Plant Based and High Fat

So is this even possible? Having just watched the film/documentary “Forks over Knives” . I will explore this option as I also take account of the LCHF dietary option that also makes such good sense and with remarkable results on diabetes and other health issues and diseases.

No added oils is a common theme, so that means even the much touted olive oil and the current trendy oil, coconut or MCT. Perhaps it is a matter of reducing or removing animal based based, or maybe just fats from meats. The question is can the body get enough fats from plants alone.

But does a plant based diet create changes to blood sugar levels which can then lead to diabetic complications. A plant based diet is a high carbohydrate diet but also a high fiber diet and this fact might negate the high carbohydrate effects. The key might of course be that a plant based diet can manifest in many different eating choices. Processed plant based food is way different to a whole foods diet, meaning farm or home garden produce not factory produced highly processed chemical laden plant based foods.

How about calorific and micro-nutrient content of a whole food plant based diet? Do you get all essential nutrients and micro-nutrients within the scope and volume of this way of eating and fuelling?

The best evidence regarding the best diets all points to wholesome foods, predominantly plants, in sensible combinations—but provides no decisive evidence that any one level of total fat is best. What matters are the sources of that fat, with nuts, seeds, olives, extra virgin olive oil, avocado, fish, and seafood favored.

Over the past few months as we move into summer, I have been considering the idea of a plant based focus but using nuts, seeds, olive oil, grass fed butter, nut butters, flowers, adaptogens, mushrooms, high quality meat and a high quality water as a basis for dietary intake. The purpose being, to quote Michael Pollan, eat whole foods, mostly plants, not too much. How do we define plants, it doesn’t have to be piles of veg! Flowers, berries, nuts and seeds plus adaptogens. And he says mostly plants so some high quality fish, meat and even a spot of green algae!


Published by Dai Roberts Triathlon

Health and performance focused professional triathlon and running coach since 2010. Coaching runners since 2001. European AG champion and world championships AG bronze medalist. BEMER specialist and Independent Distributor. Coaching runners and triathletes of all ages from youth to world championships level. I trained under the IRONMAN coaching program alongside the US MASTERS swimming, USA Cycling and USA Track and Field program as well as UK Athletics. Lifelong learning, athlete centered and successful. Retired UK Military after 32 years service.

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