As a follow up to yesterday’s blog post on my keto-journey, I think it’s important to make the distinction between what I call ‘Nutrient-Dense Keto’ and ‘Poorly-Sourced-Keto’. # ‘Nutrient-Dense Keto’ means consuming foods that are full of nutrients, well-sourced, free of toxic crop oils and chemical additives and are HEALING foods. Foods that lead to healing or alleviating auto-immune diseases, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, immune-boosting and yes - can lead to body fat reduction.
▫️Pastured chicken, pork (pastured Bacon even) and eggs ▫️Organic, grassfed beef, bison and lamb
▫️Wild-caught fish ▫️Organic nutrient-rich vegetables ▫️High-grade organic fats/oils like coconut, avocado, olive and ghee ▫️Organic healthy fats like nuts, nut butters, avocado, coconut milk, etc.
▫️Aged grassfed cheeses (if you can tolerate)
# ‘Poorly-Sourced Keto’ by comparison is consuming commercially-raised meats and eggs fed with grain-meal and pumped full of antibiotics, steroids and their own stress-toxins by way or poor conditions. Consuming processed cheeses and dairy, lunch meats, highly processed bacon and sausages all with unnecessary additives (just read a few of the ingredients on the label! 😱😱). #
Sure - you can reduce body fat using BOTH methods as long as you are putting your body in the metabolic state of ketosis. But- Keto has SO many benefits that go beyond just body-fat reduction as mentioned my blog from yesterday.
These other health-boosting factors SHOULD be at the forefront of why you choose a nutrition methodology.
It can’t all be about aesthetics- otherwise we are going to be a nation of sleep-deprived, hormone-imbalanced, adrenal-disordered, auto-immune carrying, chronic-disease filled, inflammation- filled individuals with poor immune systems.
What if you could have BOTH? What if you could reach fitness goals and focus on your overall health inside and out? You CAN. But it starts with knowing your food and caring about its origins.
It doesn’t have to be keto- but care about your sources of foods. Foods that can HEAL, nourish and make you FEEL better. THAT is what health truly is.