Our new low-carb, high-fat way of eating

Change is afoot. My husband and I are going to start a different way of eating. Starting today.

I’m not quite sure what category it falls into: paleo (not exactly), low-carb high-fat (LCHF) (sort of)… I will call it LCHF for ease of discussion.

Why? Well, we’re not exactly what you’d call out of shape, or unhealthy, but there is a feeling of not really feeling our best. I know… that could have something to do with a constant cycle of illness (thanks child) and lack of sleep (thanks child), or the fact that I’ve birthed a kid (thanks child) or that when you’re hungry most of the stuff you want to reach for is either sugary or high-carb (which turns into sugar anyway) (thanks ch-… well, can’t really blame child for that one…).

Every day we’re bombarded with diet and exercise advice, little of it based in fact… I’m not going to go into the pros and cons of all diet plans out there… we would be here until my telomeres shortened for good.

So why did we pick a LCHF way of eating? Because carbs turn into sugars. Sugars aren’t great for the body. But most importantly (making it the most attractive option for someone who seems to be permanently hungry), fat is filling and it tastes damn good. Some people eat it to lose weight (check out this guy Tommy… Woah.)

LCHF eating is not about stuffing your face with lard. It also concentrates on eating food in its natural state as much as possible. Less processing is a good thing.

Google high-fat diets and you come up with LOTS of stuff – some evidence/ science-based, and some conjured out of Tinkerbelle’s bum-bum.

I’ll keep you updated on how we’re going (in between my other ramblings). I’m slightly terrified as apparently breaking your body of its carb addiction is not pretty. We shall see.

As a final note, we also plan to do intermittent fasting in the future (hubbie wanted to start it today as well) but given my tendency for grumpiness and extreme violence when hungry (those who know me will know that’s a kind description) I figured I’d be more productive with blog entries if I wasn’t in a maximum security prison for manslaughter.

Stay tuned.

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