Sometimes called the Atkins, Banting, ketogenic, paleo, Scandinavian, or just plain “low-carb” diet, the LCHF way of eating is built around enjoying healthy fats and moderate amounts of protein while strictly limiting carbohydrates, especially carbohydrates from refined grains, starchy vegetables, and sugar.
LCHF is a science-based approach to diet and nutrition, which stands in sharp contrast to the Standard American Diet (SAD) and its fat-phobic over-reliance on grains.
The LCHF diet incorporates fish, fowl, red meat, nuts, seeds, berries, and many non-starch vegetables, such as green beans, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower. Many LCHF dieters also enjoy dairy products, including full-fat yogurt, butter and heavy cream. Preferred cooking oils are butter, coconut oil and olive oil. Common foods avoided are potatoes, pasta, bread, and anything containing sugar (especially sugary drinks such as fruit juice and soda pop).
In simple terms, the goal of the LCHF diet is to reduce insulin levels in the blood-stream and thereby allow the body to burn its fat stores in a natural way.