A Canadian mother-daughter duo credit a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic Paleo diet for their jaw-dropping 110-pound weight loss.
Laura Childs and her daughter Veronica lost 65 pounds and 55 pounds, respectively, several months after embarking on a low-carb, high-fat diet. They have maintained their weight loss for more than a year.
Laura, 51, and Veronica, 21, are in the best shape of their lives, thanks to their hybrid ketogenic Paleo diet. The Childs are now sought-after diet coaches whose clients report an 80% to 85% success rate.
In addition to fueling rapid weight loss without hunger, the Childs say their low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) diet improved their sleep, boosted their energy levels and gave them glowing skin and lustrous hair.
Laura and Veronica chronicled their amazing weight loss in their book, Low Carb High Fat No Hunger Diet: Lose Weight With A Ketogenic Hybrid. The book details their prior weight struggles, the science behind ketosis and 75 delicious, easy low-carb recipes.
The 5-foot-11 Laura once tipped the scales at 240 pounds and now weighs 175 pounds. Her daughter, Veronica, started off at 198 pounds and now weighs a sleek 143 pounds.
Amazingly, Veronica lost most of her weight just 10 weeks after adopting the LCHF diet. The best part of her weight loss is the confidence and control she feels over her body and her life.
“I am not hungry 24/7 like I used to be,” said Veronica. “The best part? The amount of confidence I have!”
Laura Childs’ transformation is also remarkable because she never thought she’d be able to lose weight so quickly in her 50s — when our metabolisms slow down.
Laura, who had lost 50 pounds at age 50 when her book was published in June 2014, has since lost an additional 15 pounds without effort.
“I hadn’t intended to take it this far but the weight has still been coming off slowly and steadily,” said Laura. “I do not ‘work’ at this diet.”
Professor Jeff Volek of Ohio State University said reducing carbs and increasing fat intake spurs natural weight loss, prevents heart disease, promotes brain health and fights cancer.
High-carb diets cause blood sugar spikes, which fuel inflammation, explained Volek. Inflammation is what causes weight gain, as well as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
In contrast, unprocessed dietary fat such as coconut oil and grass-fed beef has a negligible effect on blood sugar and insulin, which is why eating fat aids weight loss.
While the idea of consuming more fat may sound shocking given the low-fat diet mantra that has dominated the diet landscape, Volek said we actually evolved to thrive on a low-carb, high-fat diet.
“For about 98% of human history, we’ve been eating low-carb,” said Dr. Volek, the author of The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living. “We evolved in a state of nutritional ketosis.”
Low-carb diets accelerate weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel, explained obesity expert Dr. Eric Westman.
Dr. Westman, director of the Duke University Obesity Clinic, has helped thousands of people lose hundreds of thousands of pounds on the low carb, high-fat ketogenic, Atkins and Paleo diets.
Eating fat doesn’t make you fat, said Westman. To the contrary, eating fat makes you thin and healthy.
“I tell my patients not to fear the fat,” said Dr. Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity. “Eat lots of fat. There’s no problem with fat.”
More more information on Laura and Veronica Childs’ weight loss secrets, check out their website, KetoHybrid.
For details of their 110-pound weight loss and 75 delicious low-carb recipes, check out the Childs’ fantastic book, Low Carb High Fat No Hunger Diet.