Sunday, February 28, 2010

Great role model?

Michael Phelps, shame on you.

I don´t care how much money McDonald's spend to improve their image. They poison people all over the world. Period.

On another note. What are those fries made of?????

I am tempted to try this myself, just to find out how long they will last. Scary, scary "food."

146 reasons why sugar is ruining your health

By Nancy Appleton, PhD.
1.  Sugar can suppress the immune system.
2.  Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
3.  Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
4.  Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
5.  Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
6.  Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function you loose.
7.  Sugar reduces high-density lipoproteins.
8.  Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.
9.  Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.
10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.
That´s ten. 136 more at Nancy Appleton´s site:

Omega 3 - The miracle medicine

Unreal triglyceride story at the Heart Scan Blog.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Taubes' Tidbits No.1

In the beginning of chapter 4 of Taubes' book Good Calories, Bad Calories, Taubes writes about Albert Schweitzer who in 1913 arrives in Lambaréné, Gabon, West Africa. Schweitzer was a missionary surgeon.
"Schweitzer estimated that he saw almost two thousand patients in the first nine months."
After the first nine months he averaged 30-40 patients a day for most of the coming 40 years. 41 years later and a year after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize he encountered the first case of appendicitis. When first arriving to Gabon,
"[he] was astounded to encounter no cases of cancer."
During the years more and more cancer appeared. Schweitzer attributed this to the locals living "more like the whites."

Birds are snobs

I have a bird house in the garden. A month ago, when I began with LCHF, I didn't want to throw away my muesli. So I gave it to the birds. A rather substantial amount, as you can tell by the images.

But it would seem muesli isn't on the menu as far as birds go. They haven´t touched any of it. I couldn't help laughing when I saw it.

"The USDA recommends fiber, don't you stupid birds know that?"

I have added some real bird food on top of it all. I don't want the poor things to starve to death. :)

Friday, February 26, 2010

I gained 30 lbs from one cracker

Love The Heart Scan Blog by Dr William Davis, Cardiologist. Found a story today about a patient of his, a woman who, yes you read it right, gained 30 lbs from one lousy cracker...

Let me tell you a story, a tale of a woman who gained 30 lbs by eating one cracker. [...]
This time, a tray of whole wheat crackers was laid on the buffet table, covered with some sort of sweetened cheese. She had just one. She savored the taste that she'd missed. "Maybe one more. I'll be extra good this weekend,'" she told herself.
Enjoy the the read.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unilever Loves Your Heart

New design

So I decided to redo the design of the blog. The old one was a bit too, well, messy.

Tell me what you think. :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Anxious sugar rats

October 17th, 2009 Professor David Diamond from the University of South Florida presented his findings about rats and sugar.
"Professor David Diamond, in the Departments of Psychology, Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, and a career scientist at the Tampa VA Hospital, investigated the effects of a typical American diet, which is high in fat and sugar, compared to an Atkins-type diet, which is high in animal and vegetable fat but low in sugar, on the physiology and behavior of rats."
They found that rats which eat a typical high-fat, high carb diet are more anxious and gained more weight than the Atkins diet group of rats.

All groups were exposed to a traumatic event, a mild electric shock, and later when faced with the same circumstances, the American diet group showed signs of anxiety and fear, while the low carb group was less fearful.
"These [the American diet] animals also demonstrated other evidence of anxiety, such as greater startle responses and fear of a novel place. The Atkins diet rats, by contrast, exhibited no signs of anxiety when they were in the novel environment. The researchers also found that the American diet group gained significantly more weight than the groups fed the Atkins and control diets."
A connection was made between sugar in combination with fat, as being the primary factor to obesity. However, the low carb Atkins diet, also with a high fat intake, was found to be an effective strategy to lose weight and, findings suggest, a reduction in anxiety and better performance under stress.

Full artice.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My new old belt

Had to punch new holes in my belt today. It was just sitting there, not doing anything in particular. So I punched two new holes. One for now and one for the future. Dang, that felt good! :)

Month 1: Waist - down 4.7 inches. (12 cm)

Obesity on the rise as cause of death in the UK

"About a quarter of adults in the UK are now obese.
Obesity and problems caused by being overweight are thought to cost the NHS more than £3bn a year.
The Scottish government said 40% of Scots could be classed as obese by 2030, if things do not change."

Professor Alan Maryon-Davis, president of the Faculty of Public Health says:
"We have to take obesity seriously."
More low fat diet advice, Professor Maryon-Davis? Same advice, different result?

