For years now, people who are into weight loss are looking for the best diet plans that would best suit their needs. More often than not, they would get the same advice: eat less, move more, and cut fat. Thus, they’ve bought fat-free snacks, as well as gadgets that promised to help them burn calories while just sitting on the couch; as a matter of fact, they even bought calorie counters. There is one problem though: according to Biz News, the world’s waistlines keep getting bigger.
Professor Tim Noakes, a sports scientist, organized the first low carb, high fat diet summit in Cape Town. The event has speakers in the weight loss industry including 21 Day Fix by Beachbody, as well as several researchers and physicians; to address the problem of obesity.
The result of the summit developed a consensus that reveals their conclusion regarding what is really effective for weight loss.
The scientists concluded, “The mainstream dietary advice that we are currently giving the world has simply not worked. This advice has failed because it completely ignores the history of why and how human nutrition has developed over the past 3 million years. More importantly, it refuses to acknowledge the presence of insulin resistance (carbohydrate intolerance) as the single most prevalent biological state in modern humans eating according to those current dietary guidelines which promote low fat and high carbohydrate intakes.”
The scientists and researchers have emphasized that people suffering from insulin resistance have high risk for serious health problems when they follow the low-fat high-carb standard dietary recommendations.
According to Dr. Aseem Malhotra, an interventional cardiologist that works with the Action on Sugar group, sugar and not butter or beef is the cause of obesity and diabetes.
In 20015, Jimmy Moore defied the advice of his physicians to go on a fat-free and high-carb diet. Instead, he went on a high-fat, low-carb diet which led him to his Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb movement. He and R. Eric Westman, who also went to the summit, wrote a book, entitled “Keto Clarity”, about how the high-fat, low-carb diet plan saved Jimmy’s life.
Ketogenic diets, or low-carb high-fat diet plans, are created to make the body enter into a fat-burning mode. It is important, however, to know the difference between nutritional ketosis (which is advocated by various weight loss plans) and ketoacidosis (which is a serious medical condition).
Dr. Lagakos said, “Chronic ketosis doesn’t dissolve bones, deteriorate cognitive function, or break your metabolism.”