Keto diet ranked worst diet, why is Lipotrim different?

The keto diet is making headlines every week. The positive vibes that surround keto diets are compelling but is a high fat keto diet worth the fuss?

To help answer this, an article by the Insider shows how a group of diet experts can be amazingly RIGHT and so unbelievably WRONG at the same time when assessing keto diets:

diet experts assess keto diet correctly and incorrectly
  • The high-fat, low-carb keto diet was ranked as the worst for healthy eating this year by US News & World Report.

  • The lists, created annually by a panel of nutrition experts and health specialists, also ranked the keto diet poorly for heart health and sustainability, and it was second to last overall out of 35 diets.

  • Advocates say the keto diet can help you burn fat, lose weight, and have more energy, but the long-term effects of keto aren't well understood.

See the whole article here:

The nutrition experts were right when they praised keto for its value in weight loss.

They were also somewhat right in pointing out some of the nutritional problems with a high fat, low nutrient set of food choices.

They were right about the potential negative impact of those food choices on medical issues such as heart health and diabetes.

Any implication that ketosis itself is to blame for the problems is wholly wrong.


Why it is not right to blame ketosis itself, just high fat keto diets?

Almost two thirds of the population are overweight, pointing to obesity as seemingly impervious to traditional weight loss advice, eating less and exercising more. Treating type 2 diabetes is so costly, it alone is potentially bankrupting the NHS.

I don’t have to reproduce here the very extensive literature extolling the health benefits of ketosis. If you are not familiar, then this report should suffice to alter a few “expert” opinions:

Ketosis is proving to be one of the most important medical benefits to come along since antibiotics. Ketosis has reportedly been used to control epilepsy since about 500 BC. It was introduced into modern medicine for this purpose about 100 years ago and is still used today, especially for childhood epilepsy. The other benefits of ketosis, as seen in the previous link, point at ketogenic diets being of high medical value and therefore of significant interest.

It is entirely possible to have a lengthy period of ketosis without any of the problems pointed out by the “experts”. It is at long last being recognised that rapid weight loss by VLCD can put type 2 diabetes into remission, even reverse it. This is of such interest that the NHS is due to pilot the use of ketosis in type 2 diabetes, using a very low calorie diet, starting in April 2020.

I say at long last because such data has been freely available since the 1970’s, including independent publications using the ketogenic Lipotrim programme over 20 years ago by diabetes specialist clinics. Current claims to originality would be laughable if the lack of attention to ketosis over the decades were not so tragic.

To understand the difference between the ketosis produced by the current vogue for high fat, low carbohydrate foods, and our Gold Standard, complete nutrition and low fat VLCD Lipotrim programme, we need to dispel a few myths. I’ll also open up a few truths about dieting in general.


What DO we need to eat?

  • Do we need meat, and if so which meat?
  • Do we need vegetables and if so which ones?
  • Do we need to eat only organic, vegetarian or even vegan produce?
  • Must our diet include all fish or just oily fish?
  • Should our food be blessed by our clergy?

We are faced with so many diet questions.

In the face of the most bountiful food availability in the world’s history, choice has become overwhelming, allowing room for pseudo-science based upon ignorance and sloganism.

Heaven forbid we should eat a food containing “chemicals”

water is a chemical - all foods contain chemicals, even keto diets

We have real nutritional needs for our diet

It seems none of the wide variety of dietary edicts, from veganism to paleo and now high fat keto diets, recognise what the real nutritional needs are.
To explain this apparently difficult dietary subject, let me provide an analogy.

Think about the body of English language writing.shakespeare-4233113_1920

It may be from the bible, Shakespeare or even a magazine or junk novel.

Now taking the whole of it in mind, please pick out a “superword”.
All writing, even this blog, is made possible not by a handful of superwords or phrase or even a sentence.

26 simple characters are used to build EVERYTHING that is written.

It is called the alphabet....

Alphabet analogy to explain superfoods

Writing is also not possible unless all of the letters are available in sufficient supply to be used when required.

Ever tried to write without the use of vowels?

Try to write a sentence using only one vowel.

You are likely to see where I am coming from…

Our bodies are complex, and possibly more complex than even the entire collection of past and future writings in the English language.

We exist because we have been provided with an amazing metabolic factory (the diagram below demonstrates the complexity and number of metabolic pathways). Metabolism functions from just a few fundamental ingredients, exactly parallel to the alphabet. From these fundamental elements our body makes everything else required.

Medical Biochemistry Pathways Poster - Available on Amazon

Everything our body requires can only be made when our body is provided with the correct number of all fundamental chemicals.
Just as there are no “superwords” to bypass the necessity of the alphabet, there are no “superfoods” that can bypass the necessity of essential nutrition.

Blueberries are delicious.

