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    Another LCHF convert?

    Post by Two Collies on Mon Jan 12 2015, 16:27

    Trudi Deakin, of Xpert diabetes course fame, has come out on the side of LCHF in her new handbook
    http://www.xperthealth.org.uk/shop/details/p/handbook-lowcarb-highfat-lifestyle
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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by Eddie on Mon Jan 12 2015, 18:14

    @Two Collies wrote:Trudi Deakin, of Xpert diabetes course fame, has come out on the side of LCHF in her new handbook
    http://www.xperthealth.org.uk/shop/details/p/handbook-lowcarb-highfat-lifestyle

    Yes this looks very encouraging, maybe. I am familiar with some of Trudi's work. What I would like to know is what is her idea of what is low carb. I have seen far too many diabetics and HCP's saying they low carb on 150 grams per day. This is a very long way from my ideal of low carb a maximum of 50 grams per day. Some words from Trudi in the last year.

    "In the UK, many of the starchy staple foods release the glucose quickly into the blood i.e. they are high GI foods. But when people are advised to base their meals on carbohydrate, many of them end up eating over 300 grams a day.

    Through our experience of delivering structured education, many people reduce their carbohydrate intake to between 130-260 grams per day and are able to improve their diabetes control and body weight as a result. To date, lower carbohydrate diets have not shown any negative effects.

    If people wish to experiment with lowering their daily carbohydrate intake to below the 130 grams per day, they should be told that the long-term outcome is not yet known and, if they would like to persevere, they should be supported in doing so by their diabetes care team."

    If Trudi is recommending a true low carb diet great, what concerns me are the phoney so called low carb diets we see in so many anti low carb posts and so called studies. (how many times have we seen low carb antis at the big one say they are low carbers, when they are not) This is also evidenced in the phoney saturated fat studies, especially on rats and other animals. Has anyone else noticed the times a high sugar high fat food is fed to the trial participants, also very often non saturated fats are used to skew the truth.

    Clearly, low carb high fat is taking off big time and no longer the so called "fad diet" the genie is out of the bottle and will never go back. The junk food big pharma spiral of slow death has been outed, and that can only be good for all, whether diabetic or not.


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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by mo1905 on Mon Jan 12 2015, 21:18

    I agree Eddie, 150g a day is too much but it's still good to see high profile people talking about reducing carbs and eating healthy fats. After all, 150 is a lot better than 200 and at least it's in the right direction. I think as people begin to reduce their carbs and see the results, they'll soon cut more out.


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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by Eddie on Mon Jan 12 2015, 21:20

    @mo1905 wrote:I agree Eddie, 150g a day is too much but it's still good to see high profile people talking about reducing carbs and eating healthy fats. After all, 150 is a lot better than 200 and at least it's in the right direction. I think as people begin to reduce their carbs and see the results, they'll soon cut more out.

    Good point Mo and I agree, and as you know, I am one argumentative son of a bitch.


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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by graham64 on Mon Jan 12 2015, 21:25

    It would appear Trudi has done a complete about turn and has now become one of the growing number of HCPs who recognise the value of LC, from the Expert website the description for her new book includes the words "This Handbook is an 89-page step-by-step guide to low carb/high fat living"

    And an extract taken from her post on the Diabetes blog:

    "Embrace the latest evidence base and provide up-to-date information to people at risk of or with diabetes so that they can make informed decisions regarding their diet and try the very low carb ketogenic diet if they wish."

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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by mo1905 on Mon Jan 12 2015, 21:28

    I admire anyone brave enough to do a 180 U turn and admit they may have previously been wrong. Fair play to her.


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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by graham64 on Mon Jan 12 2015, 21:53

    @mo1905 wrote:I admire anyone brave enough to do a 180 U turn and admit they may have previously been wrong. Fair play to her.

    Too right Mo someone with her qualifications and position as chief executive of X-PERT it is a brave move, lets just hope more follow her lead and move away from the usual low fat plenty of starchy carbs dogma Rolling Eyes



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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by graham64 on Tue Jan 13 2015, 21:18

    Anyone live in the locality of Hebden Bridge?


    Dr Trudi Deakin has just released her latest book

    ‘A Step by Step Guide to Low-Carb Living’

    Based on extensive research and using the latest evidence the book explains the health benefits of a ketogenic diet. With practical guides and recipes the book supports the reader to adopt and maintain a ‘low-carb’ lifestyle, and explains why we all need to embrace fats as being beneficial to health.

    To find out more why not attend the launch of the book between

    3-7pm on Monday 19th January at the

    Innovation Café Bar, Hebden Bridge Mill, St George's Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8ET.


    David Haslam, Chair of the National Obesity Forum will be the keynote speaker.  There will also be examples of the delicious recipes that you can produce. You'll also have an opportunity to hear the research evidence and ask questions about the diet.


    Just pop in anytime between 3 to 7pm.

    Click here to book a place.


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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

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    Re: Another LCHF convert?

    Post by graham64 on Tue Jan 13 2015, 21:36

    Paul wrote:This should be of interest to the cherub... Twisted Evil

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/now-the-x-pert-advice-is-low-carb-high-fat.70271/page-2

    Post #32     Cool

    I saw that too Laughing  "nobody knows what she is actually saying or do they?" she can't have looked very far all the information is on the X-PERT web site Shocked


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