The best way to start cutting back your carb intake, is to stop buying the foods that you find them in. Without any high carbohydrate food around, you’re forced to find alternative foods to eat and snack on. The best benefit of discontinuing the consumption of carbohydrates, is the lack of a need to keep eating them. Once your body discovers that it can live without carbs, miraculous things begin to manifest. The longer you stay off the carbs, the more miraculous these manifestations become, until you begin to experience health as it is supposed to be experienced, illness and disease free.
But to just stop buying carbs, isn’t stopping the consumption, ’cause if you’re like me, you have to use up what you have in your pantry. You can’t just throw it all out, you have to use it up, so as not to waste it. There’s two theories on this;
If you can afford to throw out what breads you have in your pantry, you’d be far better off, than if you didn’t. Consumption of what you have left means that you’ll only be adding to the inflammation, it causes. Continuation of this consumption will also bring on any multitude of illnesses or disease that you would NEVER experience if you didn’t ingest this food to begin with.
If you can’t afford to throw it out, and have to eat it, because of financial hardships, you have two courses to consider, either damage your health by continuing to eat it, or save your health and give your carbs to the dog. If you must keep damaging your health , by eating it, slow down your consumption of it, to slow the intake of the sugars that are so deadly. This way, they won’t effect your blood sugars as much, and this is what is so dangerous about eating carbs. It’s the roller coaster ride that these carbs put our blood glucose through. You eat carbs, your blood sugars rise. After a couple hours, your blood sugars fall again, making you hungry again and ready to pack in more carbs, simply to raise that blood glucose. Hence, the carbohydrate roller coaster ride. We all ride this ride, for there is no waiting line for it. It’s ready for us to take any time we want to. It’s no wonder that this is causing our obesity epidemic that the whole world is experiencing today. (This is the manifestation of the genetic modifying of wheat, and other grains.)
Unfortunately, this doesn’t tell us what we should be replacing those lost calories with, so I’ll make a couple of suggestions as to what you can do, to fill your stomach;
-Eat high fiber carbs like fruits and vegetables. I list fruits here, because of the problem of satisfying our sweet tooth. In order to cut back on all the sugars that we ingest, it’s easier to do, if we keep the simplest of these carbs (fructose) in our diet, for a while, at least until we wean ourselves off of the killer sugar, glucose. Fructose can be just as deadly, but because of its nature of being a 1 molecule sugar, it’s digested by the liver and not on a cellular level. This mean that it doesn’t need insulin to be digested, and therefore doesn’t effect the pancreas as much as a diet high in glucose will.
-Transition from carbs to more protein and fats in your diet. To cut the carbs, you need to replace those lost calories with healthier calories, like fat and protein. This will do several things to your body that are very beneficial, like reducing your weight, first and foremost, which will help you from contracting diabetes. You’ll experience a decrease in any chronic pain, arthritic pain or headaches you have to deal with, as well as experience a reduced threat of cancer and cardiovascular disease, just to name a few. Your benefits may be greater or less depending on the level of addiction that you have to deal with now.
-When you feel like a snack, which will reduce over time as your body adjusts to a low carb diet, turn to raw nuts. Raw nuts are packed full of protein, essential fats (which offer more calories per gram of food than what carbs do), and best of all, fiber to help clean out your digestive system. You’ll soon experience less hunger, as you continue on your low carb diet, because your body won’t be experiencing the carb roller coaster ride, that makes us all want to eat more.
-Eggs eggs may be one of the best sources of nutrition. They’re packed with protein, good fats and essential oils, B-complex vitamins and essential minerals. More nutrition comes in just one of these little packages than what you can get out of 6 loaves of bread.
Whatever you think, don’t allow the phrase low carb or Keto diet scare you. Not all low carb diets are keto diets. Ketogenic diets are not for unhealthy people as much as they are for healthy people. Everyone who has an intolerance (allergic reaction) to wheat, gluten, gliadin or any of the other substances found in this grain, will experience the unhealthy consequences of a carbohydrate diet. contd.