DAY 5 - Low Carb / High Fat Road Test

Again no headaches today but it's time to be honest with you all and let you know my digestive plumbing isn't functioning as it normally does!! Now I'll spare you the details but lets just say things are not working as regularly and I put this down to the lack fibre resulting from the elimination of grains, legumes and fruit.  I tend to eat whole grains on a daily basis, anything from rolled oats, quinoa, buckwheat to brown rice and when you include things such as these healthy grains your fibre intake also equates to healthy levels.

To give you an idea of how much fibre is foods I've taken out here's a small sample

FIBRE EXAMPLES

So should you be concerned if you're on the LCHF diet? There are so health many benefits of fibre and the average adult needs more than 35 grams of fiber a day, but typically consumes less than 15 grams a day. The main role of fibre is to keep the digestive system healthy and is said to help control diabetes, reduce blood cholesterol levels and assist in weight management.

The flip side of the fibre argument is not what you've taken out of your diet but what is it you are eating that is contributing to your constipation?  Interesting, in the last 5 days I have doubled my intake of hard cheeses, continued my daily intake of full-fat yoghurt and cruciferous vegetables and all of which are known to contribute to constipation!! 

So how do I get myself back on track. I need to increase my water intake, to get things moving and eliminate toxins and wastes more efficiently. I'll introduce a magnesium supplement and I'll need to exercise more which also aids in moving things along whilst helping to excrete toxins in my sweat and lastly by reducing my cheese intake I'll shift my digestive plumbing back into gear!

NOTE: If you're suffering with digestive you should book in with your health practitioner to assess what the problem is for you.

FOOD INTAKE

  • Breakfast: left over coconut flat bread, dollops of cottage cheese and natural peanut butter
  • Snack: handful of cashews
  • Lunch: tempeh chunks, sauteed kale in butter, feta, avocado and sprinkles of sunflower seeds and pepitas
  • Snack: handful of cashews
  • Dinner: chicken curry in coconut full-fat milk, green beans, tomatoes, zucchini and shredded kale and my secrete spice mix
  • Snack: 2 tbs yoghurt, coconut flakes, x1 tbs each of pepitas and flaxseed
  • Beverages: Water x1/2L, Green tea x2 tea pots!, camomile tea x1, rooibos tea x1

Yours in health
Chelsea xx