managing an LCHF lifestyle in Israel
Well, to answer that I first need to give some background:
Who am I?
My name is Dina, I’m 47 years old, a “regular” woman: old immigrant, married, 2+2 children and a cat …
I’ve always been interested in nutrition and how the human body works and I learned the same stuff as we all do in school and from the authorities. I thought I knew what healthy eating is and how to keep fit. Did I live according to it? More or less. I ate whole-grain breads, brown rice, granola instead of sugar cereals, a lot of fibers, vegetables and fruits, and I drank my water. I also put the chicken skin aside and only ate low-fat dairy products. True, I did eat chocolate and cookies. But in moderation. “You can eat anything, in moderation.” was the motto. I exercised on and off and all in all, I felt healthy.
So what happened?
One day, by accident, I found a blog where somebody wrote about the LCHF diet and I got curious. At the age of 46 it’s not so bad with a weight of 57-58 kg to 152 cm. After all, I’ve been through two pregnancies and I don’t exercise regularly. But, to paraphrase a known commercial, I’ve always dreamt of loosing those extra 5 kg. So I decided to check it out. The moment I found that one can eat butter and Brie and even drink a glass of wine, as long as I give up bread, pasta, and potatoes, I decided to try it.
What is this LCHF about?
I found some more information and started to read, and read, more, and more … Very quickly I found that LCHF isn’t just a weight loss diet. This is a different view on nutrition and how the body processes the food we put in it.
The acronym stands for ‘low carb high fat’. The basic theory says that it’s not the fat in food that’s “evil” but the carbohydrates.
That’s what this blog is about!
(Feb 8, 2011)