Paradox of Weight Loss  and Ketogenic Lifestyle – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

Paradox of Weight Loss and Ketogenic Lifestyle – Healthy Ketogenic Diet

July 28, 2019 35 By William Morgan

okay I want to read you a definition
here quickly before we get started a
paradox is a statement that despite
apparently valid reasoning from true
premises leads to an apparently self
contradictory or logically unacceptable
conclusion a paradox involves
contradictory yet interrelated elements
that exist simultaneously and persists
over time hello everyone welcome to
Mind-Blowing Health and Wellness with
Violet today we’re talking about the
paradox that exists in weight loss and I
wanted to start off with that definition
because I know that so many of us are
fully aware of what we need to do to
lose weight and yet so many of us have
tried and tried and tried and tried and
try it and try it some more and try it
again and haven’t been able to lose
weight and I want to talk about the
prior docs so that people can start to
understand what is it that you’re doing
or not doing that’s causing your weight
to remain the same or even unfortunately
to continue to increase which is gonna
lead to other medical health issues down
the road okay I have some notes because
actually there’s a lot I want to say on
this topic and I want to make sure I get
it right and the first thing I want I
want to do is help us all to understand
what’s the paradox that I think I see
and it’s that weight loss is seemingly
very easy and yet super complex and
difficult at the same time and that it’s
easy because our bodies work a certain
way and there’s there’s just a few
things that we need to do to make
ourselves thinner and healthier and yet
at the same time we can do the things we
were told to do and for some reason not
get the results that we were told you
would get okay and this is not just my
case this is the case for person after
person after person after person after
person after person why is this
happening so let’s look at the
possibilities we have we have people who
can eat a lot of carbs and be thin there
are others that are thin but have
metabolic disease okay there are others
who eat the carbs and gain weight and
have metabolic disease but then there
are others that eat the carbs gain
weight but have no sign of metabolic
disease so the big contradiction there
is that how is it possible that someone
could be super overweight and yet not
have metabolic disease but you can also
have someone who’s eating a bunch of
carbs and not gaining weight when we
know that overeating on carbs leads to
gaining weight that’s what’s happening
there okay here’s the thing first of all
what I want to say is if you are what
would be considered obese and have zero
metabolic disease and you’re fine and
happy with your your weight and your
life and your situation there’s nothing
for you to do there’s no changes you
need to make I am NOT saying that a
healthy overweight person needs to
change anything so make that clear
is not we’re talking about I’m talking
about the people who are unhealthy and
trying to figure out what’s happening
whether you’re thin and have metabolic
disease so this could help this video
can help you and whether you’re
overweight and have metabolic disease I
believe this video can help you so I
should wanna make sure I’m clear on that
okay so let’s go through what I think is
happening there I do believe that the
issues related to this has to do with
the myths that exist about weight loss
and one of the major myths that we need
to look at and we need to stop telling
ourselves this is that calories in equal
calories out which means that if I eat
something and then I work out that
amount it’s like if I didn’t eat it that
is simply not true and I’m gonna talk to
you about why and I’m not a doctor and
I’m not pretending or claiming to be a
doctor I said at the beginning of this
video I’m a psychologist but what I am
as a psychologist what I’m able to do is
help people to
stand how misinformation will cause you
to believe certain things and act in
certain ways and therefore affect you
and the people around you in certain
ways right
if you misunderstand what’s happening in
your body you will interpret your own
behavior as good when it’s not good and
that will lead you to do actions that
are harmful to yourself
so from a psychological point of view
knowing what you’re doing helps you to
do the right things so this is why I’m
talking about this because I’ve
recognized with talking to multiple
multiple clients they don’t know what
all this information means and so
therefore they move forward making
mistake after mistake after mistake and
end up on medication after medication
when they could have taken actions to
change what was happening in their life
that’s the reason I’m doing what I’m
doing right now that’s what I’m talking
about this so if you eat a hundred
calories worth of jam it is not
metabolized the same way as if you ate a
hundred calories worth of butter and
there’s a reason for that butter is
mostly fat jam is mostly carbs although
they’re both energy sources so
carbohydrates are an energy source fats
are energy source
they’re both energy sources however when
you eat butter the insulin response that
your body is gonna have is close closer
to zero versus if you eat Jam the
insulin response that your body is gonna
have is closer to its max and for that
reason you will metabolize jam in a very
different way than you do butter so what
do I mean by that if I eat butter it
does not necessarily get stored as fat
because my insulin didn’t spit didn’t
spike insulin is the hormone that tells
your body to put whatever energy that is
processing away as
normally it’s doing that because
carbohydrates are toxic to our system in
high amounts not in normal amounts only
in high amounts so if I eat Jam which is
carbohydrate then my insulin is very
likely to be spiked especially because
nine times out of ten we were going to
eat jam on some kind of cracker or bread
which is also carbohydrate so even
though I’m only having but I think you
see where I’m going right that 100 grams
of jam is probably gonna be on something
same way that that hundred grams of
butter is gonna probably be on something
