• Ready to “take out the carbage” and clean up your diet? • Ready to feel great, lose weight, and eat REAL, delicious food? • Ready to join others in an atmosphere of facts, fun, and friendship?
WHILE LOW CARB/KETO EATING IS THE HOTTEST TREND IN DIETS, IT'S DEFINITELY MORE THAN A FAD! Around for over 100 years, this way of eating has been used to treat a number of conditions, including diabetes, epilepsy, and obesity. New research – and the experience of individuals around the world – is documenting the impact of a ketogenic diet on cancer, neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimers), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and cardiovascular disease.
This way of eating is about: RECOVERING the eating patterns of our ancestors; a real food RENAISSANCE that moves away from processed food-like substances and a half century of disastrous dietary guidelines; and a REVOLUTIONARY approach to our own healthcare that focuses on treating root-causes and not symptoms
About the Organizer (Darla):
After leading what I thought was a healthy life (following the American Heart Association guidelines after my dad's heart attacks in 1976, being a Weight Watchers member and leader from the 1970s into the early 2000s, and following a Paleo lifestyle, and exercising regularly for a number of years), I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the beginning of 2016 (Not-So-Happy New Year!). Gone were the sweet potatoes, fruit, and little bit of honey and maple syrup I allowed myself on Paleo, but in was the well-formulated, extremely low carb, high fat/ketogenic diet.
While eating delicious food and not feeling hungry, my diabetes reversed, energy increased, and my “skinny jeans” fit again! My co-workers and family members were won over because they love good food and witnessed the benefits for themselves! “I want what Darla’s eating – she’s not suffering!” became a common refrain. I started the No Sugar, No Starch, No Stretchpants! page on Facebook as an online support community.
My professional degrees and licenses are in Clinical Social Work and Nursing (LCSW and RN) and my role is that of CHANGEMAKER! Whether working with addicted inmates, individuals experiencing PTSD, or people who struggle with food, the goal remains “hope, health, and healing.”