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10 myter om low-carb:
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10 Myths Within The Low-Carb Community
1. Low-Carb is The Best Diet For Everyone
We’re all different and what works for one person may not work for the next. I know many people who have given low-carb an honest shot and didn’t like it, either because they didn’t get the results they expected or they simply didn’t feel good.
2. Carbs Are Inherently Fattening
The truth is… not all carbs are fattening. It depends completely on the context and the type of food they are in.
For carbs to be “fattening,” they need to be refined and put into a package that is highly palatable and encourages overconsumption.
3. Carrots, Fruits and Potatoes Are Unhealthy Because of The Carbs
True… it is essential to limit these foods on a very low-carb, ketogenic diet. But this does not mean that there is anything “wrong” with those foods.
People often tend to see things in black and white. Either a food is “bad” or “good.” But the truth is that in nutrition, everything depends on the context and “healthy” is a relative term.
4. A Low-Carb Diet Should Always be Ketogenic
Ketosis can be a highly beneficial metabolic state, especially for people with certain diseases like diabetes, metabolic syndrome, epilepsy or obesity. 
But this really is not the only way to do a “low carb” diet.
Low-carb can be anything up to 100-150 grams of carbs per day, perhaps even more.
5. All Carbohydrates Are Sugar
Telling people that “all carbs turn into sugar” is misleading. It makes people think that there is no difference between a potato and a candy bar.
6. It is Impossible to Gain Weight on a Low-Carb Diet
Many low-carb foods can be fattening, especially for people who are prone to binge eating (like I used to be).
This includes cheese, nuts, peanuts and heavy cream.
It is very easy to eat a ton of calories from these foods, enough to stall weight loss or even cause someone to start gaining weight back.
7. Drinking Butter and Coconut Oil is a Good Idea
There is no reason to avoid high-fat dairy products, fatty cuts of meat, coconut oil or butter. These are healthy foods.
But just because “normal” amounts of saturated fat are fine, it doesn’t mean that adding a ton of it to your diet is a good idea.
8. Calories Don’t Matter
If our bodies take in more energy than we can burn off, we store it (usually as body fat).
If our bodies expend more energy than we take in, we use stored body fat for energy.
One of the reasons low-carb diets work so well, is that they reduce appetite. They make people eat less calories automatically, so there is no need for calorie counting or portion control.
9. Fiber is Mostly Irrelevant to Human Health
Humans don’t have the enzymes to digest fiber and therefore it passes through relatively unchanged.
However, fiber is not irrelevant to health, like some low carbers seem to believe.
Fiber actually gets to the bacteria in the intestine, which do have the enzymes to digest it and can turn it into beneficial compounds, like the fatty acid butyrate
10. If Low-Carb Cures a Disease, That Must Mean That The Carbs Caused it in The First Place
People who have metabolic dysfunction caused by the Western diet may need to avoid all high-carb foods.
But even though removing most carbs may be necessary to reverse a disease, it does not mean that the carbs themselves caused the disease.
Healthy people who want to stay healthy will do just fine, even on a higher carb diet, as long as they stick to real, unprocessed foods.
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10 myter om low-carb:
Sant eller faskt?



Jag matar våra skator där hemma i trädgården med familjens överblivna bröd och matrester. För dom är detta ett viktigt näringstillskott som håller dom starka och friska - för mig som överviktig LCHF:are, vore det skadligt att äta det. Men om jag levde samma liv som skatorna - dvs bodde under ett träd i skogen i ur och skur 24 tim / 365 dagar om året och var hänvisad till skatornas "överlevnadsmat" - så skulle denna mat inte vara skadlig utan snarare nödvändig för att bygga upp fett och muskelresurser.

Problemet uppstår pga den moderna bekväma livsstilen som gör stärkelserik fet mat till något skadligt istället för något nyttigt, välgörande och nödvändigt.





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Jag är böjd att hålla med honom i alltihopa. Han är väldigt påläst, killen.  :P

Kolhydrater ska inte demoniseras på samma sätt som fettet demoniserades. Det blir bara fel då. Det som måste ske är att folk och vetenskapsmän börjar tänka på kvalitet och ursprung.


Transfett och smör är mättat fett. De är inte samma sak.

Coca cola och bananer är kolhydrater. De är inte samma sak.

Veteprotein (t.ex. seitan - vilket jag lustigt nog alltid hör som Satan men det hör inte hit, haha) och en bit viltfångad lax är protein. De är inte samma sak.


En tallrik med seitan stekt i transfett och en burk coka cola är liksom inte samma sak som en bit viltfångad lax stekt i smör följt av en banan till efterrätt. Även om det ser så ut om man bara tittar på macronutrienterna protein, fett och kolhydrater..  :ph34r:

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Håller också med förutom att jag tycker punkt 9 om fibrer behöver nyanseras


Vi bör inte äta papper, dvs olösliga cellulosafibrer som finns i många fullkornsprodukter.
Däremot är det sannolikt nyttigt med vattenlösliga fibrer som finns i grönsaker.
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