Keto Starter Kit – Scam? – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Keto Starter Kit – Scam? – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

July 17, 2019 14 By William Morgan


hello everyone welcome to Mind Blowing
Health and Wellness with Violet Pat Chat
Edition I’m Violet and I’m Pat. we make these videos
because Patrick finds lots of
interesting things online whether they
be articles or podcasts or silly ideas
and we like to sit and talk about how
these Tito ideas might discourage people
from trying Kito and we like to kind of
well encourage people to do ‘quite oh
yeah so this week this week actually is
a little surprise for a while because
you have no she has no idea what we’re
gonna talk about and I did find a nurse
again yeah so I did find this
interesting article on I think your
website called gear Patrol that’s
basically your essential kit to go kiddo
so there’s a bunch bunch of products
bunch of some are food some are not that
I thought it could be a good idea to
discuss you supposed to say no don’t buy
that okay so you know people on the
standard American diet likes to
previously I did like the snack
so the first like thing for them in your
essential kit are keto prod protein bars
and snacks keto snacks protein bars yeah
kiddo but you know like all the kids I
would put that in the category of keto
snacks snack bars snack bars so looking
gonna happen a little bit of an idea of
like what they’re saying about these
snack bars like why is this something
that’s essential for your kid okay okay
yeah yeah but I was expecting you to say
no we don’t need that but like I don’t
think we’re sorry the first sentence
okay for athletes looking for a quick
fuel or recovery if I stop that okay so
here’s a problem that I have right away
there keto is not about quick fuel like
the fact that ketones allow us to not
only fuel ourselves in the moment but
tap into our own energy source like if I
need a snack right like
truthfully I should just be able to tap
into the fat that’s on board if I’m
doing hito appropriately so I might I
have a moment of feeling hungry of
course but then if I if I don’t have a
meal to eat and I drink a glass of water
chances are my body’s just gonna say
okay there was no food tap into me and
move for so if the reason that you’re
gonna eat this thing
is because you need quick fuel I feel
like maybe you don’t quite you’re not
either fat adapted or that you need a
little bit more understanding of keto
because eating quick fuel so that means
now snack is gonna spike your insulin
which is exactly what we’re trying to
stop from happening but apart from the
the insulin spike like you’re dying
hungry and you need to eat something you
don’t need those bars you don’t need to
buy a four dollar little piece of of
what like it’s probably gonna be nuts
like stick stuck together with like some
kind of sugar it’s like – sweet
sometimes like they can’t be zero carbs
those bars no particularly bar they’re
talking about they’re just saying bars
in general the bars in general they have
at least like five most no one I know
the one I know I have like five six
seven grams of I mean I wasn’t even
gonna go there’s not you want to go
there the other part of the story that’s
kind of just from what they’re saying
the reason is if I’m starving ingesting
five grams of carbs in a small bar know
how much fat is in a I don’t know but
like most bars are between five and
seven that’s a lot of that’s like again
25 to 30% of my calorie intake for the
day I’m giving to a bar now if I’m
starving and I eat that bar then I still
gonna need to find food eventually I’m
assuming that’s not me the only thing
you eat is that a good use of my carb
intake
you know everybody’s make their own
decision I’m just saying for me the
bigger issue is not that it’s the
insulin spike that you’re giving
yourself in that moment rather than
having a complete meal because if I have
a complete meal I know I’m gonna make it
ours and I’ll be able to get to my final
meal for the day or my next meal for the
day whatever it happens to be if I have
that bar I have to eat again because I’m
starving as you just said this is this
is
meal replacement it’s a snap right yeah
you like the second sentence that I
didn’t remember the psychologist knew I
was gonna like it plus they taste like
they they taste kinda like carbs so your
idea of entertaining the carb tasting so
say there is there’s a part of the carb
addiction that doesn’t get talked about
a lot which is which happens in your
mouth before the food even gets into
your body when we taste carbs our brain
already lights up it knows it’s coming
it’s excited for that dopamine hit right
it’s all part of it what they’re they’re
basically saying is that by doing this
keto bar it tastes sweet and therefore
now I’m gonna have a carb reaction
although it’s not carbs right I’m
assuming there’s no purpose in it I mean
