I completely agree with Andy. All the sugars – honey, agave, etc.- “allowable” on Paleo trigger insulin responses and signal the body to store fat. I went low carb 2 years ago, and yes, the excess fat I couldn’t lose for 30 years just evaporated. Now if I ever feel a pound or 2 creeping back (rare), I check in on my carbs, cut back a bit, INCREASE dietary FAT (yes!), and I’m back to good in no time. As much as we know about fat not being the bad-guy, we STILL have a hard time truly understanding it. (Good) Fat Rocks! Otherwise, I totally agree with most of your assessments. SLEEP is a critical one!!!!
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I think 3 and 4 tie together more than you really realize. Every body is different and requires different things. I, for example, cannot digest grains. Any grains. And I am also pre-diabetic so sugar is out of the question. So I eat low-carb out of necessity. I also have had no gallbladder for over 20 years, and before you go off half-cocked saying I should then eat low-fat, my body reacted to the loss of my gallbladder by my liver OVER producing bile. So I now have a constant drip of bile into my intestines that I must eat enough fats to make up for or I have pain and well, let’s just say, very unpleasant digestive issues. So all I’m saying is blanket statements about any type of eating or another do not apply to everyone.