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Are You Leptin Resistant? Here’s How To Know + What To Do About It

Are You Leptin Resistant? Here’s How To Know + What To Do About It by Dr. Will Cole     You don’t have to look very far to find some “guaranteed” way to lose weight, get fit, or sport six-pack abs, yet despite all the information, not to mention the ubiquitous fitness centers and personal coaches, somehow we are the heaviest, sickest generation in human history. When it comes to weight loss, it seems we’ve got it all wrong. In functional medicine we know the truth: weight gain is a symptom, not the cause of health problems. We have to get healthy to lose weight, not lose weight to get healthy.If you can’t seem to lose weight despite exercising and...

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Has going Low Carbohydrate affected my performance?

Has going low carbohydrate affected my performance. I feel that I need to answer the question focusing on four aspects Have I corrected my weight, health and serum lipids? Has my performance on low carb increased? Has my weight, health and serum lipids been easier to sustain than high carb Could I have performed better had I kept on high carb or could I improve my current performance by going higher carb?   While I have participated in various forms of adventure and athletics all my life I previously never paid attention to why I was gaining weight or the effect it was having on my health.  I have also never been particularly good at any forms of sport but...

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Intrinsic fats vs added fats

While some perceptions of the LCHF diet include large amounts of added cream, butter, extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil, this is not always the case, because many wholefoods that are suitable for LCHF diets are intrinsically high in fat, e.g. nuts, salmon, avocado, coconut, lamb and other meats, eggs, cheeses, olives. These foods are rich sources of protein, vitamins, and minerals and it is possible for many people – those with low bodyweight or low energy requirements - to be well nourished without ever eating added fats in amounts greater than the relatively small amounts needed in cooking, or to dress vegetables. Added fats provide what are called discretionary calories – the extra energy that someone needs after...

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