I have made significant changes recently in my own health journey. I’ve decided the ketogenic diet is not for me. While low carb, high fat does give you short term results, one invariably adds sugar and starch back to the diet and weight fluctuates.
I’ve become pretty much vegan, and I find this diet helps keep the blood sugar low and the weight in check. I’ve come to the conclusion that starchy foods are the BEST foods not the WORST foods. Things like beans, sweet potato, corn, carrot, pea, lentil, quinoa are actually the best foods because they contain fiber as well as starch and vitamins and minerals.
Beans are the humblest food, and yet, still the best. They combine vegetarian protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates in the same food, and there is an endless variety of them. Beans are a way cleaner fuel source than meat.
I still eat some rice, but I’ve learned that both brown and white rice are high glycemic foods (compared to the above foods). The glycemic impact of the rice is mitigated by eating other things with the rice.
I am not completely vegan, I still love dairy products like ghee and yogurt, and I’m not against the concept of fish or egg every now and then. I’m opportunistic and realistic and pragmatic.
It is much cheaper and more convenient to live this way. Beans are much cheaper protein than any type of meat, and it’s easier to clean up after yourself as vegan. When you buy meat or fish at a supermarket, you have to cook it before it goes bad. This is constant stress and labor. And eating meat in a restaurant, one never knows what quality of meat they use or how it was handled in kitchen.
Ultimately, any food is good food. That’s what Jesus said, and it’s pretty logical too. If it’s organic material, it’s food for another species. Eating living tissue is called vivisection. All food, whether it be plant or animal in origin, is dead. The more plant food you eat and the less animal food you eat, the better your health will be.