Want To Start Low Carb High Fat Diet? Here’s My Tips.

Tip 1:  Get Educated On Low Carb High Fat Diet

Before you do anything, you really should learn everything you can about a low carb high fat diet. In the beginning, I was reading everything I could get my hands on.

My two favorite resources are the Eat Fat Get Thin Book written by Dr. Mark Hyman. I love this book because it teaches everything you need to know about eating fat in order to lose weight.


And a book I couldn’t put down was The Low Carb, High Fat Food Revolution by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt. I love Dr. Andreas! He is so down to earth and really makes a low-carb high-fat diet easy to understand.


I also visit many websites and blogs on the topic of low carb high-fat diets as well as YouTube.com. I find that reading other people’s stories help to keep me motivated.

Tip 2: Commit to doing it completely. 

The thing that I learned is that you can’t just do this some of the time. You have to completely do the diet. Really it isn’t a diet, it is more a way of life. If you want to lose the weight, or reverse diabetes then you need to commit 100%.

Tip 3: Remove all high carb food from your home

This was very motivating for me, yet also very sad. We removed all cookies, crackers, bread, milk and fruit. We literally got rid of anything that was sugar or carb based.

Then we went to the grocery store with a list of all the high-fat foods that we can eat. This list included Bacon, olive oil, grass-fed butter, heavy whipping cream, many kinds of cheeses, meats, nuts, avocado, veggies (except root veggies) and many other things.


Tip 4: Learn to Read Labels

We learned the hard way, that many foods that you would think include zero sugar, actually include sugar. I personally will not eat anything with more than 1 gram of sugar per serving. And I was surprised to find the hidden sugar in things like yogurt, almond butter and even pork rinds. If you are doing a high-fat diet, you should make sure the product is very high in fat and very low in sugar/carbs. Better yet, make sure it has no sugar.

Tip 5: Don’t Be Afraid Of Fat

One of the weirdest things for me was learning to not be afraid of fat. I mean it goes against everything that I was taught.

But now that my diet has been mainly fat for the last 3 weeks and I have lost over 10 pounds, it is second nature. But the bottom line is, eating fat makes you lose weight. Simple as that.

Tip 6:  Have a Buddy or Get a Support System

I don’t think I would have made it so far without the support of my boyfriend. He and I are doing this together. We each are having different struggles and successes, but it helps to have each other.

I highly suggest everyone who is making a lifestyle change have a good support system. Keep in mind, you are changing the entire way you eat, and the average person won’t understand why you can’t eat the way they do. So get a buddy or partner to do this with you.

(As of April 10th I have lost 10 pounds)

Also, check out. 8 Pitfalls to Avoid When Eating A Low Carb High Fat Diet

High Fat Low Carb Diet Daily Inspiration!

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I love my scale!

Whenever I have a goal to accomplish, I find it helpful to keep inspired. And I do that by connecting with others who are also doing a low carb diet like me.

So for my high-fat low carb diet daily inspiration, I do a few things.

First I weigh myself daily. Now some people feel that this isn’t a good thing as it can be frustrating because the scale can move up on some days. But for me, it keeps me motivated.

I have realized that the scale does go up, but it always goes down. The last two week my weight has been pretty consistent. It will go down 2 pounds, then up 1, then down 1, then down 1, then up 1, then down 2. I just find keeping a log of my weight keeps me focused.

I simply uploaded an app on my phone to keep me on track.

Hugging my boyfriend daily(several times a day) helps too. I am so proud of him. He is on track to reversing his diabetes! But the thing that is really neat is realizing that I can get my arms further around him. His “beer belly”, doesn’t get in the way like it did 2 weeks ago.

And the last thing that keeps me motivated is reading stories about other people who are having success. I read success stories at dietdoctors.com, blogs, and YouTube videos. This keeps me motivated.

(March 31st, down 10 lbs)

I’m Eating Fat To Lose Weight

I’m Eating Fat to lose weight! Really, I am. It took me over 50 years to realize I was doing it all wrong. Weight loss can be easy and it can come off quickly if you eat more fat.

Over the years I have tried many different ways to lose weight. I tried liquid diets, calorie counting, and cutting fat out of my diet. And I worked out every day. But nothing ever really seemed to work for any amount of time.

Then one day I was talking to my boyfriend, Brian and he said he was very concerned about his blood sugar (he was borderline diabetes) and was thinking about going on a low carbohydrate diet.

I want him to be healthy and live for many years, so I decided to go online and get as much information as I could on the subject. And I realized that fat doesn’t make you fat! Actually, it is sugar and carbs that make you fat.

So I decided to go on a low carbohydrate diet with him and to my surprise, I love it! I’ve been doing it for 3 weeks now and have lost 9 pounds so far. But the best thing of all is that I am not hungry.

Together we are dropping weight and feeling great! I am really excited to see where we will be in just a few short months.

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I love to write and find that I always do better with projects if I keep a journal. So I decided to create this blog as a way of holding myself accountable but also hopefully to inspire people to do the same.

Feel free to comment below. I would love any support I can get.