his weight gain and joint pain and other things was that he was just getting older. The only thing to do was to take a lot of medications for the rest of his life, and accept his fate.

    Arthur was not happy with this and decided to go looking for other options online. He found them, and two years later everything has changed.

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    Keto-Adaptation and Performance – How to Burn Fat for Fuel


    4.6 out of 5 stars5 star80%4 star9%3 star5%2 star1%1 star3%77 ratings2,005 viewsDid you miss the first and great Low Carb USA conference, held in San Diego July 29-31 this year? Fear not.

    I was there with my coworkers, filming everything, presentations, Q&As and interviews with people who had amazing stories to share. And it will all be available to watch here at Diet Doctor. As we finish editing the videos we’ll release them, one by one.

    The first video is one of the best talks of the conference, Professor Jeff Volek on keto-adaptation and performance. It’s a great overview of the benefits of making your body burn fat for fuel. Effortless loss of excess weight is just one of many benefits. Volek also discusses how to do it, while avoiding common mistakes.

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    Keto-Adaptation and Performance – Professor Jeff Volek

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    Low Carb USA

    Low Carb USA is the top low-carb conference in the US. Next year’s conference will take place August 3 – August 6, 2017 in San Diego. Sign up now for an early bird discount (50% off).

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    “‘You Can’t Do That,’ He Said. I Did It Anyway”

    Before

    Before

    Mike was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He was put on drugs, including insulin, to control his blood sugars. This made him gain lots of weight and he developed all kinds of complications.

    Mike decided his treatment was not working. He decided to quit eating carbs, and to quit his mealtime insulin. His doctor panicked and said “you can’t do that”. Mike did it anyway.

    Here’s what happened. Continue Reading →

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    “As of Today I Take No Diabetic Medication at All”

    Before and after: 37 pounds,

    Before and after: 37 pounds, swelling (see
    puffy hands to the left), and all diabetic drugs gone.

    Bradley got type 2 diabetes in his forties, then he got fatty liver. Then the really bad thing happened.

    He went to the diabetic clinic for help and was recommended a low-fat diet. Despite following it “to the letter”, he rapidly gained 15 pounds (7 kg) and needed to double his insulin doses, while feeling like he was starving! It obviously did not work.

    Even though the clinic threatened to kick him out, he decided to do the opposite: a low-carb diet. A year later, everything has changed. Continue Reading →

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    “It Was So Incredibly Easy!”


    4.8 out of 5 stars5 star83%4 star12%3 star3%2 star0%1 star0%56 ratings1,637 viewsStephen Bennett was sick and tired of being sick and tired. He couldn’t even keep up with his grandchildren. So he started doing research on how to lose weight and become healthy, and soon stumbled upon the low-carb lifestyle.

    In a short time his energy increased, he lost 65 pounds and was able to quit his medications. In this very honest interview he shares what he learned – and what he wish he had known earlier. Watch a section from it above (transcript).

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    “It Was So Incredibly Easy!” – Interview With Stephen Bennett

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    Here’s what our members have said about the interview: Continue Reading →

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    “I Have Always Loved Butter”

    Challenge

    So far this year more than 45,000 people have signed up for FREE guidance, meal plans, recipes, shopping lists, troubleshooting tips, etc., via the two-week low-carb challenge.

    What could happen if you were to take it? Here’s feedback from this week:

    Feedback

    Loved it! Thank you so much for the great recipes and food plan!

    Dawn

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