How To Do Keto Right

How To Do Keto Right

July 29, 2019 65 By William Morgan


doing keto right I’m gonna explain some
basics coming right up hey I’m dr.
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the ketogenic diet is getting more and
more popular but what is it really all
about some people want to eat as much
fat but it’s really more about how much
carbs you’re not eating so the whole
idea is to reduce insulin and insulin
resistance so when we eat something with
sugar or carbohydrate then the body has
to create insulin to get that sugar out
of the bloodstream and when we eat carbs
we get a quick block blood sugar rise so
we need a large insulin response and
over time that leads to insulin
resistance and that’s the whole purpose
of the ketogenic diet is to undo the
damaging effects of insulin resistance
so what is a high-fat diet that’s really
the crux because most people think that
high fat is anything over 25% fat
because most politically correct diets
are low fat which means 25% or less so
when we get up to a 40 or 50 or 60% diet
they think that’s outrageously high fat
but the problem is 60% fat isn’t high
enough because it still allows 40% of
calories to come from carbohydrates and
protein and 40% is going to trigger a
whole bunch of insulin still so carbs
have a very strong insulin response
proteins have a slight insulin response
and fat has zero or negligible insulin
response so what most people try to do
when they want to lose weight is that
they just try to cut back on everything
that’s called starvation
and the body doesn’t like starvation in
the long run so it’s not sustainable and
that’s why most restriction diets don’t
work
deprivation diets don’t work so if you
cut back on the carbs then you have to
increase something else and the only
thing that you can increase without
creating more insulin resistance is fat
now the good news is there are healthy
fats fat has been demonized because we
have all these terrible processed fats
we have trans fats and processed
vegetable oils and shortening and all
those fats are terrible they will kill
you but it’s not about saturated versus
unsaturated it’s about processed versus
unprocessed so what you’re looking for
is whole healthy fats things like butter
and coconut oil and olive oil and even
lard if it comes from a healthy animal
of course you can also include healthy
vegetable fats and fish fats from
avocado and fish and nuts and things
like that
those are all good healthy fats and you
can eat as much of those as you like so
the key is in order to get the ketogenic
effect in order to get the body to rely
more on fat burning than carb burning to
train your body away from a carb
metabolism to a fat metabolism then
which is the only way to actually start
burning the fat that is stuck on your
body you have to get very very low carb
so we’re talking some people can get
away with about 50 grams of carbs a day
and they start transitioning into a
fat-burning metabolism other people
they’re kind of so stuck in their
insulin resistance that they have to cut
way way back maybe as low as 20 grams a
day to help the body to transition and
make those changes so a ketogenic diet
can be very beneficial for most people’s
health
for some people it might be the only way
to lose weight without starvation and if
we starve ourselves it’s not sustainable
because your body will protest and
you’ll go right back to what you were
doing so how do you get into the
ketogenic diet how do you transition
into it without feeling bad all the time
so first you want to try to cut out your
processed foods they’re usually very
high car but they’re also very low
nutrient so cut out the white sugar the
white flour all the breads and cut out
all of the processed vegetable oils that
have no nutrients and are full of
chemicals and rancid byproducts those
are the things that interfere with your
health so once you’ve got those out of
the way now you have a more
nutrient-dense food supply for your body
and then once you’ve done that you’re
less dependent on carbs already or not
you’re gonna have fewer cravings so now
you start gradually cutting back maybe
cut back 10% per week on carbs and
increase gradually a protein and fat and
then once you’re more into sort of like
a Paleo diet you’ve eliminated grains
you’re eating mostly vegetables and meat
and fish and healthy fats now your body
is ready so now you can cut your carbs
way way down and you want to keep track
of your carbs you want to keep a food
diary so that you know how much is going
into your body and now you want to get
it down to 50 40 30 20 grams whatever is
necessary for you and everyone is
different it depends on how our
metabolism or size or activity level how
insulin resistance we are how long we’ve
had it so the only way to be sure is to
measure your ketones in some way and you
can do that by urine or blood or by
breath and then the next question is
once you’re in ketosis you’re doing fine
you’re losing
some weight how long do you need to keep
that up how long is a right time well
for some people they might want to do it
for a lifetime for other people they may
not need to do it for a lifetime so
after you’ve done it for six months or a
year or two then you might feel like
you’ve reached your health goals maybe
you have no cravings you’ve reached a
stable weights you’re feeling good at
that point you can either continue to
doing it or you can try to reintroducing
some carbs and I would do that very very
gradually and I would really notice how
the body is doing and the main reason
that you would want to do it is just to
give yourself a little bit more variety
of foods so you can still on a keto diet
what you want to have is a lot of
vegetables vegetables are low carb they
have a very low glycemic index meaning
that your blood sugar doesn’t rise very
much because they have a sugar low
degree of sugar that is embedded in
fiber so it’s released very very slowly
in the body so you can have as much non
starchy vegetables as you like on a keto
diet but again if you’ve met your weight
goals and your health goals then you
might want to start looking at a more
variety of foods then introduce it
slowly notice the changes and make sure
that you don’t start developing any
cravings or insulin resistance or
anything like that so at that point
you’re basically transitioning into a
paleo type diet and again the number of
carbs is going to be different for
everybody at that point some people may
not need to stay in ketosis so they
might get up to 70 80 grams of carbs a
day and still be fine with that but it’s
still a low-carb diet and you want to
understand that white sugar and white
flour will never have any major place I
mean if you have a teaspoon here and
there it’s probably not gonna kill you
but it will never have a place in a
healthy diet for humans because it’s not
what we’re designed to eat if you enjoy
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