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Why Low Carb Is High in Fat – Not Protein

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Why should a low-carb diet be high in fat, and not high in protein?

I’ve often recommended switching to a diet higher in natural fats and lower in refined carbohydrates. What’s the deal with dietary fat? Simply put, dietary fat does not raise insulin. And hyperinsulinemia is the main driver of obesity. Hyperinsulinemia means literally, high insulin in the blood (hyper means high, and -emia means blood levels).

So, logically, switching refined carbohydrates, which raise insulin significantly, for dietary fat, which does not, can lower insulin levels significantly even if you take the same total number of calories.

But what is so different about dietary fat compared to both protein and carbohydrates that makes this true? It all comes down to the different ways that proteins and fats are metabolized. Continue Reading →

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How to Eat Like a Sumo Wrestler

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If you want to become obese like a sumo wrestler you may want to eat a lot of carbs, like they do. And by a lot of carbs, we mean a thousand grams per day… or ten bowls of rice at every meal.

At least if you judge by this study on what sumo wrestlers eat, as illustrated above by Dr. Ted Naiman.

The sumo wrestlers are basically on an extremely low-fat diet. Why do they eat mostly carbs, instead of fat? Perhaps because carbs stimulate insulin, the fat-storing hormone, so that they can increase their body fat.

If you do not want to look like a sumo wrestler, you may want to go more easy on the carbs.

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The Common Currency in Our Bodies Is Not Calories – Guess What It Is?

Currency (money) is useful because it represents mutually agreed upon means of measurement and exchange. That is, if we all accept American dollars as our currency of exchange, then items as disparate as a bus or an onion can be all measured in the same units.

The bus is expensive and costs more dollars and the onion is cheaper and costs fewer dollars. But everything is measured in dollars and both parties accept dollars as the currency of exchange.

If one party decides to deal in dollars and the other accepts sea shells (as used historically in some primitive cultures) or salt, then it is impossible to deal. There is no common currency. The buyer wants to use dollars and the seller wants sea shells. No deal.

Both parties need to agree on how to trade. That is the value of a common currency, whether it is dollars, sea shells, Bitcoins or gold. There is only power as long as the two parties agree.

It is just like a common language. English is particularly useful because many people speak it. Therefore, in the United States, it is very likely that you can speak English and somebody understands you. In China, Mandarin is more useful than English, again because both people are able to speak it.

BobMicrosoft dominated the software wars because it was the most popular, which automatically made it the most useful. It sure wasn’t the blue screen of death, or Microsoft Bob that made it useful. Man, I hated that stupid paperclip. Made me want to poke my own eyes out. But Microsoft was the common standard, which made it useful.

The common currency of weight gain

But this post is about nutrition and obesity. So, what is the common currency of weight gain? Continue Reading →

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Hyperinsulinemia – What Insulin Does in Your Body


4.6 out of 5 stars5 star85%4 star4%3 star2%2 star1%1 star5%175 ratings5,470 viewsBy controlling the insulin in your body you can control both your weight and many other aspects of your health.

But exactly what does insulin do in your body? What factors raise and lower insulin? How can you effectively control your insulin?

Dr. Ted Naiman gives you tons of knowledge in this great presentation from the Low-Carb Cruise 2016. It was my favorite talk of the cruise, but I did not think it would be everyone’s cup of tea, as it’s really fast. My mistake! It has already become one of the most popular videos ever at Diet Doctor.

This talk is full of ideas that you can put to use right away. Watch a section from it above (transcript).

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin?


4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star8%3 star2%2 star0%1 star1%143 ratings5,042 viewsIs obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? And if so, why do many people still not agree at all?

As the dogma of Calories In, Calories Out is becoming more and more outdated, people like Dr. Ted Naiman sees tremendous results doing the opposite: stop counting calories.

Finally, what should you be doing if you want to lose weight by lowering your insulin? Dr. Naiman shares the most effective ways to do this (low carb is just one of four important things).

Watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 25-minute interview – one of our most popular and controversial videos this year – is available on our member site:

Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Interview with Dr. Ted Naiman

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How Obesity Can Protect From Disease

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Obesity is not widely considered a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite. It’s usually considered one of the causal factors of the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.

I think obesity is a marker of disease, but ultimately it serves to protect the body from the effects of hyperinsulinemia. Let me explain.

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Q&A: How Do You Know if Insulin Is High or Low?

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What if weight loss is slow and you know that insulin causes fat storage? Is there then a way to know that insulin is low to make sure that you lose weight?

The answer to his and other questions – for example, how do you know if you’re eating enough fat? – in this week’s Q&A with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt: Continue Reading →

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Hyperinsulinemia – What Insulin Does in Your Body

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By controlling the insulin in your body you can control both your weight and many other aspects of your health.

But exactly what does insulin do in your body? What factors raise and lower insulin? How can you effectively control your insulin?

Dr. Ted Naiman gives you tons of knowledge in this great presentation from the Low-Carb Cruise 2016. It’s full of ideas that you can put to use right away.

Watch it

The full interview is now available (with captions and transcript) for members:

Hyperinsulinemia – What Insulin Does in Your Body

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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

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It’s the most simple way ever to lose weight and improve many health problems. It costs nothing and it will only save you money. Plus, it’s really a lot easier than most people think. It’s… intermittent fasting.

In this talk Dr. Jason Fung discusses when fasting is the right method for you, how to do it and the most important things to think about. The entire talk is now available (filmed with five cameras and including captions and transcript) on our member site:

Therapeutic Fasting – Presentation by Dr. Jason Fung

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Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin?

Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Dr. Ted Naiman4.8 out of 5 stars5 star87%4 star8%3 star2%2 star0%1 star1%143 ratings14325:27


Is obesity mainly caused by the fat storing hormone insulin? And if so, why do many people still not agree at all?

As the dogma of Calories In, Calories Out is becoming more and more outdated, people like Dr. Ted Naiman sees tremendous results doing the opposite: Stop counting calories.

So what should you be doing if you want to lose weight? Dr. Naiman has the answer: Focus on lowering your insulin levels. And he shares the most effective ways to do it (low carb is just one of several important things).

As a practicing physician, Dr. Ted Naiman helps people find strategies that actually work and ways to improve your insulin sensitivity. In our interview, he explains what to do if you want to lose weight.

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The video is now available (with captions and transcript) on our member site:

Is Obesity Caused by Too Much Insulin? – Interview with Dr. Ted Naiman

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