No matter what your purpose for adopting the low-carb healthy fat approach to eating these are the basic things you should strive for:
1. Avoid sugar, starch and refined grains.
2. Avoid processed foods.
3. Do eat good, whole foods such as meat, fish, and above-ground vegetables
4. Avoid highly processed vegetable and seed oils
5. Do use olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, butter and ghee
6. Practice time restricted eating or intermittent fasting and allow at least 14 hours when your eating window is over until the next
7. Avoid snacking between meals
8. Get adequate sleep and reduce stress (easier said than done, but so important)
We can get highly nuanced about each of these points. The fact of the matter is that there is no one-size-fits-all diet for everyone’s needs. If weight loss is your goal, you may want to limit carbohydrates to less than 20 to 30 g per day, e.g., the ketogenic diet. This is been shown to help type II diabetes mellitus, hypertension, GERD, and many other medical conditions. However, if you are on medications we highly recommend doing this in partnership with your physician.
If you are not ready to fully take the plunge, you will still see benefits in health and wellness by following these principles.
Throughout the course of this website, we will be highlighting resources to learn all about these basic points in many different formats that best suits your personal style of learning. It really is that simple. It has worked for us and countless others.