Who Needs Carbs

managing an LCHF lifestyle in Israel

Once upon a time

For many months I’ve been reading up on all kinds of researches about our diet. And on what basis our modern dietetics stand. Apparently it all started in the U.S. about 50 years ago with “The Seven Nations” research … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

What is Gluconeogenesis?

The word comes from Greek and means “to make new glucose (sugar)”. The process is performed in the liver where the liver makes glucose from protein and fat. And why is this process important? Because it helps the body to produce carbohydrates by itself, even when we do not eat carbs. (Feb … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · 2 Comments

There are no essential carbohydrates!

There are fatty acids and amino acids (proteins) that the body can’t produce by itself, thus the body needs to get them through food. But not carbohydrates, the body can make them by itself. Why does it matter? Because if we don’t eat enough carbohydrates (and believe me, … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Do we need carbohydrates?

Yes and no – The body uses carbohydrates as an energy source. But the body can also use fat and protein as energy sources. Prehistoric man was primarily a hunter-gatherer. He ate meat, fish, eggs, leaves and roots, nuts, and fruits in season. Food rich in protein and fat. … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

What do you eat on LCHF? The long version

LCHF means “low carb high fat” and that’s all, in a nutshell. But I wrote “the long version” in the title so here it is: LCHF is based on the idea that … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · 4 Comments

What do you eat on LCHF? The short version

You can eat: Meat, poultry, fish, eggs Butter, fat cheeses, cream Olive oil, coconut oil Most vegetables that grow above the ground (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, cabbage, peas, etc.) You can … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

What is this blog about?

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 … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

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