Low-Carb High-Fat is different than Keto.
LCHF is more of an actual LIFESTYLE CHANGE, which makes it:
➡ Simple ➡ More attainable
➡ Less restrictive
➡ Less cheat-inducing
➡ Easier to stick to long term
On a LCHF diet plan:
➡ Your body still produces ketones
➡ Insulin (fat storage hormone) is still way down
➡ Glycogen stores still get used up for quick weight loss
➡ You still get those health benefits from healthy fats, low carb intake, and some ketones
Simply put, in my opinion, LCHF is better. I was all for keto, and I'm definitely not against it, but I've seen so many people struggling to hold themselves to the sometimes restrictive nature of keto.
Since tue Keto was created for epilepsy and designed to be carefully monitered by health professionals, I don't think most of us need to go to those extremes if we don't have any major brain related issues going on.
You can still lose all that weight super fast without having to be as obssessive about macros and constant tracking.
YOU can stick to LCHF. The carb range is way more flexible, from 20-100g a day depending on your goals.
➡YOU CHOOSE what is right for you on LCHF, not a calculator.
Whole, natural foods are still the emphasis and packaged crap food is still a general no go. .
Not to mention...you're a lot less likely to have the potential side effects that often come with keto, or the increased likelihood of kidney stones, or mineral imbalances.
Because you can eat a wider variety of foods.
Again, not hating on keto, just keeping it real over here.
I want you guys to succeed, and be joyful in your food journey, and I've seen more suffering through keto than I expected.
It can be so hard for some people to stick to it, to stick to tracking and weighing and measuring-that intensity is NOT for everyone. Especially if you've stuggled to stick to diets in the past.
If you're looking for an easier way to do keto, one that can work for your personal needs and busy lifestyle, I highly recommend a simple LCHF lifestyle.
My husband lost over 35lbs in 2 months, doing what I felt was keto, but because we werent tracking or weighing etc, it was really simply LCHF.
Something to think about!