Cephalotus wrote: ↑
Jan 30 2019 12:59pm
I was addicted to soft drinks. Thankfully the addiction is not as hard wired to your brain as other drug addictions, so getting rid of it seems to be much easier.
You must not have an addictive personality then. Sugar has been shown to be one of the most addictive substances out there. For people with eating disorders, it is as deadly as many drugs; it just kills them slower and less suddenly and more expensively.
For me, it was easy to quit because the difference between extremely high blood sugar and regular blood sugar was so extreme for me that i could never ever go back. I felt like a new man.
Over time i have lost my taste for sugar. It tastes acidic to me now. I am so sensitive to sugar that broccoli tastes sweet sometimes.
- For many low carb diets people eat huge amounuts of meat, red meat and processed meat and those have negative health effects incl significant increased risc of cancer
- many people on low carb eat to many proteins which causes faster cell aging in General and hase negative effects for example on your kidneys
Ah yeah, you don't *have* to eat red meat on low carb. And yes, processed meat is bad because of nitrates but again, you can avoid it. But there are people that eat nothing BUT red meat who have been doing so for decades with no noticeable negative health effects.
What studies confirm that low carb ages you? I have seen studies showing preservation of telomere length due to low carb. If you read a study showing that low carb ages you, i bet it involved mice. Mice have different metabolisms than humans and always fall apart on a high fat diet. All studies that show low carb 'causes problem' i've read involved mice, and the mice had extremely negative health effects we don't see in humans on the diet.
I don't read German, so i'm not going to translate that article because the translation could mess it up. But I do read scientific papers and have a good understanding of human and animal metabolism. So throw me some papers.
There are very healthy low carb diets out there, but those are low carb, low meat diets, wheer you get most of your fats and proteins from some fish, nuts, legumes and vegetables.
That's not a low carb diet though ( legumes are full of carbohydrate and fish has very little fat ) and if you get all your fats from omega 6 oils because you're scared of saturated fat, you can end up with some serious inflammatory issues. ( vegans can have this problem ).
You say that you are a special case because of your Insuline reistance and this could be perfectly true from what I read so low carb is waht works for you. But there is some risc, that low carb + lots of meat has negative side effects as shown above.
I don't know of any negative side effects, having known people who have been on the diet for decades, and having read research papers on it for about 2 years straight. When i found negative effects, it was either a high carb, high fat diet labeled as a low carb diet, or it was mice studies, OR they had found some subjects with familial hypercholesterolemia, which would be the opposite of type 2 diabetes ( can't metabolize fat or cholesterol properly )
If i eat carbs, my risk is extreme heart health issues, type 2 diabetes, low testosterone, and mental illness. If you told me i'd die 10 years younger from low carb, and you were right, i'd still live longer, and i'd have all my limbs once they plop me into the casket
The French or Italiens seem to be wiser than the Germans when it comes to food.
Coincidentally the French are not afraid of saturated fat whatsoever...
Not sure about italians but their food is pretty greasy
Many US Americans in my (probaly biased from media) view are in deep shit when it comes to food. Your food industry is much more "advanced", you generally do not like any regulations and you feed even your children that shit at school canteens (if that is true?).
Imagine what all that sugar and highly processed fast food and all that additional flavors does to the eating habit of children?
What you see as a nightmare that you can't imagine is unfortunately the reality in the USA. Mexico also eats worse than us and has more obesity than we do, if you can believe that..
Eating vegetarianand heating healthy is a bit more complicated, eating vegan and healthy is very complicated. My girldfried is vegetarian and has to fight much more for losing weight and she is not so happy with that. But in ym opinion her diet is not ideal including to much sugar.
You just described me and my girlfriend before we started keto.
So my plan to "cheat" on the public Pension system is to retire when possible and than live long and healthy into my 90s
Smart. Look into intermittent fasting and the effects of caloric restriction on lifespan. There are well-documented positive effects from this. That is one thing that everyone should be doing. But then we can end up like Japan, where everyone is old. So keep the secret between you and your friends
I agree. It is a "stupid" illness. Like lung cancer from air pollution or metabolic syndrom because you just don't move.
You know, you can get metabolic syndrome even if you move. I was taking daily bicycle rides and walks when it hit me. I was religiously following a low fat, low cholesterol, low salt vegetarian diet ( all the most common recommendations ). I feel like our "food pyramid" was designed to make us fat. A similar diet is fed to livestock here to make them very fat before they are slaughtered - almost 100% carbs.