"So, DON'T be hungry on this diet!
You're supposed to feel satisfied ALL DAY inbetween meals."One of the good things about this "diet" is that the blood sugar is keept on a good even level, which doesn't only make you feel satisfied for longer without cravings or tiredness...but it also benefits the whole body in several ways. When the blood sugar peaks after a "normal" meal, it activates a hormone called Insulin, which is the "fat-storer". When the blood sugar is keept even, the body doesn't store fat in the same way, instead it lets you use the fat as fuel for your activities and giving you more endurance! You're supposed to keep the carbohydrate intake pretty low, so you cannot really eat any pasta, potatoes, rice, bread and so on. You also must keep your protein intake on a level that is not too high (not a problem as a ovo-lakto-vegetarian at least), cuz it can be transformed into glucose. It's not at all complicated really... just skip all of the mentioned above as well as sugar (including things made with sugar), and at least in the beginning making sweetners a minimum (some sweetners activate insulin without the raise of blood sugar, which can lead to early hunger and cravings). So, DON'T be hungry on this diet! You're supposed to feel satisfied ALL DAY inbetween meals, which could be two or three "larger ones" (eat until you feel full, not more and not less). ... and you're supposed to NOT-cut-back AT ALL on the fat... no low-fat at all.. It should be FULL fat butter/cream etc. NOTE that this diet is recommended for people with diabetes and overweight, so don't worry about it getting you overweight or something. It's recommended by the Swedish Health Association (Socialstyrelsen) as THE diet recommended in medical supervised weight loss. (I'm not overweight and not trying to loose weight, and I still LOVE this way of eating for ALL the benefits I've noticed so far.) This morning I baked some LCHF "bread buns", which were AMAZING! This gluten-free bread was easily cut right from the oven, so they could be enjoyed warm! I had some butter, cheese and red bell pepper on them. To it, I had some freshly juiced kale+zucchini+broccoli juice, an egg with mayo and a cup of coffee with full-fat cream! It was DELICOUS!! Update: a recipe similar to the one I did, is now available in the next post Grain Free Bread Rolls. Last post has a recipe of LCHF-pancakes that are really good, and those are with ingredients that you can find in most places (egg, psyllium husk, almond butter, full-fat cream, salt) ! Check it out for a LOVELY breakfast (or any other meal) option! My experiment with LCHF & mind-molding* continues! Do you have experience with this "diet"? Let me know in the comments below! Have an awesome rest of day! *see other posts