Why a Low-Carb Diet is NOT for the couch potato crowd.

Dear Reader,

After following a low-carb diet for going on 21 years now, you’d think I have a few things to tell you about. Right?

Well, my time spent on this diet, has been the best thing I could have done. And now you can benefit from everything I’ve learned, without having to crush the learning curve.

The Life Event That Took Me
From “Normal” Human Being to
To Diabetic Marvel, Almost Overnight!

Now, why, you might ask, did you go on this type of diet when, even way back then, there were so many naysayers, and conformity was the rule? (I’ve hinted at it in the Sub-head above. More about that in a minute.)

I did feel a bit of an outsider, even alienated, but being a natural contrarian, I pushed ahead.

You see, every time I tried eating like everyone else, within 15 minutes, I felt horrible.

So I’d go back on the low-carb diet and feel fantastic again. Just as I had felt when I’d first adapted to it.

I should tell you right now, my ultimate goal is optimal health. And my path to that optimal health for the past 21 years has been a modified Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet has left me looking and feeling better than I have ever in my life.

In fact, I’m in better shape now than I was in my 20’s when I used to lift heavy weights. My full body weight workouts leave me fit, and feeling great.

From Fit To Fabulous And Beyond

This is about doing for your body what it needs to be healthy, fit and sexy. Which, when you think about it, all goes together.

My average body fat percentage hangs around the 7% mark.

This is not a goal of mine, just the natural result of eating low carb, and sticking to it.

Do I feel low energy on this type of diet?

Not on your life. In fact, I seem to have endless energy for a 56 year old.

And added benefit is: I rarely feel the deep-hunger I felt as a young man. When I would over-eat and feel bloated afterwards.

The proper amount of meat and fat that I consume is the same as it takes to feel satisfied.

Unlike eating an omnivorous diet, I don’t feel stuffed when finished. But now feel full and satisfied for hours after.

As one example of what I eat most days… My breakfast.

Now, I usually eat around 6am. A breakfast of eggs and bacon keeps me feeling satisfied well past noon. Then I’ll have another meal around 1pm.

Even then, I’m not ravenous or feeling weak. Only on rare occasions will I get the, “I’ve just got to eat something” feeling.

And since I’ve been sticking to it, I never get the feeling of needing a “cheat day” or some such other escape.

That’s a confused issue anyway.

Cheating is a way of kidding yourself into believing that you’re being deprived.

As if you’re so outside the normal range of human activity, now is the time to be “like everyone else.”

In the case of a food addiction, cheating can put you back on the path of the addict. You’ll be off the wagon and back on the bumpy road to poor health again.

A friend used to say to me, “Andrew, now that you’ve had a good workout, don’t go and ruin it by eating a bunch of junk.”

And there I’ll leave you to ponder those words of wisdom.

Regards,

Andrew

Copywriter/Marketing Consultant to the awake and living.

Thought for the day: Diabetes

Some thoughts from the Front-line of Living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Dear Reader,

Here’s what I have to say today about Diabetes: “Type 2 Diabetics are lazy and uncommitted. Us Type 1’s are the real deal and therefore more committed to the cause.”

“Hey”, you may say, “how can I say such a thing?”

Well, for one thing, I am, by health definition, a “Type 1 Diabetic.” Have been for going on 19 years.

Yes, I have to take shots to stay alive and I take a lot of them to maintain great health. Run everyday, go to the gym several times a week. Stay active throughout each day.

My current A1C is 5.8. But I think it is lower. And can be lower. And will be lower by my next blood check.

(My goal is normalized. Below 5.)

And how I see things is, a Type 2 Diabetic just isn’t trying hard enough. I skipped that whole mess and went full blown diabetes so it shows my level of commitment to be quite a bit higher than all you Type 2’s out there.

The thing is, you all seem to be just a bunch of lazy-asses. Shit or get off the pot, OK?

Either straighten yourselves out or get on with the program and go the “whole hog”, alright?

Type 2 Diabetes Reality Check

I’ve heard tell, that if you get your diet in order and do a bit of exercising you can get off the diabetes roller-coaster and be normal again.

Me, I don’t have that option. So I’m jealous of your position. But I’m still calling you lazy for wavering in the middle.

One way or the other, you have a choice.

You either clean up your act and go for extreme good health, or you can join me and completely obliterate your beta cells and get on my team. Then you’ll have a real lesson in discipline or suffer the agony of a high A1C and multiple illnesses brought on by high blood glucose levels.

I won’t go into all the details, but if you’ve been a diabetic for any number of years I’m sure you’ve heard all the gory details.

So, what’s it going to be? Go full on and join the ‘real diabetics’, or fuddle along and be a ‘pretender’?

It’s your choice. Good luck.

Sincerely,

Andrew