I'll start out with the concept of a low carbohydrate, high fat, diet as this one has me the most confused. In particular, how carbohydrates are measured has me curious. As I understand nutrition (which is limited, I have no training) fruits and vegetables are good for me.
With this in mind, does a LCHF diet involve restricting consumption of fruits and vegetables, perhaps focusing on leafy greens and a few low carb veggies?
skiffrace wrote:According to Atkins, you are allowed to eat vegetables, because they are naturally low in calories/carbohydrate, and high in vitamins/minerals/phytochemicals/antioxidants etc.
You are not allowed to eat much fruit, because again, they are mostly sugar.
This is where the beneficial part of Atkins-like diet ends.
As far as the high-fat/high protein part, well, if you don't mind heart disease and/or cancer coming your way sooner rather than later, then enjoy that greasy steak washed down with casein-based "energy drink"....
The enjoyment of barbecued pork chops is well worth having your body split open and mangled by the surgeons while you lie hooked up to the heart-lung machine, and then hanging-on to (miserable) life while trying to "recover".
Bizar statement, can you point to one, and only one rechearch where subject ate high fat, low carb, with high fat not being omega6 rich fats? I won,t hold my breath.....
Heart disease comes from a high carb diet
The other side is that all of the foods I listed above I've been told over and over again are good for me. Recent headlines read that fruit intake reduces cancer risk etc etc. It seems that a low carb diet would eliminate many sources of important nutrients, in essence "stealing form Peter to pay Paul" from a dietary and health perspective.
skiffrace wrote:The other side is that all of the foods I listed above I've been told over and over again are good for me. Recent headlines read that fruit intake reduces cancer risk etc etc. It seems that a low carb diet would eliminate many sources of important nutrients, in essence "stealing form Peter to pay Paul" from a dietary and health perspective.
Not a bad perspective. Get rid of fruit, but keep the vegetables. Best yet, if you insist on LCHF diet, stick as much as possible to unprocessed foods, primarily of plant origin. This means lots of nuts and seeds - both nutritional powerhouse. If you insist on animal fat and protein, favor fish - they contain super important omega 3 fatty acids.
In the bigger picture I follow the idea that nature took care of itself.
Food and lifeforms are in coexistance for a long time and thus adapted to eachother. We only very recently started to concentrate and process food in large % es. This disturbs the natural way things work.
I don,t see why humans who are omnivores should not eat meat and such.
jackarabit wrote:Food and lifeforms? I guess you can lick some necessary minerals off a rock and ingest and pass parafine, clay and some veggie-based packing materials without harm but lifeforms without exception are food, including us. I hope we aren't making the bacteria ill.
jackarabit wrote:Carbon-based lifeforms and carbon-based food are synonymous, Henry. All samesame, buddy, we are food for worms. You proberly skipped over the prince of Denmark in your study of dietetics.
Unless a person is living off of meat and oil, most other foods contain carbs. Not eating any vegetables, nuts, beans etc in an effort to restrict carbs seems ludicrous...
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