Trust the unhealthy vegans…

Because you know what they say — the unhealthy ones are doing it for the right reasons, not some sort of social-holier than thou-signaling.

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What low carbers think vegans eat:

They might, but they don’t have to. It could look like this:

Or this: 

And a lot of these:

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Go to bed on time every day, please. Bonus points if fasted & sober.

Everyone is gonna hate me for this. The opposite of that advice is how an alarming number of adults do it.

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But nearly every day now, at an increasing pace, another study comes to my attention* highlighting the lowest hanging fruit in the premature mortality game.

*by all means, keep tagging me in articles of this nature! I don’t find it annoying or bothersome at all (not being sarcastic)

Accelerometer-derived sleep onset timing and cardiovascular disease incidence: a UK Biobank cohort study (2021)

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Hair t?h?i?n?n?i?n?g? winning

It’s never too late but it’s never too early.

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By [oddly] popular request: hair thinning. I do requests pretty frequently (so don’t hesitate to ask!), and if it’s not my expertise, I’m usually happy to at least take a 30000-foot view of the topic.

Tl;dr: start now. Already thinning hair? Start now. Not thinning yet? Start now. The inconvenience and cost is quite minimal (translation: interventions are easy and cheap).

We’ll start with the easy ones. Then the fun ones. Yes, there are fun ones 🙂

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The Adiposink Hypothesis

more like adipostink amirite

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Analogy time!

Try expanding the volume of a balloon without putting in air. You can’t. Now let’s talk about insulin.

Low/zero calorie condiments

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Non sequiter – weird stuff & tips

I’m not so weird that I don’t know some of the stuff I do is weird. Lol

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Some of the stuff is half baked or tinfoil hat(ish), but not all (I think). Most has to do with nutrition and sleep.

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Protein leverage hypothesis

In brief, the protein leverage hypothesis (PLH) states that an animal will keep eating until a certain amount of protein has been ingested. If it’s a low protein diet, it will require more food and be more obesogenic; it it’s a high protein diet, it will require less food and may lead to weight loss.

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When I first read about it, I was excited. “Makes so much sense!”

Alas…

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Fapping fat-trapping

Hyperinsulinemia is sufficient but not necessary for weight gain.

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Since keto kept coming up equivocal or inferior to ultra-processed food (UPF)-free diets, some proponents kept trying to invent mechanisms as to why keto ackshually was superior O_o 

Let’s call this Keto Pseudo-Dominance.

-The best evidence was a spontaneous reduction in appetite. Unfortunately, it turned out that this was due to cutting UPF, not carbs per se, so it worked equally well on higher carb and even WFPB *gasp* 

Here’s where it went from there…

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A fatty liver, don’t have one.

Many lines of evidence support this. Some do not.

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Liposuction: surgical removal of subcutaneous fat (frequently for aesthetic purposes). It’s the physical removal of adipose tissue and thus fat storing capacity in the relatively “safe” subcutaneous region. This causes fat to be stored elsewhere, “ectopically,” in places like liver.

Ruh-roh.

There’s also cryolipolysis, but we’ll get into that later.

Short and long-term effects of abdominal lipectomy on weight and fat mass in women (Seretis et al., 2015)

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The CIM is dead. Long live the CIM!

The carbohydrate-insulin model (CIM) discussion/debate h?a?s? ?r?e?a?c?h?e?d? ?m?a?t?u?r?i?t?y? ?a?t? ?t?h?i?s? ?p?o?i?n?t? hasn’t exactly aged like a fine wine.

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Disclaimers: I like the recent studies on ultra-processed foods (UPFs), but they’re neither necessary nor sufficient to explain obesity. Ditching them seems to do a lot for weight loss, however.

The CIM has been pronounced dead. Here is the most recent iteration:

I do not like this version, mainly because of the left side.

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10, 15, 20, 25, and 30% carbohydrate. Human study!

A Randomised Crossover Trial: Exploring the Dose-Response effect Of Carbohydrate
restriction on glycaemia in people with type 2 diabetes (D-ROC2) (Ozairi et al., 2021)

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n=12, t=6 days on each diet. Controlled for protein and they tried to keep fat composition relatively similar. They tried to maintain body weight but everyone lost a little; maybe water weight because even the highest carb group was pretty low carb, but we can’t say for sure.

Five groups is a little overkill imo, but cool to see. And interesting to compare these data with now three looking at “well-formulated” diets of varying carbohydrate composition.

The good news: low carb is just as good or better than keto! The other news: it’s also just as good as low fat. Lol

My 30000-foot (potentially controversial?) take here: low carb was fine for weight loss. I think people misinterpreted this to mean carbs are intrinsically obesogenic so lower is better (ie, keto) or complete elimination (eg, the “carnivore” diet). Tl;dr: plain old low carb has helped far more and harmed far fewer than the extremes.

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