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  1. moreporkplease
    For those without time to read the whole study, a quote from the abstract:

    "The dietary intake of saturated fatty acids (sAFA)
    is associated with a modest increase in serum total
    cholesterol, but not with cardiovascular disease (cVD).
    Replacing dietary sAFA with carbohydrates (cHO), notably
    those with a high glycaemic index, is associated with
    an increase in cVD risk in observational cohorts, while
    replacing sAFA with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)
    is associated with reduced cVD risk. However, replacing
    a combination of sAFA and trans-fatty acids with n-6
    PUFA (notably linoleic acid) in controlled trials showed
    no indication of benefit and a signal toward increased
    coronary heart disease risk, suggesting that n-3 PUFA may
    be responsible for the protective association between total
    PUFA and cVD."

  2. Miroslava
    Hi! I've got a question.
    Is it less harmful if i want to have a cheating day and instead of high carb sh*t i want to eat huuuge quantites of cheese, butter, nut and oil. Will i gain lots of weight on such days? Like once in a weekend?
  3. mezzo
    Huge quantities of cheese, butter and oil? On their own? I would expect that there is limit to the amount of cheese or butter one can eat. I love both but I get very clear signals from my body telling me "I have had enough". If I forcefed myself with more of the same I'd be sick. So HUGE quantities are not an issue for me. Why is it that you want to binge on weekends? And no - I would not expect you to gain weight unless you indulge every day. Not even if it was a high-carb day - just once a week. So go ahead - indulge yourself. But is it food you really want? Listen, to what your body tells you.
  4. Moreporkplease
    Miroslava

    This is easy for you to test! Take out 1/4 kilo of butter and sit down with a spoon. Use the spoon to eat the pure butter. Just butter, all by itself. I dare you to eat as much as you can stand. Come back and tell us how many spoons of butter you could stand to eat. I have yet to meet anyone who could more eat than 5 at one sitting, and he admitted he had to force the last one down. :)

    It is difficult to overeat butter! If you eat LCHF, you will not overeat. It's amazing but true. Many studies have proven this. ;) but this doesn't mean calories don't count. If you force it, like my friend above, you can make yourself eat 4000 calories a day. But if you relax and eat naturally until you are simply satisfied, most women will find they eat about 1600-1800 calories a day on LCHF. So there's no need to count calories and no need to "cheat" or think about "cheating." It's not a moral issue.

    Good luck!

  5. Diane
    I drank a whole can of coconut milk once for breakfast. I was so sick the rest of the day and at the end of the day I got a massive headache. Even 4 ibuprofen barely allowed me a few minutes of relief. The coconut milk was 700 calories and added to the dinner I ate, less than 1200 calories for the day. Won't do that again.
  6. Botte
    OT.
    Need to go from a higcarb diet to LCHF.
    Can I start with one meal a day lowcarb for a week then add one more meal a day until after lets say tre weeks then go 100% lowcarb thereby incrementally let my body adapt to fatburning mode?
  7. paulcunningham
    Any change in your diet to lchf can only be good, if you can't bare the ideas of complete change over, then yeah, change it one Mel st a time. Start with breakfast, then dinner, and lastly lunch...
  8. Milton
    @Miroslava, consider the definition of a "cheat meal" and make plans accordingly. Hey, you are cheating! Eat carbs, eat sugar, eat something you really really love without worrying about macronutrient content! I would not do it every week, perhaps every other week (or even less frequently, it really depends on the person). And I would make it an actual MEAL and not a BINGE! A meal is of a reasonable size, whereas a binge is when you stuff yourself for reasons other than to stop feeling hungry. Binges can be harmful, both physically and psychologically.

    I eat a cheat meal once or twice a month, and sometimes (though rarely) on consecutive weeks. I don't overeat and I don't eat if I am not hungry. Use cheat meals as a control mechanism, not as a release valve. On the other hand, when you get over the fear of fat, some meals certainly feel like a cheat meal even though they are not. After all, how can you eat a plate of eggs, bacon, and sausage and feel as if you are depriving yourself? :)

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