High Fat Diet
I have been an advocate of low carb and high fat diets from the beginning of my transition into the keto diet.
I know that there are plenty of other diets, like the paleo, Atkins, keto diet which are very popular these days. But I have tried all of these diets, and the one that made more sense to me was a diet which involved 80% fruits and vegetables and 20% nuts, seeds, and natural oils and some meat.
Losing weight is a final end goal for a lot of people around the world, for some its a means of aesthetics and for others is a psychological barrier to counter society's motto of "keeping up appearances".
There are many occasions in where you are forced to eat the things you don't like or you are made to eat food that is bad for your health, and you know this instinctively but you have no choice but to accept the situation at hand.
Examples of these situations are birthdays, annual events, religious feasts, dining with family and friends etc... Truth be told, all these kinds of problems shouldn't hinder you much as long you come back and stick to your original diet.
However, if you make it a routine to eat every other day from these events or places, then you will slowly start to find out that your body has adjusted to eating that sort of food.
Its only when an illness starts to emerge that you start taking action once again. So, once in a blue moon is fine as long as you come back to your healthy eating program.
What Things to Keep and What Things to Let Go
I have said at the beginning that I follow the low carb high fat way of eating. This way of eating is called the keto diet, which is very good for optimum health.
but even in the keto diet plan, there are some things that I would cut out, such as dairy, meat (except for wild-caught fish) and also unnatural hybrid fruit and vegetables. I am also not in the favour of cooking your food to death.
A fusion of raw vegan and keto is the way to go. Low carb diets actually suit the majority of the people, because its very easy to follow. Yet, there are people who suffer from hunger pangs and food driven addictions.
It should be common knowledge to everyone that carbohydrate is a very weak and instant source of fuel, and is not meant to be used in the long term. Fats are a much better source of energy for the body.
Processed foods and various harmful fats are extremely damaging to the circulatory system. Not only that, but its a major contributing factor to cardiovascular problems.
Most meat, dairy and other natural fats clog up the veins and arteries in the long run, and can cause havoc in the lymphatic system and your digestive system.
When starting any low carb diet, it is advised that you see your doctor, naturopath, nutritionist, and get as much information as possible before starting the diet.
One of the main problems of adopting a completely new diet, is that you will have to abandon the things that you love, for example, pizza, pasta, bread, butter, cheese, alcohol, etc...
The few things that I just mentioned are all acid promoting and mucus forming in nature and have no place in the body. Not only that but there is hardly any nutrition in any of these foods with the exception of raw organic grass fed butter.
The longest living people in the world are people who eat once or twice a day and mainly eat fruits and plants, so naturally the element of carbohydrates is completely void in these places.
Last Piece of Advice
Finally, I would like to give those people advice who are on a low carb diet and are having difficulties.
One of the best pieces of advice I was given for this diet is to take it slow and steady. To transition into the diet rather than changing overnight. To counter hunger pangs, its best to get a hobby or sidetrack yourself so you can concentrate on other things.
Consuming organic cold-pressed olive oil and coconut oil can ease off hunger also. For a beverage, carbonated water and apple cider vinegar have been known to eliminate hunger in a short period of time. and, finally, for a hot soothing drink, green tea is the best bet for reducing hunger progressively.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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