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Hyperinsulinemia plays the dominant role in provoking obesity and fatty liver disease, but what causes it?

Insulin is intimately related to our diet, so that was naturally the first place to look. Highly refined and processed carbohydrates, such as sugars, flour, bread, pasta, muffins, donuts, rice and potatoes are well known to raise blood glucose and insulin production. This became known as the carbohydrate-insulin hypothesis, and forms the rational basis for many of the low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins diet.

These are not new ideas, but very old ones. Continue Reading →

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“Had to Tell the World About It!”

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In order to manage his blood sugar and weight, Mark had to follow a low-carb low-fat diet that left him with intense cravings and no success. Then one day a friend of his posted her dramatic transformation on Facebook, and said that she’d been able to lose weight with help from the Diet Doctor site.

He checked out the site, and thought that it made sense! Of course one has to eat more healthy fats to stay satiated. So he decided to give it a go: Continue Reading →

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Is It Insulin or Calories that Make Us Gain Weight?


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What really matters for weight loss? Calories in and calories out, or are our bodies’ weight carefully regulated by hormones, such as the fat-storing hormone insulin?

In this presentation from the 2015 LCHF Conference in Cape Town I describe why the second explanation – about hormones – makes much more sense. And why the first one – about calories – is a simplistic description that completely fails to address the cause of obesity.

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Weight Control: The Calories vs Insulin Theory – Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt

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Is Gary Taubes Vindicated?

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Gary Taubes, one of the true pioneers of LCHF and best-selling author of Good Calories, Bad Calories, was publically ridiculed in 2002 for writing that obesity isn’t about a caloric imbalance, and that fat is not dangerous.

Fourteen years later, Taubes is still somewhat of a heretic. However, slowly but surely, at least some of his ideas are entering the mainstream. Has Taubes even become vindicated? Here’s a new and interesting article on the topic by the man himself, about his experiences:

The Vindicated: ‘Nutrition Heretic’ Gary Taubes on the Long Road Back From a Big, Fat Public Shaming

To insist that obesity is caused by consuming too many calories is as inane as it would be to say that poverty, for instance, is caused by earning too little money. It confuses a description with an explanation and is [a] profoundly inexcusable error.

– Gary Taubes

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How Can You Live Life Without Sweet Tastes?

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What should I do if I’m gaining weight on low carb?

The answer to this and other questions – for example, how can you live life without sweet tastes? And should you count fiber as carbs? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →

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Should You Eat Slow Carbs to Feed Your Gut Bacteria?


4.7 out of 5 stars5 stars83%4 stars7%3 stars2%2 stars5%1 star1%85 ratings4,019 viewsShould you eat slow carbs to feed your gut bacteria? It’s a controversial topic, especially at a low-carb conference.

This did not stop the star of the BBC show Doctor in the House, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. In this presentation he discusses the differences between low carb and slow carb. And what the microbiome could do for our health.

This talk is from this year’s Low Carb Vail conference, and has only been available for our members before (check out our free trial), but now everyone can watch it above.

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“Here I Am Seven Months Later and I Rarely Suffer from Migraines”

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Natalie suffered greatly from migraines. She realized that keeping her blood sugar levels low was vital for avoiding migraines, and decided to try a low-carb diet in order to keep it in check.

This is what has happened after seven months: Continue Reading →

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Can Women’s Weight Struggles Be Caused by Hormones?


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Can a woman’s difficulties to lose weight be caused by major hormonal changes? How can stress and sleep deprivation play a role in weight gain? And what are some effective strategies to cope with difficulties losing weight as a woman?

Jackie Eberstein, RN, explains it all in this talk from the Low Carb USA conference.

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Hormonal Changes and Weight – Jackie Eberstein, RN

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LCHF Diet Helps New Zealander Shed 75 Kilos

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Here’s another amazing weight-loss story: Adrian Owen, a dad from New Zealand, shed 75 kg (165 lbs) on an LCHF diet!

He went through many different diets, before realizing that low carb in combination with intermittent fasting was the best fit for him:

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Obese Mother Loses 130 Pounds on a Ketogenic Diet

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Is it possible to lose as much as 130 lbs (59 kg) on a ketogenic diet? Absolutely – that’s what mother Alvina Rayne did after ending a harmful relationship:

Mail Online: Obese Mother Gets Revenge on Her Cruel Ex-Boyfriend Who Branded Her an ‘Ugly, Fat Piece of Garbage’ by Shedding 130 Lbs

How did she do it? She swapped her fruit loops, take-out food and ice cream for meat, eggs and coconut oil. Well done!

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