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