There is no shortage of self-appointed experts in nutrition and wellness promoting what people should eat and how to eat.
So first up, I am not a nutrition expert, nor I intend to ever become one.
In my journey of learning, I have come to realised that low-carb diets can frighten some doctors, dietitians, and trainers. As confusing as frustrating as it can be, many health experts don’t believe a person can be healthy on a low-carb diet long term and don’t really know (or even want to understand) how it affects the body’s metabolism.
One of the most useful tools to find and retrieve information is the internet. Yes, you will have to Google like crazy especially when your usual doctors, dietitians and trainers cannot help you.
While the Internet contains almost all information currently known in one way or another, many of the “facts” posted on the web are not true and have not been verified. When it comes to health, you just cannot rely on superficial one-liner advice. It’s ineffective and potentially harmful. This makes the ability to sift through information, to quickly establish the relevance and reliability of any information, an essential part of any type of research that bases itself on previous and certifiable information.
So fair to say, there have been plenty of trials and errors in my learning.
It has become apparent to me that there is an inevitable change in understanding the impact of diet on human health and it’s backed by growing numbers of profound scientific studies.
The fact is that low carbohydrate diets are increasingly practised but seldom taught.
So to really benefit from this amazing diet, you have to actually learn and understand the science behind, or I should say, how amazing human biology is.
As I described in my keto journey, I am taking my own health very seriously, and this blog is written with generosity and compassion in mind.
I practice all that I “preach”.
Nevertheless, your body is unique. You are unique. You must work out your own way to best fuel, care and optimise your body. It’s your responsibility as well as a privilege.
So what works for me may not work for you.
If you’d like, treat this blog as a beginning as you are introduced to some new concepts when it comes to dietary approach.
It is primordial for you to evaluate information concerning quality and reliability and extend your own learning.
This blog covers:
- It’s perfectly healthy and safe for the body to adapt to a long-term fat-burning metabolism.
- Dietary saturated fat is not bad when you are low carb adapted.
- Dietary sugars and refined starches are not needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise.
- Carbohydrate restriction not only helps people manage type-2 diabetes and other insulin resistance issues, but it can also reverse many existing cases of type-2 diabetes and put a high proportion of cases with metabolic syndrome into complete and sustained remission.
- Most people misunderstand the metabolic effect of ketones, which are byproducts of fat breakdown, and how these ketones can healthfully affect the body long term for weight management to managing Type-2 diabetes.
- There’s a revolutionary exogenous ketone drink that can fast-track ketosis.
- Mineral and electrolyte management is the key to avoiding side effects typically associated with low carb dieting.
- Some dietary supplements may be relevant for certain individuals.