The LCHF Women’s Health Study

Introduction to the LCHF Women’s Health Study

What’s going to happen:

The LCHF Women’s Health Study is an 8-week low carbohydrate, higher fat eating programme. This website has been designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to successfully undertake this eating plan.

By now you will have completed your baseline questionnaire, so it is time to prepare yourself for the next 8 weeks of good wholesome eating. I have created a list of foods to include and foods to avoid. If you follow this guide you will soon be familiar with the foods you need to include every day and those to avoid.

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Over the next 8 weeks you will receive:

  • Updates from  me twice a week with further tips and tricks
  • A weekly questionnaire to complete online
  • Access to a questions and answer section supported by a team of low carb experts to answer any questions that you may have throughout the programme.
  • The means to communicate with fellow participants through the question and answer section

To help you get started go to the Basic Eating Plan tab

It is important to increase the amount of vegetables you eat every day, and in particular green and leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. There is no limit to the amount of these vegetables you should eat. This will ensure that you are getting all of the nutrients and fibre that you need each day.

The second point to remember is to increase the amount of natural fats (avocado, salmon, olive oil, almonds, coconut cream etc) in your diet. This doesn’t mean that you can eat unlimited amount of fat, it means that you should eat a lot of vegetables, a moderate amount of protein (meat, poultry, eggs, fish) but include these fats each day. Fat helps to keep you feeling full and stops you feeling hungry. Fat is critical to help you to adhere to the LCHF eating plan. Replace those reduced fat items from your fridge with full fat options with no added sugar. Note that reduced fat items are usually higher in sugar.

And thirdly a common trap for low carbers in the first few weeks of embarking on this lifestyle. Don’t over eat protein. Protein is converted to glucose and causes a similar reaction to carbohydrate. This can hinder weight loss on a low carb diet.

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