Looking for information on low-carb high-fat (LCHF) diets?
All low-carb diets are not high in fat. Many use low-fat or moderate-fat protocols. How much fat you need to eat on a daily basis depends on how much body fat you have and which low-carb plan you are following.
I have separated the information on high-fat diets from those that are much lower in fat to make it easier for you to find the information you need quickly and easily. Here, you will find a variety of diets that use high-fat protocols.
Some of these diets are lower in protein than others, so make sure that you follow the rules of your chosen plan and try to avoid combining plans together. This technique will only confuse you if you don't have a strong understanding of what you're doing and why.
There are many LCHF plans to choose from:
- Nutritional Ketosis, by Dr. Stephen Phinney
- Eat Fat and Get Thin, by Barry Groves
- The Ketogenic Diet, by Lyle McDonald (Keto Diet at Reddit)
- Zero Carb, by Charles Washington
Not all LCHF diets are the same, so if you have any questions and need to contact me at the email address below, it will save both of us some time and effort if you let me know which low-carb diet you're following:
What is Nutritional Ketosis? - This article has been seriously updated to reflect what I now know about Nutritional Ketosis and how it got distorted within the low-carb community. For the details, see the article below about the Truth of LCHF Weight Loss.
The Truth About LCHF Weight Loss - If you think that you're doing Nutritional Ketosis properly, you might be surprised to discover that a diet of 80-percent fat is maintenance. Not weight loss! This article walks you through the myths about Nutritional Ketosis and shares the principles as laid out by Dr. Phinney, the plan's originator.
Is the Keto Diet and Nutritional Ketosis the Same Thing? - Popular bloggers have started calling Nutritional Ketosis keto, but The Keto Diet is something very different from LCHF. This articles walks you through the differences, so you can make an informed decision as to which diet plan is best for you.
How Much Protein Do You Need to Get Into Nutritional Ketosis? - Protein consumption is one of the main things that makes a Nutritional Ketosis diet different from other LCHF plans. This article shares how to set your protein target for NK without having to use a blood-ketone monitor.
Is a Zero-Carb Diet a Good Low-Carb Option? - Many low carbers do not believe in the law of thermodynamics, so this article takes a closer look at some of the misconceptions about why zero carb works for some, but not others.
Can a Zero-Carb Diet Raise Your Blood Sugar? - While a zero-carb diet is the salvation for many people, it isn't the best choice for everyone. This is what happened when I tried to do a zero-carb diet myself.
Zero-Carb Recipes and Meal Ideas - For those who are on a zero-carb diet, or thinking about trying one, this article explains how to adapt low-carb recipes to be carb free. Includes several zero-carb recipes and meal ideas to get you started.