Food can be your friend when it’s LCHF!
What is LCHF?
Lower Carbohydrate and Healthy Fat (LCHF) is the replacement of carbohydrates in your diet with fresh food lower in carbohydrates and higher in natural fats.
Think about your own bodies fuel system. It requires a fair amount of fuel each day just to perform basic daily tasks. Now think of your Carbohydrate or Sugar tank that can only hold no more than a few hours of fuel at one time (around 2,000 cal of energy). Each time we fill the Carbohydrate tank up our body shifts into gear and is ready to burn this up. What happens when we overfill the tank? You guessed it. It gets stored as Fat! Our Fat fuel tank is very large (up to 40,000 cal of energy). It can be stored all over the outside and inside of us causing many life threating health risks.
BUT, the human body is very clever. It is designed to also burn Fat as a source of fuel!
If your Carbohydrate tank is left empty for a period of time then your body will switch over to its other fuel tank (The Fat Tank) and start using Fat’s and Protein as it’s primary fuel source. Therefore, Fat burning and weight loss can be achieved and blood sugar levels can be stabilised giving you a much greater control over your own health.
With your body effectively fuelling on an LCHF lifestyle you will have more sustained energy, you will experience a reduction in weight (if overweight prior to commencing) and the overall functioning of your body will improve; less pain, less inflammation, improved movement, improved healing …
At Nutrition for Life Healthcare we really do believe food is fuel and food is medicine. When you choose the right foods you will be choosing improved health, disease management and disease prevention.
Need more convincing?
There is plenty of evidence to back up that an LCHF lifestyle works. Not only have we at Nutrition for Life Healthcare helped hundreds (nearly thousands) of people to take back control of their health by advising them on how to adapt to LCHF for their health, we are supported by a growing abundance of research – http://nutritionforlife.healthcare/evidence/recent-research-evidence
Reasons to maintain an LCHF diet!
- General healthy eating and meal planning
- Weight management
- Reduced Hunger
- Reducing inflammation and joint pain
- Better cognitive function
- Sustainable energy levels
- Improved sleep
- Improve Fertility
- Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes management
- Manage and treat Gestational diabetes
- Lower High blood pressure
- Food intolerances and allergies
- Help to manage Gastrointestinal disorders and symptoms
- Support to Cancer management
- Help to manage Auto-immune disorders
Do you need individual support?
At Nutrition for Life Healthcare we work with people all over the country with their individual health journey. In-person or via Skype, people come to our service to help them improve their health and learn how to adapt to an LCHF lifestyle. If you have barriers to good health which you have been struggling with and just cannot seem to make progress on then we would highly recommend you speak to us about our individual support so that we can help you end your frustration and provide recommendations to you which help you take back control of your health.
What about our 8 Week LCHF Online Programs?
We have created an 8-week LCHF program to support people to recharge their health and learn about LCHF over a continuous time-frame week by week which is designed to be followed over 8 main topics. Members of this program will be guided by one of our expert Nutritionists and have access to an online member’s hub accessible from our Facebook Program Page www.facebook.com/8LCHFStarter/. Members will also join a private Facebook group which is (only) for that particular 8-week group. Also, daily tips and reminders are sent straight to the program members email to ensure nothing is missed. Our 8-week LCHF program is ideal for anyone wanting to be educated on LCHF, learn meal and recipe ideas, have the accountability of a program structure and to help lose those extra kilos.