There is a lot of talk these days about macro counting, intermittent fasting, carb cycling, keto this or that, etc…
But the reality is that we need to have nutritional basics down before trying any of these advanced techniques.
Counting macros (carbs, fat and protein) is senseless if you are filling your carbohydrate portions with sugar or your fat choices with processed foods and partially-hydrogenated oils.
Intermittent fasting won’t make you any healthier if you still eat junk. You may or may not eat less…. you can lose weight by eating only 10 Oreos a day – doesn’t mean you are healthy.
Carb cycling is really not realistic for most people (this was meant for athletes) and ketosis is what happens when the body is low on glucose (energy) so it provides additional energy to the brain in the form of ketones – this was never intended to be a long-term way of eating.
Any of these options may provide a jump start or results, but if there is not a strong foundation, success will be fleeting.
Keep It Simple!
Healthy Food for Your Health
I have included some of my favorite recipes for you to start your healthy journey deprivation free.