there’s actually carbs in it because
it’s 5 grams of carbs or 5 to 7 I’ve
never never I’ve ever seen but is it
sweetened with something that’s you know
maybe a keto friendly sweetener or
whatever which isn’t going to give you
the physiological hit of sugar but what
it does do is it gives you the
psychological hit of sugar and then of
course that means I could be chasing
sugar again not a big deal if you’re
doing that like once in a very very blue
moon but if you’re doing that regularly
so you see this is where I get another
problem most people who buy keto snacks
are buying them because they want to eat
them because they’re and they are even
regularly and I think as soon as you get
into that story unless you’re very
disciplined you could end up eating too
many carbs in your day right because
like I said if one bar is between 5 and
7 grams of carbs and you eat two of them
you’re still gonna have a meal that’s
not mine now you could do a carnivore
meal and then you’d be fine you right so
like if that’s a way to manage it and
there are ways to manage it if you like
snacks and you just to say those bars
are usually expensive you can have a
snack and and and like probably like a
cheaper snack and better for you let’s
say you had like some more hard-boiled
eggs
or knots even those those bars are
usually made of no can I also just point
out that if I’m eating a meal every time
I get hungry chances are I won’t be
eating snacks
that’s just another point to me because
if I’m actually hungry why aren’t I
eating a meal mmm that’s that’s the
question that I have if I’m actually
hungry why am I not eating okay
second let’s go with the second must
have in your Quito starting kid that’s
called Quito little measurement and
Quito strips I don’t know you call it
those little blood test device that
would measure ketones in your blood and
and Quito for over a year now and I’ve
never tested my blood for ketones so is
it necessary absolutely not
is it fun probably I mean if I could
take take my my measurements and see
like don’t poke your finger every year
no I mean that probably not fun but I
mean just knowing like oh I met you know
am I at two or am i at 1.5 or am I at
point five but can I point oh so I watch
a few different Quito YouTube channels
and I’m thinking of one guy in
particular who never has hi Quito
numbers and he’s always frustrated and
versus his wife who always has like
these amazing numbers and she’s barely
dusky oh yeah she’s more low-carb and
she’s always like doing these great
numbers whenever she decides to do keel
for a little while like she just jumps
right in it and so you know what’s
interesting there is that he’s
frustrated and whenever we watched
whenever I watch a video where he’s
tested his ketones for whatever
experiment that they happen to be doing
or whatever he’s frustrated he’s like oh
yeah my numbers point to or my numbers
0.3 but it’s like you’re in ketosis what
difference does it make that was my
question is there like a difference in
those like whether you at point two at
two or three once you’re in ketosis is
there when you be nicer to me to have
higher numbers so from what the doctors
are saying there is no benefit like once
you’re in ketosis you’re in ketosis
whether you’re having a point to reading
or a one reading you know of course you
don’t want to go too high like past
what’s normal
but I mean again you’d have to be
drinking ketones to get past what’s
normal so as long as you’re you know in
ketosis that’s what’s important that’s
what’s significant it means that your
body is using fat for fuel but this is
what I’m saying it’s like I feel like
those meters they can be fun but they
can also be frustrating because once
again it’s putting us to focus on a
number rather than focus on how we feel
rather than focusing on the health
benefits rather than focusing on my
overall goal for myself which is
improved health better ability to use my
body the way I want to use my body but
do you know of any like I would a person
not using those device when you can go
between meals without feeling hungry for
sure so like I mean it Sears the thing
was there guy so if you were eating very
low carb so mm-hmm first of all anybody
who’s watched dr. Westman white-coat
video he’s he’s pretty clear on saying
it that if you’re doing 20 grams total
carb per day 20 grams total carb like
99.9% of people okay like that new year
if you’re being good with yourself
you’re gonna be into ketosis now how can
you tell the most common so how can you
tell you can tell because if I’m eating
so Arthur we need 20 grams of carbs or
less per day and I am no longer having
withdrawal symptoms so that’s the first
thing so my headaches are gone I don’t
have you know like I’m not chasing carbs
anymore I’m not feeling like fluish type
symptoms or all those withdrawal
symptoms that you hear most alcoholics
