After twenty-two years enjoying the health benefits of a low carbohydrate diet, not to speak about the wonderful food I have been eating, my small potbelly came back. I wanted to lose twenty pounds more to trim my figure. How was I able to do it? The answer was simple. Eating less, only the right food, and not miss any essential ingredients.
How did I do this? Carefully. I had to engineer my food intake to eat only the essential nutrients required by my body. I was also careful to verify that all essential nutrients were included to avoid nutrient deficiencies.
How did I do this and still have a life? Eating is one of life pleasures just as desirable as having a trim body and living a long life without health problems. Is it possible to achieve at the same time? The answer is yes but the method is not intuitive. I had to eat using a combination of my brain, my engineering skills, and my gut to decide what to eat.
Thanks to the advancements of agriculture and food processing, humanity has been able to feed generations of people that got us where we are but the current solution includes the side effect that old individuals live their last years in sickness.
To increase the chances that I will live a long life in health, I had to adopt a diet defined by science and I had to use engineering analysis and process engineering to apply nutritional science to real life.
The information is readily available in this wonderful age of the internet under the classification of low carb and ketogenic diets, including the Atkins Induction Diet and Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution but there are many other versions available and many contrarian positions making the subject confusing.
I had to write a process book with the knowledge I was acquiring resulting in a simple well-engineered diet guaranteed to achieve my weight loss objective, maintain the benefits of a ketogenic state, and ensure that all essential nutrients would be included.
I titled the book: "A Well-Engineered Diet and Cookbook for Permanent Weight Loss, Health, and Longevity".