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Nike just launched its first plus-size line (which is great news) and obesity rates have reached an all-time high (not-so-great news).

At the same time new research shows that fewer Americans than before are trying to lose weight:

Time: Fewer Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight

The ever-increasing obesity rates have probably made it more acceptable to be overweight. There’s likely also a degree of despair after many people have failed to lose weight using conventional methods.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with being overweight. But overweight and obesity can be symptoms of hyperinsulinemia, a condition linked to diseases such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

You can certainly have hyperinsulinemia without being obese, but it’s one of the most common symptoms of the condition. If your overweight is a result of hyperinsulinemia, there might be a bigger problem to your health.

Using methods that do work with the body’s natural weight-loss mechanisms by lowering insulin (such as reducing the amount of carbs one consumes and intermittent fasting) would likely make obesity rates drop, without people having to struggle with hunger in an attempt to lose weight.

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The Official Dietary Advice Continues to Fail Us


Yes – eggs are good for you

Regardless of whether it being advice on salt, saturated fat or sugar, health authorities are failing to stay up-to-date with the latest research:

Observer: Health Authorities Continue to Fail Us

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First Cases of Obesity in Siberian Tribes As Fatty Fish Is Swapped for Western Junk Food


As Siberian tribes become exposed to instant noodles and carb-rich foods, the first signs of obesity – previously unheard of – start to show:

Mail Online: First Sign of Obesity in Arctic People Is Discovered After Remote Tribes Are Exposed to Instant Noodles and Pasta

Going back to a traditional lower-carb diet rich in fatty fish and venison would most likely eradicate these signs, in the same way that a lower-carb diet based on real food could likely halt the obesity epidemic in the rest of the world.

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A Global Food Revolution

4.8 out of 5 stars5 stars92%4 stars2%3 stars1%2 stars0%1 star2%69 ratings2,303 views Audio onlyThere’s a global food revolution going on. A paradigm shift in how we look at fat and sugar. Natural fat used to be feared – a terrible mistake, it turned out. Now we’re increasingly viewing sugar as the big problem.

But what advice are people with obesity or diabetes currently given? Could people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes by ignoring the dietary guidelines and doing the opposite instead? Eating delicious foods?

The LCHF movement is about how to empower people everywhere to revolutionize their health – before it’s too late.

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

A Global Food Revolution – Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt

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Why Does Sugar Make People Fat?

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One of the most intuitive facts in nutrition is that eating lots of sugar makes you fat. I don’t really think that there is all that much disagreement on this point. There is certainly some argument about why this is true. The calories people claim that this is because it is a source of empty calories. So, therefore, you could eat sugar and skip dinner and not gain weight. HOT-Fatty-Liver2.1 copy

These people believe that eating a plate of brownies with some multivitamins and an equal calorie portion of kale salad with salmon is equally fattening. That’s not likely to be true, as common sense would tell you.

The calories people claim that since sugar is empty calories, you will then eat more food with nutrition, as if it’s really, really hard to avoid eating nutrient dense foods like liver, calf brains and kale. Hold me back… Can’t resist… The stewed calf brain… Continue Reading →


A High Carb Intake During Pregnancy Associated with Childhood Obesity

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Not great?

Eating plenty of carbs and sugar during pregnancy might put your child at greater risk of becoming obese in the future, according to a new observational study:

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Associations of Maternal Macronutrient Intake During Pregnancy with Infant BMI Peak Characteristics and Childhood BMI

This study doesn’t prove cause and effect, since it is merely based on statistical correlations. But it’s still interesting. Note that the amounts of protein and fat that women ate during pregnancy were not associated with markers of future childhood obesity.

So if you want to err on the safe side, I’d recommend a diet based on real food, and low in sugar and refined carbohydrates.

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New US Food Availability Data – Americans Follow the Guidelines & Get Obese


Americans have been following the Guidelines.

The government just published a new report on American food availability, 1970-2014. This is big news! The last such report was published nearly a decade ago.

This report confirms what the last one found: In nearly every way possible, Americans have followed official dietary advice during the last few decades. In the same time period we’ve had massive epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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Let’s Stop Lying about Physical Activity and Obesity

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Is obesity truly caused by eating too many calories and not exercising enough?

The famous British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra tells the truth that others keep quiet about in this interview. Watch a segment above (transcript). The full 22-minute interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

How to Make Your Food a Powerful Medicine Not a Slow Poison – Dr. Aseem Malhotra

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Transcribed Conversation with Dr. David Ludwig and Gary Taubes

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Gary Taubes and Dr. David Ludwig

Dr. David Ludwig recently posted a filmed conversation with author and science writer Gary Taubes on his Facebook page – and now the transcribed version is available:

Heleo: Why Do We Get Fat? Science Writer Gary Taubes Blames Sugar. Here’s Why.

We have epidemics, and although we think we know why they’re happening, the fact that we failed completely to control them in any way suggests that our fundamental understanding is incorrect.
– Gary Taubes

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‘Frightening’ Surge in Obesity-Related Disease Among Children

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A recent study by FAIR Health finds a ‘frightening’ spike in obesity-related disease among children.

The findings are “frightening,” Dr. Stephen Pont, a pediatrician and medical director of the childhood obesity center at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, Texas, told NPR News.

“The vast majority of kids should never have high blood pressure or diabetes or sleep apnea,” said Pont. “Now we’re seeing those consequences in kids. That will result in shorter lives and lower quality of life.”

Newsmax: Study: Sharp Spike in Obesity-Linked Diagnosis Among Kids, Teens

It is about time to recognize that what we’ve been doing for decades is just exacerbating problems with obesity, and truly hurting children.

Eating less and running more is rarely an effective long-term strategy – especially not for growing kids. What’s more important is the quality of the food we eat.

Kids with weight issues may be far better helped helped by real food, lower in refined carbs and sugar.

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