Monthly Archives: August 2014


Weight loss plateau on the LCHF Diet – What to do if you stop losing

On today’s episode of Ask Prof Noakes Podcast we chat to Prof Noakes about a serious issue. We look at what to do if you have hit a weight loss plateau and what you should do to kick-start it. Weight loss plateau on the LCHF Diet – What to do if you stop losing Transcript: A [...]

August 29th, 2014|

Do you run to control your weight? You may be insulin resistant

If you are a runner who struggles to keep the weight off you are going to want to read the following. Do you drop weight rapidly when training for a big race and then after the race, when you take a bit of time off to recover you pick it back up just as quickly? [...]

August 27th, 2014|

Vegans and Vegetarians on the LCHF Diet – What you need to know

Today we chat about the LCHF Diet and how it relates to vegans and vegetarians. The question answered was submitted by Leone Arendse and he wanted to know; what are the best foods to eat on the low carb high fat diet as a vegan? It is very difficult if not almost impossible to follow [...]

August 25th, 2014|

Grains and Seeds on the LCHF Diet: Can you eat one and not the other?

We’ve spoken before on the LCHF Podcast about grains and why they are not allowed on the LCHF diet. Kate in the United Kingdom got in touch and wanted to know why seeds are ok on the LCHF Diet but grains are not. She also wanted to know the difference between seeds and grains in [...]

August 22nd, 2014|

Lactic acid build up on the LCHF Diet – Do your legs feel tired?

We’ve been getting a few questions from runners who are struggling to get going on the LCHF diet, particularly because they feel like they are getting a lactic acid build up in their legs. They feel that their legs are heavy and they are wondering if the lactic acid build up is normal on the [...]

August 20th, 2014|

What should your bowel movements be like on the LCHF Diet

Today’s Low Carb Healthy Fat topic deals with bowel movements on the LCHF diet. We have been getting many questions in regarding bowel movements on this Low Carb diet and a lot of people are finding that they need to go to the toilet a lot less often, is this normal on a Banting diet? [...]

August 18th, 2014|

Carbohydrate metabolism vs fat adaption: What to eat before a marathon

Today we look at what should you be eating in the days leading up to a big event like a marathon, Ironman or the Comrades Marathon when you are on the LCHF Diet. It all boils down to your carbohydrate metabolism or if you’re fat adapted. If you are still carbohydrate adapted, you will need [...]

August 15th, 2014|

Train Low Race High – Being fat adapted and racing on carbohydrates

We have been getting a lot of questions submitted about what it means to train low race high on the LCHF diet. An example of an athlete using this train low race high strategy is Bevan McKinnon. Bevan was the first age grouper home at IM New Zealand this year. He is totally fat adapted [...]

August 13th, 2014|

Leg cramps and the LCHF Diet: Does a low carb diet prevent cramping?

Today we look at the relationship between leg cramps and LCHF diet. Some runners on the low carb high fat diet swear by it, others blame it. What is the latest thinking surrounding the LCHF diet and cramping as well as is there is anything you can do to avoid leg cramps. If appears that [...]

August 11th, 2014|

Weight Gain on the LCHF Diet: Can you pick up weight eating like this?

We have another very interesting question to answer today. The vast majority of people who are switching to the LCHF way of life are doing so because of the lifestyle benefits, particularly in order to lose weight. We have however received this question quite a few times over the last few months. On today’s edition [...]

August 10th, 2014|
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