Are You Carboholic? Gary Taubes article, New York Times, has that “edge” falling from “wagon” feeling. Amount of carbohydrates acceptable is really extremely small. My order of priorities…first watch carbohydrates, then proteins…then type of fats! Healthy fats into the 70% level…great! Tim Noakes, recently won South Africa celebrated nutrition trial, and successful marathon runner…discovered he was ‘diabetic’…all along! Underscores how most of us fall into ‘diabetic’ category…seems catch up time lag to medical standard testing. Tim, emphasizes caution on carbohydrates…although recognizing over intake proteins harmful!
Taubes ‘All or Nothing’ approach works…but tough. Relapses means Ketosis is knocked off kilter! It takes so little extra carbs! Take just holiday hotel breakfasts…easy to succumb to display so many enticing carbs!..forget so called healthy yogurts or Mueslis…all invariably loaded with sugars…they deliver immediate knockout punches for day! Vacations often means eating late! European restaurants think 8.00 pm. onwards! South…after midnight!
Solution to Are You Carboholic?…have slick one…subject body to timed fat burn anyway! Helps enormously for likes of Taubes! potential carbohydrate “wagon fallers”! It is Partial fasting!
Keep your eating all within eight hours! Later dinner…later “brunch”…Dr. Mercola just published ‘Fat for Fuel’…deals with mitochondrial conundrum of too much of ‘bodily’ same…not necessarily for the good! My policy…once a week, still maintaining partial fasting regimen…BUT I disrupt it, considerably, throw out carbohydrate and protein counting for just that day! Belief…this somehow re-jigs our system…our bodies seem to respond well…seem to thrive on this type of frequent change…that way we optimize and utilize DNA upload qualities! Besides that once a week disruption is kind of food treat! Gary Taubes endorses Dr. Ludwig, that obesity actually hormonal regulatory disorder, dominating is insulin. Ludwig maintains high glycemic index carbohydrates, as well as sugars…sucrose and high-fructose corn syrups…typically foods we crave; that’s why a little “slip,” as addiction specialists would call it, easily leads to binging!
Tiny insulin level elevation, Dr. Robert Lustig, pediatric endocrinologist at University of California, explains, then our bodies switch from burning fat for fuel…to burning carbohydrates, and of necessity. The high insulin drives “carb-craving”.
Personally…real enemy high fructose corn syrup…and ONLY metabolized in liver…just like alcohol!! BUT TRY partial fasting…cheat sheet tick that neither these esteemed researchers have addressed! Are You Carboholic?!