When people are asking me how the LCHF diet is effecting me and how I feel I’ve been a bit unsure of how to answer, I’ve really felt great the last few weeks but not sure if it really has to do with the diet or if it’s the placebo effect …
But let me tell you this,
The last few days I’ve noticed some irritation from colleagues show that I’m so “rediciolusy full of energy” in the mornings.
The last couple of weeks I’ve had butter and cream coffee for breakfast, bulletproof coffee, possible some bacon or cheese on the side… I’m then fueled up until lunch time where I eat more protein and well, fatty things, after lunch I have another cream coffee.
I’m not peckish and I am quite evenly fueled in between meals.
I’m not a big fan of scales, a wise person said; “the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity.” and i agree.
The few times I’ve weighed myself the last 5 years, the number has always been the same, I have fluctuated between 62-64 kilos, whether I’ve been in beer / pizza periods or been at the gym daily.
Today I weighed myself at the gym and the scale showed 58 kilos.
One can speculate wildly back and forth why that is but the only thing that has been added to the equation is that I eat fat all the time and have removed the carbs and sugar completely from my diet.
I am in absolute chock, I feel like a parody of all the weekly magazines;
“lose 4 kg in under 2 weeks, read about the miracle method here …”
losing FOUR kilos in such a short period is a lot… and I did it with bacon, butter and cream :)
Here is the dietdoctor explaing why it works:
A LCHF diet makes it easier for the body to use its fat reserves, as their release is no longer blocked by high insulin levels. This may be one reason why eating fat gives a longer feeling of satiety than carbohydrates. It’s been shown in a number of studies: When people eat all they want on a low carb diet caloric intake typically drops.
So, no counting or food weighing is necessary. You can forget about the calories and trust your feelings of hunger and satiety. Most people don’t need to count or weigh their food any more than they need to count their breathing. If you don´t believe it, just try for a couple of weeks and see for yourself.
The reason I started LCHF was not to lose weight, however, I wanted to become stronger, and healthier, I wanted to have more energy and be less tired …
I have been doing this for under two weeks now and placebo effect or not, I have more energy and feel fresher.
What I may lack is a big bowl of spaghetti and sushi… i do miss them maki rolls but then again, I should just go for some Sashimi soon, fatty fish without any carbohydrates.