This is slashdot, home of that kind of behavior.
If you are interested in what nutritional ketosis is and want a quick way to do it right without buying $100 in books this is an excellent place to start.
If you see article X and then ask in the group about it, they will point you to article Y or citation Z. As always common sense is left up to the reader. Read both X and Y and make a decision for yourself.
I can tell you if I eat the typical "heart healthy" diet with plenty of grains, fruits and vegetables and avoid sweets...I am still pre-diabetic.
However if I eat a diet very low in carbohydrates, my blood sugar is fine. So I have 4 options
- Eat all the processed foods and sugar and want and end up diabetic.
- Eat what is considered a low fat, low cholesterol, heart healthy diet and end up diabetic.
- Eat a low carbohydrate diet of under 50grams of carbs a day to remain healthy and non-diabetic.
- Eat a very low carbohydrate diet under 25grams of carbs a day to remain healthy, non-diabetic and reap the benefits of nutritional ketosis
It really is not a religious issue. For me and my body, the only question I have to ask, "is it worth the extra effort to stay below 25grams of carbs a day to reap whatever benefits nutritional ketosis will give me or is standard low carb going to work better for me?"
For anyone interested, get a blood glucose meter and some testing strips and test your blood sugar levels, if you ever get above 120, the odds are a low carb diet will reap you some major health benefits. Also the words "keto" and "low carb" when used on pinterest will yield a butt load of delicious recipes that are low carb.