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Swedish game designer Markus “Notch” Persson became famous and made a fortune with his game Minecraft. Now it seems he’s having great success on low carb. And with almost 1 million (!) followers on Twitter he could inspire a legion of hackers to change their lifestyle.
Tweet 1 (five weeks ago):
I’m on this low carb diet thing, and it seems to be working, but food is kinda bland. Then I discovered spinach soup with salmon. OH GOD YES
I weighed in this morning, and was super close to my first milestone. And the diet is turning into a lifestyle, my cravings are gone!!
Here’s an inspirational and short introduction to low carb Paleo – written by Tyler Massas, the man in the pictures above:
Most of the many success stories on LCHF are in Swedish. But here’s a nice exception. Birgitta Höglund, a Swedish former chef, now lives in Turkey in the popular tourist destination Alanya.
A free tourist magazine just published a long interview with her about her love of good food – and her weight loss and health gains from eating LCHF. Check it out online, on page 54-59:
Amanda started eating LCHF food this year. After just ten weeks her waist had shrunk from 40 to 32 inches. Nice work Amanda!
Amanda’s blog: My story (Swedish blog translated by Google)
The actor Alec Baldwin just lost a lot of weight. He seems like a smart guy and apparently he did it the smart way: avoiding sugar and starch. (updated: and dairy, so basically a low carb Paleo diet)
Here he’s talking about it on Letterman recently (updated, full interview):
Want to try something similar? Here’s how to avoid sugar and starch and still eat as much as you want. (Avoiding dairy might be an additional bonus)
For losing weight: Just avoid sugar and starch (grains), don’t worry about fat or calories. Smart people know it. Here’s another one, New York Times bestselling author Tom Woods.
Micke on the Swedish blog Live Strong has been eating LCHF and training hard for a year. Obviously it has produced some nice results:
Is it impossible to exercise and build muscle without a lot of carbs? Hardly.
Here is Martina from the Swedish blog Health & Science. She eats LCHF without much dairy and lifts weights, and it shows:
This is Emelie before and after LCHF, 18 months and losing 55 pounds.
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