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Weight Loss Tip: Push Through Weight Loss Plateaus

Keep up the good work

Keep up the good work

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? We’ll repeat our best weight-loss tips during the next few weeks. Like the tip below.

Most people reach a weight-loss plateau sooner or later, but that’s not a sign you should give up (giving up usually results in something worse than a plateau). Be persistent and keep up with your healthy low-carb diet – sometimes that’s enough. You can also try to do minor tweaks to your habits to break through the plateau, such as these:

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Therapeutic Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung


4.7 out of 5 stars5 stars85%4 stars6%3 stars3%2 stars3%1 star1%83 ratings2,959 viewsIt’s the most simple way ever to lose weight and improve many health problems. It costs nothing – in fact it will save you money. Plus, it’s 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.

You can watch a segment from it above (transcript). The full 35-minute presentation (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Therapeutic Fasting with Dr. Jason Fung

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#5 Post of 2016 – How to Renew Your Body: Fasting and Autophagy

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Out of more than 1,000, this is the #5 most popular post of 2016.

A few months ago the Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to the discovery of autophagy. This is a key to making your body new again, or at least newer.

Dr. Jason Fung explains how to use it: Read the post

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Nutritionists – The Secret Ally of Big Sugar

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Conventional nutritionists play into the hands of Big Sugar when they argue that the only thing that matters is how much we eat (and not what we eat) says Gary Taubes:

To the sugar industry, the nutritionists’ dogmatic belief that obesity is a calorie overconsumption problem and a calorie is a calorie has been the gift that keeps on giving. So long as nutrition and obesity authorities insist that this is true, then the sugar industry can rightfully defend its product on the basis that the calories from sugar are no better nor worse than those from steak or grapefruit or ice cream — perhaps even kale or quinoa. We can’t have it both ways.

– Gary Taubes

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Indian Cabbage Stir-Fry

Indian Cabbage Stir-Fry4.5 out of 5 stars5 stars72%4 stars12%3 stars9%2 stars2%1 star2%172 ratings172 Ketogenic low carbKetogenic low carb84% Fat11% Protein4% Carbs10 g carbs / serving Easy 10 + 30 m10 minutes preparation30 minutes cooking time

This low-carb dish, also called crack slaw, is known for being so delicious it’s addictive! Apart from that, it’s also quick and easy to make. Prepare yourself for a new favorite meal. Here’s an Indian take on it with curry and fresh cilantro.

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Weight Loss Tip: Eat Less Dairy

Eat less dairy to lose weight

Eat less dairy to lose weight

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight? We’ll repeat our best weight-loss tips (besides trying a low-carb diet) during the next few weeks. Like the tip below.

There are some foods that are relatively low in carbs, but which still can inhibit your efforts to lose weight. If you’re struggling to lose weight on low carb they could be holding you back. Dairy products (except for butter) are a great example.

First, dairy products contain a modest amount of carbs (like lactose), which can slow weight loss on low carb. Secondly, they have milk proteins which stimulate the fat-storing hormone insulin, also slowing fat loss.

Butter is the exception, as it contains mainly fat and only tiny amounts of carbs or milk protein.

So if you’re having trouble losing weight, it is a great idea to cut out dairy products (or at least eat less of them).

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#5 Video of 2016 – A Year of Self-Tracking in Nutritional Ketosis

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Our of over 100, this is the #5 most popular low-carb video of 2016.

What would happen if you spent a year eating a very low-carb diet, a ketogenic diet, while tracking all kinds of blood tests and other things? Watch the video

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#5 Low-Carb Fear: Is Low Carb Bad for Exercise?

Exercise and low carbIt’s a common low-carb fear: Is low-carb bad for exercise?

The answer is that low carb can be good, bad, neutral or even fantastic for exercise. It depends.

During the first couple of weeks when you’re switching from a diet rich in carbs to a low-carb diet, your capacity in the gym will most likely go down. This is due to the low-carb flu, but it will pass in one or two weeks.

After a few weeks of adaptation, people often feel at least as good as before when exercising. Especially if they make sure to get enough fluids and salt.

Furthermore, for endurance athletes, there are many benefits to being fat-adapted and eating LCHF. For instance, this is seen in the fact that the two top performers in Tour de France 2016 were on some form of low-carb diet.

However, more carbs are probably needed for non-endurance sports such as sprinting etc. In these cases, it might be a good idea to take in some more carbs on the day when you need to perform, such as during a game day.

 
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