WFPB or LCHF - which is better for your health and halting the progression of atherosclerosis?
Four years ago I had a heart bypass. I researched and discovered Ornish and Esselstyn who recommend a whole food plant based WFPB diet to halt or reverse plaques on your arteries. I adopted this diet and have kept with it for the last 4 years, lost 15kg and feel good.
At the weekend I attended a conference and it was primarily about following a low carb high fat LCHF diet as being the recommended diet to be healthy and prevent diabetes and heart disease.
Both WFPB and LCHF eliminates sugars, refined carbs and processed foods but the big difference is meat.
The conventional wisdom promoted by NHS, BHF etc is to reduce saturated fats, but it seems that this is now being questioned by some in the medical community.
Has anybody on this forum any experience of changing their diet to LCHF and what impact does that have on your blood markers, in particular HDL and Triglycerides.
The proponents of the LCHF talk about Ketogenesis which seems to keep your body fats in balance and stop you gaining weight. They seem to thrive on it and don’t get hungry between meals and can often fast for long periods, for 12 hours or even more.