Getting started on LCHF – Part 2: Fat adaptation

The Science of Human Potential


In Part 1 of this four part series, we talked about how to kick start a LCHF lifestyle; what to eat and what not to eat. See “Getting started on LCHF – Part 1: Clean out day”.

In Part 2 we will look at how best to navigate the (sometimes difficult but hopefully brief) fat adaptation phase. Becoming fat adapted, or a fat burning machine as I call it, is necessary to see the full benefits of a low carb high fat whole food diet.

What is “fat adapted”?

When you have settled into a low carb high fat diet for a while, most people will describe a switch over in the way they access and use carbs and fat as fuel in their body.  We call this being “fat adapted” or, more technically correct, becoming “metabolically flexible”.

This is the ability to switch in and out of nutritional…

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