But what about that person on the street. The 40 year old who despite listening to recommended public health messages for the past 20 years and following a low fat, high carb ‘healthy diet’ – has gained weight, has been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or has been put on medication for high cholesterol.
And now there’s a new kid on the block who says, “forget everything you have heard and believed for the last 30 years” and “eat more fat and less fruit”. “Stop eating those whole grains and cereals that we told you last year were healthy”.
I see it all the time; they roll their eyes and say to me “yes Julia but what’s next? What will you be telling us this time next year?”
I promise you that this is what I will be telling you this time next year:
Eat less sugar – full stop
Eat less processed foods
Eat more green leafy and above ground vegetables
Eat good quality fat – avocado, olive oil, butter, coconut oil
Eat meat and poultry (leave the fat and skin on), and seafood
Eat dairy products; cream, cheese, full cream milk, full fat unsweetened yoghurt etc
Cut bread, rice, pasta, cereals, and grains from your diet
Drink alcohol in moderation, but while actively trying to lose weight just give it a miss for a short time (believe me, you will survive)
But one more key point:
Eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are full
The high fat component of the LCHF eating plan will make you feel fuller faster and for longer. Interestingly we don’t need a clock to tell us when to eat. Neither do we need a specific sized plate to tell us how much to eat! Your brain and body will tell you when you have had enough. This is an instinctive way of eating; listen to your body signals."
... If you are unsure what to eat and what not to? Have a look on Julia's website and many other sites there is great information on the 'inter-web' ...
"But if you are:
Over 40 (or under for that matter)
Over weight (even just a little)
Tired a lot
Or if you:
Don’t sleep well
Are easily and often stressed
Know that you are not functioning at a level that is the best you can possibly be
Then just try this clean and instinctive way of eating.
You deserve to feel good, look good, and be great in all aspects of your life! "