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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>

RatherBeOnThePiste Fri 04-May-12 15:20:40

yes please <again>


BIWItheBold Fri 04-May-12 18:06:08

And me too, again!
And a lovely selection of low carb biscuit bear

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 04-May-12 18:12:39

ooh parmesan crisps
<gets bakeoglide out>
Right then
I haven't forgotten this but just to reiterate, we MAKE no promises
Won't be able to report back much more until after the weekend when folk the biscuiteaters are back in the office.

gothicmama Fri 04-May-12 18:21:48

Please cos it would be cool and BIWi has done so much for us

johnbriffafan Fri 04-May-12 18:31:12

He should be a permanent fixture, and judge everybody's shopping basket.

(He does that - in the nicest possible way - for slebs.)

Maybe he could judge shopping lists, too.

BIWItheBold Fri 04-May-12 19:14:09

Where does he do that, johnbriffafan [interested face]?

johnbriffafan Fri 04-May-12 19:25:16

Think it was the Observer mag that he used to do it in every week; maybe it was the separate Observer Food magazine??? But I'm sure it's also something I've seen him do in women's mags, eg Zest.

Always so bang on, in my view. And quite surprising; people think they're eating the right thing, but are getting it a bit wrong. Eg - surprise surprise - too many carbs.

johnbriffafan Fri 04-May-12 19:47:03

Topical...Here is Ken Livingstone being judged.

There was always a great pic, as well, showing the basket, with Briffa's comments next to the offending items.

BIWItheBold Fri 04-May-12 20:04:57

Oh I remember those articles - I didn't realise Briffa did them though!

johnbriffafan Fri 04-May-12 20:13:54

Yes...I always liked the "nothing wrong with chocolate; it should be dark chocolate, though."

Whippoorwhill Sat 05-May-12 10:32:51

Just adding my voice too. He is so interesting and would give great web chat I'm sure. His book inspired me to try low carbing and I've lost 1 1/2 stone already.

BIWItheBold Thu 17-May-12 11:34:55

Any news re this? Given today's report about the recommendation that 20 million of us should be being prescribed statins, at an estimated cost to the NHS of £240 million, it would be a very good time to talk to Dr Briffa!

BIWItheBold Fri 18-May-12 18:04:34

<clears throat in a kind of attention-seeking way>

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-May-12 22:16:21

<offers a lo carb locket>
Tis the weekend AGAIN. But will nag a bit and see what's occuring.

BIWItheBold Sat 19-May-12 10:28:10

Well [dog with a bone emoticon] it wasn't the weekend on Thursday when I asked, was it?

It's since you've all been down the pub, isn't it? Not interested in us any more. <snivels>

OliviaLMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 19-May-12 12:10:15

At least bones are low carb.

BIWItheBold Sat 19-May-12 12:27:52

I'm not feeling the love here, Olivia

AmberLeaf Sat 19-May-12 12:33:18

Can you link your thread please BIWI?

BIWItheBold Sat 19-May-12 12:36:31

The rules?

Here you go

And here is the latest chat thread

AmberLeaf Sat 19-May-12 12:37:06

Thanks smile

BIWItheBold Sat 19-May-12 12:41:14

My pleasure! Are you going to join us?

AmberLeaf Sat 19-May-12 12:46:12

Im mulling it over! while struggling with rule No.7

BIWItheBold Sat 19-May-12 12:46:54

Hmm. I'm guessing that might be the 'no alcohol' rule? grin

BIWItheBold Sat 19-May-12 12:47:35

I wouldn't worry. No-one seems to take any notice of half of them anyway!


AmberLeaf Sat 19-May-12 12:49:42

Yup thats the one! grin

Also eating fat with gay abandon?! not that im not partial to fat but it just seems wrong to do it and expect to lose weight?

I will read more of the threads and swot up when I have more time though.

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