Low Carb High Fat Food Pyramid : Edify

Pure, White and Deadly by John Yudkin Saturated fat doesn't actually make you fat, nor does it give you Heart Disease. It's actually really good for you. Eat your food, don't drink it! Dr Robert Lustig The sooner we recognise that fat was NEVER the issue, and, in fact, is vital to good health the better. Christine Cronau Cook REAL food from scratch. Avoid the supermarket aisles! If you don't look after your body, where else are you going to live? - Christine Schang
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The Edify Food Pyramid

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Below is what we believe the Food Pyramid should look like. Your diet should always consist of REAL food, eaten either raw or cooked from scratch, and not "food-like" substances that have come out of a lab. This Food Pyramid is based on a diet that is HIGH in saturated fats and LOW in carbohydrates and is generally the opposite of what the so-called "food authorities" would have us believe in.

Foods that are naturally high in saturated fats include coconut oil, butter, nuts, animal fats such as lard, ghee or tallow, fish oils, avocado, cheeses, cream, and dark chocolate.



MAJORITY FOOD

The majority of your daily food intake should be made up these types of foods. All the carb measurements displayed are for the raw product, unless otherwise stated (sourced from Calorie King©). If you are purchasing any of these items from a store, always check the label first as some amounts will vary from brand to brand as well as from fresh to frozen.

We encourage everyone, where possible, to either grow your own or shop locally to avoid unnecessary food mileage. Choose 'Certified Organic' over chemically treated/possible GM produce, 'Free-Range' over barn/shed/factory raised, 'Pasture Raised' meats over feed lot meats, and '100% Grass Fed' over grain fed beef (cows are not designed to eat grain and are often fattened up in the last weeks of their lives in feed lots on (possibly GM) grain, making them only 90% grass fed. Don't be fooled.)

Asparagus
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Asparagus
Carbs: 1.6g/100g
Avocado
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Avocado
Carbs: 0.6g/100g
Broccoli
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Broccoli
Carbs: 0.4g/100g (raw)
Brussels Sprouts
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Brussels Sprouts
Carbs: 2.2g/100g (boiled)
Button Squash
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Squash
Carbs: 3.8g/100g
Cabbage
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Cabbage
Carbs: 2.3g/100g (raw) 2.4g/100g (boiled)
Capsicum
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Capsicum
Carbs: 2.5g/100g (raw) 3.9g/100g (cooked)
Cauliflower
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Cauliflower
Carbs: 2g/100g (boiled)
Celery
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Celery
Carbs: 1.2g/100g
Cucumbers
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Cucumbers
Carbs: 2.1g/100g
Eggplant
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Eggplant
Carbs: 4.1g/100g
Spinach (All Varieties)
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Spinach (All Varieties)
Carbs: 0.8g/100g (boiled)
Green Beans
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Green Beans
Carbs: 2.2g/100g (cooked)
Lettuce
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Lettuce
Carbs: 1.4g per100g
Mushrooms
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Mushrooms
Carbs: 0.3g/100g (raw) 0.5/100g (cooked)
Onions
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Onions
Carbs: 4.6g/100g (raw) 7.5/100g (cooked)
Tomato
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Tomato
Carbs: 2.4g/100g
Zucchini
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Zucchini
Carbs: 1.9g/100g (boiled)
Coconut Milk
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Coconut Milk
Carbs: 2g/100ml (canned)
Coconut Oil
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Coconut Oil
Carbs: 0g/100g
Olive Oil
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Olive Oil
Carbs: 0g/100g
Butter
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Butter
Carbs: 0g/100g
Cheese**
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Cheese
Carbs: 0g/100g
Thickened Cream**
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Cream
Carbs: 3g/100ml
Full Fat Milk**
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Milk
Carbs: 6.3g/100g
Yoghurt**
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Yoghurt
Carbs: 5g/100g
Eggs
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Eggs
Carbs: 0g/100g
Chicken
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Chicken
Carbs: 0g/100g
Bacon
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Bacon
Carbs: 0g/100g
Beef
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Beef
Carbs: 0g/100g
Lamb
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Lamb
Carbs: 0g/100g
Pork
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Pork
Carbs: 0g/100g
Fish
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Salmon
Carbs: 0g/100g
Almonds (Raw)**
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Almonds
Carbs: 4.8g/100g
Himalayan Rock Salt*
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Himalayan Rock Salt

Water***
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Water


*Do NOT remove salt from your diet. Use Himalayan Rock Salt instead of table salt.

**Consumption of these foods can be reduced if you find your weight loss has stalled and you still need to lose more.

***Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day too. Do the environment a favour and DON'T purchase bottled water.


SOMETIMES FOOD

Beetroot
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Beetroot
Carbs: 7.7g per 100g
Carrots
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Carrots
Carbs: 5.0g per 100g (raw) 5.3g/100g (boiled)
Peas
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Peas
Carbs: 6.4g/100g
Pumpkin
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Pumpkin
Carbs: 8.0g per 100g
Fruit
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Fruit
Berries
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Berries

Try to limit your fruit intake to one piece a day. Fruit is high in naturally occuring sugars like fructose. If you can't live without your fruit then try to eat more berries like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries etc as they have a lower carbohydrate content.


RARELY FOOD

This list should be kept to an absolute minimum or none at all. All foods in this list are very high in carbohydrates because of the high sugar content. If sugar is an absolute necessity, then avoid the highly refined varieties and go for natural alternatives. If you are wanting to avoid the highs and lows of blood glucose levels it's probably best to avoid sugars.

Honey
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Honey


Rapadura Sugar
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Rapadura Sugar


Coconut Sugar
Low Carb High Fat Foods - LCHF :: Coconut Sugar



NEVER FOOD

There are some foods that, in our opinion, should just never be consumed at all by humans or animals - Genetically Modified Foods. It is really important that you read the labelling on processed food packages. Avoid foods that contain highly refined ingredients such as corn and soy, High Fructose Corn Syrup in particular. Avoid foods with numbers and those that you need a science degree to interpret. If you don't know what an ingredient is then don't eat it.

Other foods to avoid are those that contain the chemical Aspartame, as it can pose a whole new set of health problems. Also avoid "Diet" foods and "Low-Fat" foods as these often have the good fats removed only to be replaced with sugars or sugar-like substances.

The foods listed below, we believe, are toxic to the human body and are also generally very high in carbohydrates.

In short, avoid;

  • Genetically Modified Food (GMO)
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup aka Corn Syrup
  • Refined Sugar
  • Cereal Grains
    • Wheat
    • Corn
    • Rye
    • Millet
    • Barley
    • Sorghum
    • Oats
    • Rice
  • Cereal Grain Flours ie: wheat, corn etc
  • Breads
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes
  • Aspartame
  • "Low-Fat" Foods
  • Legumes
    • Processed Soy
  • Omega 6 Seed Oils aka Vegetable Oils and foods that are cooked in or with.
    • Canola oil
    • Sunflower oil
    • Safflower oil
    • Corn oil
    • Cottonseed oil
    • Soybean oil
    • Flaxseed oil
    • Grapeseed oil
    • Rapeseed oil
    • Peanut oil
    • Margarine
    • Butter-like spreads
  • Trans Fats and any foods cooked in or with.
  • "Diet" Foods

Here is a great article on foods that are toxic to the human body, and another one on why you should never eat vegetable oil or margarine.



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