Author Archives: LowCarbGab

Fat v Carbs on BBC

More than four years ago I choose to do the exact opposite of what the current dietary guidelines say and what the average physician advice us and I went on a low-carb and high fat diet. That is also what Jamie Owen did in the short BBC documentary “Fat v Carbs”, recently on BBC. Just like myself, […]

Not just any fat – saturated fat is key

During the last year in the UK I have noticed an increase in positive reviews over low carb diets. It certainly feels that the low carb awakening has started and that awareness about low carb diets is increasing. However, still many Brits seem to associate saturated fat with something you should avoid and the majority […]

Pain in the pocket for the soft drink giants

The New Year started with some good news! Brits are drinking less Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSDs) – much because fizzy drinks contain too much sugar, research from Mintel revealed last year. This positive trend now clearly causes serious pain in the pocket for the soda giants. One of the key offenders in Britain’s obesity problem with […]

High carbohydrate diets more damaging than high fat diets

The Telegraph highlights that the old and stagnated “fat is bad” studies were based on poor science. This is good reading. Unfortunately commercial food manufacturers have used this in their marketing for decades selling high sugar, low fat products which I would not even call food and which I believe to be a major cause […]

Meatballs in tomato sauce with grilled aubergine

This time of the year I think aubergine works very well on the plate together with other seasonal food. Aubergine, meat and cheese are all together a nice mix of low carb, high fat ingredients and all part of the basic LCHF food. If you prefer a stricter LCHF version of this, take less of […]

Fat is in – sugar is out

The pointless fear of fat is fading away. Increasing numbers of experts do not longer blame fat for the obesity epidemic, but rather junk food with added sugar and other processed carbohydrates as the number one to blame for the obesity epidemic. BBC News reports new rules are proposed for US nutrition labels to draw […]

LCHF Oopsies

Generally bread is a big no-no when living the LCHF lifestyle. Bread is often full of flour and therefore high in carbohydrates. In a previous blog post about LCHF bread I mentioned UK food stores don’t provide any bread low enough in carbohydrates that would fit the basic LCHF food. Therefore, making your own LCHF bread is […]

A billion overweight in developing countries – time for a change?

The obesity epidemic affects not only the already rich world. According to a new report, the proportion of people with weight problems in developing countries has quadrupled since 1980. The development can be seen everywhere in the world. The chart shows proportion with weight problems in various parts worldwide. The report from a British think […]

Berries & LCHF

I have been asked my view on how berries fit within the basic LCHF food. Personally, I would say berries are okay in moderation – if you are not a super strict or sensitive person. Looking at the human evolution, the humans has evolved as hunter-gatherers and fishers, during the last two million years. Edible […]

Scottish Dr Malcolm Kendrick: Sweden gets it right

Yet another British Dr is looking at Sweden and the LCHF revolution which has been going on there since 2005. In his blog Dr Kendrick refers to Swedish Dr Annika Dahlqvist as “heroic” – the person behind how LCHF came about. I agree with Dr Kendrick that we live in a wold controlled by financial interests of massive […]