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Happy New Year! 2015 will be an exciting year. We here at Diet Doctor have grand plans for it and I hope you’ll like them a lot!


  1. Jean
    I'm looking forward to hearing more from you in 2015!
  2. sonya
    I love your site and would love to hear your feedback on this worrisome study. http://m.care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/4/810.full
    Replies: #3, #5
  3. Zepp
    Its noting to worry about.. its natural, for those on high carb diet!

    Its the way insulin regulate blood sugar, one major way it do it is by lower lipolysis.. I.E. it do it by make fat stay in fat cells!

    So if one eat a high carb diet that need insulin counting then one ad som extra to make fat (FFA) stay in fat cells!

    The trick for DT1 is to eat a low carb diet.. if its very low one dont need insulin for the carb part of the meal.


    They need to take there insulin anyhow it have other purpose altso.

  4. MARC
    My wife turned me on to your site... I started my weight loss journey way, way back on December 24, 2014. (Yes, that is not a typo!) I am blogging about my journey from 309 lbs to ??? lbs. The journey just started 10 days ago. Join me at http://marcjacobsweightloss.blogspot.com
  5. erdoke
    There is nothing worrysome about that paper, just the poor understanding of human physiology and the poor study design resulting from it:

    We hypothesized that patients with type 1 diabetes would require more insulin coverage for higher-fat meals than lower-fat meals with identical carbohydrate content.
    The breakfast received by each subject on days 2 and 3 were identical and LF, with high-carbohydrate load.

    Smart, isn't it?
    What they call "high fat" in fact contains around 30 % fat, actually lower than the average SAD has. It means 50+ % carbs, so no wonder they were playing around in a territory where only bad and worse can be compared. It is also worth mentioning that cheese was used to add fat to the HF group's diet which at the same time means more insulinogenic protein and also some lactose being introduced. Smart again...

  6. dom
    I've got some questions of thing's I'm not sure of, since it is one year since my start of LCHF, and I actually weigh 1-1.5 stone heavier lol. Also perhaps some pointers for new LCHF eaters.

    Thanks if anyone can answer some.

    Do anybody still drink alcohol? I started drinking vodka but its horrible, so drank lagers but just less along with vodka, I switched to the lager with lowest carb value available.

    Do you avoid carrots and onion? I don't like carrots, but i was still eating onions, another blog said that carrots and onions should be fine to eat on LCHF. this perhaps depends on how low you want to be.

    I've asked before about milk, I was drinking far too much, so new LCHFers beware with milk.

    I also quite often ate take away kebab, which is probably mostly filled with some kind of wheat, I don't know, but expect it to be entirely meat if its properly made.

    Also, i read a recent post here, greens or vegetables giving you constipation, I didn't know that, so do you not make sure to have greens or vegetable at least one meal a day? I was trying to, but sometimes couldn't be bothered to prepare them lol.

    Hope it's ok I don;t know where to ask questions really, I'm gutted about being one year but weighing a lot more, it feels like wasted time, especially after seeing all the success stories, but it is obviously my own fault, just feels rubbish.

    I'll get it this time though.

    Thanks for the site Doc! thanks for any answers too, I may forget to look back before a response would be too late.

    Reply: #7
  7. Murray
    Every person has different tolerances and this will vary with time and circumstance. You have to experiment to find what works for you.

    Yes, milk can be an issue. The whey protein in milk is fairly insulinogenic and there is a good amount of lactose sugar. Better to have plain Greek yoghurt or a fermented cheese, which drains off whey and the lactose is largely converted to lactic acid (the preferred brain fuel) by bacteria. Some people need to get off dairy entirely. I am glad I am not one of those, as I quite enjoy raw milk cheeses.

    I was not aware vegetables cause some people constipation. I have always been the opposite. It makes me suspect dehydration or the lack of a robust flora of beneficial gut bacteria or some other gut issue. Try eating live sauerkraut regularly. Probiotics have difficulty surviving the acidic stomach on the journey to the large intestine. When the bacteria are within plant cells, they appear to get delivered better to where the gut needs them.

    I still drink alcohol but rarely more than one glass per day.

    Onions I eat as a condiment or as an ingredient in many sauces. They are high in sugar, but not enough to be an issue at condiment quantity. Same with carrots.

    Often people who stall have some inadvertent misstep. I was loving my salads with 12-year balsamic vinegar, until I saw how much sugar is in a tablespoon of balsamic.

  8. Kobus
    Have a look at the http://www.realmealrevolution.com website of Prof Tim Noakes and the Real Food Lists section. His has also written a book called The Real Meal Revolution. Myself and my family are following his meal plan with success.
    Reply: #9
  9. bill

    Thanks for that link. I don't know how I've missed it
    since it's been up for a year. Great website.

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