“Our bodies can only divide cells a finite number of times. Engaging in a genetically appropriate exercise program, minimizing insulin production, optimizing fat metabolism, and practicing intermittent fasting can slow the process of cell division and improve cell repair.” – Mark Sisson
You don’t have to give up rice and pasta to eat on a no/low carb diet. There is a plant called Konjac that naturally has very low carbs and it is perfect for making carb-like foods without the carbs. In addition to Konjac, you can eat riced cauliflower to get a veggie instead of the carby rice.
A good strategy for eating more fruits and veggies: every day, visit the grocery store and pick 1 different fruit or vegetable. Take it home and cook it up and eat it. This will help you learn to cook and eat fruits and veggies.
When it comes to sweeteners, up until recently, the only natural options were honey, maple syrup, and black strap molasses, all of which have calories. There is a new sweetener on the scene called Allulose. It has zero calories, tastes just like sugar, is completely natural, and has no glycemic impact. Give it a shot and see if you like it.