Low Carb High Fat Diet (LCHF)

The low carbohydrate high fat diet is described, somewhat humorously, in this video by Andreas Eenfeldt M.D. A more scientific approach is taken by Phinney and Volek in their book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living. If you are uneasy about consuming so much fat I suggest you watch this, read this, and take this test.

Ketones can be measured with this device. Strips are best purchased on ebay. Take measurements in the morning before breakfast so that meals don't interfere. If you purchase the Precision Xtra this illustrates how to tear the strips.

0.1–0.4you're on your way!
0.5–1.4light ketosis
1.5–3.0optimal ketosis

Values above 3.0 mmol/L provide no benefit. Levels over 10 mmol/L are a symptom of ketoacidosis and indicate a lack of insulin. In this case see a doctor.

A few recipes for sweets and side dishes are included in the following pages. The crème de la crème, so to speak.

Tom Niemann
Portland, Oregon