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Whilst I agree that the body is stressed by a ketogenic diet in the longer term, neither is it designed to live on a high carbohydrate diet. Our hind gut is only 17% of our digestive system.
Grouping a high fat diet with a high protein diet is more dubious than grouping a high carbohydrate diet with a high sugar diet.
What you've written takes little account of how the body actually works. When insulin levels are normal the body actually does derive the vast majority of its energy from fat, so your assertions are anatomically incorrect.
Most people are eating too much carbohydrate already, and that is then converted to the harmful visceral fat because the body would rather do that than blood glucose reach toxic levels (which it obviously does sometimes when this goes on for decades-hyperinsulinaemia goes to insulin-resistance, goes to prediabetes, goes to type 2).
May I ask how old you are, and how long have you eaten in the way you promote?
God bless you!
You've certainly done a lot of reading in the past year. The changes you've made have probably reduced your insulin response and improved your condition. However, going from a bad diet to a not so bad diet would have a similar effect.
Let's compare notes in about 15-20 years to see how we're getting on shall we?
I think that you have fundamentally misunderstood the ketogenic diet.
You repeatedly laboured the point about the keto diet being a high protein diet when it certainly isn’t.
It is a high fat, low carb, moderate protein diet.
I can’t help but feel that perhaps you have a separate agenda here, such as promoting your blog.
I would agree that high protein diets such as the Atkins diet are bad for the health. But that’s not the same deal as eating keto at all.
The eating of a keto/low carb diet has been medically proven to support in the treatment of paediatric epilepsy; and medical evidence is rapidly growing about it’s effectiveness in the treatment of diabetes - especially for pre-diabetics, as well as Type II. Anecdotally it is also very useful for those with ME/CFS.
It is by the way perfectly possible to stay in ketosis and eat some fruits and vegetables. I have done this. You just need to pick the right ones.
I second the advice on going for a low-carb diet to improve your health. My husband has lost weight and is no longer on the way to type 2.
I have found that I can’t manage a full keto diet but keeping the carbs low seems to have improved my energy levels. Blood pressure, cholesterol levels etc are good. Ignore all the advice to avoid eating fat, it was a terrible mistake made years ago.
It’s important to do some regular exercise as well. There is a Low-carb site on HU which you may find helpful.