The purpose of this blog post is simply to encourage people to consider thinking about their food choices because the food we eat has a profound impact on our physical and mental health. While researching I kept finding inspiration and motivation within the headlines of a particular online Keto community that describes their community with the following:
The Ketogenic Diet is a low carb, high fat method of eating. And /r/keto is place to share thoughts, ideas, benefits, and experiences around eating within a Ketogenic Diet. Helping people with diabetes, epilepsy, autoimmune disorders, acid reflux, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, and a number of other issues, every day.
That community can be found on Reddit at this link.
Sometimes it isn't the results of a scientific study, the statistical significance of those results, or having the gold standard of methodology that moves people to change their habits. However, relating on a more personal and human level can have an unexplainable impact on the lives of others. These headlines are representative of the impact that a Keto diet is having on the lives of everyday people.
- I am officially the lowest weight I have ever remembered being in my adult life, and it is all thanks to this way of eating.
- I haven’t been under 250lbs in ten years! I’m so proud of myself and I feel like I can only share it with Reddit!
- I've been in keto for over 6 months now and I think I'm finally happy with myself to share my progress. You guys are awesome, I love the support of this community.
- NSV - I am finally confident enough to wear a dress and have my whole body picture taken!
- Thank you all...
- Interaction with a stranger at the mall made my day. People are noticing!
- Keto has kicked my alcohol cravings right up the arse
- Update on Wife's Amazing Progress 125lbs Down in One Year
- NSV: A girl I’ve had a crush on for years just told me how great I look!
- 454 days later I am half the man I used to be...
In the interest of balance here are some links that suggest a Keto diet may not be healthy in the long term.
- Is the Keto diet safe? Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
- Should you try the Keto diet? Harvard Medical School
- The truth behind the most popular diet trends of the moment. Mayo Clinic
In the interest of learning something you didn't know, here is a Johns Hopkins article about Keto and Epilepsy, "One of the oldest treatments for epilepsy is the classic ketogenic diet, which involves consuming high-fat foods and very few carbohydrates. Johns Hopkins is a longstanding pioneer in this mode of therapy."
The important thing is to consider your food choices while forming a clearer picture of what you are putting into your body. "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." - At the end of the day, we can't outrun our fork.