|Franziska Spritzler, Low Carb USA 2016|
Low Carb USA 2016 part 1, Franziska Spritzler, The Low Carb Dietitian, How to Achieve a Healthy Low Carb Lifestyle
Franziska's talk on the last day of Low Carb USA was very welcome. After hearing a lot about the science of LCHF (Low Carb High Fat or Low Carb Healthy Fat), Franziska provided some information on implementation and real life eating.
You can read more about Franziska here.
BONUS! Franziska and I walked across the street to Tender Greens and had an amazing lunch before her talk. If you are in downtown San Diego, put this restaurant on your list of Paleo, LCHF, Primal, Keto friendly places.
My favorite things about the talk
1. No one set carb range- see the "how low can you go slide" below.
2. Challenges will keep coming up because we DON'T live in a low carb world.
|Science based references to review on carb levels, variety of levels|
4. Reminded us to know if we are "Moderators or Abstainers" and talked about Gretchen Rubin's books. See the Youtube video at the end of this post.
5. Do what works for YOU.
Many great examples of real life implementation. Low carb is fine for some, Keto is fine too for some.
Gotta n=1 this thing. Really.
Here's what's working for me.
1. LCHF of a variety of days. Carbs from veggies 27 grams to 43 grams total carbs, varying based on how I feel, my activity levels.
2. Dealing with real life post morbid obesity, making tough not moderate decisions in long term weight maintenance. Eating while traveling, at work, with friends- I have a plan and I stick to it. GRIT, you'll have to develop it as you go.
3. Monitoring my glucose and not losing my cool over occasional higher readings.
4. Abstaining from grains, sugars, and emulsifiers. Puts the lid on 40 years, 4 decades of binge eating.
5. Being boss about doing what works for me, self experimentation and n=1 is still an important part of my weight maintenance life template (food, feeding windows, exercise, sleep, meditation)
Here's what didn't work in the past
1.Eating high carb, low fat frozen diet meals (WW enchiladas! More carbs in one meal compared to what I eat in the whole day, and I was never full. ..... sigh)
2. Being moderate and not tough on my food choices. Not keeping my food template within my optimum health frame work. Moderating junk food when you are a food addict in recovery will have poor results- in my opinion.
3. Only checking my glucose 1 x per year and seeing it go to pre-diabetic levels.
4. Moderating grains, sugars, and not understanding that guar gum and Xanthan Gum could open the door to massive food cravings and food addiction.
5. Buying the WW and Medifast food templates wholesale, not understanding how much nuts and milk really impacted my migraines and acne. Who knew until I did an elimination diet?
Hope everyone is busy N=1 this summer.
|Photo Op! Karen and Franziska|
|Franziska and I had a great LCHF lunch at Tender Greens before she spoke|
Gretchen Rubin's abstainer vs moderator video- know yourself!