What makes some people need Keto? What makes carb okay for others? Was thinking about this last night, that Keto ain’t for everyone, but still I’m happy as hell I’ve found it.
I know plenty of people from ages 20-84 that have by a carbs-are-bad mantra horrific diets and yet seemingly healthy and mentally functional. This includes people I’ve known for years and some who even consume a number of bottles of beer each night at local bars and have done since yikes early 2000s - whilst me was clearly suffering - everything from fat, mental fog, days sick, binge carb consumption cycles, distended stomach and so. Granted, there are obviously some people, that 10 days into Keto, I recognize that their weight and sluggish is highly likely to carb central diet but it’s like 10% - tl;dr - most people seem fine without Keto.
I heard the argument “well they probably have a layer of internal fat that is slowing suffocating their organs” so it will effect them eventually, or “insulin resistance will take years to develop” and “tell them to naysay and enjoy it now but save for hospital bills in the future” and so on, but I simply don’t believe based on my observations that any of these people are suffering physically or mentally (beyond what Dr. government read-from-textbook says) or driving themselves into a grave. Granted they aren’t atheltic but they don’t have all the issues that drove me to Keto from never shift weight, brain fog, and a cycle of carb loading through eating and boozing…
Which leads me to think that perhaps there are certain err… conditions that lead people to benefit or require a Keto based diet, or rather conditions where carb exposure is expontential worse to some people than others? What are they? I use the word “require” because many of us, myself included, have tried dozens of diets over the year and all failed, I’m 10 days in and it’s like the world has kept a secret from me for 20 years, I feel f’ing amazing.
In Sugar: The Bitter Truth by Lustig, he talks about a 10% of the population have the ability for their cells to divide to consume more sugar so they aren’t effected, but look around it’s like in my observations 10% of people are effected and 90% seem fine with their carb-heavy diets.
(*) % may vary by country/continent, observations based on Thailand but still sugar is in everything in SE Asia, sometimes difficult to find even Kimchi without HFCS