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Kris Gunnars
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Over 20 scientific studies have now shown that late Dr. Atkins was right all along. Here is an evidence-based guide to the Atkins diet.

http://authoritynutrition.com/atkins-diet-101/
This is an incredibly detailed article about the Atkins diet. Foods to eat, foods to avoid, meal plan, shopping list, scientific background and other tips.
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Not all calories are equal. A diet high in protein can help you lose weight and belly fat via several different mechanisms, even without consciously restricting calories or carbs.

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-protein-can-help-you-lose-weight/
This is a detailed review of the weight loss effects of protein. A high protein diet can boost metabolism and reduce appetite, helping you lose weight.
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I've read about this once before. Perhaps from you +Kris Gunnars​​, but I've noticed a difference in my weight when I focus on more protein than carbs.
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Not all carbs are created equal. Here are 12 high-carb foods that are actually super healthy (no. 5 and 10 are my personal favorites).

http://authoritynutrition.com/12-healthy-high-carb-foods/
Not all carbs are equal, and some of the world's healthiest foods contain carbs. Here is a list of 12 high-carb foods that are actually super healthy.
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Plantains are a good prebiotic too but how do you eat them? I, for one, cannot even try to eat them wighout being cooked. Does eating them cooled make them resistant startch?
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Pears are among the world's best sources of fiber and antioxidants. They also happen to be super satisfying and delicious.

http://authoritynutrition.com/foods/pears/
Pears contain high amounts of fiber and antioxidants, which offer several health benefits. Here is detailed health and nutrition information on pears.
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Almonds are among the healthiest, most nutritious and most weight loss friendly foods on the planet.

http://authoritynutrition.com/foods/almonds/
Almonds are a popular type of nut. They are high in all sorts of beneficial nutrients. Here is detailed health and nutrition information on almonds.
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Forgot the info on,
http://authoritynutrition.com/phytic-acid-101/
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All info is educational
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Despite having been demonized in the past, the majority of evidence points to coffee being super healthy.

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-coffee-makes-you-live-longer/
A few major studies have now shown that the people who drink the most coffee have the lowest risk of dying from several common diseases.
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I'm going to live forever !
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Forskolin is a popular supplement claimed to cause fat loss AND muscle gain. Dr. Oz loves it, but does the research agree? This article sets the record straight.

http://authoritynutrition.com/forskolin-review/
This is a detailed review of forskolin, a popular weight loss supplement that has been shown to be effective in some human studies.
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These are the 20 most weight loss friendly foods on earth.

http://authoritynutrition.com/20-most-weight-loss-friendly-foods/
Some foods can reduce appetite, cravings and help you burn more calories. These are the 20 most weight loss friendly foods on the planet.
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Here are 20 nutrition facts that should be common sense, but clearly aren't.

http://authoritynutrition.com/20-nutrition-facts-that-should-be-common-sense/
Common sense is surprisingly rare when it comes to nutrition. Here are 20 nutrition facts that should be common sense, but clearly aren't.
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Being underweight can be just as unhealthy as being obese. Here are some actionable tips to gain weight fast and safely.

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-to-gain-weight/
This is a detailed article about what you can do to gain weight. These methods work fast, and will improve your health and appearance at the same time.
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Define "plenty of carbs". Binging on plates of pasta, potatoes and rice is as unhealthy as eating donuts and soda. Those foods can readily turn into fat, raise insulin and triglyceride levels as junk food.
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Vitamin D functions like a steroid hormone in the body, and a whopping 42% of people are deficient. This article explains exactly how much you need to take for optimal health.

http://authoritynutrition.com/how-much-vitamin-d-to-take/
The amount of vitamin D you need depends on several factors. This article explains exactly how much vitamin D you should be taking.
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Humans evolved eating BOTH plant foods and animal foods. Here are 7 nutrients that you can't get from commonly consumed plants.

http://authoritynutrition.com/7-nutrients-you-cant-get-from-plants/
This is a list of 7 nutrients that you can not get from commonly consumed plant foods. Vegetarians and vegans may be deficient in some of them.
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Nutrition, Personal Training, Weight Loss, Blogging
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  • Authority Nutrition
    Owner, 2012 - present
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On a mission to save the world from nutrition misinformation and pseudoscience...
Introduction
I'm a med student and certified personal trainer from Reykjavik, Iceland. 

My main interests in life are related to health and nutrition. You could say that it has become pretty much an obsession and I've spent the last few years reading blogs, books and research studies.

