Ask Our Expert About Food Addiction

Ask Bitten Jonsson

We now have another expert to help answer your questions!

Do you have a hard time controlling cravings for food – in particular sweet or processed food? Do you experience lack of control over your eating?

Starting an LCHF diet and eating when hungry reduces food cravings. For a lot of people this is enough to get any issues under control. For others it’s a good start, but not enough. This can be due to an addiction to food.

bittenWe recently published an interview with Bitten Jonsson, RN, about this. She’s been trained in helping people with addictions and she’s got decades of experience doing it. She’s also been battling her own addiction to food to get it under control.

A lot of people loved the interview but also wanted answers to more questions. Bitten Jonsson has now agreed to answer questions from our members (free trial available) every week. Ask your question here:

Ask Bitten Jonsson, RN, About Food Addiction

Here are three of the first questions and answers:

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The Key to Obesity

Dr. Jason Fung

Earlier this week the world’s top LCHF conference came online. For the discounted prize $49 (usually $69) you get instant access to it, and you can also check out some short previews for free:

The World’s Top LCHF Conference is Finally Online!

We managed to get a special bonus for our members: one complete presentation per month. So which one should I choose first?

Personally I was most impressed with Dr. Fung’s talks, so here’s his first one. It’s about the key to obesity and type 2 diabetes: insulin resistance. How it develops and how you can reverse it. There’s some tremendously important information in there. To Dr. Fung an LCHF diet is just the beginning of the solution.

The presentation – among many other things – is available for members and as usual you can try membership for free for one month.

The Key to Obesity – full presentation

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That Sugar Song – Hilarious Video

Here’s a fantastic music video called “That Sugar Song”. It’s an advertisement for the equally great movie “That Sugar Film” that will soon be released in the US and UK.

The trailer has been watched over one million times and in Australia where the movie’s already been released it’s become the #1 highest grossing documentary of all time!

Here’s how to see it:

UK – In cinemas June 26
US – In cinemas and on demand July 31
AU – DVD, Blu-ray & Digital out July 1
Find out more at www.thatsugarfilm.com

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Warning Label on U.S. Soda Advertisements May Be Coming Up

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Proposed warning label

A soda tax was recently introduced in Berkeley, California. Now San Francisco may start requiring health warnings on advertisements for sugary drinks. A decision is expected soon.

In Mexico, the world’s most obese nation, a soda tax was enacted last year and recent statistics already show significantly reduced soda sales. The soda tax works.

This all happens despite massive opposition from the soda industry’s lobbyists and the sugar industry’s paid “scientists” (those who still claim that sugar is harmless, with sugar money in their pockets.)

Nothing is likely to impact the obesity epidemic more than employing all means to reduce soda consumption. Soda is probably a bigger risk to public health today than smoking. So if we can stomach legislation when it comes to cigarette sales we should welcome urgent regulation of the excesses of the soda industry.

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“Women Shouldn’t Run – and Everyone Should Avoid Coffee!”

Dr. Michael Fox gives good advice to a female cruiser

Dr. Michael Fox gives good advice to a female cruiser

Should women avoid running? And should you – male or female – stop drinking coffee? Those controversial messages were delivered by Dr. Michael Fox with his lecture on the Caribbean low-carb cruise recently.

We invited our moderators to write guest posts here at the blog. Here’s report number four – about Dr. Fox’s message – by moderator Peter Biörck:

Guest Post by Peter Biörck

Women shouldn’t run!

One of the more refreshing and appreciated presentations on the Caribbean low-carb cruise was by Dr. Michael Fox. He works as a physician in a fertility clinic in Jacksonville, USA.

Since 2004 he has used LCHF for treating women with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and who have not been able to conceive. This became a great success! Before they started dietary treatment fewer than 50 % of women got pregnant. With LCHF as part of the concept about 90 % conceive and often within a few menstrual cycles after being advised by the clinic.
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Type 1 Diabetes and LCHF – A Great Combination

Hanna Boëthius, type 1 diabetic

Hanna Boëthius has type 1 diabetes

Is an LCHF diet really a great option for type 1 diabetes? What do people with a lot of experience say?

We were just on the most spectacular trip of the year, the low-carb cruise in the Caribbean. We invited our participating moderators to write guest posts here on the blog. Here’s travel report number three, with important information on Type 1 diabetes from our moderator Fredrik Söderlund:

Guest Post by Fredrik Söderlund

Type 1 Diabetes and LCHF – a Great Combination

On the cruise I was inspired by both presenters and guests to write a few paragraphs about LCHF and type 1 diabetes. There’s still a fairly common misconception that type 1 diabetics won’t benefit from LCHF or that it may even be dangerous.

One of the presenters was nephrologist Dr. Keith Runyan who himself has lived with type 1 diabetes for 17 years and switched to LCHF three years ago. Today he eats a ketogenic LCHF diet, or LCHFKD.

Among the conference participants were several type 1 diabetics who advocate LCHF; among them was Hanna Boëthius. She had had the disease for 30 years, since she was 2 years old, and switched to LCHF 4 years ago. Hanna was convinced of the benefits of the diet when she studied to become a nutrition counselor and now has her own business to help other diabetics worldwide (www.hannaboethius.com.)

Hanna eats a ketogenic LCHF diet with 20–30 g carbohydrates daily and, like Dr. Runyan, she points out the many benefits of the diet that are beneficial for type 1 diabetics. I’m compiling some of the benefits that they both put forward on the cruise, but first some background knowledge. Continue Reading →

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The World’s Top LCHF Conference is Finally Online!

A few months ago the world’s top LCHF experts gathered in lovely Cape Town, South Africa, for a massive four day conference. I was there presenting as well. It truly felt like a historic gathering.

Unfortunately not everyone can go to Cape Town, even for an occasion like this. Over 600 people participated, but most of the people around the world who would have wanted to be there sadly missed it.

Now it’s possible to watch all the 30 presentations online, as the online LCHF Convention launched today.

You can check out previews from the presentations for free. The entire online convention is $69 but the presenters – including me – get to invite people for only $49, so following this link you get that significant discount:

The Low Carb High Fat Convention Online

As an added bonus you also get access to transcripts of all the presentations and handy direct links for any studies and articles discussed.

I highly recommend the online LCHF convention, it’s a convenient recording of an historic event.

Regarding the Cost

Note that we get no part of the price of the conference – even if you follow the discounted link above. We never do affiliate marketing here at Diet Doctor for credibility reasons.

The full price of the online conference goes to the organizers (they are well worth it!) and will hopefully cover the significant cost of filming, editing and transcribing four days of presentations. Any surplus will help the organizers set up new LCHF conferences. The next ones are preliminarily planned for London and Washington!

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Watch the LCHF Movie Cereal Killers for Free

What if everything you knew about nutrition was wrong? That’s the question behind the LCHF movie Cereal Killers. You can watch the trailer above.

I reviewed the movie when it was released a year ago and liked it a lot. And now it’s easier than ever to see it. Cereal Killers – among other movies – is available for instant streaming on our membership site.

You can try our membership for free one month, also getting instant access to video courses, video interviews, Q&A with experts, etc.

Watch Cereal Killers

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Have you already used your free month and want to try again? That’s fine. Just go to your account page and answer three quick questions and you’ll get another free month.

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