The Hybrid Diet mimics the body’s evolutionary design. We are ‘hybrid’ and can run on glucose from carbs and ketones from our body There are many different types of fats; polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, hydrogenated, saturated and trans fat. The body requires good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) in order to….
Alternating between the two is the hottest health secret – because something magical happens when we switch between a ‘slow’ carb and a high fat diet: it sets up a healthy cycle of new cell growth and repair (autophagy), and body fat is burnt more efficiently, mimicking the natural cycle of feast and famine. The worst of both worlds is the combination of animal fat and refined carbs – the hallmark of junk food.
A High Fat diet switches on a cellular clean up, repairing the energy factories in cells. A Slow Carb diet makes clean energy and healthy new cells. Switching regularly between Slow Carbs and High Fat is like nutritional yoga. You become ‘carb adapted’ – craving less sweet foods, and ‘fat adapted’ – able to burn and derive energy efficiently from fat.
In 2022 we are in a great position to harness the scientific breakthrough that is ‘autophagy’. In 2016, Japanese researcher Yoshinori Ohsumi, a cell biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s Institute of Innovative Research was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for his work on unravelling the miracle of ‘autophagy’. I published my book the Hybrid Diet on this in 2019 followed swiftly by the more prescriptive and practical The 5 Day Diet.
Both books include my essential Hybrid Latte. Here’s my Hybrid Latte recipe from The Hybrid Diet.
In this section you’ll learn why variation, not moderation, is the key to health and slowing down ageing.