I run an evidence-based nutrition blog called Authority Nutrition. I write about health related topics from an evidence-based perspective every week.

The point of my website is to look through the literature to find evidence-based answers and solutions to common modern health problems, preferably from randomized controlled trials (the gold standard of research).

Then what I try to do is to decipher the scientific jargon and explain it in human terms, in language that both professionals and laypeople can understand.

I'm particularly interested in the low carb diet as a potential treatment for obesity, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome... which are the biggest health problems in the world.

Other topics I cover on my site include weight loss, healthy eating, myth busting, food addiction, specific foods, sweeteners and whatever other health related topic I'm interested in exploring and discussing at the time.

Please take a moment to add me to your circles, I'd love to connect with you!

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In my spare time, I like to read, hang out with family and friends, listen to music, watch movies, go for walks and lift heavy things.
Bragging rights
Sober 6+ years. Made it to med school. Benched 330 pounds.
Education
  • Medical School
    Medicine, 2010 - present
    Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Immunobiology, Microbiology and many more.
  • Hradbraut
    Science, 2007 - 2008
    English, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and many more.
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
April 4
Other names
Kristjan Mar Gunnarsson, Kiddi
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Does Forskolin Actually Work? An Evidence-Based Review
authoritynutrition.com

This is a detailed review of forskolin, a popular weight loss supplement that has been shown to be effective in some human studies.

How Protein Can Help You Lose Weight Naturally
authoritynutrition.com

This is a detailed review of the weight loss effects of protein. A high protein diet can boost metabolism and reduce appetite, helping you l

12 High-Carb Foods That Are Actually Super Healthy
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Not all carbs are equal, and some of the world's healthiest foods contain carbs. Here is a list of 12 high-carb foods that are actually supe

Pears 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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Pears contain high amounts of fiber and antioxidants, which offer several health benefits. Here is detailed health and nutrition information

How to Gain Weight Fast and Safely
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This is a detailed article about what you can do to gain weight. These methods work fast, and will improve your health and appearance at the

7 Nutrients That You Can't Get From Plant Foods
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This is a list of 7 nutrients that you can not get from commonly consumed plant foods. Vegetarians and vegans may be deficient in some of th

9 Ridiculous Myths About Low-Carb Diets
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There is a lot of misinformation out there about low-carb diets, even among professionals. Here are the 9 biggest myths and misconceptions.

Kiwifruit 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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This is a detailed article about kiwifruit, also called kiwi. It contains information on health benefits, nutrient content, plant compounds

Arsenic in Rice: Should You Be Concerned?
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Arsenic is a toxic substance found in some foods, especially rice and rice-based products. This is a major concern for people who eat a lot

How Intermittent Fasting Can Help You Lose Weight
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Intermittent fasting is an effective tool to lose weight. It can help you eat fewer calories and optimize numerous hormones related to fat l

10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Whey Protein
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This is a detailed article about whey protein and its health benefits. It can help you lose weight and gain muscle, while improving your ove

Do Alli Diet Pills (Orlistat) Work? An Evidence-Based Review
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Alli diet pills are the over-the-counter version of a weight loss drug called Orlistat. This is a detailed review of Alli/Orlistat.

6 Popular Ways to do Intermittent Fasting
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Intermittent fasting is an effective way to lose weight and improve health. This article lists the 6 most popular intermittent fasting metho

5 Reasons Why Vitaminwater is a Bad Idea
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Vitaminwater is a beverage brand owned by the Coca-Cola company. It is marketed as "healthy," but is actually high in added sugar and very h

What is Intermittent Fasting? Explained in Human Terms
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Intermittent fasting is a very popular health and fitness trend. It involves eating patterns that cycle between periods of eating and fastin

How to Eat Low-Carb as a Vegetarian or Vegan
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This article explains how you can eat a low-carb diet, even if you are a vegetarian or vegan. Many delicious plant foods are low in carbohyd

Berberine: The World's Most Powerful Supplement?
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Berberine is a compound extracted from several plants. It has many health benefits, and is one of the most powerful natural supplements on e

10 Science-Backed Reasons to Eat More Protein
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Eating plenty of protein has numerous benefits for weight loss, muscle gain and health. Here are 10 science-backed reasons to eat more prote

Pineapples 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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This is a detailed review of pineapples, as well as their nutrient content and health benefits. Pineapples are a popular type of tropical fr

Chia Seeds 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits
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This is a detailed review of chia seeds and their nutrient content. Their health effects (both good and bad) are explained thoroughly.