Disclaimer: strickt LCHF is not recommended. LCHF is not comparable with Hormoonfactor, Banting, Paleo or Softpaleo, due to too high fat intake too and too low overall carb intake.
I don’t consider #sofpaleo to be a really typical low carb high fat food pattern (LCHF). The current advice from the Dutch health counsel and the official Dutch dietary guidelines however are way out of line by advising 60% carbs (and sugar), 20% fat (low in fat and oil thus) and 20% proteins (moderate).
The SoftPaleo advice for normal people is to focus on a more healthy ratio like <40% carbs (but via vegetables, fruit and roots), 30% fat (fish, nuts), and 30% proteins roughly. But not too extremely low in carbs (or even full ketogenic) or extremely high in fats and oils.
Talking about macronutrient ratio’s without talking about the exact quality of those macronutrients cannot be thought of as a wise move. For example, our body does not respond the same to 1000kJ of white sugar as it does to 1000kJ of boiled potatoes. And talking about fats … I will do that in more detail in the future. But the quality fat x unequals that of fat b as you can imagine.
Thirty years ago, when I started recommending the low-carb diets as a therapeutic tool for the treatment of obesity and related disorders, people routinely asked: where are the studies to back up your claims? Admittedly, back then, there were few well-controlled studies on the benefits (or lack thereof) of low carb dieting.
Today we have a large amount of data showing what happens when subjects follow low-carb diets and there have been at least 25 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) conducted comparing low-carb diets to low-fat, high-carb diets. These RCTs are quality prospective, randomized studies – not observations or epidemiological studies.
Despite this growing list of RCTs showing the benefits of low-carb dieting, people are still asking where the studies are.
Because as any social psychologist will tell you, when nutritional is…
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