Introduction to The Scandinavian Diet

The less fat we are eating, the fatter we seem to get — could it be that the “experts” are mistaken when they scare us from eating fat?

Insulin, the hormone secreted when eating high-GI carbohydrates tells your body to store the excess energy as fat. Additionally, your blood-sugar level fluctuates, making you hungry and tired.

An increasing body of research shows that it is not dangerous to increase the amount of protein and fat in your diet and several doctors have disproved the allegations that increased consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol-rich foods, like eggs, leads to coronary heart disease.

The Scandinavian Diet

Eating advice

If you follow the programme, you can expect to lose 1–2 lbs. per week, depending on how few carbohydrates you can eat. Try out the frequency of meals that suits you best, and remember, it is important to eat carbohydrates with a low-GI and to increase the amount of fat in your diet — this is the key to a healthy life-style.

Slow carbohydrates (low-GI) Fast carbohydrates (high-GI)
Vegetables Sugar
Beans Pastries
Lentils Potatoes
Nuts Pasta

  • Partake of products like milk, Greek/Turkish yoghurt, cheese, cream, butter, mayonnaise, etc.
  • Avoid light, reduced fat and sugared products.
  • Eat beef, pork, lamb, chicken and seafood. Don’t cut away the visible fat.
  • Prepare home-made sauces with no carbohydrates.
  • Eat more omega-3, from fat fish, eggs and saturated fats.
  • Maximum 5g carbohydrates per 100g food.
  • Broccoli or cauliflower is an excellent replacement for potatoes — cheese bake your cauliflower and serve with meat!

Stay away from:

Potatoes and potato-based products like crisps or chips; rice and rice-based products; grain-based and starchy foods like pasta, bread, cakes, cookies, porridge, pancakes etc.


"LCHF is the shit"