Low carbohydrate diets are more popular these days. As you may know, Jack eats the Paleo diet and has talked about it and Robb Wolf, author of The Paleo Solution was a guest in episode 800. In Sweden where I live the low carb diet LCHF (Low Carb High Fat)
is very popular and there are now a few cookbooks about it in the store. I personally know people that lost 66 lbs in six months
by eating meat and high fat.
In 2005 Dr. Annika Dahlqvist was reported to the authorities because she recommended a low carbohydrate diet to her diabetes patients. In 2008 The National Board of Health and Welfare responded that her recommendations were consistent with science and proven experience.You can eat meat, fish, eggs
, vegetables growing above ground and natural fats like butter and cream. But you should avoid sugar and starchy foods
like bread, pasta, rice and potatoes. You can also eat food that people who are allergic to gluten can eat, like psyllium seed husks instead flour which you can't eat. It's recommended not to eat more than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day, some people say that not more than five grams per 100 g of food.
I recommend that you watch Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt's presentation at Ancestral Health Symposium 2011. He talks about obesity and that you can control your blood sugar and keep it on a decent level. In fact, you probably need less medication if you eat a low carbohydrate diet.
I'm not sure what distinguishes LCHF from Paleo. If you know. Please comment.Links that you should readhttp://www.dietdoctor.com/lchfhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSeSTq-N4U4
(50 min long presentation by Eenfeldt at ANS)http://www.tommytappar.se/
(Swedish, but he takes pictures of what he eat)http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/robb-wolf-on-paleo-nutrition-and-permaculturehttp://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/greg-ellis-on-low-carb-nutritionhttp://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/episode-785-audience-questions-on-paleo-and-low-carb-eating