Actress Halle Berry Reveals Her Ketogenic Diet Health Secret
Halle Berry is 50-years old, but most would say she doesn’t look anything close to that age. And while this website certainly isn’t a celebrity gossip rag, I do think that any example of optical health is important to note.
I’ve made no secret of the fact that I believe eating a healthy diet is just as important a prepper attribute as owning a flashlight. If doomsday arrives tomorrow and you are addicted to sugar, you’re going to have issues. If your body has suffered the consequences of constant inflammation, you may have trouble surviving in the new world. And don’t think the rich and elite don’t know this, in fact, many use the ketogenic diet anti-aging concepts as a way to stay strong and powerful.
Actress Halle Berry is powerful and most would say, elite. She’s made millions of dollars by starring in blockbuster films such as Monster’s Ball. And she always looks the part of invigorating health. Her skin glows, her abs protrude and her eyes sparkle.
Berry recently revealed her “secret” to health, and not surprisingly, it wasn’t a supplement. Berry eats on a high-fat and low-carb diet, otherwise known more popularly as the ketogenic diet. I believe that every prepper should understand the power of the ketogenic diet. It has been associated with everything from weight loss, to starving out cancer, to reversing a variety of degenerative diseases. For Berry, she realizes the power of the body being in a fat burning mode.
“The idea of it is you train your body to burn healthy fats and so I eat healthy fats all day long,” she told U.S. talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan of her low-carb, high-fat diet rules. “Avocado, oil, coconut oil, butter, but don’t have sugar. So when your body gets trained to burn fats and you’re constantly on fat-burning mode, that’s the secret.”
Furthering Berry’s incentive to remain on a less “carby” diet is her diabetes diagnosis.
“My heart would say yes because I feel like I would do anything for my craft, but my brain would say no because I’m diabetic and what that might do to me on a health level could be really dangerous, so that’s probably the real reason I wouldn’t,” she told U.S. talk show host Wendy Williams in 2012.
“Taking care of my health and keeping my weight a certain (level) is really very much a part of taking care of myself and being healthy and because I’m a mum now, I wouldn’t take risks like that,” she added.
Berry’s incentive, in other words, goes beyond vanity and is just as much about her own health.
Like many diets, the ketogenic diet is often the subject of criticism. The modern world has been trained in carb dogma. Carbs in modern society are considered human fuel. Big food companies have pitched the need for carbohydrate energy for decades. For the big food companies, it has worked out well. The addictive nature of carbs means more sells. It creates a cycle of eating. But for the consumer, it has been detrimental to modern health, causing obesity and degenerative disease epidemics.
A ketogenic diet appeals less to big food manufacturers because it mostly removes the addictive cycles that are precipitated by sugar ingestion.
Everyone should watch the below documentary by Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology. He breaks down why sugar has been so bad for our culture.
No, all carbs are not bad. But eating a diet full of healthy carbs is still likely to be a lower carb diet. Vegetables aren’t typically high carb. On a personal note, I’ve achieved ketosis while still eating starchy vegetables such as potatoes and yams and even beans. The slower release of carbs due to higher fiber content is likely the reasoning. But I also don’t test myself too often for ketone levels (however if you like, you can test yourself with ketone strips ordered via Amazon). I eat a common sense prepper diet approach, so I don’t test anymore. No grains, nothing from a box, just clean meats, healthy fats, and vegetables.
Here’s a good book I’d recommend if you want to learn more about the ketogenic diet. Otherwise, Google around and I am sure you will find some helpful resources.
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Author: Jim Satney
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