Does the Keto Diet Work Kristin Shaffer

Does the Keto Diet Work Kristin Shaffer

July 22, 2019 6 By William Morgan


hey girls it’s kristin shaffer and today
we’re going to talk about Keto. I wish I
had a dollar for every time somebody’s
asking me about the keto diet because
especially now how this it’s all the
rage and it has been for a couple of
years now it’s what everybody’s talking
about it’s the new thing the new diet we
will say diet fad I’ll put that out
there and so I wanted to comment on it
today because I’m getting a lot of
questions about this often frequently so
the first thing I wanted to mention was
that you know when this keto sort of the
keto diet kind of came back because it
has been around before I actually
remember and I think it was those 90s
where the keto diet was pretty popular
then even for late weight loss and one
of the things that I remember about that
is at that time when I started getting
into the whole bodybuilding fitness
bikini competition world you know body
builders were really concerned about
going into a ketosis state and I mean in
a negative way that was something they
did not want to do and it they were
really concerned about it affecting them
in a very negative way as far as their
fat loss and their muscle growth muscle
growth in particular so I found this
kind of interesting that this is
researched again as it’s kind of a
mainstream fat loss approach and so you
know I have two disclaimers before I go
on one I’ve never tried the keto diet so
I don’t have any personal experience
with it and two of course I don’t have
you know the scientific background to
explain this this is more sort of
anecdotal experience based after 30
years of you know kind of doing this
thing so what I understand the keto diet
is that I mean you probably already know
this is that it’s really really really
high in fat um very very little in
protein and very little in carbs so it’s
different from the Atkins diet because
the Atkins diet is more balanced with
fat and protein it’s much much higher
protein and very little carbs
but the keto diet is tons of fat and
from what I understand 80% and so the
idea is after a certain period of time
your body sort of adapts and adjust to
using the fat for fuel rather than
glucose or sugar which is what you know
kind of a traditional diet that’s what
the body uses for fuel and energy but an
Aikido diet the body uses ketones for
fuel which from what I understand it
strips fat off you know just kind of
like any other diet again from sort of
people that I have spoken with that I
highly respect doctors that are actually
Fitness related doctors that have you
know experienced this and done a lot of
research on it but for some my
understanding is that it does strip fat
off pretty quickly and for the short
term can be very beneficial but it
sounds like and from what I’ve
experienced with working with thousands
of women now throughout the decades that
you know the keto diet while the short
term may be a very effective it’s really
hard to sustain for long term and y’all
know I am all about lifelong
sustainability when it comes to our diet
and exercise plan so here’s some of the
challenges that I see with the keto diet
one you know any time we’re taking any
really extreme approach and in this case
like pretty much virtually cutting out
carbohydrates that’s you know something
that I’m not a proponent of and in
particular because if you plateau out in
your weight loss you know in a more
balanced approach the ones that I
promote you can play around with your
macronutrients you can kind of reduce
your carbs just a little bit and it can
it can kind of kick you back into ok so
he’s over here playing with the ball
maybe you’ve any live so you can kind of
kick yourself back into the hole you
know into fat loss again just by
reducing your carbohydrates a little bit
without playing around with calories
that’s a really good way to sort of
jumpstart your fat loss again but with
the keto
there’s no really carbs to play with
you’re at such a small level already
there’s really nowhere to go so the only
thing you can do if you’re trying to
work on a stalled fat loss is to reduce
calories even more which if you’re
already down really low I mean that’s
obviously not a place you want to go
could be dangerous so that’s one
challenge with it another challenge is
you know just sticking with it I think
is really tough for most people and this
and this is from you know talking to a
lot of people that I’ve worked with over
the years that you know have gone on the
keto diet had good fat loss but just
sticking with that kind of diet seems to
be very challenging and part of the
challenge is as I understand it that in
order to put your body into that ketosis
state it takes many days if not weeks to
get there and then if you have just a
little bit of carbs it kicks the body
out of that ketosis and you have to
start all over again
so that’s difficult to sustain you know
and unlike a more balanced diet with you
know pretty balanced protein
carbohydrates and fat sources you know
if you eat a bunch of carbs one day
because you’re at a party or whatever
it’s not gonna kick you out of
fat-burning state for weeks on end and
having to start over again so you know
again and getting getting back to
sustainability I just don’t think the
sustainability’s there for the long term
for the keto diet another challenge that
I see with it and it’s concerning to me
is that and to get your body into that
ketosis state and this is pretty
universal from what I’ve heard and read
about this that people feel pretty awful
for that first couple of weeks until
their body adjusts to burning ketones
and that’s concerning to me because you
know the times in my life where I have
you know not eaten as clean as I do or I
am right now for sure because I’m in fat
loss mode getting ready for shows but
you know there’s times where I
just you know the pizza and all sorts of
stuff just like we went on a trip to
Europe just recently and I ate a bunch
of rich food and it was fabulous
but once I get back you clean eating
again you know it’s I feel amazing I
don’t feel bad and so I think that’s one
of my concerns about you know the keto
diet is that just kind of universally
reports that you feel terrible until
your body adjusts and then they say they
feel amazing
so you know that’s kind of neither here
nor there but it’s something to note
about the keto diet and then I think you
know just getting back to really about
sustainability in a long-term I think
that would be you know something that I
would certainly be concerned about and
why I’m personally not interested in
going on a keto diet but you know to
each her own I’m also a huge proponent
of hey if it works for you that’s
awesome
that is fantastic I mean it’s all about
really finding what works for us
personally and you know if you can if
you do it for a short term and it’s not
your thing that’s okay too you know
because you know what you’re getting
into if you understand that okay well
you know Kristen said that might be this
and this and this and then you know if
it doesn’t work out for you and then you
want to take a more balanced approach of
course you can do so but I’d love to
hear from you guys you know if you have
done the keto diet for a long time I
want to hear more about you know sort of
long term so for years you know is it
sustainable and you know what what do
you think I would love to hear your
comments below so that’s it for today I
hope everybody’s doing great I love you
guys and we’ll see you again soon