People with diabetes or insulin resistance may do well initially with a low carbohydrate diet to help them normalise blood glucose levels. Managing your appetite is easier once you stabilise your blood glucose levels. However, once your glucose and insulin levels stabilise, you will likely benefit from reducing the energy density of your diet while also …
It’s no secret that there is no perfect diet for everyone. Your nutritional requirements depend on many factors, including your age, health status, activity levels, and goals.
I’ve spent a lot of time over the last couple of years designing prioritised food lists to suit a range of goals and situations. This article summarises this labour of love into what I hope will be a useful resource that will help a lot of people.
I have grouped the various food lists into the following categories:
foods to optimise your metabolic health (e.g. therapeutic ketosis, diabetes management, weight loss, bodybuilding, and athletic performance, etc.),
foods that boost specific nutrients associated with common health conditions,
ethical, philosophical and religious considerations, and
macronutrient and micronutrient extremes (low carb, keto, high protein, low protein, etc.).
For those of you who just want to know which foods you should eat more of, I have included the food lists up front.
If you want to understand how I have developed the various food lists, continue reading to the end of the article.
Prioritising foods that provide adequate nutrition with minimal calories increases your chances of achieving health, satiety and weight loss. Weight loss can be achieved by eating high fibre, nutrient dense, low calorie density, low carbohydrate foods. Eating more on days when you are active and less on low activity days will be more effective in the …