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American Low-Carb President Coming Up?

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Nobody knows who’ll win the American presidential election in November 2016. But the chances are excellent for a low-carb President.

Both front-runners, the Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton, are said to be on low-carb diets to get fit for the election.

Bush is losing weight just fine, but why is he hungry? The most likely cause is he’s not eating enough fat to feel satisfied, on his low-carb Paleo diet plan.

Going LCHF could help with that and make the diet more sustainable for life. If Jeb Bush wants to speed up the weight loss I’d recommend adding some intermittent fasting, instead of suffering the relentless hunger associated with a low-fat version of low-carb.

Weight loss without hunger is great for maintaining your self discipline and willpower for other important projects. The last thing the world needs is a hungry and grumpy President of the United States.

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Smart people everywhere are choosing low-carb diets to shape up:

The Pope and the Prime Minister Go Low Carb

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How Julian’s Sister Changed His Life – and Made Him Lose 80 Pounds

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Before and after

Julian’s sister was worried about his health. He was overweight and had high blood pressure. His father had died of heart trouble in his forties, roughly Julian’s present age.

So Julian’s sister did something remarkable. She showed up with an envelope filled with cash, and announced that she was paying him for his time, to do some reading.

Two years later his life has changed. Here’s his story: Continue Reading →

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Sugar-Fighting Doctor Gets Censored?

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The fantastic Dr. Aseem Malhotra was on Australia’s Lateline show recently. He keeps up the brave fight against the disinformation from Big Sugar about “balanced diets” and exercise. There is zero need for added sugar in a balanced diet.

Lateline: Cardiologist says sugar and carbs are the main cause of rising obesity rates

Dr. Malhotra may soon take the title of Big Sugar’s enemy #1 from Professor Robert Lustig.

At the same time, Dr. Malhotra’s recent paper – the one saying that “you cannot outrun a bad diet” – that started his publicity tour seems to have been censored. It’s “temporarily removed following an expression of concern”.

I wonder who is “concerned”. Who could possibly be concerned about telling people the truth about the dangers of junk food?

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Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity

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“This May Have Saved My Life”

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Karen Melo shared on the Diet Doctor Facebook page what has happened so far in six months with LCHF:

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I just wanted to share what a LCHF lifestyle has done for me in six months. 38 lbs (17 kg) lost, PCOS symptoms greatly improved, blood pressure down and signs of inflammation are completely gone! Thank you for the information that you provide on your website!! Many medical and fitness professionals had given me very bad advice for my entire adult life, in part because they didn’t know about or understand PCOS and the impact it has on insulin. Your work in LCHF eating may very well have saved my life. Thank you, sincerely.

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Watch the Best Low-Carb Movie

This may be the best (and funniest) low-carb movie ever. That’s what I wrote when it was released back in the fall of 2014. You can watch the trailer above.

You can still rent or buy the movie, of course. But you can now also watch it for free, with a one month trial membership here at Diet Doctor. As a bonus you get to watch several more movies, interviews, presentations, video courses etc.

Members can watch the movie here: Carb-Loaded (including special features)

Learn more about membership and start your free trial

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes on LCHF [Teaser]

Do you get a great effect from eating LCHF? Or is there a problem – do you have a hard time reaching your goal weight, are you hungry or do you feel bad?

In that case you could be doing one of the five most common mistakes on LCHF. In this short video I go through them.

Above you can see the first half of the video, with three of the mistakes. The whole video with all five mistakes is available on the membership pages (free trial one month).

The 5 common mistakes on LCHF

Have you made any of the mistakes or do you have any more to suggest?

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Big Headlines: “You Can’t Outrun a Bad Diet”

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You can’t outrun a bad diet. The obsession with counting calories and exercise is mainly a way for the junk food industry to move the spotlight from their problematic role in the obesity epidemic.

This is the message in lots of media today, after a great editorial from Dr. Aseem Malhotra, Professor Tim Noakes and Professor Steven Phinney:

BBC: Exercise ‘not key to obesity fight’

Skynews: Experts say you can’t outrun a bad diet

BJoSM Editorial: It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

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Interview

Of course this mirrors the message in the video interview I did recently with Dr. Malhotra, the first author:

Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity

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How to Break Free of Corporate Sponsorship

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If you’re at all interested in weight loss, type 2 diabetes or fasting you probably already know about the fantastic Dr. Jason Fung. If not, check out his site Intensive Dietary Management.

Dr. Fung wrote a short post yesterday about the newly launched Diet Doctor membership and the value of breaking free of corporate sponsorship:

IDM: New at DietDoctor.com

Of course I agree completely. The Diet Doctor site will remain forever free of ads, the pushing of special low carb products (often junk food in disguise) or corporate sponsorships.

We would much rather be funded by the people who want – and deserve – the plain truth. That is the motivation we want. And that is what we plan to do together.

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Let’s Stop Lying About Physical Activity and Obesity

There were many impressive people at the recent Cape Town conference, but to me two people stood out the most. One of them is the British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra. A man who is not the least bit afraid to eloquently tell the truth that most people keep silent about.

Not long ago he wrote in the impactful British Medical Journal that it’s time to bust the myth that saturated fat has anything to do with heart disease. This placed him on the front pages of papers all over the world, but now a lot of people realize that he was right.

Malhotra has not slowed down after this. He is often on TV, expecially in his home country of England and it’s not hard to understand why when you meet him.

The Interview

I managed to get an interview with Dr. Malhotra in South Africa and above you can see a short section. He explains that the common idea about physical activitity as a cure for obesity is something we need to forget – because it’s not true.

In the full 22 minute interview ha talks more about what we should focus on instead of calories, what food can lower risk of heart disease more than statin drugs… and how he lost weight eating 1,000 calories extra of a certain kind of food.

The full interview can be seen on the membership pages (free one month trial):

How to Make Your Food a Powerful Medicine, Not a Slow Poison – Interview with Dr. Malhotra

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