Technical Difficulties

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If you tried to listen to the radio interview last night, thank you, but the streaming connection kept doing down.  The host and I agreed to give up for the night.  We’ll record an interview later this week, and he’ll stream it for another show.


6 thoughts on “Technical Difficulties

  1. Delightful Debbie


    Off topic, but have you considered addressing Stephan’s recent post refuting the carbohydrate hypothesis?

    Gary Taubes embarrassed himself trying to lecture Stephan on proper science, and the post was Stephan’s rebuttal. I must tell you, after reading it I don’t think there is the slightest scientific rational for following a low-carb diet. The insulin theory seems to be a complete fallacy.

    I doubt I will continue my low-carb diet. I’ve had mediocre results, my weight loss has stalled and is creeping upward (a la Jimmy Moore), and I have developed ‘euthyroid sick syndrome’ since cutting carbs to 50 grams a day. My doctor has been begging me to give it up.

    Sure some people lose weight eating low-carb, but it appears less and less likely that it has a thing to do with insulin.

    Stephan believes that low-carb diets work simply by drastically lowering the reward value of the diet. He stated that he has received reports of people surpassing plateaus they reached eating low carb by following his recommendations on lowering food reward. And they achieved this eating ample carbohydrate.

    Dr. Eenfeldt already addressed Stephan’s points quite nicely:

    My low-carb diet worked for me, and it wasn’t because of a lowered reward value. I enjoy what I eat now WAY more than the low-fat foods I consumed on my (failed) low-fat diets.

    But if a low-carb diet isn’t working for you, by all means, give it up and try something else. There’s no single diet that’s right for everyone.

  2. Delightful Debbie

    I guess I’d rather take that approach and spare my thyroid, not too mention avoiding that disgusting ketone breath and body odor my husband has been complaining about.

    I don’t get the ketone breath or b.o., but like I said, if the diet doesn’t work for you, try something else.

  3. GuineaPig

    “But if a low-carb diet isn’t working for you, by all means, give it up and try something else. There’s no single diet that’s right for everyone.”

    this is one of the reasons why we respect you; a vegetrollian/usda-guidelines-pusher would NEVER say this.

    No, the vegetrollians see it as a religious issue, although few will admit it.

  4. GuineaPig

    Delightful Debbie maybe you could try non-keto diets first but if you are going back to carbs,do it SLOWLY.So many people do low carb for a week or 2 then give up and go hog wild on carbs/calories refilling their glycogen stores in one day.For the next few weeks count calories very carefully and gradually increase carb percentage using vegetables(don’t use addictive trigger foods).Carbs turn to fat when glycogen is full so restore it slowly and the weight should stay off to avoid the YO-YO DIETING EFFECT.Athletic and bodybuilding websites have a lot of useful information on this kind of thing.A low gi diet or an intensive sport can also help you transition if you’re still having trouble.

  5. Nina

    Salt is back in the news in the UK and a recent radio programme included views from both sides: (not sure if you can access it overseas).

    ‘In More or Less this week:

    Is salt bad for you?

    A recent Cochrane Collaboration review set out “to assess whether advice to cut down on salt in foods altered our risk of death or cardiovascular disease”. Its plain English summary read: “Cutting down on the amount of salt has no clear benefits in terms of likelihood of dying or experiencing cardiovascular disease”. That might surprise you. Public health bodies have been telling us to eat less salt for years. So has the Cochrane Collaboration paper really challenged that advice? More or Less investigates.’

    It starts well, but other ‘experts’ assert the risk of high salt intake, but the evidence is not compelling.


    I’d say the evidence is unimpressive.


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