Walking the stairs can be fun

I couldn't help smiling when I saw this. The stairs are in Stockholm, Sweden.

Click the arrow icon at the bottom to the right to get a fullscreen view. (No not everyone hangs at Youtube every day. ;P)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Skip the bananas, lose weight

Read an article in Dagens Nyheter (the biggest newspaper in Sweden) today.
"A 64 year old woman had been treated for diabetes type 2 and high blood pressure and weighed 273 lbs."
She was recommended, in January 2007, by her doctor do quit eating bananas, which she did twice a day. Without making any other lifestyle changes or diet changes she lost 26 lbs the first year, simply by not eating bananas. By spring 2009 she had lost a total of 60 lbs.

She had ended her insulin treatment as a result and her blood pressure medicin had been reduced by 50%. Her husband who also quit eating bananas, lost 22 lbs during the same time.
"A 42 year old man had a habit of drinking half a gallon of soda every day. He had been doing so for a long time."

When recommended by his doctor to stop this habit, he lost 17 lbs in a few weeks.
"An office removed the bowl of fruit from the staff room by mistake."
Within a few weeks, almost all employees had lost a few pounds, which surprised them in a good way. Some employees suspected the fruit, but nobody said anything.

More on fructose:

If fructose is a Villain, what about juice?
L.A. Times

Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans
Journal of Clinical Investigation

Livsmedelsverket mörkar att du blir fet av frukt
Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Robert Lustig, MD - Sugar the Bitter Truth

A 1.5 hour long lecture on sugar, by Robert Lustig, MD. If you have the time to watch it, please do. You will think of sugar in a completely different way after watching it.

An article from University of California, San Francisco describes Lustig's work as follows:
The rise of obesity is usually blamed on too much eating and not enough exercising, but Robert Lustig, MD, a UCSF pediatric neuroendocrinologist, asks us to look beyond the obvious.
More specifically, it is fructose that is harmful, according to Lustig. Fructose is a component of the two most popular sugars. One is table sugar — sucrose. The other is high-fructose corn syrup. High-fructose corn syrup has become ubiquitous in soft drinks and many other processed foods.
Full article: "Sugar is a poison"

Those of us who follow LCHF by the letter avoid fruit completely, however a lot of us eat an occasional fruit and still have great results on the scale.


An orange is in principle; water, fibers, sugar and vitamin C. A much better alternative to i.e. an orange, which contains the equivalent of 6 sugar cubes, is sweet peppers (paprika). You only need 40 grams (1.5 oz) of paprika to get the recommended daily value of vitamin C. Paprika holds 4 times more vitamin C, then an orange.

Paprika falls well within the philosophy of LCHF, with 5.6% carbs. Personally I eat my 40 grams in the morning with my cream omelet and bacon. Since I want to keep my carb intake as low as possible. Paprika adds a nice crispiness and freshness to my breakfast.

Other good low carb sources of vitamin C are:
  • parsley
  • kale
  • Brussel sprouts
  • broccoli (probably a favorite among LCHF people)
  • cauliflower (try grating it and pan frying it, very tasty and acts as starch to get all the delicious sauce off the plate)

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Statins increase occurence of diabetes

    Statins are a class of drugs that lower cholesterol levels.

    In an article in The Lancet a study of 13 statin trials with a total of 91 140 participants, shows an 9% increased occurrence of diabetes compared to the control group. Of the 91 140 subjects, 4278 developed diabetes during a mean time of 4 years. Of these 2226 were assigned statins and 2052 a control treatment.

    "Statin therapy is associated with a slightly increased risk of development of diabetes, but the risk is low both in absolute terms and when compared with the reduction in coronary events."
    Full article here.

    Perhaps eating low carb natural food is a better cure to coronary events? What we need are long time studies and effects of low carb high fat diets compared to traditional high carb diets.

    In Statin Drugs Side Effects and the Misguided War on Cholesterol by Dr. Duane Graveline, M.D., he claims Statins are the "Thief of Memory", or in plain english, Statins fry your memory.

    Uffe Ravnskov MD. PhD, who has written The Cholesterol Myths: Exposing the Fallacy that Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Cause Heart Disease - the book was burnt on Finnish National TV in 1992 - is reviewed as: 
     "It convincingly demonstrates that there is something seriously wrong with the mainstream theory of heart disease. It destroys the diet-heart hypothesis, and makes a compelling case against the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs."
    Full review here.

