You are not used to eating food, that is the problem! Food is fuel and makes you feel ready to go! Food does not envelop you in euphoria. Food does not replicate the feelings of love. Food doesn’t make your head tingle as your pleasure center is triggered. That is mood alteration, not food. Your central nervous system cannot tell the difference between the ecstasy of opioids, alcohol, cannabis, meth, cocaine or candy bars!
I believe I found Livin La Vida Low Carb (LLVLC), by Googling zero or no carbs. Once there, I found a guy (Charles Washington) who had been eating an all meat diet for a few months. So, I read his journal. Charles was a runner, so he was an athlete, who also ate only meat. Quite a few members were interested in this all meat Zero Carb Diet, so a new Thread was started in the LLVLC forum, called Zero Carb / Meat and Water.
The Human Natural Diet and the Evolution of the Zero Carb Diet. (Part 3)
After my “Natural Paleo” diet failure, I was desperate to find any diet, natural or not, that would work to help me lose weight. I wanted something I could eat for life, not some one week cabbage soup diet that works great, for 1 week only, then gain it all back and then some the next week. In my search for a diet I came across a website called Fatsecret. Fat secret had a pie chart of diets and their success rates based on members reporting. Atkins was winning by a landslide. (I just logged into my old fatsecret account and they no longer have this pie chart.)
Here is a link to a series of lectures by Dr. Richard Bernstein – Author of the book “Diabetes Solution – The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars”, that explains why and how using a very low carb diet can help control your insulin levels and help with fat loss.
By – Dana Spencer
Marcy found this gem (Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition) on Authority Nutrition, so I thought posting about it so we can find it again would be a good idea.
In the Zero Carb Health Facebook Group, we often get people questioning us about these common diet myths.
By – Stephen Visio Ewen
In reference to the Zero Carb Health, Diabetes Discussion.
Buried in the replies section of comments to a post was a fascinating conversation that deserves to be curated. Content curation is a powerful social media technique that really helps clarify all the information presented by so many different people.
Some commenters warned about too much protein and some warned that there is no such thing as too much protein. To me both are right depending upon the amount of damage or adaption to a disordered metabolism a person is dealing with. I think this curated information belongs in the diabetes thread. So I took it upon myself to curate the info and add it to this thread. Read More
One of my favorite books on low carb eating is Barry Groves book, Trick and Treat. After reading the chapter “Why Five Portions?”, I realized just how dangerous sugar was.
This chapter is about why and how the daily recommendation of fruits and vegetables became 5 portions. But, to me, the most profound section in this chapter was the one on how sugars, especially fructose, depress our immune systems and disable our white blood cells ability to destroy bacteria and illness causing organisms.
I have eaten an all meat zero carb diet for 7.5 years. After about 3 years of eating a Zero Carb Diet, my life got crazy…really crazy. My stress level was high before, but it went through the roof for about 3 years. I learned what “burnt out” means. Read More
Eating meat sounds so restrictive only to those who are behind the veil. Once that veil is lifted, one realizes that this really is the only way to be free of restrictions. – Margot 9/09
I am diabetic, been eating Zero Carb for 2 weeks and my blood sugar is still too high, why is this?
Since this question comes up a lot I (Dana) decided to post Caitlin’s answer, so I can direct people when she’s not available. 😉
This sometimes happens to diabetics in the early days of ZC (Zero Carb Diet). That level is high for someone in good control, but it is not dangerously high. For those that stick with ZC, their levels come back down within 4-8 weeks.