The following is an example typical ketogenic diet menu using a 6 – 12 – 12 configuration.
6 sausage links — 0 grams carbohydrate / 16 grams protein / 410 calories
3 eggs scrambled — 0 grams carbohydrate / 18 grams protein / 210 calories
4 tablespoons Picante — 6 grams carbohydrate — 2 grams dietary fiber / 2 gram protein / 20 calories
6 grams carbohydrate 36 grams protein 640 calories
2 1/4 lb. burger patties 73/27 ratio: 0 grams carbohydrate / 34 grams protein / 700 calories
1/2 can of Spinach: 6 grams carbohydrate / 2 grams protein / 50 calories
4 tablespoons Picante: 6 grams carbohydrate / 2 grams protein / 20 calories
12 grams carbohydrate 38 grams protein 770 calories
2 tablespoons Peanut butter: 6 grams carbohydrate / 6 grams protein / 190 calories
1 six-ounce ribeye — 0 grams carbohydrate / 30 grams protein / 220 calories
1/2 can of spinach — 6 grams carbohydrate / 3 grams protein / 50 calories
10 Olives — 0 grams carbohydrate / 0 grams protein / 50 calories
12 grams carbohydrate 39 grams protein 510 Calories
30 GRAMS CARBOHYDRATE 113 GRAMS PROTEIN 1,850 CALORIES
In order to reach 2000 calories, and limit fat consumption to no more than 30% of total caloric intake you must get 40% to 60% of your caloric intake from carbohydrate, which is what the United States Department of Agriculture and the American Diabetes Association recommend for everyone, even people with a permanently injured or inherently deficient carbohydrate metabolism. So, in essence those of us who have a disabled carbohydrate metabolism are told by President Hussein-Obama and those at an organization ironically called the American Diabetes Association to eat 200 to 300 bloody grams of carbohydrate a day, or in the alternative to not eat 2000 calories. Even the calorie restricted ADA ” diabetic diet ” of 1600 calories per day still calls for 200 grams of carbohydrate. 142 grams of fat or 70% of caloric intake comes from fat in my meal plan outlined above.
Let me put this in perspective for those who are not diabetic or for diabetics who have not been taught how to use a meter and carbohydrate counting to ascertain this information about themselves. A single gram of carbohydrate, any carbohydrate, could raise my blood sugar, by four to five mg/dl. Interestingly enough, this is how much Dr. Richard Bernstein, a true genius and hero to our people, would predict that a single gram of carbohydrate would raise blood sugar levels for someone of my height and weight and whose body no longer makes insulin but whose body uses insulin normally. This means that if any Doctor really went to school for a decade, and took a few math classes along they way he should be able predict how much a single gram of carbohydrate could raise the blood sugar of any diabetic whose body makes little or no insulin. This is something that can be described mathematically by assuming total blood volume of 4.6 liters and a stable basal dose of insulin properly calibrated to maintain level blood sugar through the fasting state. Using similar methodology and known values such as height and weight a licensed physician should also be able to prescribe a “basal” dose of insulin to an insulin deficient diabetic which keeps blood sugar level through the fasting state.
So if I ate a meal consisting of say 60 grams of carbohydrate, and I did not take a special additional dose of insulin, these 60 grams of carbohydrate would spike my blood sugar some 300 points. This special dose of insulin, which can only be administered via a subcutaneous injection, intravenous drip, or continuous subcutaneous infusion, is commonly known as a bolus dose. Even if I took this bolus dose using the latest, most expensive insulin available, the “spike” or rise in blood sugar would only be reduced by 50% to 75%. So a properly administered, properly timed, bolus dose that is absorbed by the body in an ideal way, only if taken in conjunction with a properly calculated, properly administered, properly timed, properly absorbed “basal” dose could only best case scenario reduce the spike to 60 mg/dl. (.25 x 300 = 75)
The normal physiological range for blood sugar levels is between 80mg/dl to 120mg/dl. The ideal physiological range is between 70 and 85 mg/dl. The normal fasting blood glucose level as indicated by instant fingerstick measurement in fasting, non-obese, non-pregnant, non-diabetics is 83mg/dl. The ideal level while not truly known and which varies from person to person is perhaps as low as 70mg/dl. If you disagree with these conclusions or seek independent corroboration from a world famous, multimillionaire, handsome, brilliant, diabetic endocrinologist who has studied blood sugar for decades first in himself, then in his patients read: “Dr. Bernstein’s Diabetes Solution: The Complete Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugars”
The endocrine system was originally designed to maintain the ideal level all the time. Before “the fall” everyone had ideal blood sugar levels all the time. If your body or my body could, it would always keep your blood sugar at the ideal level. Unfortunately, in a beautiful garden a long time ago, something went horribly wrong. What went wrong? A man and a woman ate forbidden fruit. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?
