As you may or may not know, in regards to weight loss for the last two months I am in a maintenance mode, as described in detail in the last chapters of The Time Machine Diet. Aside from occasional fasting days, mostly I eat by (not too strict) LCHF – Low Carb High Fat regimen. Generally, it’s a good idea not to let your body settle into a routine, and keep it guessing so to speak, by periodic changing the ways you eat.
Whenever I discuss my weight loss approach with interested folks, there is that dreadful moment that comes after we go over sugar/starch replacements and fermented foods. These two topics are usually received with curiosity and enthusiasm. Then we touch on the topic of intermittent fasting, and almost invariably doubt and anxiety appear. “Fasting? Isn’t it too radical? Can I fast?”
Keeping one’s blood sugar level steady is imperative not only for diabetics but for the folks with a healthy metabolism as well. Stable blood sugar protects against excessive insulin spikes, the consequences of which we discussed earlier. Here are three hot drinks that can help stabilize blood glucose. They also are very helpful on fasting days as they help curb hunger.
Sometimes things that happen “up there” remain, at least for a time, largely abstract for most of us. Sometimes they are of immediate concern for us, as they touch on something significant, with which we deal on daily basis. And what can fit that description better than food?
In December of 2016, a group of almost 200 Canadian Physicians and Allied Health Care providers sent an open letter to Health Canada, urging to rework the dietary guidelines. The letter suggests making an emphasis on real food, on actual scientific evidence and, well, common sense. To illustrate just how far from common sense current recommendations are, let me quote from the letter:
Sad to say, but it probably is. Worse yet, it’s doing so while pretending to be your friend – the one you miss, wait for impatiently, and embrace when finally get to see. How treacherous. If you feel betrayed, you should – and not only by the snack, but first and foremost by a misleading nutritional advice
When two great forces fiercely battle each other, what happens to the battlefield upon which they fight?
Right. It gets destroyed.
You are a battlefield. You probably don’t think of yourself this way but that’s what you are nonetheless.
Say, which would you like first, the recipe or the story of how it came to be?
…thought so. Recipe it is.
No, sorry. Health stuff first. If you like pasta as much as I do, its nutritional data may give you a bit of pause – and rightly so. Let’s look at what comes with 100 g of its, shall we?
330 calories, 65g carbohydrates, 7g fiber and 13g protein. And that’s whole wheat pasta, which is not even the worst of the possible offenders.
Here is the nutritional comparison of my replacement:
Pop quiz: which of the following do you agree with?
- You can lose weight while eating delicious foods
- You can improve your health by eating well
- To lose weight and stay healthy you must deprive yourself of tasty foods
If you agree with the first two statements, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s exchange ideas, findings, news, and recipes.
If you agree with the third statement, you’ve come to the right place. Give me a chance to change your mind about that notion.