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Old 06-24-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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The Fat Is BACK!

the government's idea of a good diet is fast approaching "today's fad" status!

Fat is back: Vilified nutrient gets reprieve - CNN.com

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Old 06-24-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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Once again, I'm ahead of the curve. Blazing trails and charting uncharted territory. A pioneer in the food pyramid arena.

If you wait long enough...
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:53 PM   #3
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Well, yeah, the science is there.

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"I think the government and scientists may be afraid to embrace the new science," Mozaffarian said. "Consumers, ironically, get this message and are moving toward a low carb diet, so I think they would pretty quickly embrace it."[the emphasis is mine]
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:15 PM   #4
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No big surprise here.

I started eating a low carb high fat diet in October of last year to combat diabetes, and have had blood tests done every 3 months just to verify that things are moving in the right direction.

In 8 months, my total cholesterol has dropped 15 points. At the same time, my HDL (the beneficial, protective kind) has almost doubled, while triglycerides (very bad) have fallen from 330 to 91. My fasting blood glucose was 288 on 10/6/14 (it should be less than 100 for non-diabetics). Last week it was 71, which is about the same as your average 20-something. My blood pressure was once 160/94. This morning it was 112/72. In short, everything is vastly improved, and I've lost almost 80 pounds to boot.

Someone recently asked me if I worried about all this fat "clogging my arteries." Not at all. If anything, it appears to have had the opposite effect.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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good to hear it's continuing to work, Steve!
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:43 PM   #6
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good to hear it's continuing to work, Steve!
Thanks!

Last time I checked in, you were on the same sort of plan. I'm just curious how your results have been.
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Old 06-24-2015, 02:51 PM   #7
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Well, with the move and living in a motel, things have got a bit out of whack. I hope to get back on track as soon as we move into the house (July 15th).
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:52 PM   #8
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Well, with the move and living in a motel, things have got a bit out of whack. I hope to get back on track as soon as we move into the house (July 15th).
Congratulations on the move! Having traveled for various jobs over the years, I can definitely relate to the difficulty in making eating choices.
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