POST SUMMARY: What this means for you…
LCHF allows us the freedom to not count calories by providing ways for the body to deal with extra calories.
From Dr. Benjamin Bikman:
“I was glad to participate in a recent meeting of leading ‘thinkers’ in the realm of the benefits of the low-carbohydrate lifestyle. I shared evidence of the ‘metabolic advantage’ that comes from a low-carbohydrate, high-fat (LCHF) diet. If you’ve ever wondered why you don’t need to count calories or starve yourself when eating LCHF, it’s because your body has a way to deal with some of the extra energy you eat. First, your body turns fat into ketones, which are both used by the body for energy, but also, and this is very important, “wasted” from the body in our breath and urine. Second, ketones, but not insulin, help our body fat use more energy. Yes; ketones make our fat more metabolically active.”
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About Benjamin Bikman, Ph.D. – Ben earned his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Duke-National University of Singapore in metabolic disorders. Currently, his professional focus as a scientist and professor (Brigham Young University) is to better understand chronic modern-day diseases, with special emphasis on the origins and consequences of obesity and diabetes. He frequently publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals and presents at international science meetings.