but it might not be bread and if it’s in
my life it wouldn’t be bread but we’re
only talking about the the jam and the
butter at this moment the jam is gonna
tell your body to store it’s that basic
Jam causes an insulin spike insulin says
oh there’s sugar I need to store it it’s
that basic every time you eat any
carbohydrate that’s what’s happening if
it’s in a large enough amount now what
makes it a large enough amount the
numbers are not 100% guaranteed on that
but it’s widely believed and widely
understood that if you keep your
carbohydrates low which is where the low
carb high fat movement came in keeping
them low causes your body to use the
carbs right away and use the fat right
away and not store when you and if you
keep them ultra low like in a ketogenic
diet you might even get to the point
where you are really burning only
ketones really and your body is like
really using this all the sugar all the
fat so how all you need to keep it will
depend on you the first time trying to
help you understand is that our body
does not treat all sources of calories
the same way it treats carbohydrates
very differently than it treats facts
yet both of them are energy sources so
we need to be choosy of which energy
source we’re going to look towards
because if we want to lose fat taking
the energy source that causes our body
to store fat is a bad idea
now the other paradox that comes about
is when we’re trying to understand so
what happens
some people can store fat and
metabolically not seem to have any
issues and other people have metabolic
issues and it seems like for some reason
and again we can’t explain all of this
but for some people when they store fat
they’re able to create new fat cells
they just seem to have an endless
ability to put the sugar away and so
because they can put the sugar away they
don’t end up with metabolic issues this
is this is how I’m understand again I’m
not a doctor
but I get from my point of view the
question again becomes a do you have any
metabolic issues because if you have
metabolic issues they need to be
addressed B are you comfortable are you
comfortable how you’re living your life
are you comfortable with your size are
you comfortable with what you’re trying
to accomplish psychologically if I’m
uncomfortable if I’m not happy with my
size and I’m not happy with my ability
to play with my kids or to do the
activities that I used to like to do
then even if I don’t have metabolic
issues I might still be in the scenario
where I’m not happy with my life if
you’re happy that’s fine if our body
continues to store until it has no more
ability to store then we end up in that
pre diabetes diabetes situation
unfortunately when we’re in those
stories because our body has been
storing and storing and storing at the
excess sugar in our body as fat but now
it can’t store what ends up happening is
we end up having toxic levels of sugar
in our blood so that when we go to the
doctor the doctor can see through the
blood test we have too much sugar in our
blood so what’s the answer to that well
obviously we cannot live with too much
sugar in our blood it’s toxic it will
kill us so
up until this point the answer seems to
have been that doctors have given
medications to encourage our body to
continue to store so now we have to look
at what’s happening my body got to the
position where it could no longer store
the sugar in my blood as fat in my body
the doctor gives me a medication that
pushes either my body to produce more
insulin so that I can store it or
actually gives me insulin so that I can
store it but my body didn’t seem to
think there was place to store it so
where does my body store it well this is
where we start to see situations where
we’re storing fat in places fat is not
supposed to be like in our liver and our
internal organs and we start to see that
the sugar is a big is affecting our
system because it’s not supposed to be
there so we end up with extremities that
are having problems with circulation
then we’re having problems with our eyes
again I’m not a doctor but I’ve lived
through enough family members friends
going through this issue and have her
having had conversations with my own
doctor about what possibly could happen
in my future and other family members
learning what was happening in the
reason for what’s happening in their
life I’m not a doctor but what I’m
suggesting to you is that if I don’t
understand the mechanism what’s
happening here I won’t be able to do the
things to help myself and at the end of
the day what I need to understand is if
excess sugar in my system is the reason
that all these other things are going to
happen have two options I could continue
to eat carbohydrates which are found in
grains they are found in vegetables that
are high starch but they’re also found
in regular vegetables I’m not gonna lie
they are found in dairy they are found
in nuts and seeds so I could continue to
consume large amounts of carbohydrates
knowing that there’s a possibility that
at some point my body will no longer be
able to put the carbs away and I will
therefore have to go on medication to
put the carbs away but that’s gonna lead
to metabolic issues or before that
happens to me or if it sorry sorry
happen to me I could take a decision to
take the carbohydrates out of my life
and what happens if I actually decide to
do that if the carbohydrates are not
what have we already learned my body
will decide to use on other fuel source
which would be the fact that I’m eating
and the fat on my body
the paradox about weight loss is that
for so many years we’ve been told that
fat causes us to gain fat despite the
fact that we’ve also known for many
years and again not a doctor but it’s
known and it’s on record and we can
check this we’ve known for years that
fat does not increase your insulin
anywhere near as much as carbohydrates
increases your insulin and it is insulin
that determines whether you’re storing
fat or not because insulin is storing
fat to save your body from being exposed
to too much sugar if you would like to
decrease the amount of fat on your body
then the obvious answer would be to
decrease the amount of carbohydrates you
are ingesting so that your body can turn
to being a fat-burning organism and
therefore not only fuel itself but fuel
