managing an LCHF lifestyle in Israel
(August 31, 2011)
Some awareness of the carbohydrate problem starts to awake in this country too?
When I last year searched for Hebrew texts on low-carbohydrate, I barely found a blog or two on the subject, but not much else. Most of the Hebrew stuff are repetitions of old guidelines, mainly taken from the USA, based on unreliable studies. But – today I got referred (by Mr. Kadmoni’s blog) to an interesting article on Ynet: The author is a natrupat and she lists 7 reasons for obesity.
I admit – I started to read with a certain doubt but was pleasantly surprised. 🙂 I definitely recommend reading it, though I have three comments:
1) You can add more than the 30% fat in a meal she recommends, mostly to not add too much protein.
2) You can also add animal fats. They neither raise the lipid levels in particular (that’s mainly the work of carbohydrates), and thus you can avoid too much omega-6 which there’s a lot of in vegetable fats.
3) Exercising usually gives a good feeling, but it’s often difficult for obese and sick people to start with activities because of their condition. As much as they’d want to take a walk, aching knees would prevent it. So my advice is to first start eating right – The energy and ability to exercise will come!