    In Sweden four professors in the last year have claimed saturated fat has absolutely nothing to do with cardiovascular disease.

    See you later 100 kilo...

    ...or actually goodbye forever!

    Cracked the hated 100 kilo (220.4 lbs) limit today! And with style - 99.5kg (219.3 lbs).

    I haven't weighed this little since the late 90's. I was dancing around like a rabbit on an overdose of caffeine.

    This is absolutely nuts. I eat good food. I eat when I am hungry. And I am still losing weight. Life couldn't be better!

    I've lost almost 30% of my target loss. 7.3 kg (16lbs) down, 16.5 kg (36lbs) to go. 12 centimeters (4.7inches) around the waist. 2 clothes sizes. And all this in only 1 month!!!!

    Thursday, February 18, 2010

    The Great Separation Day

    Today was the Great Separation Day.

    Gave away all  things which I won't be needing anymore.
    • jam
    • margarine
    • processed oils
    • spreads
    • flour
    • sugar
    • vanilla sugar
    • vanilla creams
    • strawberry pudding
    • syrup
    • parsnip
    • potatoes
    • onions
    • rutabaga
    • rice
    • pasta
    • hard bread
    ... and so on. Felt great and I won't be missing it. The best? All the space in the cupboards and in the fridge. :)

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Gary Taubes lecture on obesity

    Big Fat Lies, lecture on fat.

    One hour an eleven minutes. All worth it. Taubes brings the calories in and out theory to a whole new level.

    Soy milk + Hexane = True

    Last May published an article on soy and how it's produced.

    (NaturalNews) Virtually all "protein bars" on the market today are made with soy protein. Many infant formula products are also made with soy protein, and thousands of vegetarian products (veggie burgers, veggie cheese, "natural" food bars, etc.) are made with soy protein. That soy protein is almost always described as safe and "natural" by the companies using it. But there's a dirty little secret the soy product industry doesn't want you to know: Much of the "natural" soy protein used in foods today is bathed in a toxic, explosive chemical solvent known as hexane.
    Hexane is a neurotoxin.
    In the industry, hexanes are used in the formulation of glues for shoes, leather products, and roofing. They are also used to extract cooking oils from seeds, for cleansing and degreasing all sorts of items, and in textile manufacturing.

    Full article by Mike Adams:

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    There is NO connection between saturated fat and cardiovascular (heart) disease

    Swedish doctor Andreas Eenfeldt posted on his blog, Kostdoktorn, today (in Swedish):

    "There is no connection between consumption of  saturated fat and cardiovascular diseases.
    - Peter Nilsson.
    Professor of Cardiovascular Research. January 2010
    ”Two generations of Swedes have been misinformed about what they should eat, and Swedes have been trying to decrease fat intake in vain. It is time to overlook today's dietary advice and base them on modern science."
    - Göran Berglund,
    Professor of Internal Medicine, Lund, Sweden. 2009.

    ”Scientists have been nagging us about low-fat diets for 30 years, and it turns out to be completely wrong. There is no evidence connecting saturated fat with cardiovascular disease.”
    - Fredrik Nyström,
    Professor of Internal Medicine. 2009.

    ”We have underestimated the danger of carbohydrates and overestimated the danger of fat.”
    - Johan Frostegård,
    Professor of Medicine at The Karolinska Institute. 2010.
    To quote the famous Ancel Keys who is the main reason most westerners are terrified of saturated fat:
    "People should know the facts. Then if they want to eat themselves to death, let them."
     That Ancel Keys' research got such a hold of Western diet is shameful.

    Sunday, February 14, 2010

    Paleo - Modern Day Flintstones

    "A modern-day Stone Age subculture is developing in the United States, where wannabe cavemen mimic their distant ancestors. They eat lots of meat, bathe in icy water and run around barefoot. Some researchers say people led healthier lives in pre-historic times."
    In an article in Der Spiegel, Johnny Durant and the Paleolithic movement in the United States are described as - "A Stone Age Subculture Takes Shape in the US." Groups meet and eat exotic dishes like roasted boar and home made jerky. The underlying philosophy is that humans led healthier lives as hunter-gatherers. They grew taller, stronger and had perfect teeth with no signs of caries.

    The different parts of the philosophy includes; spending time in the sun every day to get a healthy dose of vitamin D, sprinting short distances at max capacity to emulate the hunt for a prey, eating only what can be killed, picked of trees, plants or the ground,  lifting heavy things occasionally, playing a lot (after the hunt there was a lot of free time) and walking around either barefoot or with five-finger shoes to exercise the foot and legs the natural way (shoes are not an ideal environment for the foot).

