Some anthropologists believe early men were predators while females were classed as gatherers since it was their job to collect seeds etc for meals, consuming mainly low nutritive carbs (though their diets could have been high in fiber ). The progress of agriculture in the western world has caused it to the slow growth of carbohydrate levels in human diets.

Diet History

In 1863 William Banting, published a”Letter On Corpulence Addressed To The Public” describing his weight control diet leaving out sugar, milk, butter, potatoes, beer and bread. His booklet was so widely read that they predicted dieting “Banting”.

In 1967 Dr. Irwin Stillman released his low carb, low-carbohydrate and higher protein diet known as “The Stillman Diet”.

Other low carb diets of the 1960’s included The drinking Mans Diet, US Air Force Diet and Dr. Wollgang Lutz published his book named Life Without Bread in 1967. Dr. Robert Atkins published the Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution which met with some success but was widely criticized by the middle of the road medical population as being ambiguous and dangerous.

Stone age diet (by Walter Voegin) and Scarsdale diet (Dr. Herman Tarnower) both meet with reasonable success. During the 1990’s Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution saw the”low-carb trend” become the number one diet in America with increased clinical studies concerning the helpfulness and safety of low carbohydrate diets. Low carbohydrate diet fans urge you to decrease your nutritive carbs (net carbs) like bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and some other sweet starchy food. “Net carbs” per day is indicated as low as 20 g in the first stages of your diet ( just one slice of white bread includes 15 grams of carbohydrate). The American Academy of Family Physicians restrict carbohydrate to 20grams to 60 g every day. Weight reduction approach is the most common, but some”cognoscenti” have suggested low-carbohydrate diets to relieve or assess diseases ranging from diabetes to epilepsy.

Body Changes

Your body is altered for the most part to operate on Ketosis. One theory is fat in your diet with higher insulin levels leads to heart disease, except when the diet is altered to initiate Ketosis, then fat and cholesterol aren’t the main worry. Essential Amino Acids (EAA) and Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) if your diet has been bare of those (EAA and EFA) it might lead to your eventual departure, but if your diet entirely lacked carbohydrates it could be preserved for the foreseeable future since the fatty acids include a carbohydrate backbone named Glycerol. Your low carbohydrate diet (less than 20 g per day) in some individuals can negatively impact certain biomarkers and create detrimental effects (kidney problems), clinical experience suggest very low carb diets for metabolic syndrome patients.

Low Carbs

Your low carb diet weight loss in the first week several weeks is the direct consequence of eliminating water contained inside your body (elevated levels of insulin in your blood supply water retention inside your body). After beginning your low carb diet you may feel fatigue and fatigue once you first begin exercising until your body adjusts. Olympic biathlon gold medallist, Borg Ferry won his gold medal after about six months on a low carb high fat diet.

Remember, your calories still count. A fat calorie contains twice the energy of carbohydrates or protein calories. So carefully watch your dosage. To help minimize your saturated fat intake, choose only lean meat or low fat dairy choices. You may change your diet using allowed vegetable protein. You still need regular exercise (in addition to burning calories), this can boost health, enhance blood-glucose management and help lower your hunger.

Probeer dit eens!

      • Seeds: sweetcorn (maize), corn
      • Roots: carrots, radishes, beets, parsnips, turnips, rutabagas and burdocks
      • Bulbs: ui, garlic and shallots
      • Stem: kohlrabi
      • Stem/Shoots: asparagus, galangal, ginger and bamboo shoots
      • Stem/ Leaves: lemon grass, rhubarb, celery, cardoon and Chinese celery
      • Leaves: Boerenkool, collard green, boki choi, mustard greens, spinach, beet greens, choi sum, endive, turnip greens, arugula, watercress, gai lan, lettuce and chives
      • Leaf/Sheaths: leeks
      • Buds: capers and Brussels sprouts
      • Flower bud: broccoli, cauliflower and artichokes
      • Whole Plants: mung beans, alfalfa, soya bean and urad
      • Tubers: potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, Jerusalem artichokes and taro
      • Fruits: squash, cucumbers, pumpkins, avocado, christophene, egg plant, peppers, Zucchinis, okra, tomatoes, and bread fruit
      • Legumes: green beans, snow peas, lentils and soybean


Within a couple of days of starting this low carb diet I was presently surprised by the way I felt emotionally, physically and how my cravings had shifted. I’m now many pounds lighter, full of energy and excitement to the future.