Lathe Poland and Eric Carlsen are just finishing up a new documentary about the exploding diabetes epidemic in America. They’re interviewing some of the leading nutrition scientists, doctors and researchers about new learning about the causes and treatment of this disease and its related conditions.

They’ve interviewed some great people so far: Gary Taubes, David Katz, Marion Nestle, Tim Noakes, Marlene Schwartz, Wendy Scinta, Brian Wansink, Yoni Freedhoff, Andrea Dimauro, and Ronald Tamler.  They’re raising money to cover travel costs for their remaining interviews and for the technical aspects of finishing up the film such as graphics and animation, musical scoring and licensing fees. Here’s a preview trailer below.

Please check out the Carb-Loaded film project on Kickstarter.

Disclosure: SkinnyMetrics has donated to this project.

Update – August 7th: Hooray!  The project was successfully funded!  Looking forward to seeing this movie when it comes out.  Here’s the video update about Carb-Loaded the Kickstarter campaign.




Hooray – a fifth month of weight loss in a row with Tim Ferriss’ Slow Carb Diet!

Another slow month but thank goodness it was a net loss!  At least I only gained one pound between the end of last month’s DietBet and this month’s one!  I’d like to double my weightless rate to reach the losing speed I achieved in month one, but am not quite sure how to ramp things back up.  Perhaps adding back in the morning juice and adding the treadmill workouts back into the routine?

My clothes are uncomfortably loose now, but the next size down is not quite comfortable either.  Looks like it will soon be time to get out the sewing machine to take in some waistlines.  Grrrr!

Here’s a before and after photo for month one and month five:

Slow Carb Diet Results - Before and After Photo (Month 5)

SkinnyMetrics for the month:

218 pounds -> Starting weight June 6, 2013

208.6 pounds -> Ending weight July 1, 2013

9.4 pounds -> Loss this month :-)



9.2 Pounds Lost! Slow Carb Diet Results (Month 4)

June 6, 2013

Hooray – a fourth month of weight loss in a row with Tim Ferriss’ Slow Carb Diet! Alas, as with last month, I gained a few pounds between DietBet sessions.  This time the difference between the ending weight of the previous challenge and the beginning of the next was only 4 pounds – not too bad! […]

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11.9 Pounds Lost! Slow Carb Diet Results (Month 3)

April 29, 2013

Hooray – three months of weight loss in a row with Tim Ferriss’ Slow Carb Diet! This month was REALLY tough.  I did the final weigh in for the February/March DietBet while visiting my mother and grandmother.  After a week of eating total crap (not ONE healthy meal) at their favorite restaurants every day, I […]

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12 Pounds Lost! Slow Carb Diet Results (Month 2)

March 24, 2013

Hooray – I lost another 12 pounds on the Slow Carb Diet!  And I won another DietBet challenge!  Also, I found out that I’m one of the finalists for the lunch with Tim Ferriss prize for the 4-Hour Body DietBet Challenge Part 2 DietBet.  Wow! While nearly 12 pounds (11.8 to be exact) is not nearly […]

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20.4 Pounds Lost! Slow Carb Diet Results (Month 1)

February 22, 2013

Hooray!  I’m officially one of the winners in the 4-Hour Body DietBet Challenge Part 2!  Not sure if I lost enough to win the prize of lunch with Tim Ferriss, but after working hard, resisting enormous temptation and sticking with the slow carb diet for a month, I’m thrilled to have lost 20.2 pounds. Here’s […]

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Flu Misery and Weight Gain – Seriously?

February 12, 2013

Overwhelmed by the 4th day of flu misery, was just too lazy to cook pot roast. Ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, granola bar, and HALF a cookie. And gained 3 freaking pounds! I hate my body. It is the enemy.

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Can Slow Carb Dieters Lose Weight Without Exercise?

January 30, 2013

I have a busted knee.  Walking is tough; climbing stairs is a very serious challenge.  Exercise? Not gonna happen right now.  Does that mean that it won’t be possible to lose weight?  Not necessarily. There’s a great article about ketosis and cardio exercise on Mark’s Daily Apple that explains why so many dieters don’t get the […]

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Temptation! (And Not the Good Kind)

January 28, 2013

My husband just brought home a dozen pink cupcakes with festive little sprinkles. I’m resisting the temptation but WTF?! He thought our kids would like them but was oblivious that they would be SO tempting for me too.  Totally clueless!

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Tim Ferriss Diet Bet Challenge

January 24, 2013

After taking a year and a half off from regular dieting, I’m starting again. Christmas and New Years are over, my birthday is past, and Tim Ferriss just posted a new set of slow carb success stories and a super cool Diet Bet challenge. The Diet Bet challenge runs from January 22-February 18, 2013.  Everyone puts […]

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