Are You Ready To Eat Like A Swede?

Have you decided to join the ever-growing LCHF (Low-Carb, High-Fat) movement that is going on in Sweden? You don’t have to be a Swede to eat like one! Here’s a simple plan for starting your own low-carb, high-fat plan that will help you lose weight and get healthier than you ever thought possible:

Foods you want to eat often on your healthy LCHF plan include–
Full-fat meats, eggs (preferably organic), non-starchy vegetables, butter, cream, full-fat hard cheeses, cream cheese, coconut oil, olive oil

Foods you want to eat in moderation on your healthy LCHF plan include–
Nuts, seeds, berries, dark chocolate, wine

Foods you want to avoid on your healthy LCHF plan include–
Sugar, rice, corn, grains, pasta, bread, fast food, artificial sweeteners, root vegetables, processed foods, seed oils, starchy vegetables, potatoes, margarine, beer, fruits, skim milk, anything “low-fat”

Eat until your hunger is satiated and don’t feel guilty about eating fat which becomes the fuel for your body in the absence of carbohydrates. Don’t try to eat a low-fat, low-carb diet! The high-fat part of LCHF is an essential element to making this work for maximum impact! And you’re certainly not counting calories if you are eating when you are hungry and allowing the fat and protein to satisfy you.

Beverages you want to include as part of your healthy LCHF plan include–
Coffee with heavy cream, black coffee, tea and water

For more detailed information about starting your own LCHF plan, read the recommendations (in English) from Swedish low-carb physicians Dr. Annika Dahlqvist and Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt.

13 Responses to Are You Ready To Eat Like A Swede?

  1. My LCHF says:

    Oh, this is interesting, LCHF is getting global. Thanks for putting me on the blogroll, Jimmy! :)

    • Jimmy Moore says:

      You betcha!

      • Sharon says:

        Jimmy, I just found this blog and I love it! It improved my mood as I had a little debate today with this decrepid old man at Whole Foods. He was a retired doctor who was demonstrating some kind of nut/grain based fake ice cream. We got to talking and he told me the Pritikin diet was proven to fight diabetes, cancer, etc. Ok, I don’t want to be mean, but this guy was tiny, super skinny and had wicked looking teeth. He started to pull out the “ol China Study” argument” which makes me cringe every time.

        I guess I let him get to me and it kind of ruined my whole day.

        I also have a question. Is it ok to drink home made veggie juice (no tomatoes) a few times a week? I usually add coconut milk to it and sometimes a little fiber. I have tested my blood after drinking it (along with a poached egg or two) and my sugar is fine.
        I’m still having problems giving up the nuts, but I will work on that.

      • Jimmy Moore says:

        How cool Sharon! Keep shining.

  2. Marie says:

    Love to see this =) I´m from sweden. I´ve been eating LCHF since september 2009 and lost 32,5 kg since then =) 20 kg to go, but I have no hurry. I will loose it in time. I´ve lost all that just eating and without exercise, so fat burns fat as long as you don´t eat carbs. Good luck with your mission, and hope you´ll get the word out, cause it´s so easy to stay on the right track, eating like this. It sure works =)

  3. Freckles says:

    Great initiative, and go Sweden! I hope more countries pick up on this way of eating and living now, let’s fight the fear of fat! :)

  4. brainpower says:

    Well – Sweden has some way to go yet – the LCHF way of eating has certainly NOT made its way into restaurants, coffee shops, catering and the like. Lätta (margarine, advertised for its wonderful cholesterol-lowering properties) is still omnipresent. It’s good to hear that things are changing but is does take time. BUT there is hope – even in official diet recommendations you can now read “While red meat is supposed to give you bowel cancer there is now doubt as to whether this applies to unprocessed red meat or processed foods made from or with red meat”. The walls are beginning to show some cracks.

  5. Cali says:

    Thanks for spreading the word about LCHF! It’s pretty big here in Sweden, with lots of info available in Swedish. Hopefully with this page more people will want to try LCHF.

    Thank you for putting my blog on your blogroll! You totally made my day when it was added :) I’m updating it almost daily with recipes, tips and my weight loss journey.

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