(10-30-2016, 06:39 PM)Octo Wrote: Healthier heart and liver with paleo diet
Yup. Paleo is a little more restrictive on food variety than what I'm doing. You can literally search YouTube for low carb high fat or look at the Primal Diet site
. The basis is the same. No grains, sugars, vegetable oils, processed foods or white, starchy simple carbs. About 70-75% of your daily calories should come from fats (Animal and vegetable sources), 15% from protein and 5-10% from complex carbs. You basically eat a standard palm sized serving of meat with a side and lots of leafy greens.
Get on this diet and stick with it for a month or two. It will change your life.
FYI: I started this diet around Feb 20 of this year. The last time my BP was taken I was in the ER covered in poison ivy. Even with all that my BP had dropped from 140/90 to 130/80. My pulse has dropped from 80+ to 62. I feel better than I have in decades. My depression went away and I have lost 75 pounds. My blood work from the beginning was all good so I have not had it rechecked. (MY wife had tremendous improvements in her blood work.)
To top it off, I NEVER feel like I am starving like other diets will do to you. I will have butter and coconut oil coffee with a breakfast meat and three eggs every morning about 4:30 and not eat again until dinner without feeling hungry in between.
I think the key to the modern obesity problem is the carb loaded diet we eat. Walk through your local grocery store and take a close look. Take notice of all the high carb foods. This processed carb diet has made us highly insulin sensitive and not only is it affecting us mentally it is killing us.
This dependency/addiction, and the devastating effect it has on our bodies and minds, to carbs is so bad that many people that start eating LCHF have a period of a few days at the beginning where they have flu like symptoms. I didn't have them, but many do. Just stick with it and the symptoms will clear up in a few days.
Also, many medical conditions will be corrected with this diet.