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  1. Good to see you are still at it. A couple of general comments. When one eliminates carbs, the replacement energy should come from fat, not protein. As I am sure Prof. Noakes knows, there is a limit in terms of how much protein one should eat. Unless you are doing intensive exercise or body building, protein intake should remain fairly constant around 1gm/kg body weight. On the other hand, there is no limit to how much fat you can eat to replace the lost carb calories. When you are overweight, those calories will initially come from your own fat stores. When you stop losing weight, you need to add those fat calories to your diet. It is, therefore, a low-carb/high-fat diet, not a high protein diet. Secondly, I don’t think you need to deny yourself a glass of wine. The carb content is not particularly high, especially if you choose a dry red. A glass with dinner should be fine. Distilled spirits are okay, too, as long as you don’t use sweet mixers.

    • Dr J – Thanks for your comment. I read the bit about wine to Jeanne and she was sooo happy. My drink of choice is Gin & Tonic so I’ll have to find a fizzy replacement for the tonic – any suggestions?

  2. Exactly my thought. The graph says “Jeanne Protein”. This might give people the wrong impression. Eating too much protein will compromise weight loss and in worst case poison you. Fat is the way to go, never be scared of natural fat.

    Otherwise, great experiment and very interesting to follow! I myself started eating Low Carb High Fat (LCHF as we say ni Sweden) half a year ago. It has literally changed my life. The symptoms and fatigue that Jax is reporting used to be my life for 10 years, but worse (headaches, poor memory, belly fat, double chin, fatigue, depression, anxiety).

    I’m very angry at myself for listening to the general advice and eating low fat food, thereby destroying my health for much of my adult life. The fat-scare is a great lie, and will soon be realized by everyone thanks to internet and blogs like this one. I encourage everyone to try a LCHF diet.

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