Scaredstiff1223 wrote:I’ve read keto diets are great for inflammation and autoimmune disorders, but I’m not sure if eating all that meat is healthy for 4/4 people. It’s so confusing. So at this point I’ve been off all processed foods for at least the last 5 months, I’ve cut out added sugars, have boneless, skinless chicken breast 3 nights a week, and I’m trying to keep my carbs between 50-75 grams daily. I have limited dairy, two to three eggs a week with 1 slice of whole wheat bread and Greek yogurt in my fruit shakes. I would think this is a pretty healthy diet until I find something better. I just can’t live the rest of my life solely on plant based foods in order to help decrease my chances of getting a disease that I may never get. I guess I’d rather enjoy my life than live the rest of it salivating over foods I shouldn’t eat. So, do you think this is basically a healthy diet?
I so hate that I got this test result!!
It sounds like you have made some good changes already by stopping processed food and cutting out added sugars!
There is no consensus on many areas of diet. Yes, it is confusing. We have members who are in ketosis who eat no or very little meat, focusing on seafood and vegetables with higher levels of plant fat. And they enjoy what they are eating. There are other members who continue to eat meat, probably not in excess, and make sure it is grass fed. Some eat some dairy, some don't. There is much debate on saturated fats, from both plants and animals. Each of us has to make their own decisions based on their values, priorities, and understanding of incomplete science.
Dr. Stavia gives sensible advise on nutrition
in the primer. If you haven't read that chapter, it may be helpful to do so. Stavia, and many of us, strongly feel that good glucose control is incredibly important in avoiding cognitive decline. She discusses insulin resistance (IR) here
, how to reduce IR here
, and reviews useful blood tests for determine IR here
. Most of these are common tests that can be ordered by a primary care provider. The results of these tests would be helpful for you to determine if your diet needs further adjustment.
I know this is complicated information; read it slowly, and come back to re-read it frequently. One step at a time. Continue to ask questions.