CARBS ARE OK! (Including this hunk of Japanese sweet potato Stella and I ate for dinner tonight!) They aren’t bad or wrong, and you can include them in your diet without worrying about “insidious” weight gain or disease. Blaming all of the worlds health problems on carbohydrate is shortsighted, and in my opinion, completely misses the mark. What matters the most? The quality of the food you consume (in other words, a candy bar isn’t the same as sweet potato) and eating in a way that supports your body.
Yes OF COURSE lower carbohydrate diets can be nourishing and helpful for people—including keto! But, low-carbs diets are simply that, a way to eat. Eating more carbohydrate, especially if that works better for your body, is also healthy.
This is exactly why in Coconuts and Kettlebells (the book), there is a plan for people who do better eating more carbs, and a plan for people who do better eating low carb. If your goal is to pursue health so you can feel better (in other words, reduce inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity and gut health, support hormonal balance, feel good mentally and emotionally), the process is: 1.) Focus on food quality 2.) Remove potentially problematic foods, and 3.) Eat the macronutrient ratio that is right FOR YOU. And YES, that can mean plenty of carbs! #teamcarbs #coconutsandkettlebells