Last night, I ate what will be my last handfull of chips.
I’m not a low carb faddist or a paleo diet faddist. I’m a person who was hypothyroid, and part of my recovery was reverting back to an older style of cooking and eating. If an oil took more than pressing or simple rendering to extract, I stopped eating it. I still eat bread, but usually whole grain or very low to no gluten flatbreads like cornbread and rice cakes. Basically, I’m “moderate carb”.
Well, last night, because it had been a very long time, and they were there, I had a few chips fried in canola oil. Big, big mistake. After just about a year of grandma and great grandma’s style of home cooking, the chips caused a gastric nightmare that I would not ever like to repeat. I have a friend on Xenical who described something like this, but I don’t take Xenical. I think my body just hates certain kinds of vegetable oils now.
This is probably why low carb people who also give up most vegetable oils keep the weight off. Once you go back to a more natural diet for awhile, there is no going back.
Now, thinking back, a “modern” diet always gave me problems. I just didn’t know the problem was my diet. I was doing what my nutritionist and previous doctors told me, but still had trouble losing weight, and was told I had IBS. Now I understand very clearly that I don’t have IBS. I just had, I don’t know what to call it…fake food syndrome.
So I don’t know whether people should go low carb, medium, or high. It probably varies from person to person. What I can say though is to trust your healthy ancestors, and your own body. In every way that I’ve gone back to how my grandparents and great grandparents ate, my body has rewarded me for it. There will be no more splurges of fake food for me. The next “chips” I eat will be baked potato wedges with a little schmaltz.
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