Keto Vs Low Carb Diet | Which One Is Better?
In this video, we’ll discuss the difference
between the ketogenic diet and the low carb
diet and talk about which one is more appropriate
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In this video we’re talking about keto versus
low carb diet.
Now there is a difference.
A lot of people think they’re the exact same
There is a difference there.
I’ll explain to you the difference and I’ll
also explain to you how I use these clinically
in order to help people transform their health.
A lot of people probably are going to be surprised
that my perception of these two different
diets and how I utilize them and what I follow
myself, but they’re both great diets.
Let’s dive in.
Now, when we look at the ketogenic diet is
simply means that you’re falling 50 grams
or less of carbohydrates.
So a lot of people are actually between this
25 and 35 grams of carbs per day.
Now the great thing about the ketogenic diet
is it’s a measurable diet and what that
means is that you’re actually able to measure
your blood ketones and if you’re falling the
ketogenic diet correctly, you’re able to be
in the state of ketosis.
You’re able to measure it in being able to
actually measure the diet in order to know
if you’re following it correctly is very powerful.
Now, the ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate
protein, low carb diet.
Ketogenetic diet is great.
It’s helped a lot of people transform their
health and so it’s a diet we really, really
Next here is the low carb diet.
Now when we look at the low carb diet, it
is also a great diet.
Now the low carb diet doesn’t really have
some exact framework in which it falls into.
So, I’m going to tell you how I use the low
I consider it to be a hundred grams or less
Now some people who are following the ketogenic
diet, they see a hundred grams of carbs like,
oh my gosh, that’s a lot of carbs.
But you have to understand that the average
individual is consuming over 300 grams or
more on a daily basis.
And so, when they are going from 300 grams
of carbohydrates, in most cases, very unhealthy
carbohydrates, and going to a hundred grams
of healthy carbohydrates like a sweet potato,
which is a very nutrient dense, then that
is very transformative for them.
So, take that into consideration.
And now on the low carb diet, we’re also removing
processed foods, sugary drinks, grains.
This is a diet where we’re eating good, quality,
whole foods and we’re throwing out all that
So once again, that’s going to be very transformative
for many people.
High fat diet, moderate protein, low carb,
just like the Ketogenic Diet.
Now it also is a diet where we’re going to
focus on eating good, quality, healthy foods.
When you have the ability to put more carbs
into your diet, it’s doesn’t mean that we’re
eating white bread and a whole bunch of junk
It basically means that we’re switching to
high quality carbs.
And this is one of the reasons I love the
low carb diet is because it gives you the
option to have a lot of great carbs that are
good for your health and it really, it’s not
bad to be able to eat sweet potatoes and some
different fruits and things that you love
and the low carb diet allows for more flexibility
in those areas.
And I also think it sustainably, for a long
term, it’s going to be the better diet to
And I can tell you from a clinical perspective,
working with a lot of people every single
Essentially what I find is where people are
struggling and where people are able to actually
maintain certain things.
People, in most cases, do not maintain the
ketogenic diet properly.
And a lot of cases, people will follow the
Ketogenic Diet for a period of time and then
they’ll completely fall off the bandwagon
because they were trying so hard, it was so
far out of their comfort zone, and then they’ll
go into a diet that is absolutely horrendous.
Tons of junk food, lots of processed food,
they just fall off the bandwagon.
So, the low carb diet is somewhere that’s
reasonable, right between.
Now let me tell you how I use the Ketogenic
Now the, one of the things I love about the
ketogenic diet once again, is it’s measurable
and you can see very fast results when you
have some different issues.
So, here’s some of the different issues that
I look at to see if somebody would be a good
candidate for the ketogenic diet.
So, first of all, if you’re looking to burn
fat, there’s not a faster way to burn fat
just simply because when you’re on the Ketogenic
diet, you’re in the state of ketosis, you’re
mobilizing fat stores for energy, you’re burning
So, it’s awesome for that.
So, if you’re looking to lose weight fast,
Ketogenic Diet would be a great answer.
Someone who has high blood pressure, people
who have a hormone imbalance.
A lot of people have hormonal imbalances,
females and males alike typically, will have
the issues with this.
And so following the ketogenic diet will help
create that balance.
Chronic fatigue – so people who just can’t
get out of bed in the morning cause they’re
People who are crashing in the afternoon.
Big problem for many people today.
And what they do as a result, is they go in
and they stimulate their body by pushing in
I recently talked to someone who is consuming
between three and 400 milligrams of caffeine
That’s a lot.
And so, they just push their bodies with caffeine
And then this is why so many people burn out.
Next, weight loss resistance.
This is a big problem.
Many people who are trying to lose weight,
they’re eating what they perceive to be a
good, healthy diet.
They’re exercising and they just can’t get
that weight to budge.
Weight loss resistance is a real problem,
it’s a metabolic hormonal problem, and it’s
also typically an inflammatory problem where
the cell receptors are inflamed and they’re
not hearing the proper signals.
So, this is where the ketogenic diet is powerful
Chronic inflammation – pain all over the body,
pain in the joints, things like Fibromyalgia,
blood sugar and insulin instability.
This is a big problem for a lot of people,
a lot of people around that prediabetic, stage
where they’re about to fall into that diabetic
place, which is not good.
And so, when you’re following the ketogenic
diet, it drives down those blood sugar levels,
drives down insulin levels, allows the body
to heal, weight is falling off, inflammation
is going down in these different metabolic
hormones are just stabilized and people feel
so much better.
They’re not getting light headed and they’re
not getting the shakes.
They’re not getting dizzy when they’re missing
And so, they feel so much better.
Next is neurological conditions.
And this is where the ketogenic diet is an
If you’ve ever somebody who has had some different
brain conditions or someone who is suffering
from a condition where they’re having a lot
of seizures, the ketogenetic diet is such
a transformative diet for these people.
And I’ve worked with many people who have
had these issues in the ketogenic diet, let
me tell you, is life changing.
And that’s one of the things that’s so beautiful
Next here is autoimmune conditions.
So what I find is that a lot of people who
are having sensitivities to a whole bunch
of foods to their environment, they go on
the ketogenic diet and all of a sudden that
just all goes away, which is truly incredible.
It’s like we were sitting there trying to
manage their diet and pull certain foods out
and then just following the ketogenic diet,
they no longer reacted and they no longer
reacted to all the environment around them
where they were just sneezing constantly.
So what it does is it just helps bring your
immune system to a balanced state.
When a lot of people are out there today,
their immune systems are just driven through
the roof and the reacting to everything.
The ketogenic diet helps create immune system
balance and so very powerful there.
So, what I like to do with the ketogenic diet
is use it as a tool.
I personally will go on it for a month at
a time, two months at a time, and then go
back into the low carb diet.
When I’m working in a clinical level with
people, essentially what I’ll do is like we
need to get some results, let’s do the ketogenic
diet for a period of time and as soon as we
get to those results and we’re where we want
to be, let’s go to a good healthy low carb
And so once again, this low carb diet is a
really great place as well and the ketogenic
diet is a great place.
It’s just what is right for you at the time.
I don’t think that the ketogenic diet is a
good diet for a long term sustainability cause
a lot of people fall off the bandwagon.
But the low carb diet very much is.
And so, take that into consideration.
And if you combine that with intermittent
fasting, you are going to see incredible results.
And as a matter of fact, I’ll put a link to
an intermittent fasting video I did that teaches
you everything you need to know about intermittent
fasting, how to do it, how to start it, and
the proper ways to go about it.
So check that out up there.
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