Why low carb paleo works for diabetes management. There are many reasons, here are the big 3 reasons.
Low Carb Paleo works for diabetes management and weight loss. We will discuss the three main reasons in more detail.
There are 100’s of thousands of years of “proof” that a paleo lifestyle works. The fact that you are alive today, is proof low carb paleo works. It’s no surprise that every person who follows a Low Carb Paleo meal plan with me… loses weight, reduces blood sugars and improves health markers.
“Hunter gatherer” is another term used to describe a paleo way of eating, if hunting and gathering was less than optimal, we would not be here.
There are a couple of “hunter gatherer” societies still in existence today, although all have been “touched” by the hand of neolithic living. Additionally, there are 1,000’s of people who have been “low carb paleo” for years and even decades, none more prominent than Type 1 Diabetic Dr. Richard Bernstein.
Additionally, I’ve been living a ‘low carb paleo’ lifestyle for over six years now, read about it, “Low Carb Paleo Anniversary In Pictures“. …. so I know it works.
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 Paleo Works”…. below are three main reasons but certainly not the only reasons why.
Why Low Carb Paleo Works
1 – Lipolysis – One of THE main reasons low carb paleo works is Lipolysis, it 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. A “by product” of Lipolysis is Ketones. Every medical industry professional knows about Lipolysis, or should. Click HERE for more Info on Lipolysis.
2 – Ketones – The second reason Low Carb Paleo works is … KETONES! Ketones are used as FUEL or energy. Ketones are 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 your body…it’s why I say that I am “Ketone Powered! ” :)
Many ignorant medical industry professionals will tell diabetics that ketones are harmful … they are wrong. They confuse ketosis with ketoacidosis… in their ignorance. Sadly, their ignorance convinces many diabetics not to follow a low carb meal plan.
You can test your blood for ketones using inexpensive testing strips or a more expensive, blood sugar and ketone measuring meter like the Precision Xtra below.
Another post on Ketosis, “In What State Do I Live? Ketosis!”.
3 – Gluconeogenesis – When I learned about this, I knew for sure that all the “propaganda” from the Medical Industry concerning carbohydrate requirements was a lie… a BOLD FACE LIE.
Gluconeogenesis is another MAIN reason we do not require carbs to survive, nor thrive!
It’s also a main reason low carb paleo works for diabetes management!!
” … 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 get this?
GLUCONEOGENESIS results in the production of blood glucose…. YOU DO NOT NEED TO EAT CARBS. Our bodies are designed to produce ALL the glucose our bodies need.
Therefore DIABETICS do not need to eat the high carb diets promoted by the American Diabetes Association, which requires diabetics 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 100’s of thousands of years…
Low Carb Paleo Works
We do not require dietary carbohydrates to survive nor thrive! The three main reasons, low carb paleo works for diabetes above, show you why.
I and many others are living proof.
What we in first world countries have been eating … a highly processed low fat, high carb, grain based diet .. has only been ‘tested’ for about 100 years and it’s an epic FAILURE!
Human health has been spiraling downward over the last 100 years and especially the last 40 years with the major push by governments and health agencies to promote a very low fat, very high carb, grain based meal plan.
Low Carb Paleo works! And low carb paleo has been tested 100’s of thousands of years. It’s obvious to me we are designed to eat this way… it’s why our body provides carbohydrates and ketones naturally for fuel.
Get with a MEAL PLAN you can “live with”… Go LOW CARB PALEO!!!
Reduce Blood Sugars Naturally
Below is my personal ‘diabetes care’ manual. It is truly diabetes friendly, not Big Food, Big Pharma and Medical Industry friendly. Every person who follows my plan improves blood sugar control. Not coincidentally, each person who follows my diabetes care plan reduces the profits of Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical Industry.