How losing weight with LCHF helps save children’s lives in Amazonas

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How can losing weight with LCHF help to save children’s lives in Amazonas? The other day I received a fantastic story from Cate – the woman on the wing of the airplane above.

Hi Doc,

Two and a half years ago my partner and I stumbled on your site after reading a post on Facebook about the butter shortage in Sweden. We’d been struggling to find a way to lose the weight and the standard advice of eat less, low fat and more healthy whole grains wasn’t working. We bought a treadmill. We bought low fat stuff. We tried to starve ourselves. None of it worked and we were miserable. You know the story. After finding your site we started LCHF and never looked back. In 6-8 months I’d lost 60 pounds to get down to 140 pounds (5′ 8″). Kerri, my partner, lost 40. All this time later we’ve kept it off and have never felt better. To say that your crusade of reason has saved our lives is an understatement. More importantly, in a round about way, it’s saved other lives as well.

I sometimes fly an air ambulance airplane in the amazon basin in Southern Guyana on a volunteer basis. 60 pounds is enough to enable me to carry an extra child out to the hospital from a remote village and a really short, dirt airstrip. Weight is everything when flying the edge of the envelope and there have been a few times when that lost weight allowed me to put another child on the plane whereas before I couldn’t.

Thank you Andreas!


And thanks to you, Cate, for your inspiring story, and congratulations on your own health improvements!

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  1. Francois
    I looked at loss of adipose tissue from many angles, but I must admit this is the most interesting one I have read about in a long time. Kudos to you! it is absolutely true, weight is everything in air travel and to enable you to airlift more children... Just short of fantastic.

    Great job!

  2. FrankG
    Amazing! Good for you Cate and thanks for what you do :-)
  3. PatrickP
    Congratulations on the weight loss, Cate!
  4. JD
    If you take that child to a hospital and they get fed low fat, high grain hospital food are you really saving them?

    Just kidding. I know hospitalized children is usually a taboo thing to joke about, but I couldn't resist.

  5. Angela Carter
    Cate has been my inspiration to change the way I think about food. Way to go Cate!
  6. Priscilla Soliz
    I need help and encouragement to continue doing LCHF. I love it but see no results, although it's only been a month--absolutely no weight loss.

    If you direct me to the right forum or person, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you for this website.

    Priscilla Soli

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