    The nomad life is likened to a never ending camping trip. Carbohydrates are avoided completely with few exceptions. A Paleo diet is high on protein, moderate on fat and extremely low on carbs.

    "Muesli? An abomination in the eyes of this modern-day Fred Flintstone. Spaghetti? "A plate full of sugar," Arthur De Vany counters."

    Full article:,1518,677121,00.html

    Saturday, February 13, 2010

    Ann Cooper and Jaime Oliver

    There is not much to say about these two videos. They speak for themselves.

    "The generation growing up will live shorter lives than their parents."

    Low-Carb Diets Work -- and They're Healthy

    Go ahead, have the steak, but skip the potato and the pasta.

    In an article at Men's Health a study is presented, which indicates what most Low Carb High Fat dieters already know. It is the most effective way of dieting. And it is healthy.
     "[]he said the study showed the Atkins diet may be more healthful than many of its critics have said. After a year their cholesterol and blood pressure readings were slightly better than those on the other three diets."
    1. The bad cholesterol LDL, remained at the same level with all diets.
    2. The good cholesterol HDL increased the most with the Atkins (LCHF) diet.
    3. The triglyceride levels, a measure of saturated fat in your blood, decreased the most with LCHF. Double the closest diet and 7 times more than the "worst" diet.
    Strange how propaganda can make us believe what is not true. We can all thank the "great" Dr Ancel Keys for making us scared of fat. Below is a chart of the weight change achieved with the different diets.


          Full article at Men's Health

          Full study can be read at The Journal of American Medical Association.

          Obesity 'often set before age of two'

          BBC NEWS reports:

          "A [US] study of more than 100 obese children and teenagers found more than half were overweight by 24 months and 90% were overweight by the age of five.
          Although the reason for rapid weight gain in early life is not well understood, contributing factors are likely to be poor diet, early introduction of solid food, and not getting enough exercise, the researchers said."
           When I see these kind of reports I always ask myself the same question:
          If Health Departments give advice on how to eat and exercise, and people still become obese, does the problem lie with the people or with the advice?
           Full article here:

          * * *
          "16% of American youth 6-19 are now overweight and 34% are at risk for becoming overweight."
          --Centers for Disease Control, August 2007

          Wonderful dinner

          Just finished dinner.

          M    E    N    U    E

          * * *
          Pork chop, marinated in garlic, rosemary and lemon, pan roasted in butter.

          Cheese baskets with coleslaw with side of roasted tomatoes with Parmesan.

          Heavy cream sauce with rosemary and red wine.

          * * * 

          Who said dieting is boring? Delicious!

          Friday, February 12, 2010

          The Gym Shock

          I went to the gym yesterday. The first time since I started with LCHF. I know I have more energy but, I was shocked. It took me 3.5 minutes to row what I used to row in 5 minutes (in calories). And I ran twice as much as I normally do. I could've kept going, but my legs were burning. My lungs were fine though. So I left the gym after a 45 minutes workout with more energy than when I got there. :)

          LCHF Day 22 - down !

          Down 0.88 lbs today. Feels great! 15lbs total in 22 days.

          Weight lbs
          Waist inches
          Hips inches
          Weight kg
          Waist cm
          Hips cm

          Soon I'm below 100 kilos. Great to weigh in both kilos and pounds for me, that way I can have new goals all the time! Reached 15 pounds today! Next goal double digits in kilos! Should reach that either tomorrow or on Sunday.

          15 lbs in 22 days. Sick! And I don't even feel like I'm on a diet. If anything, I have to force myself to eat my daily calories. The general advice is to eat when you are hungry with LCHF, but I noticed I eat too little when I do. Much too little. The scale tells me it doesn't like when I "starve" myself. When I do, I either don't move or gain. The body knows better then my brain. And, I don't work out at all. I wanted to get past the initial transition period. Fatigue is a common side effect initially, when the body adjusts to fat instead of carbs. I'm starting to feel like I have passed that stage and have a lot more energy. Time to hit the gym!

          I haven't been this excited or felt this good since I was in my early twenties!!!

