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Professor Noakes explains how his high fat, low carb diet can change the world

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When we reflect on the diet headlines of 2013, one of the most intriguing came from Professor Tim Noakes. He stepped up to denounce the spotlight on saturated fats as the enemy. Instead, said Noakes, it is carbohydrates such as breads and sugary foods that are causing obesity in supposedly advanced nations around the world. And, reported the IOL Lifestyle on Dec. 28, that initial pronouncement is now spreading with the launch of the "Real Meal Revolution."

Noakes, together with two chefs and a nutritionist, are hosting their "Revolution" luncheons to spread the message about the benefits of their low-carb, high fat (LCHF) weight loss plan. Worth noting: This diet, sometimes referred to as the ketogenic diet approach, also has taken hold in the United States: Read about Dr. Mehmet Oz's views by clicking here.

The key points of their experiment, which is subtitled "Changing the World, one Meal at a Time," are as follows:

  • Noakes wants to make the point that doctors and other health practitioners are ethically responsible for providing this LCHF diet to their patients who need to lose weight.
  • Those who want to enhance their health through this approach must be willing to limit their carbohydrate intake to between 25 grams and 50 grams daily.
  • Processed, pre-packed and fast food are the enemy.
  • Sugar, grains, legumes, seed oils such as canola and fat-free foods are on the "no" list.

So what can you eat? Go for full-fat dairy, green vegetables, meat, poultry and eggs, says Noakes. Healthy fats are on the "green light" list as well. He describes why and how he made the change in his own diet in his book "Challenging Beliefs: Memoirs of a Career" (click for more information).

Discovery Health professor of exercise and sport science at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, Noakes also emphasizes that the approach can be used by athletes depending on their sport. A marathon maven, he's the author of "Lore of Running."

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