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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Low Carb High Fat lifestyle, if it ain't broke don't try to fix it !

Roaming around some of the most well known Low Carb and Paleo blogs, over the last few months, I have seen some disappointing posts made. This comes at a time when saturated fats from healthy sources are getting the thumbs up, and sugar and high starch foods are getting thumbs down. Not so long ago, Jimmy Moore was posting up photographs of a breakfast meal containing a whole half pound block of butter and a few eggs, who in their right mind would eat a meal like that ? Now we have Tom Naughton of the Fathead blog pushing carbs and resistant starch. Richard Nickoley at Free The Animal blog, a once proud lowcarber and paleo man has completely lost the plot in recent times. These guys are doing the low carb and paleo lifestyles no good at all in my opinion.

Tom’s changed his mind of what constitutes the ‘Perfect Health Diet’ and carbs are back on the menu. If safe starches don’t work for you, it’s because you are doing it wrong, or you have the wrong gut bacteria, is the general idea. Total hogwash in my opinion. At first I thought Tom was playing the devils advocate to get the kettle whistling on his blog, but no, he actually believes this (this week). RN has been pushing RS for a while, and then we hear a book is on the way. Tom’s a convert, and low and behold he is working on a ‘Perfect Health Diet’ book for kids. The lunatic Evelyn Kocur has been pimping a book ‘Restriction Addiction’ although that much talked about project appears to have gone on the back burner. How long before Jimmy is telling us the keto diet very near killed him, and get those carbs and RS down ya neck with every meal. Obviously another book will be on the way ‘The Keto Killers’

Welcome to the crazy world of Paleo and Low Carb. We get enough nonsense from big pharma and junk food and the likes of the NHS, ADA, and most dietitians etc. etc. now we have so called diet gurus talking nonsense, anything that rings the cash register. These  ‘gurus’ want to add more confusion to the confused. For years I have wondered, why do people with no reported serious health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, thyroid problems etc. etc. spend a huge chunk of their lives discussing diet. It’s a mystery to me, or could the motivation be money?

Check out some real healthy and tasty low carb recipes below. Love us or hate us, we have not changed our beliefs or stance one iota in six years. We believe if something works don't try to fix it. And by the cringe has low carb high fat worked for us. Eddie

Beef & Mushroom Meatballs with Stroganoff Sauce recipe here.

Rhubarb Crisp Low Carb and Gluten free recipe here.


Lori Miller said...

Not that long ago, Nikoley went all fanboy over Anna at Life Extension, who wrote a long, well researched post on paleo diets (as in, what actual paleolithic people probably ate) being LC.

Gwen said...

Well, haven't read all the research, or the thought processes on how that research was transmographied into their new beliefs, so not knocking anyone, but my n=1 tells me every time I don't restrict carbs, ANY carbs (nuts/'safe' potatoes included), I GAIN. Gain comes from inflammation. Inflammation works against my heart and liver and kidneys and the list goes on.

Period. End of story for Gwen.

tess said...

for some it's the attention, and for others the money.... I do it for health and well-being, like your team. I may go on a spree from time to time, but it has a limited time period, and i'm DELIGHTED to return to my beloved LCHF! I've never felt better in my adult life!

Anonymous said...

Yes the world is crazy and getting a lot crazier each day. I stay out of "the melee" as many call it. I do what I have found works - that is low carb high fat. I am a diabetic this diet, lifestyle, system or however you wish to call it works for me and I am so glad I found out about it.


Anonymous said...

Those food pictures look delicious, and all low carb :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for the comments. Maybe if you are a diabetic low carb high fat is easier, although Jan is not a diabetic and has low carbed with me for six years. My BG meter is an easy way to see on a daily basis things are still working. Same meds for six years, two by 500 mg metformin pills and all HbA1c numbers non diabetic. Over forty blood tests now on an annual basis, tell me nothing is suffering from a high fat low carb diet.

You only have to look at the food we are eating and ask yourself, is this whole fresh non factory produced home made food a health hazard ? Nuff said.


Anonymous said...

Eddie the key words have to be whole and fresh.

Keep away from processed foods.


Anonymous said...

Oh My Oh My
please don't tell me the 'guru's' have sold out.

Lynda said...

I'm so confused by all of this. I too read Tom's blog about this and yes for some, I think it's a good thing. He's got kids who are not metabolically damaged so some RS is probably an OK thing. For me? not such a good idea I think. I dabbled with the idea but I'm best to stick to what works for me.

Equally, I'm against those who add loads of extra fat to their diet (ie, eating slabs of butter)- I don't think that is right either.