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 been advocating for the past forty years since the basis for dietary advice was changed to low-fat.

We advocate a moderate protein diet, around 15 to 20% of total calories. This level of protein intake is essential for health. Higher levels of protein are problematic as we cannot store them and much of the excess is converted back into glucose which blocks the burning of fat stores and stops us moving towards a healthier weight.

For more information on Low Carb, High Fat and protein please see our video below featuring Dr. Stephen Phinney.

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