Should You Eat Everything in Moderation?

What’s the point of low carb, shouldn’t we all just try to eat everything in moderation? Watch a segment of the video above, where Dr. Sarah Hallberg answers (transcript).

The full video – with answers from five more top low-carb doctors1 – is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Everything in Moderation – Doctors Answer Common Questions

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  1. Marcia Rhodes
    What does this do to my cholesterol. My last test was 220.
    My Dr. put me on Meds for it. I can not take the Meds because of the side effects. So I am off Meds and trying to lower my Cholesterol. Will this diet make my cholesterol go up even more?
  2. Thomas
    Too much emphasis is put on cholesterol relative to CVD. Wouldn't worry too much about it.
  3. Barb
    Too bad most doctors are in the pocket of the Insurance and Drug companies and are all about pushing pills. ie., 'medicine'.


    Too bad there aren't more doctors who will back off and listen to the patient, thereby figuring out old, tried and true remedies.

    Luckily, I've had doctors that take a 'natural' approach to 'prescription'.

    I currently take Niacin for my cholesterol (make sure you get the non-flush kind) and Vit D3 (which, it turns out, is better for calcium/bone growth than any form of Calcium currently on the market).

    If you don't have an 'herbal' remedy type book available, go to your library and check one out. Look up the problems you have, and see what you can take that will replace the drug(s) you've been prescribed.

    Then, (if you don't feel confident in figuring out dosage, etc), make an appt with your doctor and tell your doctor that he/she can write all the prescriptions in the world, but that you REFUSE to take their drugs. You've researched the issue(s), and have found that you can take *** whatever herb, vitamin, etc ***, and would he/she help you figure out the dosage.

    Bottom line is that this LCHF does bring down your cholesterol. Many years ago, when Atkins became the 'diet of choice', I attempted it, and my cholesterol dropped to somewhere between 165 and 190 (been so long, I don't actually remember), and I normally run between 230 and 250. I'm excited to see what it will do this time!

    Hope this helps.

  4. Pavlina
    I have been en keto diet for 3 months. My cholesterol is growing up 280 total . I feel good, more energy, but i dont know how to go on. I was making intermediate fasting 16-20H. What will recomend me.
  5. Dee Lucas
    What I want to learn is how much to each? How many ounces of meat, fish, chicken per meal? How much vegetables, fruit and nuts? This is my problem of overeating and being obese.
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What I want to learn is how much to each? How many ounces of meat, fish, chicken per meal? How much vegetables, fruit and nuts? This is my problem of overeating and being obese.

    That is going to vary from person to person. The important thing is keeping carbs as low as possible and keeping fats high. Fat tends to be filling and self limiting. Try our free 2 week challenge if you'd like help with meal plans and shopping lists!

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