I just actually got around to reading about this diet a few minutes ago.
I started low carb a year ago January with about 50 lbs to lose. I called it "Atkins based".
Lost about 20 lbs over 5 months but off the wagon 3 times. Mainly I beleive because I felt I could "snack" on grain based and sweet periodically.
I have never cut dairy/nuts out of my low carb.
Restarted 2 weeks ago(3rd time) ..first week my carbs around 30 give or take a gram.as I added coconut oil and upped the fat I kept my carbs from 6-7% depending on the day.
I had a whopping day of 216 g /fat ( about a week in..I was actually trying to do a kind of modified fat fast and had worked up to this level. I did wake up feeling very odd in the middle of the night but the next day onward I dropped 1000 calories and fat 150g/day for following day)
Fat now is approx 120-140 with ratios and calories pretty consistent.
I track only enough to get a feel for what I am consuming translate into in terms of percentages and how I feel and I do not "plan" my eating day. I eat what ocurrs to me.
HIghest Fat day i week into low carb/hi fat
Calorie Breakdown: 2458
Calorie Breakdown: 1467
has stayed around here the past week.
Anyway what I wanted to say is that this time..(with a BIG influence from Dr. Davis/Wheat Belly) I find that this Swedish diet is the natural diet for me and one that I can actually maintain.
I was pleased to see it as I know I would not give up dairy. I love butter, hi fat yogurt, cheeses and creams.
I also find 50-70 g of protein is comfortable for me at 61 years old/female.
This is the first time that I have never had a sweet/bread craving in my life.
I want to add although weight loss is part of my goal..as I approached my 3rd trip into low carb..most important to me is a solid adaptation which enables to maintain this way of eating (WOE).
I was adding new things like coconut oil/milk. and more recently D3, Omega 3 and Mg the past 2 days but awoke this morning into a new fresh head space!! good energy-positive mind- no cravings of "any" kind.
I actiually had to eat some of my yogurt/coconut "pudding" 3 hours after rising..just take my Vit D3.
This is a great diet IMHO for others like me who love their dairy and nuts and have no tolerance issues.
The only thing I would omit is canola oil-which I am still surprised to see as an acceptable oil in so many diets let alone low carb diets. I have in my [Canadian] life never used canola which is non natural franken oil.)or soya, corn, "vegetable" oils. (saff and sunflower..yes..periodically over 40 years.) mostly butter and lard.
""There was no canola plant before 1974. It didn’t exist in nature, despite millions of years of evolution. To be fair, there is really no such thing as a Canola plant today either, rather, its a Rapeseed plant. The Rapeseed plant did not have a good reputation, indeed to the contrary, it was and is considered quite poisonous to humans and animals""
I would not touch it when it first was "manufactured" and have avoided it 35 more years. I remember clearly when the rapeseed "became" canola.
I would like to see all low carb diet models remove it.
other than that love my low carb diet.Swedish style!!