itself with the fat that’s already on
now the other paradoxical thing that we
often hear is that well if I were to not
eat carbohydrates then I wouldn’t have
any energy but I just mentioned that we
have two forms of energy sources
carbohydrates and fats if you don’t eat
carbs your body will use fats will it
take it a little while to switch from
using carbohydrates to fats yes because
for years you’ve been using
carbohydrates for fuel you’ve also been
using fats for fuel but just not as much
and also with the amount of
carbohydrates that we tend to eat let’s
look at that for five sec
when the food guide is telling us that
we’re allowed to have 45 to 65% of our
calories per day coming from
carbohydrates and they’re basing this on
a 2,000 calorie diet let me just tell
you what that means that means that 225
to 325 grams of carbs per day is what
they’re telling us they aim at so again
if you consider that a low-carb diet is
125 or or less the food guide is telling
us to be a hundred grams to almost 200
grams above what we know is gonna be
healthy for us well but we now know it’s
gonna be healthy for us so what’s gonna
happen with all that sugar right my body
can only manage having one teaspoon in
my blood system at any given moment in
time otherwise I’m becoming toxic if I
eat 225 grams on the low end that’s 45%
of my calories from carbohydrates
what am I was my body gonna do with that
well it has to shuttle it into fat
stores because that’s what it does to
keep me safe my body will not let me
kill myself without a fight so to keep
me safe if I eat all of those carbs it’s
gonna throw it into fat cells to keep it
out of my blood because it’s toxic in my
blood you know 225 grams of
carbohydrates in a day that’s 45
teaspoons of sugar whether you’re
getting that from rice getting potatoes
whether you’re getting it from cookies
that’s 45 teaspoons of sugar I question
whether any of you watching this video
would ever sit down with a bowl and eat
45 teaspoons of sugar you probably
wouldn’t do it eh that’d be gross but be
you just know better you know not to do
that yet they’re saying that that’s what
it’s okay to ingest in a day in in
hidden in foods because it seems hidden
because we don’t think about a piece of
bread as having 15 grams of car
even though it does we don’t think about
a potato of having like a small potato
of having like 30 grams of copper but it
does so they don’t think about an apple
having 10 to 15 grams of carbs but it
does we need to start allowing ourselves
to recognize that there are
carbohydrates in a lot of the foods that
we’ve been eating there’s a
carbohydrates a lot of foods that we’ve
been told are healthy on some level
they’re healthy in small portions but
then we also have to look at that means
that if I’ve had that what I can’t have
any other carbs pretty much for the day
or I need to fit how much of that can I
fit in and still have a reasonable meal
and not go over my carbs and it’s really
difficult to do now it’s not impossible
to do in lots of people do it but at the
same time you need to understand what
you’re doing you need to understand that
if I allow my insulin to get to that
certain level where it starts to store I
am NOT going to lose weight in a
ketogenic lifestyle that number is less
than 50 50 grams of carbs now for some
people it needs to be even less than
that for me I chose to live my lifestyle
at 20 grams or less that was me you
might come into a ketogenic way of
living and find that you can do 50 you
might decide to do a low-carb high-fat
which means that you can be under 125
everybody’s different this is part of
the reason there are some people who can
eat carbs and be thin there are some
people that can eat carbs be thin but
have metabolic there’s some people that
can have eat carbs be overweight have
metabolic and there’s some people who
can have carbs be overweight and not
have a metabolic problem everybody is
different but what I’m trying to put out
there to you is that if you already
recognize that you’re having some kind
of metabolic issue and you need to lose
weight or if you recognize that you
don’t have metabolic issue but you’d
like to lose weight regardless whichever
one it is for you understanding that how
many carbs you eat determines if your
insulin levels rise which determines if
you gain weight a calorie is not just a
calorie if you’re eating carbs there’s
more likely a chance that you’ll push
yourself into fat storage then if you’re
eating fats for fuel much less chance
you push yourself into
that’s arch at the same time energy is
energy and if I overeat my energy of
course I’m gonna either maintain or gain
weight because if I eat enough fat in my
diet to fuel my day I won’t take any fat
off my body that’s just the way this
works I won’t have an insulin spike
because I won’t be trying to get sugar
out of my system but I still won’t
necessarily lose way but that’s a whole
other story what’s important to
recognize here and I’m saying that just
cuz I don’t want people saying oh you
can lose you can gain weight from fat I
know that you can but right now we’re
talking about this paradox that we’ve
been told for years and years a fat will
make us gain weight and carbs will not
and it’s not reality carbohydrates spike
your insulin and that’s what causes us
to gain weight I hope that helped people
to understand that carbohydrates are a
main part of how we gained weight how
we’ve gotten to this point in our lives
but that you can change it if you
understand what’s happening it’s
important for us to understand what
we’re doing if we’re gonna do it well
that’s why you have a psychologist
talking to you about weight gain because
I need you to understand what you’re
doing if you’re gonna do it well
everything that we want to change in
life starts with understanding how it’s
affecting me what I can do to change
what’s affecting me and how I can make
sure that I fully do the best job I can
at keeping myself healthy whether it’s
mentally or physically because the to
connect and talk to each other and
affect each other if I don’t feel good
physically there’s a chance that I’ll
have a bad day and if I have a bad day
there’s a chance that it’s gonna affect
my physiology they go together I want to
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