The Risks of a High Carb Diet
If you are new to the low-carb, high-fat lifestyle, you might ask yourself why would you have to switch from the low-fat diets which are so strongly advocated by doctors and the USDA.
Well let’s look at what happens in your body when you eat a low fat and high carbohydrate diet.
Our DNA is not designed to follow a high carb diet.
Our bodies still contain the same exact genes as our ancestors, who were hunter-gatherers and had much different eating patterns than ours.
Their sugar consumption was around 1 pound per year. The average American in 2013 consumed around 156 pounds!! This is not counting the simple carbs eaten as refined flours and starches.
The great increase in carb consumption is one of the main reasons for the surge in degenerative diseases in our modern society. Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer…
The latest research is linking all of these conditions to metabolic problems.
Alzheimer’s is now called Type 3 Diabetes! (1)
High carb diets are now linked to high cholesterol and heart disease (Read this post to learn more about it)
But the list does not end here.
A high carb diet leads to digestive problems, high inflammation in the body, chronic pain, anxiety, depression.
LCHF and Keto Lifestyle: have your keto cake and eat it too!
Do you remember those crazy low-fat, no-fat diets, under 900 calories per day, where you were always hungry, tired and upset?
Do you remember trying desperately to be good, just to fall into eating binges after so much starving?
Do you remember having a really hard time losing weight just to gain it all back too soon?
NOT THIS TIME!
On a Ketogenic diet you will never feel deprived.
This is the best lifestyle to lose the weight and never gain it back, as you will have gained the knowledge of what works for YOUR body!
Macadamia Chocolate Fat Bombs: A Decadent Treat!
This is just a small example of the kind of treats you can have on a Keto diet.
These soft, fudgy, rich and luscious treats will appease your craving for a treat, while providing plenty of healthy fats and maintaining your ketosis.
- Serving size: 6 portions
- Calories: 267
- Fat: 28gr
- Net Carbs: 3gr
- Protein: 3gr
- Melt cocoa butter in a small sauce pan in a bath of water. (I just use another slightly bigger sauce pan, half full with water)
- Add cocoa powder to the sauce pan.
- Now add the Swerve and mix well until all ingredients are well blended and melted.
- Add macadamias and stir in well.
- Add cream, mix well and bring back to temperature.
- Now pour in molds or paper candy cups.
- Let cool, then put in the fridge to harden.
- Keeps at room temperature, with a slightly softer consistency than chocolate.