Did lower carb living make a difference to you this year?

Did you make some life changes?

One of the best things about my LCHF journey is hearing how others have taken on board the concepts of Low Carbohydrate and Healthy Fat living, and then seeing the personal benefits. It has to be one of the highlights of my life so far, both professionally and personally.

Just yesterday I heard that the fastest moving product in the local supermarket is a local full fat milk. That would have been unheard of a couple of years ago, let alone 12 months ago. The consumer is changing the market. Go the grass roots revolution.

Christmas is also that time of gathering and family. Ours is coming together like a lot of others. It’s a time of festivity, sharing and feasting. Enjoy.

It doesn’t have to be a time of breaking away from the principles of LCHF though. A lower carb festive season is possible and easy. We have been fortunate to share colourful platters and foods that are fresh, local and seasonal. That’s one of the great aspects of living in Tasmania.

The important thing is that a breakout here and there is not going to be the end of your health. It may bounce your blood glucoses and insulin around and for the people with diabetes that means being out of control.

The principle is about recognising what you eat and what it’s going to do to you.

Recognise that sugar will tend to make you hungry. Too many carbohydrates will be turned into weight gain that will need to be brought back down again and that exercising it off post Christmas is not as easy as you are led to believe.

Remember that all the processed foods are likely to be carrying polyunsaturated oils and that adds to inflammation. Most of you know this already so it’s just a reminder.

Most importantly Christmas to me is about family. What you eat between Christmas and New Year is less important than what you eat between New Year and Christmas. That’s not an excuse, just a reality as families come together.

PS. Sharing that LCHF message to family by setting the example of healthy living may be the best Christmas present you can give.

I hope you all have some fun times over the next few days.

Merry Christmas and thank you for letting me share the LCHF message this last year.