and drug addicts have if I no longer
have post those withdrawal symptoms
that’s another indication that you’re in
ketosis so you’re eating low carb and
you don’t have those symptoms and
the most obvious to me and I feel like
the most reliable when I can go between
one meal to the next so two three four
hours between meals and not be hungry so
I have either what is it breakfast and I
can make it to lunch I have lunch and I
can make it to supper and I’m not hungry
in between you are definitely in ketosis
and when you can actually go from supper
we’re around through and make it to
lunch you know for sure you’re in
ketosis these are just the reality that
carbs push us to eat carbs push us to
feel hungry when you no longer have that
scenario you’re in ketosis so that’s
like I feel like that the real-world way
of telling right like because what’s
happening so there’s no clarity in
between the meals your body is pulling
fat from you that’s what’s actually
happening so that’s how you can tell
okay next one in your kit would be any
kind of you know at hydration
supplemented of powder or tabs that you
put in water that you would yeah okay
necessary they’re necessary interesting
word are they helpful that one I would
say are helping it so necessaries
interesting work if you are doing a well
planned out ketogenic lifestyle where
you are making sure that all of your
micronutrients are coming from you know
vegetables and and and like good quality
vegetables and good quality meats
theoretically you don’t need anything
else besides a little bit of salt how
good are we at doing that right that’s
another question so when you might find
yourself with leg cramps or you might
find yourself like craving salt that’s
an indication that you’re imbalanced and
I would say these kind of things are
very good in those moments because it’s
a quick way of getting a pretty balanced
I mean dependent what can you buy a
pretty balanced electrolyte into your
system for myself personally I use Vegas
sport and I can put a link for that in
the description below it’s a good from
what I can see it’s a good one the
potassium count in Vegas bort I feel
like is not super super high but at the
same time I do find for myself I found
it works very good
I think Zipf is is another one that has
actually much more potassium in it I
could put a link for that to down below
but it’s but it has carbs Vegas board
has no carbs or and no carbs in it
whereas as it fit that’s actually my
favorite thing to do is to put Vegas
sport in bubbly water that tastes
delicious hmm that’s a very nice cool
okay next let’s see if you think it’s a
must-have
what about like artificial sweeteners
mainly stevia is it like I must have in
in somebody’s kit
so here’s what I’m gonna say on that one
it is not necessary
here’s what I’m gonna say it’s not
necessary but what it is is nice to have
and I’m gonna say why because I want
people to understand something I do not
believe that you should be using stevia
on a regular basis why because it tastes
sweet and when we engage the sweet
cephalic system we end up reminding
ourselves of carbs and chasing carbs and
carbs and carbs and carbs even though
you’re not actually ingesting any carbs
it tastes like carbs so my first thing
is necessary no nice to have around yes
why is it nice to have around for those
once in a blue moon okay there’s one
thing once in a blue moon treats that
you might make for yourself so now we’re
talking once every if you’re working
with me once every few months treats
that you allow you how stoked to have
maybe around your birthday maybe around
Christmas once every few months not
every week not even every month once
every few months because if I let myself
do that once every few months I’m not
gonna get used to it so I have my nice
treat for whatever occasion happens to
be happening and then I go back to
eating regularly and I’m not being
pulled by it because it was a one-off
yeah so it’s nice to have around yeah
so but putting in your coffee I would
not I would not
any kind of stevia or any kind of
creamer that’s sweetened in your coffee
flavored and sweetened they’re not the
same thing like coffee with 35% creams
delicious so well absolutely yeah right
but I know but I also I would also go as
far as saying that coffee with a
flavored creamer
that’s not sweetened is fine like if you
put 35% cream and I drew a drop of
regular vanilla so not not not sweetened
vanillish regular vanilla extract that
can be delicious
and drop a because too much of its
bitter but that can be delicious and yet
not add any sweet to your food so I
should I’m saying like you’re putting
some cinnamon for example in your coffee
again it’s not sweet so that’s what I
would suggest but see BIA for an
occasional once in a while again the
next one I’m not sure if I’m gonna tell
the product or start with the first
sentence because they’re both
