What is gluconeogenesis?

  Gluconeogenesis translates as ‘the production of new glucose‘.  It is the metabolic process of generating glucose from non- carbohydrate food sources.  This process mainly takes place in the liver, but also in the kidneys. Glucose is made from amino acids … Read More

What is nutritional ketosis?

Glucose burning Glucose, from carbohydrates, are the primary fuel for the body’s cells and organs when eating a standard western diet. Cells obtain energy by taking up glucose from the blood, where a metabolic reaction takes place to release energy.  … Read More

How much protein should I eat?

How much protein to eat on a LCHF diet is highly individual, based on a number of factors. Protein plays has an important roles in the body.  Along with carbohydrates and fats, protein is one of the three macronutrients, often … Read More

Will LCHF raise my cholesterol?

Most people are familiar with Total, HDL and LDL cholesterol as well as the concept of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol. It is generally accepted that high HDL levels (good cholesterol) indicate a low risk of heart disease and high LDL levels … Read More

Are there any health risks in eating LCHF?

Prior to changing diet it is important to consider if there are any health risks in eating LCHF.   Discuss dietary changes and potential health risks with your healthcare professionals in advance, particularly if taking medications, pregnant or breastfeeding.  A Low … Read More

Why should I eat more protein and fat?

We certainly advocate eating much more of the healthy fats from animals (meat, dairy and eggs) as well as nuts, avocado, olive oil and coconut oil. This is a much higher percentage of calories from fat than dietary authorities have … Read More

What are the side effects to going LCHF?

Some people experience various temporary side effects when converting to a Low Carb, High Fat diet. This is a result of your body switching from using carbohydrates as its primary fuel source to using fat as a fuel. For most … Read More

LCHF diet foods to avoid

A LCHF diet restricts intake of foods and drinks high in carbohydrates. Moderate LCHF diets will allow more freedom with carbohydrate choices.  Importantly Ketogenic diets usually require strict carbohydrate restriction, to reach and maintain ketosis.  Dr Paul Mason explains the … Read More

Low Carb Food List

Following a Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) or Ketogenic diet involves restricting carbohydrates eaten while increasing proportion of fat, and adequate protein.  Getting to know the foods to avoid and those on your low carb food list are really important when getting … Read More

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