you are what you eat…

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“doing it right!”

All my life I have heard people say “You are what you eat!”.  Yes, this is true and this image is a great representation of that.

For years, I have tried this diet, that program, and those thing-a-ma-jiggers….  all with little to no lasting effect.  In almost all of those cases, I was not happy in one way or another.  I am a huge believer that health is the major component for a better life!  Can it be as simple as this:

  1. If your nutrition is in order, you’ll have more energy.
  2. If you have more energy, your brain functions better.
  3. If your brain functions better, you make better choices.
  4. Your life quality is the product of your choices.

I wholeheartedly believe so, which is why, for the past 6 months, I have been following a nutrition regimen that is high in fat, moderate in protein, and very low in carbohydrates.  A 75%/20%/5% macronutrient ratio to be exact (for me at least).  This is the basis of a ketogenic lifestyle.

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I won’t get into the nitty gritty here, but I have never been more clear headed, focused, satiated, and just overall happy than I am currently.  A ketogenic regimen has made all the difference in the world.  I am currently down, just over, 48 pounds, have lost 5 inches from my waist, am off all but 1 of my medications, and don’t have that mid afternoon, or post meal, crash.

There are a lot of naysayers and folks with an opposing stance to the keto methodology, however, I truly believe if more people would look at the research and understand the bio-chemistry that takes place with different nutrients in our bodies, we would have nearly the obesity epidemic that we have.

 

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