For the last three years, my mother set a goal of “hiking her age,” which meant a total of 64 hikes this year. She walks regularly, eats a well-balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, meat and grains, but has always wanted to tone her tummy leftover from child birthing.
Enter, the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diet.
Now, I strongly dislike the word “diet” because of its negative connotation that you should feel guilty about your weight. No one should be ashamed of their body. But, making an effort to ensure that your body is functioning properly into longevity is simply common sense. It’s not about self-loathing, it’s about self-love.
I first heard about LCHF through a book called—you vegans aren’t going to like this—Eat Bacon, Don’t Jog. Written by cycling aficionado Grant Petersen, the book puts forth a very controversial, un-American solution to weight loss: eat more fats, and don’t just jog. His theory is seconded by another highly-respected authority on progressive nutrition, Peter Attia, of the Eating Academy.
When I told my mother I was going to try going LCHF, she surprised me by saying, “I’ll do it with you.”
We set a goal of shifting our calorie intake from the recommended 50% carbs, 30% fat and 20% protein to the LCHF standard of 50% fats, 25% carbs and 25% protein. (Serious LCHF proponents recommend 75% fats, 20% protein and 5% carbs. But hey, I like my mac & cheese now and then.) We also took Petersen’s advice and went for intensity over frequency of exercise, and as Attia suggests, “grunt and groan” a little each day. (This is what truly kickstarts your metabolism and signals your body to start burning its fat reserves.)
After just two weeks, my mom lost 5 pounds and 1” from her waist. And she did it by eating more fats and fewer carbs.
Good news—I ran the numbers, and Mama’s Cookies is the perfect LCHF snack. In fact, we ranked highest in healthy fats and lowest in carbs among five mainstream energy bars: Larabar, Luna Bar, Kind Bar, Pro Bar and Zing Bar:
So for those of you wanting to make a change in your diet, check out LCHF! And allow us here at Mama’s Cookies to help you make it happen!
This information is not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always consult a healthcare professional before starting any diet. This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.