In the agile project management world, where I’ve spent much time, there was a document created by the early pioneers working in the field called the Agile Manifesto. It was written by a group of practitioners that didn’t agree on much, but could agree on four main values. In the spirit of their momentous statement, I’ve thought to provide my own on what I (and others) have been learning as we test the statements we’ve been told our whole lives on what is healthy.
We are uncovering better ways of taking care of our bodies by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:
Taking control of our blood sugar over being controlled by our blood sugar
Consuming fat over storing fat
Feeling full over filling ourselves with carbs
Realizing Results over adhering to published guidelines
The Agile manifesto ends with the statement “That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.” In this case, I don’t believe that’s true in this case. I find little value in being controlled by blood sugar, filling up with carbs, storing fat and most published guidelines I’ve seen.
With all this being said, why do we still continue to participate in a theology of food that leads our bodies to destruction? It normally takes a life altering moment, like being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, for us to consider another path. If you’ve come to that moment, I hope you’ll consider a ketogenic diet as a legitimate treatment of the root cause of your disease. If you know you’ve had elevated blood sugar issues, but have yet to come to that moment, I hope you’ll look into it and consider how it might keep you from facing that life altering moment in the future. If you aren’t aware if you have any blood sugar issues, I hope you will get a blood test soon and look to see that your HbA1c number is 5.5 or below. Remember 1 in 2 people in the USA is on the path to diabetes. I’m hoping it’s not you.
Be sure to check back next Thursday when I start to go more in depth on what a ketogenic diet is and why it works for people with elevated blood sugar/insulin sensitivity.
P.S. This is the first post in a theme I’ve planned called Keto Thursday. I plan to post against a different theme each weekday and at least once on the weekend. Check back often and share with others working to take back control of their body!