Why you shouldn’t go nuts over nuts

I get a lot of questions from people about nuts. On the face of it they would appear OK from an LCHF point-of-view i.e. relatively high in fat, but all is not quite as it seems and here’s why.. Nut Double Whammy The problem is that although nuts tend to come with a relatively high…

The secret of being ill on LIHF? Pile into the carbs!

Winter is coming in the northern hemisphere and with it the ubiquitous flu season. Yes, even those on LIHF are not immune to the dreaded flu bug but there is plenty of good news for LIHF practitioners, both in terms of alleviated symptoms and speed of recovery, even if you have to fall back on…

Dairy, a tale of 2 types

Regular readers of this blog will already know that I am now completely dairy-free, for the reasons stated here. Dairy is, for me at least, highly inflammatory and also one of the key reasons why I nearly gave up on LCHF altogether. If despite diligently following all the rules for getting into ketosis your weight is still…

Good Fats, Bad Fats & the Omega Fatty Acids

Not all fats are the same and as a successful LCHF practitioner you should have a basic understanding of the kinds of dietary fats that are out there and what they mean for your health.  I consider this one of the most important parts of your LCHF knowledge. SFAs, MUFAs & PUFAs As discussed, fats…