interesting okay let’s start with
sentence when going keto you want to
increase your fat intake as much as
possible to boost our full you feel you
feel you’re not a boost your fat as much
as possible to boost how who’s helpful
you got your fat intake – helpful you
feel so there I say know you when you
eat food you should be eating food for
energy so that means that you’re eating
high quality meats and a high quality
veg and let me be clear when I say high
quality what I mean is the highest
quality that you can afford so what that
means to me is that if I can afford to
buy grass-fed steak
why wouldn’t I buy it if I can’t afford
grass-fed steak then I’m gonna buy steak
from the grocery store by the quality
that you can afford but if I can afford
both either either grass-fed or grocery
store steak I’m not eating McDonald’s
hamburgers this is what I’m saying I’m
not gonna go to McDonald and take the
Bennett mm-hmm I’m gonna eat my steak
okay so this the first I’m gonna say
the best quality that you can up for it
so if I’m going there with
I would say that I’m trying to I’m not
trying to feel full I’m trying to eat
til appreciated eating good quality food
so right away I disagree with that first
date statement what is d yeah so MCT oil
like either powdered or like okay so MCT
oil so I’m gonna go go there um do we
need MCT oil again I’m gonna save of
course you don’t need it is it helpful
to have it can be so let’s be clear on
something medium chain triglycerides
which are fats that our body can use
immediately they are helpful to have
when you’re first starting out because
what they do is they allow your body to
start processing so knowing how to use
fat or using fat for fuel let’s say
faster in the process so when I’m doing
my first week or two of keto if I happen
to have mc2 oil my body is gonna be
given exhaust sahjhan is ketones right
away to use so it doesn’t break anything
down that’s helpful when I pee on a
strip or do a finger prick or whatever
way we’re doing to test if you happen to
test it’s gonna look like I’m already in
ketosis that’s not true okay we need to
make the distinction there I’m not in
ketosis until my body starts only using
fat or using mostly fat for fuel I
should say and not relying on carbs okay
so so then is it necessary to have no is
it helpful to have in the beginning yes
is it helpful to have long term no so
why no again because if I have those
long term the other problem that I see
people doing is they just keep adding
MCT oil to everything and you can overdo
it on some level again remember were you
talking about the whole ketoacidosis a
few videos back you know like if I’m
drinking MCT oil like the chance that
I’m gonna overdo the ketones again it’s
hard to do cuz I mean MCT oil it’s oil
mm-hmm but it’s not necessary but if
you’re an athlete let’s say you go to
the gym three hours a day this is
something that would be a like your
body builder that’s on keto doing the
keto lifestyle I’m gonna make the big
guess that if I’m a bodybuilder doing a
ketogenic lifestyle I would love to be
lower in body fat and at that point why
wouldn’t I let my body take the fat
that’s on board rather than adding fat
that’s just not logical or maybe if you
already had some a present if you like
like at your goal and super love that
that would be the probably the one
scenario where I would say then you
might not some okay so if I’m trying to
maintain but so here’s a big but I’m
gonna say this MCT oil which is often
derived from coconut oil if I was that
actually in that situation I would use
the coconut oil because you get all the
positive properties of the oil and not
just a medium train chain triglycerides
I know there’s kind of linear oleic
acids and all kinds of other things in
coconut oil that you would be missing by
just going for pure MCT oil so if I was
that athlete what I would do actually is
use coconut oil instead if I’m trying to
keep myself from gaining weight I’m
sorry I try to keep myself expensive too
those are those products I mean they’re
more expensive than coconut oil for
example can be expensive okay
oh the next one’s interesting like and
you like talked about it like some kind
of air fryer necessary for keto
necessary for Qdoba that’s like so funny
and cute oh sorry kid like like why I
don’t even understand why why would an
air fryer be necessary for keto like how
were you frying fluid before so like all
the people that we’re doing
but regardless so whatever oil you are
using to fry before why wouldn’t you
just people like I don’t understand so I
I get right away my meter is going off
that they’re just using keto to sell a
product right because why would an air
fryer be necessary for keto that’s my
starting point what I say that it’s
helpful for keto so necessary versus
helpful absolutely here’s the thing air
fryers
use oil like use much less oil so
there’s two reasons that I would see why
