I found a secret group on Facebook. I don’t recall exactly how I found it, but it promotes the Ketogenic lifestyle. The name of the group is Ketogenic Generations. I believe that perhaps one of the founders, Zoe Melvin or John Mason, who live in England perhaps read and liked one of my articles is how we stumbled on one another.
There are well over 100o people in the group, all sharing information about how to never again eat carbohydrates. Here are a couple of sample posts from happy Keto’ers:
Just have to say iv been having sweeteners in my drinks for over 30 years (3) in every drink and drinking low cal fizzy drinks. 18 years ago I was diagnosed with fibromialgia (think that’s how you spell it ) been in agony most of that time but especially the past 12 months where doctors have done blood tests and don’t know why iv been having cramps and spasms in my hands where sometimes I can’t even hold a pen. This is my 6th day and when I started this woe I stopped having sweeteners and low cal drinks and have got used to the different taste , but what I have noticed is the great improvement in my hands the stiffness has gone and the pain is so low I hardly notice it. Don’t know if this is giving up the sweeteners or not but I won’t be taking them ever again. Things can only get better.
Ok it’s official. …..been on this woe now for 4 weeks and just weighed myself….. 1 stone lighter!!!! Wow is one of many words I want to say. haven’t done the measurements yet but know I’ve lost inches as well coz I can get into clothes that haven’t seen daylight in over 18 months!!! Yipee! Thank you one and all for this amazing group!!! Xxx (one stone is 14 pounds–dan)
The best thing about the grass fed butter fat is the anti-inflammatory omega 3 essential oil that it contains. You can get this essential oil eating naturally raised pork, beef or fish. At the same time by not eating industrial meats, or processed foods you are limiting the omega 6 oils that you consume, which lead directly to inflammation. If you don’t want butter you can use fats that also contain the oils you need that your body cannot create. I like the idea of getting folks to drink healthful fats every morning, because lots of people don’t want to eat breakfast. Not eating breakfast makes it almost impossible to not eat before lunch time, and usually that is going to be something from the snack tray at work.
I contribute frequently to the discussion.
IMHO the eating of sugar and carbs lead directly to a host of physical ailments. They have been named the Western Diet Syndrome and include, but are not limited to:
–type 2 diabetes
–high blood pressure
Carbs are found in fruits and vegetables, and a person that thinks they can live only on fruits and vegetables is going to have to eat a great deal of carbohydrates to get enough energy to live. To think that eating no meat or fat is a healthy alternative is to not understand human physiology.
One of the more startling revelations that Blake Donaldson wrote about lay in his observation that patients on a low-carbohydrate diet not only lost weight but also saw symptoms of other health problems disappear. These included heart disease, arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, gallstones, and diabetes— commonly known in the early 1900s as the “obesity sextette,” because these six problems were observed to occur more frequently among obese people than among those who were constitutionally lean. (Later, most of these symptoms came to be grouped under the name “syndrome X,” also known as metabolic syndrome; see note on page 307.) With patients on his meat-all-the-time diet, Donaldson found himself “less and less likely to resort to drugs” to combat these diseases. Everything seemed to get better when carbohydrates were replaced with fat on his diet.
Teicholz, Nina (2014-05-13). The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet (Kindle Locations 5219-5225). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.
So, why do I say “secret information?” Well, you have to look for this stuff. The easy to find information out there is about ‘eating less calories, and exercising more.” This keeps us all on sugar, carbs, processed foods, and the medicine they are giving us to alleviate the symptoms of the diseases that eating carbs causes. The secret is out. Jump on the no carb bandwagon.