Some recent pronouncements from the WHO declared that red meat increased risk of cancer. I found it interesting that processed meat was lumped in with the data and recommendation, so if you don't eat processed red meat, is the recommendation still the same? Well draw your own conclusion, but here is a very interesting overview … Continue reading Steak and Stir Fried Chinese Veggies
Lamb is a naturally fatty meat that is also high in protein and many vitamins and minerals. It is particularly suited to a low carb diet. This recipe uses a leg of lamb but it would also be equally good made with a cheaper cut such as shoulder. 1.4 kg leg of lamb 1 onion finely … Continue reading Braised Leg of Lamb
If you are feeling like having a Chinese takeaway, be aware of the many harmful impacts of fast food which is heavily processed. They are typically very high in sugar and inflammatory vegetable oil. Some also contain MSG which really drives appetite and food addiction. And you get all that even if you don't eat … Continue reading Feel like a Chinese Takeaway?
Energy from these highly addictive sugary drinks? You must be joking. What you really get is a spike in sugar and corresponding spike in insulin (the fat storage hormone) followed by a slump and a voracious hunger. This leads to weight gain and you are now well on the path to metabolic syndrome. What ever … Continue reading Hydration for Sport – you have got to be kidding!
Here it is. An example of my weekly LCHF shop. Every thing is full fat and unprocessed.
Berries are a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals and are reputedly anti inflammatory. Wild ones are very suited to a low carb diet as they have the added advantage that they have not been cultivated to be extra sweet like many shop bought fruits have been. https://authoritynutrition.com/13-anti-inflammatory-foods/ Wild blackberries are usually at their best … Continue reading Harvesting Blackberries
Vegetable and seed oils are heavily processed and oxidise at high temperatures. Commercially bought salad dressings are usually full of bad seed oils and many other nasty chemicals and should be avoided. It is so easy to make your own and they taste so much nicer. All it takes is to combine the ingredients into … Continue reading Summery Salad Dressings
Sugar is addictive , read here why that is the case https://authoritynutrition.com/4-ways-sugar-makes-you-fat/ Cake is a definite requirement at birthday time, of course the challenge is to make one that tastes nice with a low sugar content. Here is one that is relatively low carb, very decadent and delicious served with fresh cream. I used Xylithol … Continue reading Low Carb Birthday Cake
Here is a great article by Tim Noakes on the fact that Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease caused by a high carbohydrate diet is a key indicator of heart disease. So no, it's not cholestrol that's the cause of heart disease. http://foodmed.net/2016/04/14/noakes-its-the-fatty-liver-disease-stupid-lchf-banting/ Here is a nice high fat Quiche for your weekend picnics, if you are lucky enough … Continue reading Yummy Scrummy Low Carb Quiche Lorraine
Here is a very recent interview of the superb Tim Noakes by the equally superb Fat Emperor aka Ivor Cummins. http://www.thefatemperor.com/blog/2016/5/28/prof-tim-noakes-at-foodloose-iceland-driving-the-revolution-lchf-diabetes Ivor talks to Tim about how he discovered LCHF after being diagnosed as a T2 diabetic after years of carb loading as an elite athlete. He also talks about the challenges that are being … Continue reading The Likely Journey for LCHF