The Big Middle

Prof Tim Noakes 2

Episode Summary

LCHF to keep hunger at bay and improve your health

Episode Notes

This is our second look at the low-carb high-fat lifestyle being adopted by so many of us over-50s these days. Those of us who’ve examined the science behind it after years of calorie-counting deprivation and disordered eating are finding it makes sense.

We’re sharper on it. Our sugar cravings and hunger are gone. But there’s no end of confusion about how to get started on low-carb high-fat and how to keep it going for life, not just a month or two.

Distinguished South African Professor Tim Noakes is evangelical about cutting the carbage and boosting good fats. He tells Susan what’s what and why.

Hear what when:

"If you took those 5.5%s, I'd guess 50, 60, 70 percent would be
already diabetic on proper testing. But we wait until they get to
6.5%, we give them another 10 years before we start acting, whereas if we took everyone when their hemoglobin is 5.5% and said now you must
reduce yur carbs and keep on a low-carb diet, they would never develop

"It's all or nothing, you can't have a little bit of sugar."

"You can be perfectly healthy with a slightly elevated Body Mass Index
as long as you restrict the amount of fat that's in your liver."


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Produced by Susan Flory with technical help from Adam@Bespoken Podcasting, Cape Town
Music: “Beautiful Day” by Sahin Koc