an airfryer could be helpful but so not
necessary do not go out and buy an
airfryer just because you’re doing keto
that makes no sense but and you know why
makes no sense I’m sorry I thought a
frying pan no I’m just driving me nuts
if I have a frying pan and I have a
fatty piece of meat and I put it in the
frying pan and guess what happens it’s
going to fry mm-hmm the fact that’s on
the meat is gonna come into the pan and
I’m gonna be able to fry and I’m not
gonna burn my meat and I did that before
I wasn’t doing keto so I don’t even
understand like that just I feel like
people trying to sell products that
frustrates me because I don’t like
people being taken advantage of no no of
course not but it’s the reason I would
say that it could be useful I’m sorry
it’s more like the outfall paying your
keto starter kit okay
the reason I can see it being helpful is
because you need so much less oil to fry
food so for example if you’ve got a pork
chop and you put it in a air fryer you
probably even have to add any oil and if
you put a chicken let’s say a piece of
chicken in the air fryer and just give
it a little spritz with some coconut oil
or some olive oil or some not olive oil
coconut oil or avocado oil and put it in
the air fryer they again it’s gonna fry
so are you gonna get a nice crispy piece
of chicken without having to dunked it
in oil so because avocado oil and
coconut oil are so expensive I ear fire
can be helpful but can I just back up
again and say that you could put it in
the pan it’s like a we were talking just
this morning that’s not a bacon grease
and save that for frying I’m sorry but I
just really don’t like it’s not easy
taking advantage of that bothers me of
course
but we’re saying was it this morning or
last night that our two two good
purchases we made like can in the past
month for for food Oh our good purchases
that I made and honestly any I’m not
trying to push a product no no no I’m
not trying to product but helpful but to
helpful things that we did buy just
because it helped be efficient I don’t
even know these are on the list you had
yeah but the two things that we did buy
that we use every day
are almost every day a really strong
blender so the one I bought we actually
both bought the ninja blenders really
strong blender we’re not we’re not in
any way associated with it’s just a
brand that we actually bought well you
use it for what I do use it for making
coffee so blended coffees with like oil
if I do when I do do my own coffees I
also use it for blending avocado when
I’m making like different things that
have all kind I really want to have a
cada to be smooth you’re making your
iced for making rice cauliflower for
because it had a food processor on it so
like we had that so like honestly
there’s so many things that like I can I
can actually say that that food
processor slash blender gets use every
single day at my house the second
product that I use that I can definitely
say gets used every single time I make
vegetables is my pressure cooker my
pressure cooker I use every time because
I’m very very sensitive to lectins not
everybody is but I am and I figured that
out after reading mark hymens book food
what the heck should I eat I’m super
sensitive to lectins and when I started
cooking my vegetables in a food
processor how has my life changed that I
don’t have again a lot of reactions to
food and whatever so now I’m gonna even
I’m gonna be honest transparency I have
a airfryer did I buy my airfryer because
of keto absolutely not right because I
also have a deep fryer and my deep fryer
I had for years and years and years and
did I use those crappy oh yes I did
so like the thing is is that do I I mean
it’s expensive when I want to fry with
RIT with avocado oil in my deep fryer so
of course the air fryer now has replaced
it when I’m frying those kind of things
um so this is again that whole idea of
like what’s your goal what’s your
ultimate courses like it has to do with
being more efficient like in the slow
cooker you put the piece of meat like
even the other week I did put a piece of
pork and a piece of beef the beef in the
slow cooker like for an hour and a half
and you have like me in the pressure
cooker in the pressure cooker you’re not
the slow cooking a pressure cooker and
you have meat like
and actually honestly my pressure my
slow cooker I’ve actually started using
more and more and since I’d become Akita
what I say that that’s Aikido necessary
no but it actually just happens that
because I mean eating better quality and
more and better quality meat more often
I’m finding recipes that call for a slow
cooker so I have a slow cooker I have a
pressure cooker and I have a really good
blender food processor and air fryer and
I use all of these things ok
last product on a keto lifestyle list
I started kid it’s another product
actually and I’m I’m gonna ask a
question instead of like just giving you