The closest I now could come to maintaining a 40 mg/dl variance regardless of whether that variance fell within the total spectrum of normal blood sugars if I were to eat a meal of 60 grams of carbohydrate is 75 mg/dl. If I followed the galactically retarded USDA recommendation and I regularly ate 80 grams of carbohydrate per meal I could regularly expect spikes of 200 points. The American Diabetes Association quite irresponsibly reccomends that the diabetic maintain fasting levels (levels before meals) below 130 mg/dl. If I began each meal with a blood glucose level of 130 mg/dl the best I could do is a blood sugar level nearly twice as high as the Designer’s ideal level with high values over four times ideal blood glucose levels. That’s the best I could do if I followed these recommendations.
According to the subversive, anti-diabetic, para-government, American Diabetic Association the best I should really even be trying for is a forty-five minute post-prandial spike to between 200 and 350mg/dl. Blindingly high and disorienting. This to be followed by a dramatic and again disorienting 70 to 150 mg/dl drop in blood sugars over the next four hours leaving blood sugar levels still elevated some 45 to 60 mg/dl above the ideal level.
I am a type 1 diabetic. Whose pancreas makes no insulin, a hormone, not a drug. This hormone allows the body to metabolize blood glucose, necessary for life, which is produced in the liver and converted from carbohydrates contained in some of the foods we eat. My body no longer makes this essential hormone. Maybe when I was first diagnosed my pancreas still made some insulin, but now we’ll never know. The insulin I have to inject does not work as quickly or as efficiently as the insulin produced by a healthy human pancreas, nor do injections deliver this less effective insulin in a manner as precisely, timely, or efficiently as a healthy pancreas. All obese type 2 diabetics have insulin resistance. Many also have insulin deficiency. In type II diabetics, the insulin deficiency if present, may or may not stem from an autoimmune attack acting in conjunction with a dietary intake disproportionately high in carbohydrate. Many have effectively killed or worn out their pancreas with years and years of following the diet para-government organizations unaccountable to the people, the facts, or apparently anyone recommend. These recommendations insist that no more than 30% of total calories be taken from fat and often encourage even less fat than that be taken.
Consistently elevated blood sugar levels, not diabetes per se, injures the body in a number of ways. Blood touches everything. Excess sugar or glucose in the blood damages everything blood touches starting with the tiny capillaries in the penis, the toes, the eyes, the fingers, the brain, and the kidneys. As the damage to those capilaries accelerates it causes erectile dysfunction, ulcerations in the feet which leads to amputation, microanuerysms in the eyes leading to blindnes, damage to kidney function leading to dialysis, and brain damage leading to senility. High blood sugar also damages muscles fed by these capilaries, including the heart which in turn leads to heart failure. As this damage accelerates the excess sugar begins to damage the large arteries of the heart which can lead to plaque buildup in the arteries which can cause myocardial infarction. By the time this happens you may even welcome a life ending heart attack because you will be most severely crippled.
So here’s the question, and I’m not joking. I want an answer. Why would anyone tell a diabetic to get 60 or even 40 percent of their caloric intake from carbohydrate? Why?
To prevent or delay a life ending heart attack that might be considered a mercy at the end of an awful, humiliated, defeated life?
If that’s your answer save your breath. Just save it. I chose sure death over sure death in the face of humiliation and defeat by the enemy. You never proved your dietary fat / heart Disease hypothesis. Yet your whole cost benefit hinges on it. And guess what else? If it isn’t true your recommendations have hurt a lot of people.
The death by hypoglycemia or coronary artery disease vs. death by hyperglycemic complications including coronary artery disease dichotomy is the dangerous false dichotomy you people present. No such false dichotomy need exist. When we follow a high fat, low carbohydrate diet no such false dichotomy does.
Total Cholesterol does not predict coronary artery disease. Lipid profile abnormalities do predict coronary artery disease. Dietary fat intake predicts lipid profile improvement. Abnormal lipid profiles often indicate chronically high blood sugar. High carbohydrate diets raise blood sugar. High fat diets do not raise blood sugar. High carbohydrate diets wreck lipid profiles.
