The power of the fork.

We need to take health seriously.

It is not just about preventing disease, it is about optimising performance and potential. The better you are eating, the healthier you are. Then the more you are exercising, the better you are managing your stress, the better you are sleeping, the better your relationships are. You feel better. Your mind is clearer. You make better decisions. You are a nicer person. Everything is better.

Taking your health seriously is bound to have a profound positive impact on our everything in your life.

We have been told for decades that fat is bad for us, so we made up for calories lost with increased carbohydrate intake, and this has made a profound impact on how the body works.

We need a new paradigm; reduce your carb intake, increase your fat intake, and maintain a reasonable amount of protein. By making this simple change, you can make a profound effect on your risk of disease and perhaps longevity.

There is a big difference between certain types of fat and particularly the rise of polyunsaturated omega 6 fat now in our oils and processed foods.

So it’s not just eating more fat but more importantly eating the right fat.

We need to eat real whole fresh food and only eat food where you can pronounce all of the ingredients.

We need fats that are intact. Processed fats stress and damage our bodies. PERIOD!

Give your body an oil change.

Omega 3 fat, such as chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax, and deep ocean fish, helps with inflammation, hormone receptors and the glands.

A healthy diet contains a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.

 

40 years ago, the dogma of “fat is bad” morphed into the rise of fat-free products.  Just because a product is labelled ‘fat-free’ or ‘lowfat’ doesn’t mean it’s healthier or even lower in calories. In fact, most low-fat or fat-free foods will have sugar and chemicals to make up for the loss in taste, which renders them poor nutritional choices.

The rule is simple. Stay away from anything processed. Opt for full fat and natural food.

You can vary the amount of your carbs intake depending on your personal goals and always stay away from anything processed.

If you’re diabetic, then certainly carbohydrate restriction is undoubtedly necessary.

If you’re young and metabolically well and you don’t have any major health issues, you probably can tolerate and thrive on a little more amount of carbohydrates than the rest of us.

There is so much diversity amongst us.  We are all individuals, and there is no “one diet that fits all.”

The link between grain consumption and pain is scientifically sound, and it is another strong reason to stay away from anything processed. Gluten is in more than just wheat. There are over a thousand forms of gluten discovered. Corn and rice, in addition to other grains, have their own family of gluten and you may be reacting to them. Grains are not gluten free. Gluten free grain food products are one of the most concentrated sources of mycotoxins.

The message here is that nutrient dense real food is what we need for our bodies to thrive and function well.

It is important to pause and really consider what precisely is the motive behind weight loss. Having gone through my own Keto journey, good health certainly trumps above all other motives to shedding a few kilos.

Once you switch your lifestyle and buying patterns at the local supermarket, Keto will become more and more simple to follow. At first, it is a compliance challenge to restrict carbohydrates that you grew up consuming. You don’t need to go on a strict classic ketogenic diet to render a beneficial effect.  It can be customised.

You need to figure it out yourself and be willing to try.

Happy Keto!

 

 

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