low carb diet

  1. The real cause of food addiction

    How sugar leads to you stuffing your face

    Ready to start the New Year off right? Then STOP obsessing over fat... STOP counting calories... STOP worrying about how much meat you're eating and finally START the one diet that can chase away the pounds, prevent diabetes and protect the brain and heart at the same time.

    It's the high-fat, low-carb diet, of course. And new research proves -- AGAIN -- that the fats in this great-tasting healthy lifestyle don't lead to overeating.

    It's sugar.

    Sugar lights up the reward center of the brain in ways that fats never can despite the fact that fats are, when it comes down to it, far more delicious.

    After all, what would you rather have: bacon, or a lollypop?

    I rest my case.

    In the new study, more than 100 healthy teens were given milkshakes with varying levels of fats and sugars as their brains were scanned. Fat content almost didn't matter. What did matter was sugar: the more sugar in the shake, the crazier the brain's reward center went.

    The biggest burst of activity came with a shake loaded in sugar, but relatively low in fat. The putamen, insula and rolandic operculum lit up like the Times Square ball on New Year's Eve.

    Together, these three parts of the brain make up the food reward system -- or the part that causes you to eat, eat, eat until you burst, burst, burst.

    The researchers tried upping the fat levels in that high-sugar shake, but the extra fat didn't make a difference at all.

    Just the sugar. And that, folks, is why people overeat: SUGAR.

    This study focused on pure sugar, but all carbs have a similar effect, leading to cravings, hunger, overeating and eventually weight gain and obesity. Fats, meanwhile, do the opposite -- leaving you feeling full and satisfied and far less likely to overeat.

    So this year, make a resolution you can keep. Finally start a low-carb diet of your own and watch the pounds melt away.

    Step one: Toss the margarine and stock up on butter.

    Keep reading to find out why.

  2. How the modern diet leads to heart disease

    Saturated fats protect the heart

    Break out the steak knives!

    It's time to enjoy your favorite cut of beef -- served rare, of course -- and do it without an ounce of guilt, because the saturated fats you've been so afraid of aren't bad for you.

    They're GOOD for you, and now it's not just me telling you this.

    A new report in the British Medical Journal details a half-century of lies on saturated fats -- lies that led directly to today's deadly low-fat diet packed in sugar and carbs and the current epidemic of heart disease.

    Since the 1970s, our fat intake has fallen from 40 percent of diet to just 30 percent of diet -- but we haven't gotten healthier.

    In fact, we've gotten fatter and sicker, with obesity and diabetes rates skyrocketing.

    And that cholesterol everyone's so obsessed with? Time to find a new obsession -- because as Dr. Aseem Malhotra points out in BMJ, 75 percent of all patients admitted to the hospital for heart attack symptoms have normal cholesterol levels.

    Something else those heart-attack patients share is high blood sugar -- and many have either metabolic syndrome or diabetes, too.

    These aren't conditions caused by fats or cholesterol. They're caused by the foods that have replaced fats and cholesterol in the low-fat diet -- they're caused by carbs, especially sugars.

    If all this sounds familiar, it's because the BMJ report reads a lot like a Daily Dose "greatest hits" column. And if you're a longtime reader, that means you're already a step ahead of the BMJ audience.

    Now, let me put you another step ahead. Dr. Malhotra is a cardiologist, so he's just looking at the heart angle here -- and that's certainly a biggie.

    But it's not the only angle.

    The blood sugar spikes caused by a high-carb diet can do more than lead to metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and heart attack. They can damage brain tissue, leading to memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

    Carbs (especially sugars) can also fuel certain tumors, which is why an ultra-low-carb diet could actually cure some cancers.

    There's one answer here folks, and one answer only: Give up the carbs... say no to sugar... and give your body all the healthy fats you never should have given up in the first place.

  3. Docs told not to say 'obese'

    In one of the most outrageous examples of PC censorship yet, British docs are being told not to use the word "obese."
  4. The diet that can beat aging

    A low-carb diet isn't just good for your waistline -- new research shows it can also fight the inward signs of aging.
  5. Fruits and vegetables won't make you less hungry

    People on a diet are often told to eat more fruits and vegetables -- but eating more produce won't reduce hunger, and it could even lead to weight gain.
  6. Low-carb diets don't hurt kidneys

    A new study proves that the low-carb diet doesn't harm kidneys, busting one of the biggest myths about the high-fat, high-protein lifestyle.
  7. Dangerous and ineffective diet drug lorcaserin wins approval

    The diet drug lorcaserin was approved by an FDA panel despite the fact that it didn't even meet the agency's own standards for effectiveness.
  8. Low-carb diet proven to work better for diabetics

    A new study confirms that a low-carb diet works far better than a low-fat diet for diabetics, helping them to lose weight and gain control of their blood sugar.
  9. The WRONG way to 'beat' diabetes

    If you want to beat diabetes, you CAN beat diabetes -- and you can do it without drugs or surgery. It's the hard way, but anything worth doing is worth doing right.
  10. Red meat 'study' is more lies in disguise

    Another day, another phony attack on red meat.

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