is low carbing good for your long term health?

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losenotloose Thu 05-Sep-13 13:52:41

I've recently started low carbing after reading John briffa's book. Although it all makes sense and I'm happy to stick to it, I still have this nagging doubt that it might be bad health wise.

Any experts out there?

Itstartshere Sat 07-Sep-13 09:11:21

Not an expert but you just have to look at all the internet forums out there where people post about their stories. There are thousands of testimonials - all of people who have their diabetes under control and have been able to come off medication, and others with really perfect blood sugar levels, blood fat levels, blood pressure, etc. etc. I know it's really hard to get your head around the idea that fat = healthy but there is so much anecdotal data and scientific fat which says this is healthy

And if we survived for thousands of years eating this way, it can't be unhealthy.

For me, as a diabetic, this is how I will eat for life. I eat low carb/high fat and have lost weight, lowered my cholesterol and lowered my hba1c (which is the standard by which my diabetes is measured and means I have stable sugars and much tighter control than I used to).

The diabetic dietary advice is currently under review, and I hope that they are going to change their advice about carbs. There is lots of info here about diabetes in particular and carbs. I strongly believe that in the longer term, the general dietary advice will be updated for everybody, whereby sugar is the thing to be most careful about rather than fat if that makes sense.

PollyPollyP Sun 08-Sep-13 16:21:33

Lose the Low Carb Bootcamp thread starts tomorrow 9th September. Have a look and join everyone. Im starting it too.

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