Grandpa Bill Today asks
Have You Tried Keto Diets and Failed?
What is Your "Bad" Snack Addiction?
1. reduce the amount of carbs, fruit, and sugar in the diet to compel your body to convert fat to glucose for energy at the cellular level (Keto low carb, high fat),
2. reduce the fat to a manageable level to prevent the fat from interfering with the steady use of sugars, fruits, and starchy vegetables for the production of energy at the cellular level (vegan low fat, high carb). There is ample evidence to suggest that Nature intended for glucose to be derived from starches, fruits, and sugars first, then turn to fats for glucose when such levels are diminished.
Turning this equation around requires forcing the body to ignore its cries for natural sugars in order to derive its energy primarily from fats.
ATP (the energy molecule) within every cell relies on glucose to generate energy. Glucose is readily derived from starchy vegetables and fruit. Converting fat into glucose for ATP production is the body's secondary source for glucose.
Short term periods of "fat for glucose" as a result of carb reduction can successfully reduce cellulite in the body. The body will burn fat for energy when natural sugars are not available, thus the success of the Keto diet in that respect.
However, is this the best way to manage glucose production permanently?
The true conversion process from sugar for energy to fat for energy has been said by the Keto world to take about 2 years before athletic performance will begin to rival the athletes that traditionally derive their energy from carbs.
Is this lengthy conversion process really necessary if the carbs were doing a better job in the first place?
as can be shown by several indigenous cultures of Latin & South America, the quantity of fat that the body actually needs to perform all of its essential functions is around 10-15% fat, and that is primarily a level designed for extreme sport athletes.
A plant-based diet appears to produce the most beneficial results, improving underlying health complications in a relatively short amount of time.
Consuming more fat (from meat, dairy, nuts, or even fatty vegetables, like avocados) than the body actually needs to perform the many valuable functions that fat serves in the body, typically results in the storage of the fat in and around organs and glands, as well as in the cells of the body, thus becoming an underlying cause of many health complications.
You can get away with more sugar, meat, or fat in the diet if you are physically active, thus the improvement in diabetics when they exercise more often.
You can even get away with the combination of starch and fat together if the resultant sugar in the blood gets burned up through enough daily exercise – like in the active lifestyles of indigenous people that hunt their meat and maintain the daily chores of primitive living, like carrying water, or wildcrafting berries.
But for most of the world, it is the combination of starches & sugars (especially refined sugars) with hard to digest proteins & fat (like meat, fish, nuts, eggs, cheese, etc.) and toxic oils (like canola oil and rancid vegetable/nut oils) that contribute to the rampant, chronic health conditions of today.
The Tarahumara Indians The South American Tsimane Kitavans of the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea
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