In today's fast-paced life, where convenience often takes precedence over health, it's no wonder that metabolic health issues such as Type 2 diabetes and excess body fat have become increasingly common. However, there is a solution that goes back to basics - a low carbohydrate real food diet.
By embracing this approach and making conscious choices about the foods we consume, we can not only improve our metabolic health but also reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and shed unwanted body fat.
Our approach at Eat Well Get Well focuses on reducing the intake of carbs found in processed foods such as bread, roti, pasta, rice and fruit juice as well as the obviously unhealthy items such as cakes, biscuits and fizzy drinks.
Instead, we encourage you to give priority to nutrient-dense whole foods that are minimally processed. This includes a wide range of green and salad vegetables, the best quality meat, fish and poultry you can afford, nuts, full fat dairy, especially the fermented kind in yoghurt, cheese and kefir; low sugar fruit such as berries and healthy plant fat from avocados, nuts, coconuts, olives and olive oil. This range of foods will give you all the important protein, healthy fat, vitamins, minerals and fibre which your body needs to thrive.
The benefits of adopting a low carbohydrate real food diet for improving metabolic health are remarkable. Research has shown that reducing carbohydrate intake can lead to improved insulin sensitivity and better blood sugar control in individuals with Type 2 diabetes. By limiting high-carbohydrate foods that cause spikes in blood sugar levels, you can effectively manage your condition and even reverse it over time.
And this way of eating is also effective for losing body fat. When we eat more carbohydrates than our bodies need for energy production, they are converted into fat stores. By cutting back on carbs and eating really nourishing whole foods instead, we enable our bodies to tap into our stored fats as an energy source. This leads to significant weight loss while preventing the loss of muscle
As another favour to your healing body - get rid of industrially processed seed oils entirely: they have no place in a healthy diet. These toxic oils cause inflammation, heart disease, gut problems and even cancer. Find out more here! Oils to avoid include sunflower, soya, peanut oil, safflower oil, generically labelled 'vegetable' oil, rapeseed.
Our holistic approach to improving metabolic health tackles both Type 2 diabetes and weight loss
By choosing wholesome ingredients over processed alternatives and making mindful choices about our carbohydrate intake, we can take control of our health and embark on a journey towards a healthier, more vibrant life.