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I tried the keto diet for 2 months and it made me feel invincible – Business Insider

The Business Insider article says at one point:

The “keto” diet is experiencing a surge in popularity thanks to Silicon Valley tech workers who evangelize its ability to promote weight loss, boost energy, and possibly prolong life itself.

While I am a supporter and believer in the ketogenic (LCHF, Atkins) diet strategy I think one problem I have with that passage is that that kind of reasoning is NOT scientific and abandons critical thinking. It just a different version of the “all the best actresses and models in Hollywood are following this diet” argument.

I tried the ‘Atkins on steroids’ diet for 2 months – and it made me feel invincible

It was 2 o’clock on a Tuesday, and I felt surprisingly awake. Attentive. Even productive. I love my job, but on a normal afternoon, I find myself searching for distractions in the depths of my inbox and on Facebook. That Tuesday in June was different. I knocked out one to-do list item after the next.

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How Penn Jillette Lost over 100 Lbs and Still Eats Whatever He Wants | Big Think

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Nutrition science isn’t broken, it’s just wicked hard | Jenna Gallegos Washington Post

Nutrition science isn’t broken, it’s just wicked hard

My dad is an old-school rancher who uses a flip-phone, refuses to wear a seat belt and swears by the Atkins diet. Like many Americans on both sides of the political aisle, he’s skeptical of science. But not because he thinks Al Gore invented climate change, vaccines cause autism or GMOs are an elaborate corporate conspiracy.

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Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies – Vox

Why you shouldn’t exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

When anthropologist Herman Pontzer set off from Hunter College in New York to Tanzania to study one of the few remaining hunter-gatherer tribes on the planet, he expected to find a group of calorie burning machines. Unlike Westerners, whoincreasingly spend their waking hours glued to chairs, the Hadza are on the move most of the time.

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Behind the “Biggest Loser” study headlines – a lost opportunity to educate about weight loss options | Human Limits: Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

Behind the “Biggest Loser” study headlines – a lost opportunity to educate about weight loss options | Human Limits: Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

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Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

Coconut oil isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy.

The American Heart Association recently released a report advising against the use of coconut oil. The Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease advisory reviewed existing data on saturated fat, showing coconut oil increased LDL (“bad”) cholesterol in seven out of seven controlled trials.

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Eating Late at Night Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think | Big Think

Eating Late at Night Could Be More Dangerous Than You Think

Fasting has been a hot topic recently, with intermittent fasting in particular (having an 8-hour eating period and a 16-hour fasting period each day), gaining a lot of popularity. Studies have shown that fasting can have positive effects on weight loss, immune cell regeneration, cancer prevention, insulin sensitivity, and lifespan.

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Yes. It’s Not as Simple as Calories in Calories out but Calories Still Count. Here’s Why.

Yes. It’s Not as Simple as Calories in Calories out but Calories Still Count. Here’s Why.

When it comes to the calorie argument, there are generally two camps. Camp 1: Then there’s Camp 2: And then they do this: Then there’s a third camp. Those who, like me, believe that both of the other camps kinda, sorta, have a point and should calm the fuck down.

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The Caloric Deficit Cheat Sheet | Body for Wife

The Caloric Deficit Cheat Sheet

Hunger is the enemy. I’ve lost weight. I’ve kept it off. I’ve written lots of articles about losing weight and keeping it off. I’ve sourced the shit out of those articles with journal references and expert interviews. I’m not doing that for this one (although I’ll link to some of…

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Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed

Via The Big Fat Surprise author Nina Teicholtz’ FaceBook feed:

Children who drink full-fat milk end up slimmer than those on skimmed

But in 2009, the FSA warned that children were now consuming so much fat that it was clogging their arteries. Parents are now advised to switch their children to semi-skimmed milk from the age of two. The new research suggests such efforts could be counter-productive.

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