Are low carb diets good or bad for your thyroid? It’s certainly a controversial issue with many well-respected practitioners and nutritionists not always agreeing. Some claim that low carb is the holy graille of weight loss and the path to optimal health, while others condemn the diet for wrecking their thyroid and causing hormonal chaos. Who is right? The issue is a nuanced one with a few factors at play. Read the rest of this entry
Two things are required for weight loss – a calorie deficit and hormonal balance. One without the other just does not work. You can cut calories and you might lose some weight, but if your hormones are all over the place you will probably struggle to reach your ideal weight and keep what you have lost from returning with interest. On the flip side, your hormones could be the picture of perfection – but stuffing your face with too much food (even the healthy variety) will prevent you from losing the flab.
Can I eat as much as I want on LCHF? My short answer to this question is, “No, you can’t”. BUT, you can eat as much as you NEED to feel satisfied. This is a very important distinction, and can make all the difference. Once you start really listening to your body, you will completely change your eating habits, and will lose weight and keep it off. The rules are simple. Read the rest of this entry