          Thursday, February 11, 2010

          Weight of the Evidence - Blast from the Past

          "The diet compositions of each group, each consuming 1800-calories per day, were:
          • Group A = 115g protein (25.5%), 104g carb (23.1%), 51.4g fat (51.4%)
          • Group B = 115g protein (25.6%), 60g carb (13.3%), 122g fat (61.1%)
          • Group C = 115g protein (25.5%), 30g carb (6.7%), 135.5g fat (67.8%)

          Let's see what happened...
          • Group A lost 11.5kg (25.3 pounds)
          • Group B lost 12.78kg (28.11 pounds)
          • Group C lost 16.18kg (35.6 pounds)
          Are you scratching your head yet?"

          Full article here:

          LCHF Day 21: Weight loss today - none

          Am I going to be worried? No. The first week I freaked out if the scale stood still, but I have learned now my body will do this in its own pace. Stick to the plan and my body will start trusting me. The body is not an oven, it doesn't burn at a 100% every day. The worst thing a dieter can do is cut down drastically on the calories to lose more. The body goes into starvation mode and you might even gain weight.

          During World War II, in the Warsaw ghetto, the jews got rations of about 700-800 calories per day. If we go by the calories in calories out rule, they needed about 2000-2500 calories per day to maintain their weight if they had a sedentary lifestyle. The energy deficiency was therefore about 1700 calories. After about two years they should have lost about 375 lbs. Of course they didn't. They lost about 33 to 44 lbs. This proves the body has defense mechanisms against starvation. So those who think you will lose weight quicker if you go on a starvation diet, think again. Will not happen.

          What will happen though, is that you will lose weight and most of it will be muscle. When the body goes in to starvation mode, it uses that which costs more energy first - the muscles. Muscles cost a lot of energy for the body - fat doesn't. Fat just sits there saved up for a rainy day or famine. And when you leave starvation mode, you regain your weight, but this time you regain fat, unless you work out to rebuild muscle. So you are back to square one, with the same weight and less muscle.

          My advice? Eat healthy, and don't starve yourself.

          Wednesday, February 10, 2010

          Chicken and tzatziki

          Not only am I losing weight and getting healthier. I have become quite the decent cook as well. Started cooking almost every day about a year ago. And now I've become pretty decent at cooking. Eating LCHF has made food almost a religious thing to me. I eat every meal as if it was my last.

          Today's dinner was beautiful, whole grilled chicken with oven baked tomatoes and tzatziki. Super yummy. And after marinating the chicken one day in advance, without using salt (don't marinate chicken with salt, it will make it dry when done) of course, with garlic, lemon, thyme and some olive oil, the chicken came out with the skin as crispy as you could wish. Moist beautiful meat and delicious with the tzatziki. Super simple food, yet super tasty.

          Also, great knives make cooking so much easier. Wüsthof being the knives of my choice.

          Tuna Fish mix

          1 can of tuna with oil
          6 tbsp creme fraiche (sour cream works as well, or natural yoghurt)
          1 tbsp mayonnaise (the full fat one 80-90% fat)
          1/2 red onion, chopped
          1 tbsp dill, chopped

          Do this:

          Drain the excess oil from the tuna. Mix it all together. Done!

          Eat with omelet or in a salad.

          Friday, February 5, 2010

          Fear of bakery shops

          I went to a bakery shop today. With a friend. He was buying "Wiener semlor." They looked sooooooooo delicious. Imagine a semla but without the soggy wheat bun with a danish (without the filling) as a cap and bottom. But in the shap of a bun of course. I freaked out when I saw it.

          I entered the bakery shop. I saw rows upon rows of semlor. In cold sweat I mumbled to my friend I'd "better step outside." They were out of Wiener semlor and my friend doesn't like regular semla. So he left the bakery empty handed. Na-na-na-naaaaa-na!

          I made it safely out of the store. Pheeew!

          I was thinking I could go home and celebrate with olives and Gorgonzola. Every day! :)

          Sugar Stacks

          Fun site with the sugar content of common food. Link to the site: SugarStacks

          Kind of scary to see how much sugar Coke contains. And fruit too, which is supposed to be so healthy.

          Thursday, February 4, 2010

          LCHF Day 14: I don't eat breakfast.

          That has always been my "slogan". I can't really tell you why. If I have been too lazy or if I thought eating in the morning was making me feel sick. With LCHF I have started having breakfast again, and honestly, I wonder how I have made it all these years without breakfast.

          Before I could eat a bowl of oatmeal or muesli with milk. And a cup of coffee. Who gets happy from a breakfast like that? Not me. If I recall, without romanticizing LCHF too much, I don't even know if I felt I had had breakfast at all when I had eaten my poor muesli.

