If you are looking for a movie review starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short…sorry. This post concerns three of my favorite things about “low carb”.
A friend and I were discussing “low carb Paleo” and they said, “doctors do not promote it because there are no long term studies proving it” .
… excuse me?? Before we lived in villages we hunted and gathered our foods. There are at minimum, tens of thousands of years of living “proof”. “Hunter gatherer” is another term used to describe this meal plan, and if hunting and gathering did not work… we would not be here today communicating via the internet.
There are a couple of “hunter gatherer” societies still in existence today, although all have been “touched” by the hand of Neolithic living. (CLICK HERE for Hadza INFO) Additionally, there are 1,000′s of people who have been “low carb paleo” for years and even decades.
….so we know it works. But still some ask and need to know how it works before believing it. Honestly, if we all took more interest into what we ate…we’d be better off.
Blindly eating and drinking foods that large corporations “recommend” and large government agencies “push” is why we are in the trouble we are in.
I certainly understand and applaud the “thirst” for information… if you need to know how “Low Carb Works”…. below are three main reasons but certainly not the only reasons why.
WHY LOW CARB WORKS ?!
- Lipolysis - is the breakdown of stored fats in the body. Pretty cool! The body will “breakdown” stored body fat… for energy. FAT is the preferred energy source for your body… Click HERE for more Info on Lipolysis. A “by product” of Lipolysis is Ketones…
- Ketones – as noted above is created when the body breaks down or “burns” fat. An elevated state of ketones in the blood stream is called, Ketosis. Ketones are fuel for our body…it’s why I say that I am “Ketone Powered! ” :) More information is HERE! You can test your blood for ketones using inexpensive testing strips… You can learn more about that process HERE.
- Gluconeogenesis – When I learned about this one… I knew for sure that all the “propaganda” from the “ADA Minions” was a lie… a BOLD FACE LIE. Gluconeogenesis ( in partnership with other processes of course) is WHY WE DO NOT NEED TO EAT CARBS! It is ….
” … a metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from non-carbohydrate carbon substrates…”
” Gluconeogenesis is a ubiquitous process, present in plants, animals, fungi, and other microorganisms. In animals, gluconeogenesis takes place mainly in the liver and, to a smaller extent, in the cortex of kidneys. ”
… did YOU READ that ADA MINIONS!!! … GLUCONEOGENESIS results in the generation of glucose…. YOU DO NOT NEED TO EAT CARBS … therefore DIABETICS do not need to eat the ADA WAY… which requires most to take more and more drugs and insulin.
So there you have it… my “Three Amigos”… :) You do not need to know all the “hows and whys”… just know that it works and that it has been “tested” for tens of thousands of years…
WHAT “WE” have been eating … low fat, high fiber… has only been tested for about 40 years…and it’s a HUGE FAILURE!
Get with a MEAL PLAN you can “live with”… Go LOW CARB PALEO!!!
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