For me kale is not, but it is perfectly possible to have a healthy life without either.

Can these really be superfoods?

What fundamental ingredients does our body need?

To help, take any food as an example. This banana will do....

It has this chemistry that is unique to bananas:

banana ingredient list

This ingredient list will not also produce some kale or a cow.

It definitely will not allow us to produce another human.

There is not a single plant or animal we can possibly choose to eat that has the same unique chemistry as us.

Each animal and plant provides just a few of the alphabet’s letters in our analogy. We have to pick and choose from the wide variety of available foods that collectively will provide the whole “alphabet of nutrients”. These will then be assembled to create the “metabolic words” to build and complete our “story”, meeting all our life and health needs. Also, as all foods that were once living plants and animals contain elements that are not desirable or possibly even toxic to us, we need to balance the collection by maximising the good stuff and minimising the bad.

Eating healthily is not as easy as it sounds.

The alphabet for our metabolic survival consists of about 50 chemicals. We call them essential nutrients: amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
It can help if we have some source of carbohydrate, in small amounts. That is it, the entire nutritional alphabet for human life.

The essential amino acids are provided by our dietary proteins, but few of the proteins we eat contain all of the essential amino acids. Those that do are from animal sources. There is much current undeserved praise for vegetable sources of proteins. However, no vegetable, not even the much used and lauded soy protein, has all the amino acids that are necessary for people.

Fatty acids are much the same as protein in that some of the required fatty acids are found in some fats but not others. We cannot rely on a single source.

The integrity of the expected nutrition of proteins and fats but to a bigger extent, trace elements, are also governed by the environment in which they themselves lived.

An example is selenium.

Very essential, deadly if insufficient, but also very toxic in excess. A plant’s level of selenium depends on the composition of the local soil in which it grows. There are geographic regions where selenium is virtually unavailable. There are also places where animals grazing on the local vegetation are poisoned by the excessively high selenium. The sourcing of foods from a variety of locations is therefore equally as important as consuming across a range of different food sources. It puts a bit of unease about relying too extensively upon home grown foods if we don’t know the absolute composition of the local soil. No soil is perfect.

How much do we need to eat if sourcing nutrition is so difficult?

There are times when we can put together plenty of different foods in order to be assured of providing the entire alphabet of metabolic needs.
Whether this combination of foods allows us to also consume the right number of calories for us as individuals is another question. Getting enough nutrition can easily provide more calories than we expend, meaning we can gain weight. Conversely, when we are trying to lose excess weight, we can easily introduce major health difficulties. By reducing the number of available essential nutrients through our reduction of food intake and restricting our food source selection we can be taking big risks.

Is Lipotrim a Superfood?

Contrary to there being no one superfood in the animal or plant world, Lipotrim can indeed be considered a true superfood.
Lipotrim assures the correct amount of every one of the essential and fundamental nutrients, while at the same time being sufficiently low in calories and fat that the excess weight will be rapidly lost. Lipotrim therefore allows for weight loss at the maximum safe rate.

What does the future hold?

Excess weight is a serious medical issue. The list of problems caused by excess weight is extensive and varies from the cosmetic to the lethal. The doctrine that demands a lifetime of uninterrupted remission of excess weight is unprofessional in its ignorance, even harmful.

Medication is not deemed worthless if the same medical condition resurfaces after successful treatment. If safe and healthy weight loss is achieved, the diet has completed its remit. Maintenance requires a different tactic.

Take cancer as an example.

Do we withdraw a valid treatment option that can safely and effectively force cancer remission just because, years later, the cancer may come back?
These stances would disparage the use of a very effective and safe solution, whether considering medication or a diet. Uproar would ensue in the case of cancer treatment, but society seems to wrongly and openly promote this notion in the case of obesity.

By recognising the benefit of previous weight losses and the challenge addictive behaviours bring, the Lipotrim programme is well-placed to offer a long-term weight management solution. This is nutritional science, not a high fat, fad keto diet.

It is not a huge stretch to better consider the principles pioneered by Lipotrim for effective and rapid weight loss to deal with the many other health rewards associated with ketosis.

The “experts” were not expert enough to understand that the ketosis induced by the diet patterns they described for high fat keto dieting is NOT the same as the ketosis that Lipotrim, a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD), has been safely providing for weight loss and diabetic patients in the UK and Ireland for more than 35 years.

So, with your new-found expertise, use the nutrition alphabet and write your diet novel, but don’t think it will be improved by a handful of so-called superfoods.

Our bodies are incredible machines. Feed yours with intelligence and make sure it has all the elements it needs to keep you alive and healthy.

Do this and you won’t have any need to chase a superfood or follow silly food fads, like a high fat keto diet to lose weight.

We may have just got some better diet experts whether or not you choose Lipotrim…

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