A group of Melbourne GP’s, Lucy Burns, Jo Pollott and Olivia Rimington are organising a meeting on “Low Carb Medicine for GP’s” over the weekend of 18th-19th May 2019, at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne. The intended audience is mainly GPs though other doctors are most welcome.
The Question : What Should We Eat for Optimal Health and Weight?
The Answer : Low Carb, High Fat
Low Carb Down Under has designed this website to help you to understand a Low Carb, High Fat approach to nutrition. The information provided here is based on strong science to allow you to develop your knowledge and skills to the level you need to make LCHF work for you.
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How does a LCHF diet work?
All digestible carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars in the intestine.
When you restrict the amount of sugar and starches (carbohydrates) that you eat, the levels of sugar in your blood begins to stabilise and your need for insulin to remove the sugar from your blood decreases.
Insulin is produced by your pancreas and is a fat storing hormone. Once your insulin levels decrease your body begins to burn your stored fat supplies.