Its about three years since I became aware of Low Carb High Fat (LCHF), also known as Banting, as a way of eating. A work colleague of mine did a 1.5 hour talk on sugar and the detrimental impact it has on the health of all humans, be they overweight or not.
There is overwhelming evidence now of the damaging effects of sugar and processed food, the following is an excellent article from the UK cardiologist Aseem Malhotra on the topic.
We have been duped into believing that the low fat diet is the way humans should eat for optimum health. This is blatantly incorrect. A low fat diet means a high carbohydrate diet. In the simplest of terms, carbohydrates cause a spike in insulin which drives appetite and promotes fat storage. An LCHF diet on the other hand results in better insulin control, appetite control and better overall health in every respect.
I have become accustomed to this way of cooking and eating. No more cravings and especially no more horrible low fat yoghurts, happy days.
I am also a Certified Banting Coach for Real Meal Revolution. I run a face to face group in Dublin, details are here
In my blog, I will be sharing the science that is widely available on LCHF as well as easy to make recipes.
Some excellent websites to help get a really good understanding of LCHF include