Fat is a critically important element of an LCHF diet. When carbs are restricted and protein is moderated, the remainder of one’s calories must come from healthy fats. Fat is required for energy and is what makes us feel satisfied after meals. Eating a low carb diet full of healthy fats keeps insulin levels low, which enables the release of stored fat to be burned for fuel. The result? We slim down and feel full of energy. Yes, fat is very important, but does that mean we can eat as much of it as we like, and does the type of fat we choose to eat make any difference to our weight loss efforts?
Have you been trying this primal, low carb, high fat thing for a while and not getting the results you were hoping for? I have. Are you ready to throw the bathroom scale out the window? I am. It can be very demotivating and frustrating when your weight just doesn’t want to budge. I have come to realize that everyone’s body is different and what works effortlessly for some takes a bit more hard work for others. Getting over plateaus is something I am passionately reading up on at the moment so I thought I would share my findings. Maybe it can help you too. Read the rest of this entry