Monthly Archives: June 2014


LCHF Snacks – Ideas on what to eat when running long

One of the more common questions we keep getting is about LCHF snacks for long runs and races like the Comrades Marathon in particular. Many runners are concerned about the convenience factor of having high carb/high sugar drinks and snacks along the route as opposed to LCHF snacks and drinks. Here are a few strategies [...]

June 30th, 2014|

The Dukan Diet vs the Low Carb High Fat Diet

Today we look at why many people confuse the LCHF diet with a high protein diet or the Dukan diet. We explain the difference between high protein diets and the Low Carb High Fat diet. The Dukan diet is the classic high protein diet. Developed by French Doctor, Pierre Dukan, you are required to eat [...]

June 28th, 2014|

How to become fat adapted to run a race like the Comrades Marathon

In the build-up to the 2014 Comrades Marathon we were asked a lot about how to get fat adapted for marathon and ultra-marathon running. A lot of runners were hesitant to try and make the switch to become fat adapted before the Comrades Marathon, so we have complied a step by step guide on what [...]

June 25th, 2014|

Eggs and Cholesterol: How did they get a bad wrap

We have been led to believe that eggs and cholesterol go hand in hand. They have often been blamed as one of the major contributing factors to high blood cholesterol levels. That however is not the school of thought on the LCHF diet. Today we find out about eggs and how they should be incorporated [...]

June 23rd, 2014|

Grains and the Low Carb High Fat Diet – Why are they so bad for you on LCHF?

Grains have been mentioned over and over in previous articles when we chat the Low Carb High Fat Diet. On today’s episode we find out why grains are so bad for you. Zonulin is an important word to remember when it comes to the above question. Discovered in 2000 by Alessio Fasano and his team [...]

June 20th, 2014|

Is Tea and Coffee allowed on the Low Carb High Fat Diet

Today’s question comes from Althea Gerber. Althea wants to know how does tea and coffee fit into the Low Carb High Fat diet way of doing things? There is no evidence to suggest that there are any issues with having tea and coffee on the Low Carb High Fat diet. Coffee in general has not [...]

June 18th, 2014|

I’ll eat like this until I’ve lost weight, then I can go back to eating normal

If you have ever uttered the words “I’ll eat like this until I’ve lost weight, then I can go back to eating normal”, this article is for you. Many people approach their weight loss journey this way, but is it the right approach for this diet? The Low Carb High Fat Diet is not a [...]

June 16th, 2014|

Sugar addiction, as bad as being hooked on cocaine?

Today on the Real Meal Radio Podcast we talk about sugar on the Low Carb Healthy Fat diet. We tell you what role sugar plays, and has played in our diets over the years. How evil is sugar really? It is one of those cases that varies on different peoples’ opinions. It is the cause [...]

June 14th, 2014|

LCHF Diet – What’s the best way to start on the Low Carb High Fat diet

Content hosted by Today’s question on the Ask Prof Noakes Podcast is what is the best way to approach the Low Carb Healthy Fat diet as a beginner? What is the best way for someone to start on the LCHF diet? Transition slowly into the Low Carb High Fat Diet or go the whole hog?

June 11th, 2014|

The only way is to become fat adapted if you want to run long

Today’s question for Prof Tim Noakes about running on the Ask Prof Noakes Podcast comes from Tracy J on Twitter. Tracey wanted to know what running nutrition would you use to make the transition to become fat adapted on your long runs?  What running nutrition would you use before you were fat adapted and how do [...]

June 9th, 2014|
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