The other day I posted a nice message sent to me about epic diet failure. Well guess what? I got another message from a lifelong dieter early this morning. The story is the same. A little weight crept in during the early years, which was met with swift Weight Watchers catastrophe. All diets suck, but calorie restriction in which foods of all degrees of quality or lack thereof are on the same playing field is sheer metabolic suicide. Here’s the e-mail, and what I believe is a pretty decent response from cap’n 180 himself… Hi Matt, I recently found out about your blog via Free The Animal.com (I clicked on your name after reading one of your comments). I have been perusing the archives of your terrific blog for the… Read more »
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A few days ago someone contacted me about weight loss. She had a lifelong history of dieting, beginning of course with low-calorie and low-fat diets, a lot of exercise, etc. She also had a few years of methamphetamine addiction to throw in the mix (caused, in part I’m sure, by a lifelong history of dieting – I HATED stimulants until I starved myself, then found them strangely irresistible). At 100 pounds overweight, she still could not lose additional weight (down 100 pounds already). Even meth use didn’t cause weight loss. Now that’s a body holding dearly onto some fat! I didn’t know what to say really. Doing the healthy thing (taking the steps to healing her metabolism) is going to make her gain some weight initially, which is her greatest… Read more »
I’ve been an even busier boy this week than ever. But I wanted to let all the blog-following faithful know what’s going on out there. First up are 3 brand new 180 Kitchen posts. Thai coconut soup, Thai Massaman curry, and Baby Back ribs all have their own posts and tutorial videos. To see the latest there, click HERE. I’ve also uploaded 8 new content pages to the main site at http://www.180degreehealth.com/. Click on any pages that interest you: CortisolHigh-Fructose Corn SyrupHigh TriglyceridesGenetically Engineered FoodHigh Blood SugarLow-CarbAspartameSafe Weight Loss The low-carb one is probably my favorite :) I also began archiving my podcasts on a youtube channel, and they are now availabe for anyone to listen to. This week’s topic was a continuation of our discussion on leptin, fructose, and insulin… Read more »
“Sigh” says Matt Stone as he listens to an interview between Gary Taubes and Jimmy Moore on filing a class-action lawsuit on the government… Yeah, I was just listening to a Taubes interview done by Jimmy Moore of “Livin’ la Vida Low Carb” lore. It was painful. It’s like, I love Gary Taubes so much. He makes the most sound and sophisticated arguments challenging the weight loss mantra of the modern world. He sucks you in. He talks about refined carbohydrates and their ‘guilty until proven innocent’ relationship to human health problems. He talks about the lack of causal relationship between eating a lot of calories and accumulating excess body fat. He relies upon legendary health greats like T.L. Cleave as he throws massive punches at the outdated way to… Read more »
Ha, ha, ha! Yes! Gina Kolata has appeared on the Colbert Report. It also appears that Colbert and I have the same sense of humor – alluding to Pat Robertson’s holy weight loss products and singing, “Do you like Gina Kolata?” Man that is weird. http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/86212/may-02-2007/gina-kolata For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about -sign up for the free membership at http://www.180degreehealth.com/ and read my eZine for October on Gina Kolata.
My summer has been a flippin’ whirlwind. Apologies for the many highly-engaged followers who had many a question fall on deaf Matt ears. I’m back though. Full-throttle. I thought it would be interesting to give some highlights to what I’ve personally been doing and thinking about over the course of the summer – and how my health has been affected by my actions. This, of course, is not to be interpreted as any kind of incontrovertible proof – no different from my infamous FUMP experience. My personal adventures in diet and lifestyle certainly have an impact on my thinking. How could they not? Anyway, here’s what I’ve been up to. To make some extra bucks, and take a little reprieve from the computer screen, I took up another summer of… Read more »
Here are some comments that I received from last post from someone who contributed a “Low-Carb War Story.” Hi Matt,Thanks so much for commenting on my Carb War Story. It was the first one in the last series that you commented on. I have to say, your comments were not only helpful but hilarious. I especially love the one about my protein goal. As of right now things are starting to balance out. I was seriously bumming about all the weight I was gaining, but my ever so logical boyfriend reminded me of the big picture. I so appreciate you men folk for just this. You help us women folk put things into much needed perspective at times when the emotions get a little too out of control. Anyway, I… Read more »