Archive | Weight Loss
Losing 135 Pounds in One Year With LCHF 25
The Science of Low Carb 48
Swedish Expert Committee: A Low-Carb Diet Most Effective for Weight Loss 57
“Fat Trims Your Waistline” 16
Low carb winning 14 – 0 15
“Not a Pill in Sight and Happy” 13
“LCHF Saved Me!” 7
Low Carb Wins Yet Another Study 20
The Taubes and Guyenet show goes on 50
Low carb winning because of the meat lobby? 25
New Analysis: LCHF Best For Long-Term Weight and Health Markers 19

“LCHF Saved Me!”

Before and now

Before and now

I received an email from Amanda, who is on a massive weight-loss journey with LCHF. Here’s her story: Continue Reading →


“Not a Pill in Sight and Happy”

Before and after

Before and after

Can you eat yourself free from the common digestive disease ulcerative colitis? Recently another reader – Bella – told her story about how she set herself free from her digestive disease.

Many people felt the story resonated with them, and one of them is Hanna. Here’s her story about how she went from “fat, pill-popping and not enjoying life” – picture to the left – to leaner, healthier and happier. Just like Bella: Continue Reading →


“Fat Trims Your Waistline”


The Food Revolution in full swing:

Below is an excellent article from local Swedish paper Corren about this week’s SBU report showing that low-carb diets are superior for weight loss. It’s particularly pleasing to see so many wise comments from Professor Fredrik Nyström, who was a member of the expert group of the SBU.

For Fredrik Nyström the report represents a victory.

- Absolutely. I’ve been working with this for so long. It feels great to have this scientific report, and that the skepticism towards low-carb diets among my colleagues has disappeared during the course of the work. When all recent scientific studies are lined up the result is indisputable: our deep-seated fear of fat is completely unfounded. You don’t get fat from fatty foods, just as you don’t get atherosclerosis from calcium or turn green from green vegetables.

The time has come for the health care system to learn how to advise patients on a low-carbohydrate diet.

Here’s the full article, translated into English: Continue Reading →


Swedish Expert Committee: A Low-Carb Diet Most Effective for Weight Loss


Which diet is the most effective for weight loss?

This could be a historic day in Sweden. Today it became official. After over two years of work, a Swedish expert committee published their expert inquiry Dietary Treatment for Obesity (Google translated from Swedish).

This report from SBU (Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment) is likely to be the basis for future dietary guidelines for obesity treatment within the Swedish health care system.

The health care system has for a long time given general advice to avoid fat and calories. A low-carbohydrate diet (such as LCHF) has often been dismissed as a fad diet lacking scientific foundation. The time has now come to update knowledge in this area.

According to SBU, the only clear difference among different dietary recommendations is seen during the first six months. Here a low-carbohydrate diet, such as LCHF, is clearly more effective than today’s conventional advice.

From fad diet to best in test.

Here are some more highlights from the report:  Continue Reading →


New Analysis: LCHF Best For Long-Term Weight and Health Markers

goldencup2 Which diet works best long-term for weight loss and improved health markers? Some say: eat fewer calories and go hungry. Others say: eat fewer carbohydrates.

Many 21st Century studies have compared the effect of these two popular pieces of advice. At least 18 studies of the highest quality have clearly shown a better weight loss result from a low-carb diet. Low-fat and low-cal diets have not won in any comparison.

Now, a new analysis selecting 13 of the most well-designed and reliable long-term studies, summarizes the results. The winner? You probably guessed right. The same as usual.

Reality now becomes increasingly difficult for opponents to explain away. Continue Reading →


Losing 135 Pounds in One Year With LCHF

Before and After One Year2

This is pretty impressive. I just got an email from Cord in the pictures above, he wanted to share his story: Continue Reading →


A Low Carb Diet Superior for Overweight Children Once Again


Do you want to lose weight? Study after study shows that if you do, you should avoid sugar and starch. This is also true for children and youth. A new study showed that children (on average 13 years old) lost more weight on a strict low carbohydrate diet, despite eating until satisfied!

Children who instead received low fat and low calorie dietary advice had more difficulty losing weight, despite going hungry. Nor did their health markers improve in comparison.

At least two studies have previously demonstrated better weight for overweight children and youth who were given advice on a strict low carbohydrate diet [1 2]. And altogether there are now at least 18 studies of highest standard (RCT) clearly demonstrating a better weight on a low carbohydrate diet compared to “eat less and run more”. The latter advice has to my knowledge never won in any comparative study. Nor has anybody been able to show me such a study.

This means 18-0 in favor of a low carbohydrate diet.

A low carbohydrate diet is dieting for smart people who enjoy life (and who exercise for the purpose of being fit and feeling well). Eating pasta daily, counting calories and having to exercise like an elite athlete to get slim is a good option for masochists.


Surprise: Sugar is Bad for Your Weight

A new review of all major trials once again show what everybody already ought to know: Sugar is bad for your weight.

The New meta-analysis on sugar sparks old debate

BMJ: Dietary sugars and body weight: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies

Is anybody surprised?


Warnings Against the Atkins Diet “Outdated”

Updated researchers now take LCHF diets very seriously:

Gary Foster, director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia…

“We have passed the time where we would say the Atkins diet is bad for you. That’s an outdated position,” Foster says. “This is a viable alternative for weight loss.”

USA Today: Low-carb diet gets more support from new analysis

I wrote about this analysis last week.


The Science of Low Carb

After 150 years of on-off popularity, low carb diets are finally getting the scientific support they need to be taken seriously.

Dr Eric C. Westman, MD and president elect of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (weight loss doctors), has 15 years of experience helping patients lose weight and improve their health using low carb. He has also helped do several high-quality scientific studies on low carb.

In this interview I did with him at the last ASBP meeting he talks about the science and the practicalities of using real low carb food for improving your weight and health.

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