If you’ve been following me for very long, you know that last year, on May 18th, my husband had double bypass heart surgery. It was at a time when I was taking a certification class through The Health Coach Group. You can read about my journey with that here: My Time at Health Coach University

During that time, I was reading a lot of dietetic theory books. The one that I chose to write my paper on was The New Atkins for a New You, by Eric C. Westman, M.D., Stephen D. Phinney, M.D., and Jeff S. Volek, Ph.D. His book came out about the time that the low fat, high carb theories were hitting the news. In my opinion, Dr Atkins had it right, but he was poo-pooed as being wrong about fats and the health benefits of a higher fat, low carb diet.

That is until recently. There have been many studies by well known universities speaking to the contrary of a low fat diet.That is why, my husband and I decided to adopt a low carb diet, high fat diet. 

Now I’m not saying run out and start eating all the bacon, sausage or butter you can eat. I’m talking healthy fats like avocados, organic coconut oil, lean proteins like chicken and fish. I’ll talk more about this in future blog posts.

* Resources:

  • http://time.com/4919448/low-fat-v-low-carb-diets/
  • https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/low-carbohydrate-diets/
  • https://www.cbsnews.com/news/large-study-suggests-carbs-not-fats-bad-for-you/