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  • Writer's pictureGary Moller

More about how to support "Gentle Ketosis"

Updated: Feb 29

Low calorie dish
Low calorie dish

The popular term nowadays for what I have been writing about here is "ketosis", but it may be better to describe the eating as being low carbohydrate (including sugar) and not snacking between meals.

Health and performance are not just about what we are eating, but also the way we eat.

Use the MCT powder (a rounded teaspoon at a time) along with a few capsules of cod liver oil and bioactive lipids to assist fat-burning and energy production while keeping sugars and more complex forms of carbohydrates such as starch very low during the day.

What you eat during the day can be any kind of food low in carbs (sugars). These can be salads, eggs, fish, meat, butter, cream and oils like olive, flax and avocado. Use a teaspoon of MCT now and then during the day and this is the time to be taking a few capsules of cod liver and bioactive lipids. If you are feeling you must eat some carbs during the day, this is the cue to have a teaspoon of MCT, a few bioactive lipid capsules and to eat something more substantial like an egg, cream, some sardines with olive or flax oil. We can bundle these up with a leafy salad. It may surprise you how long-lasting these kinds of meals can be for energy.

In the evening have a nutrient-rich meal with the traditional meat and three veggies, including some carbohydrates. It can be a vegetarian meal. You don't have to be a big meat eater to do this. No matter what the meal comprises, be sure it is highly nutritious. Yes, have dessert which can include berries, fruit and anything else that might be a treat. Chocolate! If you have room in your tummy for treats.

Take your time eating all of your meals. Do not rush a meal. Sit down and eat slow. Chew your food. Do not gobble like a Labrador dog and never eat while on the run. Make sure you eat early enough in the evening so that your tummy has finished digesting before you go to bed.

The next day repeat being close to zero carbs through to the next evening meal when you again add in some carbs. Do this habitually for most days of the week. As the weeks pass, this will become easy to do as your body adapts and you'll be feeling all the better for it.

Remind yourself that this is a step back to how most of humanity used to operate: we went for long hours of physical labour without snacking. For example; at one time I used to milk cows beginning at 4 am every day, including frosty Winter mornings. There was no snacking, not even a glass of water. This included long hours during the day labouring out the back of the farm. They had not yet invented snack bars and energy drinks. We got a cup of tea and some scones if we were lucky. We thought nothing of it. I guess we were good fat-burners.

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