Are you completely overwhelmed by information about low carb or ketogenic diets? Is your neck about to snap from the multiple times you’ve gotten whiplash from trying to follow an endless onslaught of contradictory advice on reduced carb ways of eating?
If your life revolves around weighing and measuring your food, tracking your heart rate, your sleep, your bowel movements, your workouts, the number of steps you take in a day, and more, and you’re afraid that if you let up for even one second, the entire edifice you’re propping up is going to come crashing down around you, this post is for you!
If diving down every low carb rabbit hole you find has become your main hobby, I totally understand. Perhaps, like me, you spent years doing what you thought were “all the right things” to get healthy or improve your physique. And, perhaps, like me, after years—decades, maybe—of that failing you, you discovered the world of carbohydrate reduction. And after learning nearly all the health and fitness tenets you once held dear were false, you now have a desire—no, an obsession—to learn as much as you can, as fast as you can, from as many different sources as you can. No one could blame you! You’ve got years of misinformation to correct, right? Nearly a lifetime of programming to de-program.
However, if your determination to understand the relevant biochemical pathways and mechanisms even better than the people who make their living measuring the amount of insulin secreted by a mouse pancreas, or measuring the ATP synthesized by cultured neuronal mitochondria from rats, has begun to interfere with your overall quality of life—and possibly even the results you’re getting from your low carb diet, because of all the darn stress—it’s time for you to…