Before and after pics -Different Lifestyle- Blog 2
Before my new “lifestyle”:
Living on “Carbage”
After my new lifestyle:
Living on Fat
If it’s not a diet it’s a lifestyle. blah blah blah….
Well whatever it is it…it works and that’s all that matters. The reason you have been struggling your whole life to maintain your weight and physique is that you have some of the fundamentals wrong. It doesn’t have to be hard. Significant improvement is possible and can be easy to maintain for the long term. You just have to have the right approach.
It may not be something you stop to think about but for the majority of us we do not choose what we eat. It may be a bit of a simplification but I think it is fair to say we eat what the food industry wants us to eat. This is a problem and I’ll tell you why. They have their best interests in mind and not those of the consumer.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that mass produced and low cost processed food is not going to be the most nutritional way to fuel your body. Food companies research how to make food more satisfying at low cost the solution? – more sugar. There is also a bigger issue. The most worrying thing is that the advice we get is misleading and dangerous. For the average consumer it is incredibly difficult because what we have been told for the last thirty years is wrong. We are told to eat a diet high in carbohydrate, moderate in protein, and low in fat. The advice we have been given on the balance of these macro food groups is poor advice. It is based on defunct science and promoted by groups with ulterior motives. I am not going to get hugely sciencey but let me just raise an interesting fact:
The optimum amount of sugar in the blood is 2.5 grams. That is 2.5 grams out of 5000g of blood in the entire body.
High blood sugar raises insulin, high insulin makes you feel hungry and encourages the body to store fat.
Let me break that down for you:
Eat carbs….blood sugar rises…Insulin rises…Body stores fat…Messages in brain and body create hunger…habit and satisfaction means we lean towards easy available options…..eat more carbs… a negative cycle.
Today our bodies have a fundamental inability to regulate insulin. This is due to the modern carbohydrate heavy diet. This is the cause of so many of us being overweight and developing type two diabetes in later life.
Now we have understood we eat too much carbohydrate here is a fact about fat and how we can eat more. It has now been proven in a recent meta study of 500,000+ people.
Dietary fat does not cause heart disease!
So this blog is about eating more fat and less carbs.
…about eating real and natural food. If it is green and you can grow it in the ground, or if it moves and you can hit it over the head its probably ok to eat.(Unless you are a veggie and we’ll get onto that later). If it comes out of a packet you had better be damned sure you trust the people who put it there.
Over the coming weeks I will tell you more about why and how to eat like this in simple practical terms.
Then the following will happen:
- You will lose weight
- You will be healthier
- You will feel better
- You will look better
- You will find it easy and not be hungry
- You will find the change is permanent
Read blog three for suggested foods and practical advice.
Also please but aware changing the way you eat but not fully embracing it might make that change more difficult:
If you don’t restrict carbohydrates sufficiently you may find your body does not fully switch over to become fat adapted fully. This could leave you in a limbo with low energy. Ironically if you eat very low carbs instead of just less than before you will actually have more energy because the fat adaptation will be more successful as your body turns fat to glycogen through gluconeogenisis.
Additionally if you restrict carbohydrate but do not add enough extra fat to your diet – you will not be providing your body with enough available fuel.
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