Dale Drewery Dave Harper are not only romantic partners, but also keto diet partners since 2013, the couple, who live in Vancouver, and also have been together for 22 years, they decided to give high fat and low carb ketogenic diet a try. In time of 6 years they shed 40 or so pounds later, but they are still going strong on keto. They recently published a book named BioDiet to uncover the science behind that super trendy plan, by how it can improve the overall health, plus the practical tips on how to stick with it long-term.
At University of the Fraser Valley, Harper works as a cancer researcher, and kinesiology professor, and tells about Health and her wife Drewery, who works as a health journalist, also started that keto diet plan while he was researching impact of diet on long term health.
Dave Harper explains. “I was introduced to ketogenic diet in 2010 while he was also hosting a radio program called Think for Yourself,” Up until that time, he had been consuming the standard American diet that is high in carbs.
He said that although he was never overweight, but his pre-keto eating habits resulted in weight gain over the time but after getting familiar about keto diet through the show, Harper had spent two years on researching it. He says that, “What he liked about Ketogenic that it made much more sense to him given his understanding of how human body and our metabolism works,”
He explains that a traditional carb heavy diet can lead to three major health setbacks like insulin resistance, obesity and inflammation. And each of these conditions can in turn cause the others and that creates a cycle of disease and chronic illness.
“If there was any downside of going keto, it was that we had to buy new clothes because we both lost weight,” recalls Harper. “And while it’s great to lose weight, it was the improvement in our health, our moods, and our energy levels that made us feel so fantastic.”
“High carb diets lead to chronically high blood sugar, which causes chronically, abnormally high levels of insulin in the blood (called hyperinsulinemia),” Harper says. “Over time, this leads to insulin resistance, obesity, and inflammation: the axis of illness.”