Posts Tagged: Weight Loss

Carb Wars: Final Episode

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Hello boys and girls! It’s your ol’ pal Matt! I’m back and I’ve got a whole collection of lil’ stories to wrap up our nice session of Low-Carb tales. But don’t worry. We’ll be discussing low-carb diets, when they may be and may not be appropriate, and much more till the end of time… As always, my comments are in RED I. Hi Matt, My Carb War story is on going, and the process of becoming one long. I’ll try my best to make this as short as possible. My story is a bit chaotic. Please bear with me! I was a vegan (and at times raw vegan) for about 5 years. Before that I ate very little meat. My diet primarily consisted of carbs in the form of pasta,… Read more »

Carb Wars: Episode II

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Here’s a compelling low-carb/paleo adventure from a 180 Member and frequent blog participant (my responses in red): Hi Matt, My low-carb story starts a long time ago. Knowing what I know now from reading the research of McCarrison and Pottenger on multi-generation metabolic decline I know it started at least with my grandmother and potentially before. My grandmother was raised on margarine and jam on white bread, vegetables cooked to a mush and ice cream by the pint. She lived that way all her life and raised my Mom that way. My Mom tried better with me, but there was still a lot of baked goods at home and I was “the fat kid” by age 3. Good insights. I agree completely. I’ve come across lots of overweight people who… Read more »

Bob Greene – Holy Grail of Health

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Legendary heroes of nutrition such as Weston A. Price, Robert McCarrison, Melvin Page, Denis Burkitt, T.L. Cleave, and many others were all in search of the holy grail of human health. The key word in that sentence being “search.” They ‘searched’ far and wide, but unfortunately they came up short. Thankfully, in the year 2006 the real answer to the question, “how to live a good, healthy, or ‘best’ life” was revealed. The verdict is in. Ye who speaketh the truth hath bestowed uponeth us the great answers to health and disease. That’s right. Bob Greene, anointed by Oprah Winfrey as sort of the Joseph Smith of Nutrislam (a religion based on eating less and exercising more), has revealed the great secrets to human vitality in this epic tale of… Read more »

The Hamburglar’s Metabolism

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For those of you who don’t have multiple hours set aside to read through the vast collection of over 300 interesting comments that followed the last 180 Bloggie post, I thought I’d bring you up to speed. For quite some time I have been pondering the multiple expressions of a suboptimal metabolism to the point where I have begun believing that it is the most common root source of the greatest epidemic – the one that rules over all the others like that ring movie with the fat Goonie in it. The metabolism, a concerted effort on behalf of the endocrine glands, the liver, and more truly controls the function of every single cell. It controls the speed at which food travels from one hole to the other. It controls… Read more »

Andy Bellatti

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Howdy folks, Here is a conversation between and my good bud Andy Bellatti, blog author at “Small Bites.” Andy is pretty convinced that the cure to the obesity epidemic is to eat smaller portions, and get more physical activity. In other words, he’s in the majority and he feels that fringe renegades such as the infamous Matt Stone of 180DegreeHealth are a big part of the problem – watering down the real message and confusing the public. He’s of course anti-saturated fat, cholesterol, thinks meat should be minimized in the diet – aka “mostly plants.” He’s a very enthusiastic fellow, one that me and my bud David Brown have tried to steer away from “the dark side” on big topics such as saturated fat. But he ain’t hearin’ it! Still,… Read more »

CBS News Fraud – Jan Kwasniewski

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The other day a fried of mine passed along a CBS evening news report on Polish doctor Jan Kwasniewski. Please click here to watch. Many people have mentioned Kwasniewski’s work to me, as we apparently have come to near identical conclusions on what is more or less the optimal diet for healing the majority of illnesses facing humanity. Kwasniewski, like myself, is a strong proponent for a diet that contains adequate but not excessive protein, few carbohydrates, and a proportionally large quantity of fat – ideally from animal sources. The news, in any form, is not something I typically follow for good reason. The greatest reason is that my quality of life is greatly diminished by watching the news. It takes my focus away from my tangible reality and shifts… Read more »

FUMP Day 28

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Holy Schnikies I’ve been busy! On day 25 I decided to change things up a little bit. Since the beginning, one of my greatest concerns was not eating enough food. I was picking up the vibe from long-time zero carbers; however, that such a thing wasn’t necessary. So I thought I’d give it a few days not intentionally trying to eat as much as possible. I also cut salt out completely for 3 days as well as ate absolute zero carbs for 3 days (until dinner tonight). Well, it’s hard to provide much reliable feedback, as I’ve spent 15 hours per day in front of my computer for three straight days. No diet could leave one feeling good after such a thing. In fact, I feel quite drained, run down,… Read more »