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Why Does Inflammation Matter?
Inflammation. Everyone’s talking about it, but what does it really mean? Think of inflammation as a message. It’s telling you that there’s a problem. If you twist your ankle, inflammation helps to isolate and protect the ankle and let you know to treat it. That’s called acute inflammation.
Chronic, systemic inflammation on the other hand doesn’t seem to have any single root cause, but rather, your immune system is in a constant state of flare-up. That then causes problems that weakens your entire body. Your system starts to break down as inflammation damages your cells, tissues and organs and it ages you prematurely and puts you at risk for a number of diseases. But the good news is that you can treat and even totally reverse chronic inflammation. Reducing systemic inflammation and reducing systemic and chronic stress is going to help you slow down the aging process and to live a longer, healthier life.
How Does a Keto Diet Lower Inflammation?
Enter our healthier take on the classic keto diet: A plant-rich keto diet is one of the best ways to eat to reduce inflammation. That’s because the keto diet specializes in one really key area: it eliminates two of the most inflammatory foods that we tend to eat, refined sugar and carbohydrates. By getting those out of your diet, you’re removing the inflammatory response.
But that’s not all a keto approach to eating can do. Along with removing sugar and carbs from your diet comes something called metabolic flexibility. What metabolic flexibility means is that you have the ability to burn both carbs (or sugar) and fats and synthesize your own ketones, an amino acid that’s synthesized in the liver from your own body fat.
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What’s Metabolic Flexibility and Why Do I Want That?
Having metabolic flexibility means that you eat when you’re hungry, but you aren’t chained to eating all the time. See, many of us are slaves to our meals and don’t even realize it. We’re constantly in a state of trying to regulate our blood sugar through the food we eat rather than having really stable blood sugar and using stored fat for fuel instead. Doesn’t that sound so much more efficient and ideal? Who doesn’t want to use up stored fat instead of scarfing down yet another meal?!
How Do I Achieve This?
So, how do you lower inflammation and get metabolically flexible all at once? With a 4-week keto reset protocol. On October 18, join Clean Eating and chef, cookbook author, and avid cyclist Seamus Mullen for a 4-week Anti-Inflammatory Keto Reset.
Having suffered from a debilitating autoimmune disease for years, Mullen totally reversed his health. Mullen revamped how he was eating and his lifestyle habits, he lost more than 65 pounds and hasn’t had a flare-up in over 10 years. “I was extremely sick and unwell with an autoimmune disease and on tons of medication,” says Mullen. “I was very overweight and through readdressing my relationship with food, changing my diet, and embracing a low carb, high-fat way of eating I was able to lose 65-70 lbs, get off of all my medication and completely turned my health around. So I’ve lived it. I believe it. I know it’s true. I know that food is at the center of our wellbeing and if we change our relationship with food, we can really, really take control of our health.”
Here’s What You Can Expect From Our 4-Week Anti-Inflammatory Keto Reset:
- Cravings for sugar and carbs disappear
- Ability to go long periods of time without hunger, being totally satiated in a state of ketosis
- The ability to fast effortlessly
- Better athletic performance and faster recovery
- More energy
- No more brain fog – crystal clear focus and sharpened memory!
- Have metabolic flexibility with very stable blood sugar levels
- Reduce your risk for a variety of conditions and diseases
- Better mood
- Better sleep
- Weight loss
- Twice weekly cooking and nutrition lessons
- A keto meal plan to follow along
- A challenge cookbook and more!