          Nowadays I eat a hearty breakfast with an omelet made of eggs and heavy cream and fried bacon with some vegetables. I always eat peppers (paprika) in the morning because only a small piece covers my daily need for vitamin C. Every day I get up, I look forward to breakfast. No matter if I compare breakfast with before or not, I feel like a prince after breakfast nowadays.

          The other day I overslept and didn't have time to eat breakfast. I couldn't have gotten a worse start of the day. I walked around grumpy for 4 hours, until I finally had my first meal. That's a mistake I won't repeat.

          Have a wonderful day everyone.

          Wednesday, February 3, 2010

          Are fruit juices healthy?

          Bacon and eggs

          Yummy. Love my breakfast. Used a little less cream today, so the calories came down a bit from what it usually is.

          579 calories, including coffee and milk.

          Excellent way to start the day. :)

          Yo-yo dieting

          Been there done that. Not too fun...

          Does pasta grow on trees?

          Marlene Olivares-Dahlby is a dietician at The Central Hospital in Sweden. She and colleague Christina Svanström reported Dr Annika Dahlkvist to The Social Department. They belive Dahlqvists advising her patients to eat an extremely low-carbohydrate diet jeopardize patient health.
          - The body can not withstand high levels of fat or protein at any time by either fat or protein. Carbohydrates are the body's natural energy source, "says Marlene Olivares-Dahlby.
          This makes me wonder what naturally occured in nature 10 000 years ago: Pasta, bread or perhaps danish?

          LCHF Day 11

          Ive been thinking about the  positives of LCHF, except the brutal weight loss of course.

          1. Daily headache gone.
          2. No sugar craving
          3. Very good food, love my heavy cream sauces
          4. Less hunger, no snacks at all
          5. Smoother joints. They feel like I greased them with some motor oil.
          6. No gases. Thank goodness!
          7. Less toilet visits (is there a kosher way to talk about #2? Lol.) LCHF means you eat more natural food, so there is less excess products the body has no use for.
          8. Better sleep. I don't wake in the nights as I used to.
          9. More energy. After my breakfast with eggs and bacon I feel like I could climb Mount Everest.
          10. My taste buds or palette have gotten far more sensitive. I enjoy food more because of it.
          11. I can tie my shoes without wondering if there is something else I can do while I am down there.
          12. No more snoring. That can drive anyone crazy, both the sleeper and the person forced to listen to it.
          Thats all I can think of right now. Life is beautiful!

          Carpe your weight!

          2.2 lbs just today

          WHAT ON EARTH???

          I 've been losing about 0.6 lbs per day. Today I lost 2.2 lbs exactly and that despite consciously eating exactly what I should eat. Normally I'm a few hundred calories below what I should eat. The target calorie count, not the maintenance calories.

          I read about a woman the other day. She did this. She started off with eating what she normally eats and then she cut 100 calories per day until the weight loss got to a level she felt comfortable with. After that she stuck to that amount calories. Perhaps I lose less weight if I fall too low. The next few days will have to show that.

          But losing 2.2 lbs in a day?? That's nuts. I measured my waist as well. I've lost 2.36 inches in the first 11 days. Makes me so happy I want to cry.

          A lion in a circus cage

          "A human who lives a modern life can be seen as a lion in a circus cage. Much alike the lion she is confined to her cage and deprived of her natural life. The cage may be called an apartment, car, subway or office. Let us study how the lion and the human functions in its captivity.
          A lot of experts say, lack of exercise leads to obesity. But if this was true the lion should grow in all directions. But the lion stays fit, as long as it is fed meat. Meat is the natural food of a lion. With meat as a nutrient the lion regulates its body weight, even in a cage. But give the lion factory made fodder and its stomach will soon touch the ground."

          "The only thing which has been constant through the years are the warnings of saturated fat. It is always as dangerous. This is a worrying message since breast milk contains large amounts of saturated fat. Thus, don't breastfeed!"

          From Ät dig ner i vikt by Sten Sture Skaldeman.


          And a study about carbohydrates and fat:

          Day 4 with LCHF

          Day 4 with LCHF. I've lost 5.9 lbs (2.7kg) in four days. My joints feel smoother. My daily headache is gone. Goodbye forever to carbs!

          Had a tasty moussaka yesterday. And a beautiful omelet with a baconmush for breakfast. Yummy!

          Just started this blog so and I am moving some posts from another place so there will be a bunch of posts in the same day.