I’m always on the lookout for low carb and paleo diet information around the web. I recently came across this great website by the NM Society which is a fantastic resource to anyone that has decided to eat in a non conventional way, by cutting back on the carbs or eating like our ancestors.
If like me you are pretty much on your own, amongst family and friends, in believing that a low carb ketosis diet is the best diet for managing weight and good health. It is very easy to lose confidence in your beliefs, especially when bombarded by so much bad publicity whenever a low carb diet is mentioned or heaven forbid Atkins.
I would recommend a good look around the NM Society website just to occasionally remind yourself that you are doing the right thing and there are experts that follow and recommend the low carb diet.
The website was set up to promote the research into treating metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity using carbohydrate controlled diets.
From the website, this paragraph explains their mission.
“While not advocating any specific dietary strategy, the Society believes that the therapeutic potential of low-carbohydrate diets for the treatment of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease is under-investigated and under-utilized.”
The society is headed by Professor Richard D. Feinman, who is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Rochester, but there are other notable medics and researchers in the field of metabolic diseases.
There are several sections to the Nutrition and Metabolic Society site. These include Low Carb Diets, About Diabetes, About Obesity, Dietary Fat and Exercise. Also so there is a newsletter and a forum attached to the website.
One very useful page is the Low Carb Diet Sheet as written by the Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, Duke University Medical Center. This consists of just a couple of pages of very simple instructions on what to eat on a low carbohydrate diet.
I think one of the most useful sources of information for me is the section on dietary fats. This is a subject I find hard to follow and understand, so I was really pleased to find this factsheet which is titled The Skinny on Fats by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon.
Anyway pop over to the site and have a jolly good look around, give yourself some confidence that the Low Carb Diet way is the best way.
Just one last thing I nearly forgot they sell a fantastic looking T-shirt with the metabolic pathways that produce Ketones printed on the front.