How to Vary Your Diet to Age Gracefully

healthy-fats

Tip #2 for an anti-aging lifestyle is to practice diet variation.
Diet variation is just what it sounds like: regularly varying your diet!
Mixing your foods up keeps the body guessing, which is what we want. More specifically, we’re going to talk about eating healthy fats so your body becomes a fat burner instead of a sugar burner.
Why do we want to be fat burners?
Well, burning fat produces less toxic byproducts than burning sugar and, therefore, decelerates aging!
Here’s an illustration I love to give…
When a gas stove is lit, the flame has no smoke. That’s like ketosis, which is when your body is burning ketones for energy. This kind of “energy fuel” burns clean.
On the other hand, light a log in the fireplace, and you see smoke and need a chimney. That’s what happens when you burn glucose for energy. It causes dirty byproducts, just like the logs burning in your fireplace.

HOW DO I VARY MY DIET?

I’ve learned a KEY to diet variation from working with many challenged clients.
Here’s what we do:
After being on the ketogenic (high protein and fat) diet for a few weeks, we change their diets from a ketogenic diet to a higher carbohydrate diet.
Clients increase daily carb intake from less than 50 grams per day to up to 100-150 grams per day. The healthy carbs come from eating more organic starchy vegetables, small amounts of organic berries, and perhaps a very small amount of organic non-glutinous grains, seeds and nuts.
Then, after a few months, we move them back into a lower carbohydrate diet (ketogenic diet).
The variation seems to work magic in regards to fixing a broken metabolism.
People who are unable to lose weight notice increased weight loss.
I encourage you to test out varying your diet and see how the change shakes up your body (in a good way!)
And of course, if you need some extra guidance, give me a call at 831-373-6204 and I would be happy to see how I can help you.