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How Much Cardio Is Too Much?

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Does your morning Bulletproof coffee break your fast?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, How much cardio is too much? And should you be worried about elevated LDL on low carb? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →

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The Diet of a 105-Year Old World-Record Holder

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Check out the preferred diet of Robert Marchand, 105 years old and a world-record holder in cycling:

Yogurt, soup, cheese, chicken and a glass of red wine at dinner.

Sounds like a low-carb diet to me.

The New York Times: Lessons on Aging Well, From a 105-Year-Old Cyclist

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Get Into Great Shape Without Exercise


4.3 out of 5 stars5 stars63%4 stars13%3 stars17%2 stars1%1 star4%82 ratings4,152 viewsIs it possible to get into great shape, even if you hate exercise? Yes. There could be a way.

In this interview from this year’s Low-Carb Cruise, Darryl Edwards – the Fitness Explorer – talks about his own health journey and explains how you can get in great shape without exercise. The secret? Play.

You can watch part of the interview above (transcript). The full interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Get Into Great Shape Without Exercise – Darryl Edwards

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Fasting and Muscle Mass

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It seems that there are always concerns about loss of muscle mass during fasting. I never get away from this question. No matter how many times I answer it, somebody always asks, “Doesn’t fasting burn your muscle?” Continue Reading →

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How Should I Work Out If I’m Overweight?

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How do exogenous ketones affect glucose and insulin?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, how should you work out if you’re overweight? And why am I not losing water weight on low carb? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →

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Meta-Analysis: Physical Activity Not Effective for Treating Overweight Children

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Focusing on physical activity has no effect on treating childhood overweight and obesity, according to a new meta-analysis.

Not only is exercise not very helpful in controlling weight in the first place. It also turns out that overweight kids don’t really increase their physical activity in studies that try to get them to do so:

Obesity Review: Effectiveness of Interventions on Physical Activity in Overweight or Obese Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Including Studies with Objectively Measured Outcomes.

This means a double failure for the simplistic “let’s move” mentality.

Once again: you can’t outrun a bad diet. And kids, it seems, can’t even be forced to run in the first place (if anyone really thought that was a good idea).

Please note that I’m not advocating for sedentary lifestyles. I’m just pointing out that the ‘eat less, run more’ dogma is outdated. Physical activity is important for health, but has a negligible effect on weight.

There’s likely only one way to massively improve the childhood obesity problem. Make sure that kids get to grow up in a healthy food environment, without added sugars in everything.

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Is Fat the Best Fuel for Athletes?


4.9 out of 5 stars5 stars87%4 stars12%3 stars0%2 stars0%1 star0%8 ratings381 viewsPeter Defty has been working with getting athletes fat adapted for a long time. In this interview we sat down to discuss the benefits of ketosis and how to formulate a diet suitable for endurance athletes.

You can watch part of the interview above (transcript). The full interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Is Fat the Best Fuel for Athletes? – Peter Defty

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Trying to Lose Weight? You’re Wasting Your Time at the Gym

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If you’re one of these people who are trying to shed pounds by running on the treadmill or spending hours lifting weights, then you’re probably wasting your time. Exercise has a very negligible effect on your weight:

Scientific American: The Exercise Paradox

Simply put, it doesn’t work because our bodies adjust to more ‘calories out’ by making us hungrier. Plus, according to a recent study, people who are very physically active don’t necessarily burn more calories than others.

To be clear, I don’t recommend dropping your exercise regimen – it’s great for general health, fitness and wellbeing. But it’s almost useless for weight control.

So how do you lose weight? Check out our guide below.

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#5 Low-Carb Fear: Is Low Carb Bad for Exercise?

Exercise and low carbIt’s a common low-carb fear: Is low-carb bad for exercise?

The answer is that low carb can be good, bad, neutral or even fantastic for exercise. It depends.

During the first couple of weeks when you’re switching from a diet rich in carbs to a low-carb diet, your capacity in the gym will most likely go down. This is due to the low-carb flu, but it will pass in one or two weeks.

After a few weeks of adaptation, people often feel at least as good as before when exercising. Especially if they make sure to get enough fluids and salt.

Furthermore, for endurance athletes, there are many benefits to being fat-adapted and eating LCHF. For instance, this is seen in the fact that the two top performers in Tour de France 2016 were on some form of low-carb diet.

However, more carbs are probably needed for non-endurance sports such as sprinting etc. In these cases, it might be a good idea to take in some more carbs on the day when you need to perform, such as during a game day.

 
Watch doctors explain how low carb can be good for exercise

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Fasting and Exercise

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Is it possible to exercise while fasting? This is a common question we hear all the time and the simple answer is ‘Yes’.

People think that food gives them energy and therefore it will be difficult to fast and exercise at the same time. Some people with physically demanding jobs feel that they could not fast and work properly. What’s the truth?

Let’s think logically about what happens when we eat. Continue Reading →

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