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Old 08-03-2014, 22:46   #1
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LCHF. I understand the LC but why HF?

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HF = High-fat.

Once we cut carbs drastically (which is necessary for good glucose levels), we need healthy fats from whole foods to keep ourselves nourished and energized.

This site provides a lot of good, detailed info.

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That and the fact that low carb, low fat is dreadfully hard to stick to, because your body will never feel satisfied. When you eat low carb, fat isn't a problem. In fact, eating low fat means your body can't metabolize many fat soluble vitamins it needs. So really, everyone's ideal would be to eat high fat. If you eat high fat high carb, you get a fatty liver. If you eat low fat, low carb, you won't be able to keep it up because you will always be hungry. Low carb, high fat: you're satisfied and getting all the nutrients you need.

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Carbs convert to glucose; fats convert to ketone bodies. When we eat high-carb, our bodies are running on glucose, which is dangerous for diabetics because high blood sugar can and will kill us.

By eliminating carbs and replacing them with fats, we put our bodies on a ketogenic energy system which uses ketone bodies instead of glucose, and is much more efficient and safer. What little glucose (5%) is required by our bodies, can be manufactured in our livers by an alternate pathway known as gluconeogenesis.




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Oh, and you can't replace calories when eating LC with HP (high protein). Well, you can try.....but......

The body utilizes as much protein as it needs to keep organs, bones, and suchlike healthy. Any protein overage is either converted to glycogen in the liver and muscles to be converted to glucose when needed (see "My PP BG is great. Why are my FBGs still so high?" and "One more time, what is a liver dump?") A certain amount of glycogen is needed. We just don't want to overdo. Oh, and the rest of the protein gets broken down and eliminated.

So, LC = lower calories and a body under stress.
HP = more calories, liver dumps, and Dawn Phenomenon (high FBG). HF = plenty of calories, if you eat a wide variety of fats HF also = lots of nutrients.

Guess which pattern I thrive on.

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LCHF. I understand the LC but why HF?
Since I was diagnosed I eat more eggs, tree nuts, and guacamole. I've cut out all starchy veggies and am greatly reducing all grains and most fruits (berries are OK for me). I already didn't eat pasta or any kind of rice or white potatoes even before diagnosis.

I replaced the eliminated carbs with the increased eggs, nuts and avocado and even more (as in, far more than nutritional guidelines) non-starchy vegetables, which don't have a huge impact on my BG and I love. The biggest hardship for me is the legumes; I've reduced those as well, but not completely eliminated them and probably won't. Read everything you can, ask a lot questions of your doctor and experiment to see what works for you.

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I miss beans & peas too, but my meter says the spike is too high, so I don't eat them. I've tried to just reduce portion size, but I can't rely on that . . . one bite & I'm a goner. I use a few peas in my seven layer salads, and if I can get early petit peas, they're less of a problem, but I still have to scrape off most of them & let OWC eat 'em.




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But what about the effect HF has on our heart and arteries? I already have high cholesterol and triglycerides.

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But what about the effect HF has on our heart and arteries? I already have high cholesterol and triglycerides.
I'll just keep it quick and give an overview. Read this:
http://authoritynutrition.com/10-ben...togenic-diets/

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Typically, lipids will go up for the first few months ... then they drop, going below the original, pre-LCHF levels. "Good" cholesterol (HDL), however, typically rises.

Here are some examples of research into fats and cholesterol:

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition (contains many research references)

Saturated fat's role in heart disease is a myth, says heart specialist

Dietary fats, carbohydrate, and progression of coronary atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women (interesting, even for non-menopausal non-women)

Basically, we've been scared away -- needlessly -- from many nourishing foods since the 1970s. In that time, obesity, diabetes and other metabolic diseases have become epidemic.

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