Ketogenic Diet 001 – 2017 – Healthier me
New Year, New Me: Ketogenic Diet
So, a Happy New Year to you all. I have decided, now that I am 51 years of age, that I want to change my life and health. After some research and talking to friends, watching blogs on YouTube, I have decided to give the Ketogenic Diet a go.
The Ketogenic diet works (according to Eric C. Westman MD in his audiobook ‘Keto Clarity’) by:
Creating a metabolic state that happens when you consume a low carb, moderate protein, high fat diet that causes your body to switch from using glucose as it’s primary source of fuel to running on ketones
This is a great explanation about Ket from YouTube blogger ‘PictureFit ‘
Now I appreciate that this stands in the way of common perceptions about diet and health. But is seems that a lot of what we have been told is now becoming defunct. The guidelines from the last 50 years, or even longer are not solving the problem of an ill society.
I have spent a lifetime addicted sugar and carbs, but am now at the stage that I feel ill and off colour when I indulge in sugar. So, time to beat the sugar, change my habits, lose some fat and to gain some clarity, energy and motivation for a healthier way of living. Ketogenic Diet has significant Health Benefits in terms of mental clarity, lower cholesterol and optimising your body to work more effectively and efficiently.
I shall try to keep you posted should you be interested in following the developments and gains (or not) from this process.
I have been playing with this and Paleo diet for a while, but with little success and gains. Time to really give this a go, man up and walk my talk as all good Coaches should do. Not sure how hard this will be, but I want to do this and believe I will.