Getting started on LCHF – Part 2: Fat adaptation

The Science of Human Potential

Unknown

In Part 1 of this four part series, we talked about how to kick start a LCHF lifestyle; what to eat and what not to eat. See “Getting started on LCHF – Part 1: Clean out day”.

In Part 2 we will look at how best to navigate the (sometimes difficult but hopefully brief) fat adaptation phase. Becoming fat adapted, or a fat burning machine as I call it, is necessary to see the full benefits of a low carb high fat whole food diet.

What is “fat adapted”?

When you have settled into a low carb high fat diet for a while, most people will describe a switch over in the way they access and use carbs and fat as fuel in their body.  We call this being “fat adapted” or, more technically correct, becoming “metabolically flexible”.

This is the ability to switch in and out of nutritional…

View original post 1,542 more words

Advertisements

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s