the product because like of the reaction
you had with the the air fryer
how does like a spiralizer would help
like somebody went on a ketogenic
lifestyle okay so yeah I have a
spiralizer a spiralizer is a device that
little device that you have to make to
make let’s say vegetable into little
spiral strings like or whatever and
there’s you can have different sizes and
it could be strings they could be disks
it depending on how much attachment you
have so I guess the positive of a
spiralizer is that if you miss things
like pasta there are certain vegetables
that you can spiral eyes and then when
you cook them up they taste kind of
pasta like are there good pasta
replacement method they taste like pasta
but they’re good pasta replacements you
can put sauce on them I mean I used to
do that I used to make spiralized
zucchini that tasted really good
and so that’s not I mean that’s a I
guess a valid product do I need it for
heat Oh duh no but like it the funny
thing is is that they’re kind of messy
to use and actually I can’t even under
the last time I use mine hmm
so that’s part one part two if I
spiralize some zucchini and use it for
pasta that’s still a large amount of
carbs right that’s a teeny is a carbine
I think I I think depending on how many
carbs you have left for your day is
going to depend on whether or not you
can actually use that and then it an
efficient way but I feel like the other
thing that’s interesting there is a of
still in that situation
I will admit that when I started when I
bought that I was still in that
situation where I I like pasta and I was
like how do I have that as a meal and
like I feel like today I moved so far
past trying to replace things and I
think that’s ultimately you know you
listen to these products and these
either the products like food products
or they the purchase products they’re
really aimed at people who still are new
to the keto game and you’re still trying
to replace the old lifestyle that you
were living and I feel like as long as
you would get stuck there you’re gonna
be stuck there and the sense that if I’m
trying to replace a chocolate-chip
cookie or pasta or a try to replace you
know mashed potatoes or then I’m gonna
need products to do that versus if I
allow myself to see what low glycemic
vegetables I actually like and find
recipes that use those those vegetables
I don’t need to replace anything so do I
think is bad to have a spiralizer no I
think you need a spiralizer no there’s
nothing that you need in terms of
cooking utensils that you don’t need for
regular cooking so if you want the
spiralizer get a spiralizer if you want
an air fryer get an air fryer I have one
I have both of those things do I need
those things to do keto No
so that was my last that was yeah it was
a fun article actually like you you said
it like you don’t need you have the same
reaction when you read those things were
you like like yeah because we know we
don’t need anything you need a frying
pan basically that’s like that’s helpful
like to fry your steak and your your
pork chop and like but but you don’t
need like any food product you don’t
need any bars you don’t need any MCT
oils interesting what you just said
there okay
I fry more stuff I like to cook for
myself so I’m not counting cooking for
my daughter I can’t remember the last
time I use up pot no yeah right like I I
use my my instant pot yeah
like to use a real pot to make some food
for violet okay I had one just thinking
about it a maybe a salad spinner because
you can go without you can wash yourself
surprise is not in the list of salads
because on the list I need on keto you
just need you just like me eat so many
vegetables and so much salad and yet a
salad spinner wasn’t there like oh
that’s really interesting actually I did
even think about that that’s true yeah
again salad spinner up so now use
everyday
vegetables that you love to eat no no
but like yeah that’s really what I’m
saying some kind of vegetables that you
love to eat a kind of transportation to
get to the grocery store we need a car
in Canada but like if you live in a warm
climate a bike with a basket to go pick
up some vegetables at you if you live an
alarm clock warm climate a garden in
your backyard no honestly I think if I
have to say the one thing you need to do
Quito it would be vegetables you love to
eat and good quality meat access to good
quality meat that’s those are the two
things you need that but you need those
on any diet yeah honestly like I feel
like people and there are people that
don’t eat veg it’s sad they’re doing the
standard American diet on burgers and
hotdogs and stuff like that and they
don’t eat veg and I don’t think that’s
healthy I think you should be eating
vegetables I think you should be eating
good quality meats you’ll notice I did
not say fruit vegetables
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