I actually tried a pack of mini cups of guacamole and dipping with mini sweet peppers. Its weird because its so different, but not that bad I guess for a work snack.Not sure if specifically Keto friendly, but probably some type of low-carb chip like Protes or whatever.
This year, more than 610,000 Americans will die from heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women.
For decades, doctors and nutritionists prescribed low-fat diets to people trying to lower their risk of heart disease. Saturated fats in meats and dairy products were thought to clog our arteries. Grains — especially “whole” ones — were thought to help everything from high cholesterol to digestion.
A growing body of research suggests this advice was wrong. For most people, it’s carbohydrates, not fats, that are the true cause of heart disease.
Consider a report published last year in The Lancet that studied nutrition among more than 135,000 people across 18 different countries — making it the largest-ever observational study of its kind. The researchers found that people who ate the least saturated fat — about the same amount currently recommended for heart patients — had the highest rates of heart disease and mortality. Meanwhile, people who consumed the most saturated fat had the lowest rate of strokes.
Limiting intake of carbohydrates, rather than fats, is a surer way to decrease the risk of heart disease. An analysis of more than a dozen studies published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that patients on low-carb diets had healthier body weights and cardiovascular systems than those on conventional low-fat diets. I’m a cardiologist in Virginia and my own patients have seen the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet firsthand.
Boo to turkey bacon!!!I've been hovering between 30-40 carbs a day for the past week. Not as hard as I thought it would be.
Fridge and pantry pretty much consist of salads, nuts, cheeses, Greek yogurt, eggs, turkey bacon, salads, greens, baked chicken, steaks, and protein bars
I eat a Greek yogurt cup (9 carbs) and a protein bar (11 carbs) for lunch because I hardly get any carbs from breakfast or dinner.
There's growing evidence that eating fat won't make you fat, but sugar will
For a large recent review of studies published in the journal The Lancet, scientists compared more than 135,000 people in 18 countries on either low-fat or low-carb diets. People on the low-fat diets were more likely to die from any cause; they were also at a greater risk of death from heart attacks and heart disease. By contrast, people on the low-carb plans had significantly lower risk of both of these outcomes.
The finding was so strong, the authors of the paper concluded, that "global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered," they wrote.
Have you had your A1C done yet? if so I hope you were happy with the result.If you had posted this a year ago . . .
I'm also type 2, have been for close to 20 years. The middle of last year, I had a nasty toe injury (initially stepped on something I guess, it didn't heal up and my doctor sent me to a podiatrist). The podiatry office pretty much scared me straight - I had been pretty good about taking the insulin (since the pills stopped working for me) but my diet was still pretty starchy and pretty much crap, so I still had wild swings in my sugar. I cut the carbs down quite a bit after that, but on an off and on basis.
Later in the year, a woman at work was talking about the keto diet herself - and after hearing about it, it sounded good, but I wasn't ready to try it. I was actually kind of almost on it at times anyhow but finally I decided in January to go ahead and really do it.
I've been on it now for almost 5 months, with the exception of this past Saturday. Saturday, despite being sick, was a celebration day since I stepped on the scale and saw a number starting with a 1 for the first time since... well, the year started with a 1 then. So I went back to Mellow Mushroom, had a calzone and some pretzel bites, had some halo top, and now it's back to the Keto thing.
I also rarely have to take insulin now - I went from 50 ml twice a day to, usually, 20ml if I test and I'm over about 110. I've never really even approached really high numbers on keto, though I still get into the low 100s in mornings from time to time. I also eat a hell of a lot less; weekdays I'll have a breakfast bowl with eggs and cheese and maybe sausage, then celery, cheese and almonds for lunch and usually chicken thighs for dinner. It's freaking awesome.
I'm curious to see how my A1C will be when I go back later this month for a routine visit, but I'm sure it'll be much improved. I also want to see how the cholestrol and other stuff are, since I've stopped taking those pills as well.