Let me tell you about a recent experience of mine, I got a comment on my YouTube video. You see, I post daily videos about my “OMAD” meal or “one meal a day” which is ketogenic. And let me tell you, it’s been a wild ride. I’ve lost weight, gained muscle, and even learned how to cook a mean cauliflower pizza. But then, one day, as I was scrolling through my comments, I came across one that said “this is all well and good, but as soon as I begin to eat normally again the weight will come back, hence this is unsustainable”.
And I’m like, “Hold up, what do you mean by eat normally? Does that mean eating like a king, or a peasant? Does it mean eating a balanced meal of salad, or a balanced meal of donuts? Can you even call pizza a balanced meal? Because last time I checked, it had all the food groups: bread, cheese, and more cheese.”
You see, in today’s society, the term “normal” has been twisted to mean eating a bunch of processed junk to pad the bottom line of multinational corporations. But let’s be real, does eating a diet that leads to heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and sweating and panting when you bend over to put on your shoes sound normal to you? Because it sure doesn’t to me.
And that’s where the ketogenic diet comes in. You see, the ketogenic diet is based on the idea that our ancestors didn’t have access to a 24/7 all-you-can-eat buffet like we do. They had to hunt and gather their food, and as a result, their bodies adapted to run on fat instead of carbohydrates. And that’s what the ketogenic diet does, it puts your body in a state of ketosis where it’s burning fat for fuel instead of carbs.
But wait, there’s more! I’ve also incorporated fasting into my routine. And let me tell you, it’s been a game-changer. Not only does it help with weight loss, but it also has a host of other health benefits like reducing inflammation, improving brain function, and even slowing down the aging process. I mean, who doesn’t want to live forever and never have to worry about wrinkles or gray hair?
But I’m not just about the low-carb, high-fat lifestyle, I’m also about eating whole foods. You know, the kind of food that doesn’t come in a package, has a face, or was made in a lab. I’m talking about fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and proteins. Because let’s face it, our bodies were not designed to process a bunch of chemicals, preservatives, and artificial flavors.
And last but not least, I can’t forget about exercise. Because let’s be real, what’s the point of eating healthy if you’re just going to sit on the couch all day? I’m talking about lifting weights, doing cardio, and even yoga. Because a strong body is a healthy body, and who doesn’t want to look good in a bikini or a speedo?
In conclusion, when it comes to eating, let’s question the idea of “normal” and consider what is truly sustainable for our bodies and our health. The next time someone tells you that your approach to eating is unsustainable, remember that perhaps it’s not your approach that needs to change, but our societal definition of “normal” eating. And if that means saying no to donuts, pizza, and trans fats, and yes to ketogenic, fasting, Whole Foods, and exercise, then so be it
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