The least reliable predictor of coronary artery disease is elevated LDL. A more reliable predictor is depressed HDL. The most reliable lipid profile predictor for coronary artery disease is elevated triglycerides. They make puppies very, very sad. Elevated triglycerides are caused by hyperinsulinemia dictated by high carbohydrate diets. High carbohydrate diets raise LDL, depress HDL, and have their biggest negative impact on triglycerides. Hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia kill and disable.
Yeshua asks those who follow him to face sure death but the enemy never holds power to ultimately defeat or humiliate us as long as we follow him and stay faithful to the end.
This is the truth. There are four macronutrients or nutrients that our bodies use to produce energy. No one of these macronutrients is indispensable. Any one of these macronutrients could sustain life exclusively.
Alcohol is the least necessary or useful. While it does provide energy the body needs excessive consumption of alcohol has many deleterious affects and most alcoholic beverages have little or no micronutrient value.
Carbohydrate is more beneficial as an energy source than alcohol. Some foods which consist mostly of carbohydrate are a good source of valuable micronutrients. Carbohydrates are not however, necessary, just the micronutrients that accompany some foods which do contain them.
Protein is a much more stable and efficient source of energy than carbohydrate and foods with high protein content often deliver even better micronutrient content than do foods with low protein content. Protein deficient foods are often quite high in carbohydrate.
Fat is not necessary as a source of energy but like protein and carbohydrate it does provide energy necessary to fuel our body including our brain. It is the least dispensable because fatty foods, particularly foods that derive their fat content from animals, contain certain micronutrients and minerals that are indispensable and difficult to find in plant based food. Those who suffer from self-inflicted psycho-social eating disorders such as veganism, vegetarianism, and anorexia, often under cultic influence, consume little or no animal fats and often have to supplement their dietary with omega three fatty acids in capsule form to keep their hair from falling out. Additionally those who suffer from veganism, vegetarianism, anorexia, and diabetes often also frequently suffer vitamin B-12 deficiency and anemia as secondary to iron deficiency. Furthermore many of the micronutrients found in the best carbohydrate foods, e.g. green leafy vegetables, are also found in high fat foods like eggs, bacon, beef, liver, and butter. The lone vitamin deficiency often associated with low fat foods is vitamin C. Ironically however it has been theorized by real scientists and “>thoughtful commentators that high carbohydrate diets dictate higher than normal vitamin C requirements. If you don’t eat enough fat as a proportion of total caloric intake you need more vitamin C.
Dietary fat is not converted into sugar during digestion nor is alcohol. 20% of carbohydrates convert to blood glucose during digestion. 7.5% of protein is also converted to sugar which is about 30% of what carbohydrates contribute. The full blood glucose impact of carbohydrate happens within two hours of ingestion while the full blood glucose impact of protein only even begins in two hours and ends in six. Dietary fat is not converted to sugar during digestion. Excess carbohydrate is stored as fat in the body by insulin except when an inadequate amount of insulin is produced, then the non metabolized sugar simply builds up in the blood.
If the body ceases to metabolize sugar at all, because their is no available insulin for the body to move the sugar out of the blood and into the cells for use as energy, a condition known as ketoacidosis results. The first time I was diagnosed “DKA” my blood sugar levels were a mere 252 mg/dl. Many type two diabetics end up hospitalized with blood sugar levels way above 500 mg/dl. The “normal” range for blood glucose levels is somewhere between 80 and 120. The ideal level is unknown but probably between 70 and 80 .
So why would anyone who knew the facts, not the metaphysically tainted presuppostions, tell a diabetic retarded nonsense, like eat plenty of whole grains, or eat plenty of non-fat dairy, or eat plenty of fruits? All high carbohydrate diets do is dump garbage into diabetics that their body can’t handle anymore if it ever could in the first place. You never proved a single thing about your fat heart disease hypothesis. Not one single thing.
You never proved there was any necessity for any carbohydrate consumption. You just loudly and wildly asserted that their was. You never proved one single thing. During times of glucose deprivation brains run on ketones. Ketones in the blood are like glucose in the blood. Your body wants some, just not too many. Dangerously elevated ketone levels indicate too little insulin, not too little sugar. Why would you tell a hungry diabetic not to eat eggs especially if she was poor. That’s pathological. Why would you force feed our poorest children garbage. That’s what you did with our School Lunch Program. One in three Americans born after 2000 will develop diabetes in their carbohydrate shortened lifetimes.
You recommended these diets against all evidence. Against the historical evidence. Against the scientific evidence. Against the theological evidence because you people knew that if “ye should be like Gods” it had to be true.
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