It is official! According to a Swedish expert’s study and publication, a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet is the BEST for weight loss and overall health — especially for those who are suffering from obesity.
The report, entitled “Dietary Treatment of Obesity” released on Monday, September 23rd from SBU (Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment) is likely to be the basis for future dietary guidelines for obesity treatment within the Swedish health care system.
Frankly, it should be the basis for obesity treatment (and treatment of other ailments) EVERYWHERE!
A Swedish expert studied persons with obesity, with a BMI over 30 — mainly in respect to weight, but also health.
According to the report, the only clear difference among different dietary recommendations is seen during the first six months of implementing said dietary change.
Meaning, the low carbohydrate diet actually allows those with obesity to lose weight more quickly and have results more quickly than other diets.
The Swedish expert has learned that a low carbohydrate diet, such as LCHF, is clearly more effective than today’s conventional advice (READ: low-fat diet) — the diet that is pushed by big government, Big Food and marketing.
The article can be read HERE, translated from Swedish by Google.
The article says:
- Low carbohydrate diets, even the strict, giving greater weight loss at six months for persons with obesity, compared with low-fat diets.
- There is no whatsoever evidence that low carbohydrate diet would increase the risk of heart disease.
- There is no evidence that even low-carbohydrate diet high in saturated fat would lead to increased risk of heart disease.
- The most important result I think, is that we have not found any evidence of increased health risks as a result of low carbohydrate diets, says Jonas Lindblom, Project Manager at SBU.
- We did not find any support in the research for low carbohydrate diet would lead to poor heart health or increased mortality, Lindblom said.
READ: Fat doesn’t make you fat. Fat doesn’t give you heart disease. Sugar (I.E. CARBS!), on the other hand, can and will kill you. Eating fat makes you fuller sooner and longer. Eating sugar leads to a sugar crash which makes you hungrier sooner and in a position to crave more sugar. A vicious cycle!
CAN a person lose weight on a low-fat diet and exercise? Yes, but it’s definitely not very sustainable long-term!
And who has eight hours to spend in the gym every day?!
If a LCHF diet can lead to weight loss without exercise, imagine if a person combined a LCHF diet WITH exercise?!
Hospitals and other health care facilities should take a tip from this article! Let’s feed our sick real, whole food that will nourish and heal their bodies!
Even better — let’s use the LCHF diet as a PREVENTATIVE, vs. a TREATMENT. Let’s eat a LCHF diet to get healthy and STAY healthy, vs. using it as medicine.
I’ve seen miracle stories of people with dressers lined up with pills who are now on no medications due to changing to a LCHF diet — Paleo or otherwise. Imagine if we could do this throughout the country and world!!!
According to the article, “Advice on strict carbohydrate diet has so far been very rare in healthcare.” You don’t say!
That’s because conventional knowledge leads folks to stray away from things like butter, meat, and fat, in exchange for things like whole wheat bread, whole wheat cereal, low-fat milk, low-fat yogurt and other food-like products.
What do you think is making you fat and giving you health problems? Real food, or chemical-laden “low-fat” foods and grains?!
The article admits there are still gaps in knowledge, but says the long-term effects for individuals with obesity are better documented for a low-carb, high-fat diet, than other diets, including a low-fat diet!
Fantastic news! Hopefully this is just the beginning — and this expert’s report will help to change conventional wisdom!