Is Coca-Cola Admitting to Its Big Fat Problem?

I came across this interesting article today in Bloomberg Business Week. I think this is the first time that I have read anywhere that Coca-Cola is insinuating that they may have been in the wrong.

Coke Confronts Its Big Fat Problem

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It still doesn’t fill me with a lot of confidence though. I get the impression that coke may not be doing so well but it appears that the trend for ‘sports drinks’ is rapidly increasing…..which is just as frightening.

 

New Name and Instagram!

Hey Guys – as you have seen by now, I have changed the title of this blog from LCHF…What?! (which was a stupid name in the first place) to The LCHF Club – what do you think?

I feel that now I have been living LCHF since April of 2013 this blog is no longer the explorative journey that it started out to be, but rather a blog that has made a commitment to the LCHF way of life! I believe wholeheartedly in this way of eating and will continue to do so in the future.

So why the name The LCHF Club? 

Well, as this diet is becoming increasingly popular in Sweden and Scandinavia, there is so much great information and blogs on the internet related to this way of life, but the majority of  the information is in Swedish. I am hoping that I can provide a place where non-Swedish LCHFers and potential LCHFers alike can visit and get some quality information on the diet and some inspiration on what to eat!

I also would like this blog to act as a sort of forum – a place where we can have discussions on LCHF, learn and get advice from other LCHFers as I don’t think anyone truly is an expert on this topic. If you would like to share your story with The LCHF Club and inspire others with your achievements please feel free to email me your story to thetravellingchopsticks@gmail.com and I will upload it to this blog.

Additionally, I have also started an Instagram account (which you can see to the right) under the name The LCHF Club – you are welcome to follow me and see what LCHF goodies are coming from my kitchen 🙂

Now it is time for Boot Camp!

Adios mis Amigos!

 

 

BBC News: Fat IN, Sugar OUT!

Guys – have you seen this article from the BBC regarding fat?

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26375004

It talks about how there is a growing amount of research that fat is actually good for us, and it is in fact sugar that we should be carefully consuming. The fact that this kind of information is increasingly being portrayed in mainstream media is great news for all of us LCHFers, and a great step forward to fighting obesity and diabetes in our society.

The only aspect of this article that made me raise my eyebrows slightly was the talk about calories – not that I am a nutritional expert, however the majority of information that I have read regarding consumption of fat, is that calories are not created equally and we shouldn’t really be monitoring them as we have done in the past.

However aside from that – it is still an exciting article especially in regards to the paradigm shift that we are slowly starting to witness! Now it is time for breakfast….eggs and bacon guilt free 😉

Addicted to Sugar – BBC Documentary

My husband has been harping on at me to watch this great documentary about sugar for weeks, unfortunately with so much going on in my life at the moment, I did not have the time to just sit down and watch it. However, yesterday afternoon I found an hour, and I completely understand why C was so keen that I should see it. It was excellent!

It is actually part of a 4 part BBC documentary series called Addicted to Pleasure, which investigates our addictions to tobacco, opium, whiskey and sugar, and how these addictions really fueled and drove the British empire.

Naturally I watched the Addicted to Sugar episode first, and it is that program I would like to share with you today – but it was so well put together and so entertaining I now have to watch the other three.

Unlike some of the other interviews, lectures and videos I have posted – this really looks at sugar at a different angle and brings some historical context into the discussion. Furthermore it is not patronising in the least bit, but very informative.

So sit down with a nice cup of tea or coffee (naturally, with lots of cream and no sugar!) and watch it. Its an hour well spent 🙂

The Catalyst Episodes!

Hey guys – how is your low carb November going so far 🙂 I’m feeling pretty good and on track!

I know when I first started on LCHF, the hardest thing for me was to get my head around to the idea that saturated fat is actually good for us! And that we should not only incorporate fat into our diet, but embrace it. Six month down the line, and I have fully embraced this idea and now it just seems natural to me.

However, for those of you who were skeptical like I was – ABC Television in Australia has done a fantastic documentary called Heart of the Matter which deals precisely on this topic: saturated fat and cholesterol. I had seen this documentary being spoken about on various LCHF blogs from down under, but I have just watched it for myself – and I am feeling even more impassioned on this topic!

It is two episodes of about 30 minutes each – please, please please take the time to at least watch the first episode (Heart of the Matter, Dietary Villains), which deals with saturated fat and cholesterol and how in fact it is sugar that is the enemy! The other episode delves more into cholesterol and drugs – which is also incredibly interesting!

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/heartofthematter/default.htm

Sometimes I wish I could shout out this information from the roof tops so everyone can hear – I want everyone to understand how important this information is.

Here are some more information currently being published on wordpress on this matter – which makes for interesting reading!

Don’t be Fooled!

Have you ever seen those adverts for various weight-loss programs where you see the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos? Of course you have, they are everywhere! In fact, it is not just confined to big companies I see them on a majority of diet blogs (LCHF included) as well!

They are designed to motivate you to buy what ever they are selling, or follow what ever they are writing – ultimately to make a profit. I am not saying that there are not some genuine ‘before’ and ‘after’ stories out there – but it is amazing how easily people can get manipulated.

Look at the series of photos below:

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It looks as though these photos were taken over a series of weeks while following this chaps body transformation. Wrong. These were all taken on the same day and within the same hour! It is amazing what a shave, lighting and body posture can do!

My point about posting this is so we don’t get caught up on this idea of what we should look like. A lot of what we are exposed to on a daily basis is designed to manipulate us. It also gives us a false idea of what we are meant to look like and what we should achieve within a certain time frame.

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It is time to start focusing on ourselves, looking after our bodies and achieving our own goals in our own and realistic timeframe and not made to feel inadequate because we can’t live up to a fake and manipulated ideal.

Here you can find the original article I saw on Huffpost: Seduced by the Illusion