Last time we talked about the dangers of veganism, vegetarianism, and juicing. Now let’s talk about the dangers of “over-meating”. A balanced meal of meat and vegetables / fruits is the healthiest diet. But that is a vague idea and there are many diets that meet that criteria (most of which have their own unique advantages to various individuals – the individual is the most important factor in a good diet or eating lifestyle.). When looking at “over-meating” habits, we will examine a couple diets that tend to lean that direction and discuss the misconceptions and dangers of said dieting lifestyles.
Before continuing, it is necessary to revisit the fact that fats and cholesterol are not dangerous! When one eats more fat and consumes significantly less carbohydrates, one allows their bodies to become fat burning machines as opposed to carb burning machines. Our bodies choose to use carbohydrates for energy first, then fats; so, if one consumes fats over carbs then their body will use up their carbs, then any stored glycogen in the body (which comes from previous habits of over consuming carbs), then finally the body will burn fat for energy. Thus, the less carbs one eats, the sooner their body can burn its own fat cells for energy and produce Ketones, which amongst other things, allows one to think with more clarity. Also, as a quick reminder to my readers, your body produces 80% of the cholesterol in it (using stored carbs); the other 20% comes from what you eat. The more you consume cholesterol, the less your body makes of it. Also, on the subject, carbs are what allows your bladder to absorb sodium and place it into your blood stream So, a high fat, high cholesterol, and low carb diet allows one to burn fat quicker, keep your body producing less cholesterol, and contributes to lower blood pressure – so, get rid of your bread and find some veggies and meats!
So, a high fat, high cholesterol, and low carb diet allows one to burn fat quicker, keep your body producing less cholesterol, and contributes to lower blood pressure – so, get rid of your bread and find some veggies and meats!
One diet that is high fat, high cholesterol, and low carbs is the ketogenic diet. Many people think this diet is all about eating lots of meat and avoiding everything else, but that is not truly the case. When done correctly, the ketogenic diet encourages the intake of a lot of low carb vegetables and some fruits. The dangers of this diet come from people doing it wrong and not eating enough vegetables. To sum up this diet, the idea is to eat less than approximately 50g of carbohydrates a day and eating a high amount of fat with a moderate intake of protein – too much protein is eventually converted to glucose which defeats the purpose of this diet. Eating this way causes one’s body to completely switch to burn fat instead of carbohydrates (it’s actually much more complicated than this but this is the general idea). In doing this, the body produces extra Ketones for the purpose of fuelling the mind and other activities, thus why the diet is called ketogenic.
“Over-Meating” defeats the purpose of the ketogenic diet by having the body produce glucose from excess protein. The other dangers are then things like not getting enough fiber, thus causing an unhealthy colon. Another danger is with the liver, if one doesn’t get any carbs or enough fat then the liver will not get fatty enough. A fatty liver is caused by too much alcohol or too much carbohydrates, but without enough carbs from fruits and veggies and \ or not enough fat then the liver doesn’t get enough fat on it which is also dangerous. You don’t want a fatty liver but you also don’t want an anorexic liver!
You don’t want a fatty liver but you also don’t want an anorexic liver!
In my personal experiments, I ran into how too much veggies and fruits causes hormonal imbalance in the opposite way that ‘over-meating’ does. This experiment was just on myself, had no control group, and was only for a month (thus it doesn’t say anything at all about long term effects) – this means that this experiment is not substantial and cannot prove or disprove anything at all. However, it was useful for me to see how these foods effect myself, personally, and I would like to share that with you all. I ate a vegan diet for two weeks straight; I found myself acting much more gentle than usual, sleeping much more, and far less passionate \ energetic as usual. After a week on my usual diet, I then switched to a purely meat-based diet – this is extremely dangerous, do not try this! On the meat-based diet, I found myself not sleeping well, much more aggressive, and I had far too much energy and was very passionate – even compared to my usual self. In fact, I was so aggressive on the meat-based diet, that my girlfriend at the time had me stop the meat-based diet about half a week early, because I was just that over-bearing in my attitude. Though, this was just my personal experiment with no substantial results, there are also experiments done by others that are substantial and useful for studies. The proven studies done support my personal experiment in how an imbalanced diet affects hormones and some of these studies will be included in my reference section below. This shows how eating healthy affects the health of our mind, body, and soul.
This shows how eating healthy affects the health of our mind, body, and soul.
The way to eat healthy and avoid the dangers mentioned last time with veganism, vegetarianism, and juicing and also avoid the dangers of “over-meating” is to eat a simple balanced diet as seen below (and as described by “The Emoji Diet Guideline” found in the menu on this page):
The point is: A balanced diet of vegetables\ fruits with meats is a simple diet and it is the best diet. Just eat real food and be balanced!
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 Mancinelli, Kristen. The Ketogenic Diet: The Scientifically Proven Approach to Fast, Healthy Weight Loss. Print.
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 Key, Timothy J. A., Liane Roe, Margaret Thorogood, John W. Moore, Graham M. G. Clark, and Dennis Y. Wang. “Testosterone, Sex Hormone-binding Globulin, Calculated Free Testosterone, and Oestradiol in Male Vegans and Omnivores.” BJN British Journal of Nutrition: 111. Print.
 Bubley, Glenn. “Hormones and Diet: Low Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 But Normal Bioavailable Androgens in Vegan Men.” The Prostate Journal Prostate J: 219-24. Print.