We’re picking up where we left off a few weeks ago examining various popular diets. The Keto diet seems to have taken the world by storm and understanding it is crucial to one’s success or failure. It is NOT for everybody, but it can give lasting results when concluded with sensible lifestyle changes
What is a keto diet?
A keto diet is a low-carb diet that results in ketosis. To achieve this, the diet has to be very low in carbohydrates, and no more than moderate in protein. Usually the diet is also high in dietary fat, at least long term. In a more short-term diet, this is not always necessary. It’s possible to instead be fueled via your own fat stores, as long
as you have excess weight to lose.
Foods you can eat on the Keto Diet
What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal process allowing your body to keep working when you eat few carbohydrates.
Carbs are one of two major fuels for the body. We can also burn fat for energy, but the brain can’t burn fat directly. Instead, when eating very low carb, fat is converted in the liver to ketones that are released into the blood stream. This is a great fuel for your brain.
The process of fueling the entire body with fat, including the production of ketones, is called ketosis. Under normal circumstances ketosis is safe and natural, for example when it is the result of a low carb (keto) diet, or while fasting.
However, under certain special circumstances – most commonly with type 1 diabetes – ketosis can be a sign of insulin deficiency, and the ketones can then rise to potentially harmful levels.
We’ll cover more on this topic next week, including info on who should NOT attempt a keto diet.
Someone mentioned yesterday that we may be a little early decorating the Market Shed for fall. Perhaps, but we’re hoping Nature will take notice and get the hint! If you like the changes you should see the porch at Hortons Farm . . .
By way of announcement, Richter Farms will not be listing this week as mentioned below. Viki will however be managing the Market on Sept 20 and Sept 27 in Roz’s absence. Hortons Farm products will not be available during those weeks while Roz is away.
THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES
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GRIER ACRES: We are out of town this week but returning on Sunday. We have friends housesitting our sweet chicks and watching our garden veggies. We still have okra growing/producing. We have a recipe for refrigerated pickle okra which is super delicious but the problem with is it that doesn’t last. I took our tomatoes we could not sell and placed in crock pot and stewed them down overnight. I left the lid off and they thickened up nicely. This is a great idea for adding to your spaghetti sauce.
Our fencing is done except for a king post. We hope to have some goats soon. We also will have smoking wood and have a huge stockpile of fatlighter if anyone has interest. We have firewood too from the hurricane but have yet to split as we have no where to put it. Harry’s next 2 projects is 3 sided goat housing and a lean to for the firewood. Poor Harry.
RICHTER FARMS: I will be out of town this week at a retreat. Our LGD’s will be on watch.
“Peaches and Cream”
The new view from our favorite sitting area on the front porch. We will be moving the portable electric fence to enclose this part of the field, then we’ll consolidate all our laying hens to this new area and fancy new egg-mobile.
This is a Black Forest Kabocha squash. The flesh will be a deep orange and sweet! I accidentally harvested this one trying to test the skin to see if it was mature. The stem just cracked right off! I’m pretty sure it’s ready though, that skin is hard. Looking forward to trying it out but have to let it cure for a month to sweeten up.
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