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Low Carb diet with Low FAT instead,

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by lefeilouss, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. lefeilouss

    lefeilouss Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi

    Has anyone tried the above?
    What would it result to?
    Please advice

    TIA
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I haven’t tried it as in my opinion it would lead to hunger as fat helps to fill you up and provides your body with a source of energy. Having said that, I’m ultra low carb.

    What’s your thinking about being low in fats as well as carbs?

    I’m tagging @ickihun as I’m pretty sure she uses low fat as well as low carb.
     
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  3. Kingmob

    Kingmob Type 2 · Active Member

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    For me, I've found eating under 20g carbs with around 2/3 protein 1/3 fat works very well for me but not sure if it would suit others. I tend to eat mostly meat, dairy, green veg and nuts sticking to similar meals most days. Spent a few months changing my habits and been doing this for around six months and haven't felt hunger pangs or the need to binge on carbs.

    By "low fat" do you mean lower fat versions of foods, such as low fat yoghurt/cheese/whatever? I believe a lot of those tend to replace the fat with sugars and carbs making them poor replacements for the real thing.
     
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    lefeilouss Type 2 · Active Member

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    My BG's are really good when in low carb but my total cholesterosl both LDL , HDL , Trigs amd total Cholesterol shot up! so was wondering where anyone experience that and could Low Fat helps the LDL to be lower?
     
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    lefeilouss Type 2 · Active Member

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    Nope.. low fat meaning i eat less good fats, no ways am touching low fat items as yes they replace it with sugars etc..
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Did you lose weight when low carbing? Sometimes the cholesterol figures rise temporarily when you lose weight.
     
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    lefeilouss Type 2 · Active Member

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    yes i did but the BG shows amazing results especiallt HBA1C, already lowered my insulin drastically.. maybe the amount of insulin was the cause of not losing weight as much as others? jst worried on the cholesterol levels after 3 months on LCHF
    Hopefullt the decrease in insulin will show better results in both weight loss and cholesterol eventually then..
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    I wouldn't worry until the next set of results. Did you do a fasting cholesterol test? I know many practices say no need to fast, but I always do to make sure the test results aren't affected by what I had for breakfast that day.
     
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  9. There is no Spoon

    There is no Spoon I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Lefeilouss,
    I hear exactly what your saying stay on a low carb diet and reduce the high fats part of LCHF.

    The best way to do this is reduce the dairy fats butter, cream, milk, cheese and red meat also.
    And exercise of course, cardio reduces cholesterol. ;)
    :bag:
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Can you tell us what your cholesterol levels were (HDL/LDL/Triglycerides)? Maybe you are worrying over nothing?
     
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    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Agree with everyone saying are you losing weight? My total cholesterol has gone up since losing 2 stone on LCHF - but according to this helpful video I was watching the other day: my ratios are now much improved with a very good HDL to trigs ratio - my HDL was too low before starting the diet even though I had a 'good' low total. I don't know what my trigs were doing when I was losing weight rapidly at the beginning of the year, but as my weight loss has slowed down now it's showing a good profile.

    Edited to add - if you are losing weight, it's a worth a watch as he urges people not to worry about cholesterol results while weight loss is ongoing.
     
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  12. lefeilouss

    lefeilouss Type 2 · Active Member

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    awesome advice all!! lets see my next results thanks again xoxo
     
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  13. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Cholesterol levels go up when losing weight - they are the molecules trucking the fats from place to place, and it is perfectly natural for that to happen.
    Fats in the diet are not directly responsible for your body needing extra fat transport, but they do have an indirect effect, as by burning fat you tend to lose weight more easily due to feeling more energetic and upping activity levels.
     
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    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing this video very interesting. My ldl had gone up last December after three stone weight loss I’m interested to see how it will be on my bloods in a couple of weeks now I’m stable at my ideal body weight.
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @Grateful has done LCLF. I did for a while, due to not initially believing that high fat could work. It took a lot of education and seeing others results for me to take the plunge in high fat (healthy natural fats).
     
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