LCHF diet: what it is and how to treat it

LCHF-диета: что это такое и с чем ее едят

LCHF – this abbreviation is familiar to anyone who has ever tried to lose weight and find the optimal power supply system. Tell what it is, understand the pros and cons of LCHF.

Low Carb High Fat (low carb high fat) – power system, which provides a minimum of carbohydrates in the diet, focusing on fats, proteins and fiber. Often err in considering kettiya and LCHF synonymous. In fact, kettiya – hardened variant of LCHF on which it is allowed to consume up to 60 grams of carbohydrates per day (kettiya allows for a maximum of 30).

The main supplier of energy on LCHF fats: vegetable and animal. Talking about the right fats, rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, not juicy kebab, margarine and TRANS fats, which are harmful to health, says doctor-the therapist, the nutritionist, the Faith of horunjaya. The popularity of the diet came from Scandinavia. Sweden first came to the conclusion that starch and sugar is much more harmful fats. Besides the human body for centuries knew neither sugar nor purified white flour, no potatoes (especially in variations of “free”), no granola. Reputation fat, thoroughly spoiled holesterinovmi wars of the twentieth century, is gradually improving.

Strictly speaking, LCHF may not be considered short-term food plan and way of life. High fat low carb food, paradoxically, helps to lose weight without feeling hunger, but also to normalize the level of glucose in the blood. “The diet was developed in 1920 for the treatment of epilepsy in children and patients with a deficiency of the enzyme pyruvate dehydrogenase, – explain in the clinic of GRACE. – Its essence lies in the fact that by reducing the intake of carbohydrates and increase fat intake to 60% per day (the level of consumption of protein remains unchanged) to enter the body in a state of nutritional ketosis, which under certain conditions can have a number of positive effects:

  • weight control without exercise (decreases appetite and fat cells do not increase in volume);
  • indicators of metabolic markers improved (reduced levels of glucose, total cholesterol, triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein);
  • normal blood pressure;
  • reduced inflammation, cropped autoimmune diseases;
  • cognitive function and memory improve;
  • improve the health and physical activity;
  • strengthens the immune system;
  • prevention in the development and progression of cancer.

However studies that show the positive effects of LCHF-food is shown in short term assignments or schemes prescribed by your doctor. This power supply system has a number of contraindications” (more about them we wrote here.).

At the LCHF, there is a downside – for example, lack of energy carbs and a deficit of fluid in the body, which affects the increased load on the liver, kidneys and gallbladder – explain to GRACE. – Remember that at higher levels of ketones can cause unpleasant breath and an unpleasant smell of sweat. Also may be a violation of the bowel – for example, bloating. In the absence of physical activity in this type of food initially, the decrease in body weight is due to water and muscle mass, and only then at the expense of body fat.

* Any diets and nutrition regimes should be agreed with your doctor.