Slcpoe wrote:The study that was conducted six years ago by Dr. Bredesen was quite an eye opener and I’m curious to know how those participants have done since then.
The study that was conducted six years ago by Dr. Bredesen was quite an eye opener and I’m curious to know how those participants have done since then.
Julie G wrote:Tell me what part of the diet feels the most difficult for you. Is it the foods that you have to give up? I ask as there are low carb versions of almost anything now that are pretty delicious. The shift needn't be dramatic. At this point in your life, I wonder if baby steps might feel more doable?
BUT you had a choice – write a book with the hard core information that people need to make a change in the trajectory of their disease, or write a much less effective feel good book. You made the right decision. Mainstream medical has nothing to offer, and people need detailed information. I am working with this protocol because a relative is declining, I am 3/4, and I want to dodge this bullet. But without symptoms or a diagnosis, I am much less intense than I would be otherwise. Should I develop symptoms or receive the diagnosis, I will fully let go of my attachments (my huge yummy organic A2 dairy latte, homemade organic A2 yogurt, wine) and jump in with both feet.
For now, I experiment with the food plan for two days out of the week. They are not my favorite two days, but I am slowly learning. I do this so that if I receive the diagnosis, I am ready to jump in. I also do this for the sake of practicing humility. There are a couple of people in my life who start their day with diet soda and go on from there. It is frustrating for me; I want them to be healthy, and neither is. I wish they would make different choices. The two days that I practice KetoFlex remind me how difficult it is to let go of our attachments, and my frustration with both people is softened with a bit of compassion.
Julie G wrote:I hear you, Minijunkie. I also would have had a hard time making a major dietary shift when my son lived at home. Teens tend to have set dietary preferences, are constantly famished, have hungry friends over, etc. and ordering pizza is so easy! After my son left for school, my husband and I gradually made the shift together. We started by just eating real, whole food and tossing almost everything that came from a box, bag, carton, or can. It felt like a lot of work at first but has become pretty seamless now. Over time, we gradually shifted our macronutrient ratios to include more healthy fat. Our new way of eating is so nutrient dense and satisfying, we typically eat one big meal a day which really cuts down on kitchen labor. It also makes our mealtime feel very special— a time of coming together and celebration. In retrospect, I wish we had made the shift earlier when my son was very young so that he could have grown up learning a healthier way of eating. We're so proud that he prefers the way that we eat now and pre-orders his favorite foods every time he visits. Unfortunately, his wife isn't quite on board, but we're working on her.
Tell me what part of the diet feels the most difficult for you. Is it the foods that you have to give up? I ask as there are low carb versions of almost anything now that are pretty delicious. The shift needn't be dramatic. At this point in your life, I wonder if baby steps might feel more doable?
MiniJunkie wrote:I also want to follow the plan for good sleep, and I'm finding low carbs = hard to fall asleep at night.
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