Simplified sustenance

“…food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.”

Sometimes we should simplify our diets. Science is showing us “western diets” are creating metabolic syndrome leading to type 2 diabetes (essentially, insulin resistance and fat accumulation), and type 3 diabetes (some forms of dementia).

My experiment is going well.

Simplification

Eating:

  • Chicken, fish, and red meat
  • Healthy fats
  • Carbohydrates in the form of greens (steamed or raw)
  • Eggs
  • Cheeses
  • Water, seltzer water, and coffee

Avoiding:

  • Sugar in all forms
  • Alcohol
  • Grains
  • Fruit juice

The low-carbohydrate style diet has done many things in three weeks.

  • Spawned creativity and energized me to go outside!
  • Normalized my blood pressure due to the diet’s diuretic nature.
  • Alleviated food allergies that manifest in skin issues and heart palpitations.
  • Allowed 15 pounds of weight loss, mainly excess water (without a doubt, the water that was causing the high blood pressure). The weight loss will slow now.

Once I’m within 15 pounds of a healthy goal weight I’ll add back:

  • Certain berries
  • Some dairy
  • Some beans

It turns out Atkins was right and nutritionists are agreeing. Low-fat diets are not healthy for your brain or liver. Low-carbohydrate diets are sustainable and healthy with regard to weight loss, cholesterol panels, food allergies, and blood pressure.

My WordPress site is just one example of the creativity a simple diet change is causing.

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