Why low carb works for diabetes management. There are many reasons, here are the big 3. When I discovered these… it all made sense.
Low Carb works for diabetes management and weight loss. In fact, very low carb or ketogenic diets work to treat a wide range of diseases … not ‘just’ diabetes. With the expanding attention to low carb dietary therapies for disease, there is absolutely no excuse for the Medical Industry and the American Diabetes Association’s denial of the benefits.
My meal plan consists mainly of real foods, like those pictures above. Fatty meats are what I mostly eat, with the occasional leafy green vegetables or their relatives like cauliflower and broccoli.
There are many people who have been “low carb” 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 a year now…and I thrive! Low carb paleo = low carb, ‘real food’ … no bread, cakes, cookies, pasta… basically just meats, vegetables, nuts and berries. Here’s a link to the my meal plan, “A meal plan you can ‘live’ with.”.
Update: I’ve now been eating this way for 11 years! …. 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 today.
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. Once I discovered these… it all made perfect sense.
Why Low Carb Works
If your medical industry professional attempts to persuade you NOT to try a low carb meal plan, send them this post or learn the information below and explain it to them. :)
One of THE main reasons low carb 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. Here is a wikipedia article if you want a deeper understanding, but in short… your body will break down and use fat for energy.
Your body also uses glucose for fuel and we’ll discuss this as well.
The second reason Low Carb works is … ketones. Ketones are used as a FUEL. 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. Ketoacidosis occurs with very high blood sugar levels and a lack of sufficient insulin.
Here is an excellent post by a PhD explaining the difference between ketosis (a good thing) and ketoacidosis (a bad thing).
I saved the best for last!
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 the MAIN reason we do not require carbs to survive, nor thrive!
It’s also a main reason low carb 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. We 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.
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.
A highly processed, low fat, high carb, grain based diet, is 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 works!
Now that you know ‘why’ low carb works, its up to you.
You continue to eat the foods that fuel your sickness and disease or …
You can begin to fuel the healing of your body. The choice is up to you.
Get with a MEAL PLAN you can “live with”… Go LOW CARB!!!
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