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Old 04-10-2014, 08:46 PM   #46
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Thanks. Jimmy has tweeted with me a couple of times. Professor Tim Noakes is remarkable.

http://thenoakesfoundation.org/ he just started a foundation. In the connect section there is a link to the foundation YouTube station. Great videos.

This isn't from that but a great one of his. Essentially humans have become zoo animals being fed a non natural diet. What happens to zoo animals fed the wrong stuff? They die or become infertile.

http://youtu.be/vdrEiu6aaVM
My partner is a cattle farmer. My observation: vets know a whole more about nutrition than human doctors do.

And it's true: a friend who is a physician says that when he took his 7 year training, they had an hour and a half lecture on nutrition. That's it.

Insulting really to the human body and our health 'if and when' any of them hold themselves out to be any kind of expert in the field.
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Noakes Foundation webpage looks really interesting. Going to spend some time there. Thanks, Diamondgeog!

He asks a good question on his opening page: What if everything we know about a healthy diet is wrong?

One thing I know for sure now and that's the fact that vigorous exercise is not needed for weight loss.

I'll keep exercising moderately but not for weight maintenance. I'll do it for cardio-vascular health and a general sense of well being.

But to lose weight? Now that I know what to eat that's in tune with my body, my weight has come down ... now to almost normal!
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'There are solid scientific reasons why LCHF works. When you avoid sugar and starches your blood sugar stabilizes and the levels of insulin, the fat storing hormone, drops. This increases your fat burning and makes you feel more satiated.'

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Old 04-10-2014, 09:02 PM   #49
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I just finished the Noakes video I linked. It is long but lots of good info.

There is a lot of info coming here now. The Noakes Foundation youtube channel is a great place to start. They break up the videos to part 1, part 2, etc. Easier to digest.

Noakes foundation YouTube page link:
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=...6EdNObEwXz-iEK

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I just finished the Noakes video I linked. It is long but lots of good info.

There is a lot of info coming here now. The Noakes Foundation youtube channel is a great place to start. They break up the videos to part 1, part 2, etc. Easier to digest.
Sidebar observation: Diamondgeog, why don't you show your high weight of 340 on your ticker? Your accomplishment is amazing! You've got bragging rights!
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That was back around 2000/2001. Then I spent the last more recent years 270 to 300. I was 285-290 when I started in May. It was a definite I am starting point. At least for exercise. Diet stuff kind of evolved.

But it was a clear/clean I am starting point. So started the ticker from there.
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I am hopeful that the medical profession is moving towards acceptance of low carb diets. My daughter's family practice doctor started her on a low carb diet a couple of years ago because of a couple of conditions she had. At the time I was really concerned because it seemed so extreme. Fortunately, she ignored my advice and followed her doctor's. The change in diet did her a world of good. She is happy and healthy now.

Fast forward a year, I was feeling desperate so I went to a doctor who specialized in weight loss. To my surprise, she wanted me to go on a low carb diet. I am so glad that I gave it a chance. It has been truly life changing. I would not call my diet high fat but this doctor does have me adding a tablespoon of coconut oil to my coffee every morning.
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Cheryl,

That's fabulous. Sometimes it can be scary to go against conventional wisdom. So glad for both you and your daughter that there are medical professionals who are willing to move forward!

Your ticker tells me you've been on an amazing journey, too! Bragging rights belong to you also! 119 lbs...WOW! Congratulations!

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Thanks, Annik

I lost over a 100 pounds counting calories but I was hungry the whole time. Then I regained more than half. I have been on the low carb diet for a year now and have lost about 80 pounds. A couple of months ago I started adding carbs back into my diet and gained 5 pounds. That really drove the point home that this is for life. Even though I hated to, I added the 5 pounds to my ticker. I am back to my low carb diet and will take those 5 pounds back off!

BTW, you have bragging rights too!! Congratulations on your 108 pound loss.
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Your signature says it all! Persistence is more important than perfection!

Besides the rapid weight loss, I'd have to say the cessation of cravings is the other big highlight of the low carb weight.

I've never been on a weight loss programme where I have experienced such high levels of satiation.

Plus, plus!
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You are a lot more understanding than I am. Since this is a support group I have A LOT of anger. My uncle has diabetes and dementia. He was brilliant and now he has essentially been taken from me. He followed the standard advice. Was given statins. He even contributed to American Heart Assoc and Diabetes Assoc for decades. And as I see it they helped give him debilitating diseases.

The standard nutrition advice is to sell commodities. Our deaths are not only just a by product but a useful opportunity to make more money along the way: medicine, operations, hospitals. I am not saying everyone knew what was happening at first, but they do now. And they know LCHF will save people and take their money away.

Thank goodness social media exists now. I think this is why low carb and grain free is going to be bigger this time.

Oh and we were infertile. I'd not trade my daughter for anything but adoption is hard when you go through foster system. We had a placement go back. When we were dating we talked about having one biological child and one adoptive child. That should have been our choice. Would we have been infertile without all the nutrition misinformation spewed for corporate benefit? Maybe. Maybe not.

So this is not minor stuff. How many of us have has our lives or our loved ones lives diminished/altered by the high carb low fat 'madness' of the last 50 years?

But I have channeled that anger to transforming my mind and body and helping others. My wife has already lost over 25lbs this year which is almost more exciting than me. And I try to help and on twitter and am getting involved in changing our school district.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:48 AM   #57
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Thanks Mad.

I wish I had never had to write that post, but it is what it is.

We aren't passive lemmings anymore though. We are transforming our health and helping others. And no media onslaught with misinformation about low carb and fat is going to work this time because of social media and people able to share success stories peer to peer.
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