Confused yet? I don’t blame you. It’s important to realize that most of these pitches are just that: pitches to entice you to spend money on their products. Now, there is legitimate information out there from doctors and medical websites or health blogs but even they don’t agree on what is the healthiest way to eat! Take, for instance, the back and forth you can read these days on whether saturated fat is bad for you as we’ve been told for decades. Or, the recent revelation that dietary cholesterol isn’t bad for us after all. It often takes years for the medical community to get up to speed on new ideas in the dietary world and there will always be dissention in the ranks. So what is a person to do?
There are many proponents of a low carb lifestyle for weight loss and controlling blood glucose. Some say high fat to go along with it and others tout higher protein. It seems like a no-brainer to reduce or stop eating processed carbs but that doesn’t mean it’s an easy thing to do. I feel that reducing my carb intake makes it so much easier to see better blood glucose readings. It’s not always easy to shun the carbs but it’s getting easier these days and I feel better for it. I feel as if I have more control over myself and am less under the spell of processed foods. Does that mean my level of carb intake will work for you? I dunno.