Re: Ketogenic Diet
Hi I'm new to the site and a little late to this post.
Here's my meandering path to finding, understanding and now living with Keto.
I never thought about food consumption in my twenties.
I ate the same way in my thirties. Slowly but surely I was putting a bit of weight each year.
Ate same way in my forties + started TKD martial Arts class (with the kids) weight still rising slowly and steadily.
I was definitely the fittest I've ever been (3hr of TKD classes and 10k run each week).
In 2016 routine blood test diagnosed me as Pre Diabetic.
Very confused indeed.
Didn't want to take tablets so I did a lot of reading and research and found many fit people (some very fit) with same pre diabetic condition.
Of all the reading and endless Youtube watching it comes down to simply eating or not eating and insulin. Specifically the two states of how your body fuels itself.
I am now 50 (2 years of later) blood test markers all normal and I've loss over 6kgs (these were accumulated over the last 20years). I still eat very similar foods, but the proportion of components have changed. Looking at the whole picture in terms of calories, I am still eating about the same amount (at least I think so anyway because I am not hungry). When I choose eat my breakfast has also changed and after a few weeks I decided to drop it all together because I was not hungry in the morning anymore.
The only other thing I did was to only drink on the weekends. Starting Friday night (opening window 7pm) and Sunday night (closing window midnight!).
I am not suggesting that everyone should give Keto and go. This is only my story. Please also be aware, if you are on any diabetes tables, DO NOT TRY KETO without close monitoring by your GP because it dramatically mucks about with your bodies natural levels of insulin.
My take away:
a) Understand insulin
b) What happens when your body produces insulin
c) Can insulin be easily controlled by food - YES
d) There's a lot of everyday food and natural sugars that do not trigger the release of insulin when consumed
If what and when we were told to eat is the best practice for our body's function then we should not be seeing the levels of metabolic syndrome conditions in our society.
I feel healthier now then I've ever been and I know it is to do with what and when I am eating.