Q&A: Food on trial


Here’s a link to a one-hour interview with Dr Noakes, if you want to get more of the story, which I’ve found fascinating.

It may be you are ready to try LCHF, or that you will never take that route. It could be that you can see it as a possibility only after grasping the concepts I teach about freedom, desire and motivation.

Dr Noakes is by no means the only researcher in this field who has noted that those who are most addicted to sugar and other carbohydrates are also the most intolerant to them, and thus the most seriously affected in terms of their metabolism and health.

I firmly believe that any advice at all isn’t going to work long term without addressing addiction, mostly to carbohydrates such as sugar. Abstinence itself is not only impractical but does nothing to alter the mindset that supports food addiction in the first place.

As I wrote at the beginning of this blog, a major part of changing that mindset is being willing to let go of any rules at all. It’s entirely possible to cut way down on carbohydrate intake without thinking of this as any kind of prohibition. It can be a challenging step to take, but quite possibly the only way to get lasting results.


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  1. Amanda

    Thank you for another insightful article. As someone who still struggles not only with eating too much, but also with what on earth to eat, this is useful information. LCHF is something I feel good eating and your post has helped me to realise that it’s probably because it’s right for me. Now I can start to see it as something positive and tailored to my individual needs, not a rule to follow.

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