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What’s So Special About Low Carb and Keto?

You might be wondering what’s so special about low carb and keto diets. The whole internet seems to be talking about these diets and arguing about the health benefits or death traps that are inherent in each.

From my perspective, I’ve encountered very good results with a Ketogenic lifestyle. Within 3 months, I was able to solve an evolving hip issue, solve long term back and knee issues, and I was able to regulate my weight.

Considering that I came to the ketogenic diet looking for a solution to an inflammation problem (hip) and I left with the solution, plus improved

metabolic health, and a new body that I am super impressed with, I have nothing but good things to say about Keto and low carb.

inflammation problem (hip) and I left with the solution, plus improved metabolic health, and a new body that I am super impressed with, I have nothing but good things to say about Keto and low carb.

Now, keep in mind, I began the ketogenic diet with a specific goal in mind, to solve a hip issue. Most people begin this diet to solve a weight issue and get better health by accident. That’s what’s great about low carb. No matter why you begin, if you do the diet in a mindful way, you get all the benefits.

What do I think about the people who claim that this diet caused health issues? In my experience with talking to people who have not had success with this diet, the common thread seemed to be non-adherence. The diet calls for 20 grams or fewer carbs per day, not per meal. The diet calls for eating only when hungry. And every food list that I’ve ever seen has no treats on it, so, no treats. In my experience, compliance with these rules leads to successful weight loss and successful healing of many metabolic issues.

So am I saying that I will never eat a cookie again. No. But if I do eat a cookie and that leads me to have serious cravings or worse to regain the weight, I won’t be blaming the diet!

Of course, if you have any metabolic/health issues that would prevent you from doing a low carb diet, follow the directions of your doctor. For the rest of us, take responsibility for your choices. If you continue to eat carbs … But if you want to commit to making some changes, find some support so you can commit to eating a healthy and nutrient dense diet while you heal your body. I encourage all of you to open the discussion of support in the comment section. Having people to talk to about your struggles can really help. And I will definitely respond to as many as I can!

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1 Comment

  • Kimberly

    Good advice! I love the keto diet. In fact, I’ve made a lot of progress in changing my eating habits over the past
    year.

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    to a quality keto diet cookbook.

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    get rid of your cravings for those foods.

    The recipes are super tasty and it contains enough recipes
    to keep you from getting bored of your new diet.

    I highly recommend you try it.

    Click the link below for instant access:

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