The key to success with The Low Carb High Fat Lifestyle is getting your macro ratios right.
AIM TO EAT
- 10% Carbohydrate
- 20% Protein
- 70% Fat
ENJOY NUTRIENT RICH FOODS ONLY
Avoid processed, packaged foods, “Low Carb” products – even the Atkins product range!
Aim for real foods only and enjoy avocado, olives, cheese, vegetables (grown above ground), fish, meat and poultry with the skin and fat, and cook in olive oil, coconut oil or grass fed butter.
Dress your salads with olive, flaxseed, macadamia or avocado oils and vinegar, or Caesar dressings and always sprinkle with sunflower kernels for extra fibre and healthy fats.
Try: 1/4 apple cider vinegar with the mother 3/4 Oil of choice and some seeded mustard!
Fruit is natures dessert and should only be enjoyed as an occasional treat. At the end of the day fruit is still sugar and can shut down your body’s ability to burn fat, can increase hunger and slow down weight loss.
EAT ONLY WHEN HUNGRY
Let me introduce to a concept of “True Hunger”. When you’ve made the switch to The Low Carb High Fat Lifestyle and are getting the right amounts of fat in your diet, hunger starts to feel VERY different. You no longer “crave foods” or feel like your crashing and NEED to eat. So when eating this way you can trust your feeling of hunger and eat only then.
Most people eat twice a day, so feel free to skip breakfast – there’s a lot of benefits from fasting and if you feel the need to snack it’s probably a good sign that you’re not eating enough fat – keep some Love Bombs in the freezer and eat them after lunch and/or dinner to increase satiety.
HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH
The Low Carb High Fat Lifestyle can be a bit of a challenge to get right and it took me about a month to perfect. At first I was eating too many veggies (carbs), then too much protein, and then in an attempt to eat more fat I ate too much cheese
I really didn’t perfect it until I found the attached diet plan in the Appendix of the book Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes as an example of a low carbohydrate diet. I’ve tweaked it slightly to represent more Australian food choices.
If you want to look into Gary Taubes before you start he’s written a couple of books you can read – Good Calories, Bad Calories & Why We Get Fat. He has a pod cast that you can listen into and there’s quite a few interviews on YouTube.
If you like what you see… Welcome to The Low Carb High Fat Lifestyle!
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Also now that you’ve got started I’d recommend that you read my blog on how to deal with the Common Side Effects you can expect to get when you start to cut the sugar out of your diet and reduce the carbs to only nutritionally dense, fibre vegetables.
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