Low-fat diets are not working. Focusing on calories (“eat less, run more”) is not working. Adult obesity in the developed world continues to rise.
Prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20 and over: United States, 1997– September 2015
As does type 2 diabetes.
Prevalence of diagnosed diabetes among adults aged 18 and over: United States, 1997– September 2015
DATA SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–September 2015, Sample Adult Core component.
The answer is at our fingertips in an LCHF diet.
This is a nice fragrant LCHF dinner, which is very quick to cook. You can leave out the peanuts if you wish to be strictly low carb. It serves 4.
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped
3 long red chillies, thinly sliced
600g of pork mince
2 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon fish sauce
A handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves
50g peanuts (the ones from the shell, no vegetable oil!) , chopped
lime wedges and chopped chillies (deseeded), to serve
Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, and chilli. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until the onion is softened. Add the pork mince. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes or until the mince is completely browned.
Add the lime leaves, lime juice and fish sauce. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes. Stir in the coriander. Top with a few peanuts (although peanuts are not strictly low carb, you may wish to omit these). Serve with lime wedges and vegetables stir fried in coconut oil.