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Please could you organise a webchat with Dr John Briffa?

(59 Posts)
BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 13:50:28

He is a great advocate of low carbing - and given how many of us are now signed up to my Bootcamp (around 80 signed up to start with!), he would be fantastic guest.

Did you know that as of Friday, those of us who are Bootcamping lost a total of 341lbs?! That's enough to make almost another three MNetters!

Dr Briffa has written several books, the latest of which Escape the Diet Trap is brilliant in terms of explaining why calorie counting doesn't work and why fat is good for you - completely over-turning the dietary advice the government has been so keen to foist on us over the last 30 years.

Please? <offers wine>

BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 14:16:31

<realises I have started with the stakes way too high by offering wine from the very beginning>

teaandthorazine Mon 30-Apr-12 14:28:11

Yes, yes, yes please! His advice is smart, sensible and rooted in Proper Science - but it's still controversial. Perfect for a webchat!

Schnarkle Mon 30-Apr-12 14:34:25

<so long as it's the cheap stuff you've offered first it's fine>

Yes to this webchat. Ticking the Yes box.

BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 14:52:29

Good point well made Schnarkle.

<offers Le Piat D'Or>

BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 15:12:37

<and some Cheesy Wotsits>

BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 15:50:17

I have red and white


BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 21:09:09

OK. Kettle Chips.

BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 22:00:05

What about some lovely Sauvignon Blanc?

<throws caution to the wind>

Hepsibaaah Mon 30-Apr-12 22:03:57

Throw in a galaxy caramel and I'm there <happily slugs back any alcohol offered>

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 30-Apr-12 22:08:13

Kettle chips don't sound v low carb hmm
Thanks for suggestion will put it to Powers that Be

BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Mon 30-Apr-12 22:09:35

Well, that's 'cos they're for you, Olivia smile


OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 30-Apr-12 22:11:10

But I want to low carb too Biwi
Please link to your thread.

LittleFrieda Tue 01-May-12 12:15:49

Brilliant idea for a webchat guest.

I hope MNHQ can arrange it.

MNP Tue 01-May-12 12:38:53

Fab guest suggestion BIWI.

letticepetticoat Tue 01-May-12 14:15:54

I have been loitering on BIWI's low carb threads since Feb and have lost almost two stone on this woe.I agree that John Briffa would be a great guest-have read a couple of his books and they are so informative! I'd also like to say thanks so much to Biwi for all her input!

RatherBeOnThePiste Tue 01-May-12 14:18:47

Now I want cheesy wotsits

But yes please to the web chat!!

BIWIWhoMustBeObeyed Tue 01-May-12 14:19:30



LackaDAILYcarb Tue 01-May-12 14:32:35

<hands round bowls of olives & parmesan crisps and throws nasty potato varieties away>

Yes please MN. Excellent suggestion from our very own lifestyle coach wink

SharonGless Tue 01-May-12 17:43:37

Yes please MNHQ

heartstart Tue 01-May-12 18:43:12

Yes please

HamblesHandbag Tue 01-May-12 18:44:36

yes please smile

RadioSilence Wed 02-May-12 09:38:10

Yes please

cardoon Thu 03-May-12 08:28:48


Roseformeplease Fri 04-May-12 11:34:15

Yes please.

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