Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Low-carb, high-fat diets add no arterial health risks to obese

Good news, I would say:
Low-carb dieters showed no harmful vascular changes but also on average dropped 10 pounds in 45 days, compared to an equal number of study participants randomly assigned to a low-fat diet. The low-fat group, whose diets consisted of no more than 30 percent from fat and 55 percent from carbs, took on average 70 days, nearly a month longer, to lose the same amount of weight. [...]
However, Stewart does contend that an overemphasis on low-fat diets has likely contributed to the obesity epidemic in the United States by encouraging an overconsumption of foods high in carbohydrates. He says that high-carb foods are, in general, less filling and that people tend to get carried away with how much low-fat food they can eat. More than half of American adults are estimated to be overweight, with a body mass index of 26 or higher; a third are considered to be obese, with a BMI of 30 or higher. 
Full article here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

3 simple weight loss tips

What is the main cause of failed dieting?

I'd say it is hunger. And cravings. Also our body adapts to diets and weight-loss tends to plateau.

3 simple tips I used when the above happened:

  1. Eat a good breakfast. A heavy whipping cream omelette and bacon has worked best for me. Keeps me full late into the afternoon.

  2. Follow the 80/20 rule. Eat "right" 80% of the time and indulge 20% of the time. I had some ice-cream or other treat on the weekend. Keeps you sane and it's easier to stay motivated. Nobody likes to feel like their "life is over" and they will never be able to eat what they like the most again. Just don't go overboard, all in moderation.

  3. When and if you plateau in your weight-loss, the body needs a wake-up call. When I first started with Low Carb High Fat, I plateaued after about 2.5 months. I did some research and decided to do the opposite of what I was doing. So for 3-4 days, I ate nothing but High Carb food, pasta, potatoes, sugar and so on. Then back to Low Carb High Fat. It worked. I started losing weight again.

Friday, May 6, 2011

List of fruit from low to high in sugar

Pretty handy list for those who crave fruit, but still want to keep down the carbs.

Fruits Lowest in Sugar
Small Amounts of Lemon or Lime
Raspberries (more about berries on low carb diets)


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Diet may ’reverse kidney failure’ in diabetics

Researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York found a "ketogenic diet" could reverse the damage caused to tubes in the kidneys by too much sugar in the blood. 
For their study, the researchers used laboratory mice with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  Once kidney damage had developed, half the mice were put onto the ketogenic diet, which is 87 percent fat and mimics the effect of starvation. 
After eight weeks, the researchers noted that kidney damage was reversed in those rodents which were on the highly controlled diet, the leading news channel reported.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Florida outlaws journalism


- Will it be a favorable article?
- Um....
A person who enters onto a farm or other property where legitimate agriculture operations are being conducted without the written consent of the owner, or an authorized representative of the owner, commits a felony of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, Florida Statutes.
Anyone seeing Monsanto headquarters moving to the corporation friendly state of Florida?