S2:E43 Keto your Carbs Away From Me!

S2:E43 Keto your Carbs Away From Me!

August 8, 2019 1 By William Morgan


– Welcome back to the Captain’s Log. Dr. Daller’s gonna tell me
about the keto diet today, sir. – Oh yes, yes, great show today. – I know we had some
conversation before about it, but today, you gotta
go deep diving into it. – Deep diving about
everything you wanted to know, you want to know about the keto diet, all the questions, I mean, we got a lot, a lot of questions. – But what about stuff I don’t wanna know? – And things you don’t wanna know. – You probably got a lot of that too. – You know what I love
about the keto diet, is that you cannot have the cake. And you cannot even eat that cake. – Yeah you can’t have it. – You know, you cannot even buy the cake, or anything about cake, no cake. – No smelling. – No smelling of the cake even. So today, great show. I mean, we wanted to really
dive in deep into the keto diet. What does it mean? We’ll talk about energy, how it works, and the pros and the cons. – By the end of this
we’re gonna be in ketosis. – Completely, completely. – Right at the end of the show. – Completely, completely. We’ll take a right here Captain Brien. – Okay. – So, I know we had a lot of questions coming from the audience about keto diet. You know, it’s the hottest topic. If you Google the number
one Google question in 2018. – That’s why we got so
many dumb questions. – The number one Google question in 2018 was, ‘What is the keto diet?’ – Yeah. – So that’s what people
care about, 2018, 2019, people are still asking a lot of questions – I thought they were asking about how they can get Captain Brien’s vodka? – Well, go straight here. – Son of a bitch, it’s not that? (laughing) I swear, it wasn’t? – Oh my god. It should be, it should be. We’ll talk about– – It’s probably right
up there, it’s rigged. – And by the way, I mean
your vodka is carb free. – That’s right, it’s keto-friendly. – It’s keto-friendly. – And the gin, the gin and the vodka both. – Yep, fantastic. So, you know, the most
common question is hey, can you explain that keto diet to me? Can you, in layman’s terms,
don’t go into deep into, you know, medical terms, about ketone, and what the ketones are. So essentially, Captain Brien, your body utilizes two forms of energy. – Okay. – The first energy is
glucose, carbohydrates, the most common form of what
most people use is glucose. So you have certain amount
of glycogen in your liver, and your body utilizes that
glycogen, converting to glucose, and that’s what your brain
uses, that’s what you, straight up. That’s what your muscle
uses, and everything else. So that’s, again, that’s
the most common form of fuel that we use is glucose. The problem with glucose is
that we have ups and down, the problem with glucose
is after we eat it, we feel like we are
sluggish, we are tired, we’re not ourselves, it’s
not very good for our skin, it’s not very good for our body overall. It’s not what we call a clean fuel. And we’d rather utilize
fat instead of glucose. So when you do the keto diet– – Does it have the same effect? Do you get the same out of
the fat as you do the glucose? – Oh, you, from the fat,
it’s like driving, you know, an electric car. It’s a pure, clean fuel. – Yeah. – That doesn’t have all the
side effect that sugar has. And you’re shedding the,
there’s no question, no matter what people will tell you about the pros and the cons, you are going to lose
weight with the keto diet. – There’s no way. – There’s no, guaranteed
you’re going to lose weight. It’s a guaranteed thing. – We should do, how long’s it take before you really start losing weight? – Very good question. So on average, it does
take three to four days to kick in into ketosis, into keto. And I’ll explain to the
audience how to do that, but it will take you three to four days. And after that, you’re
going to shed your weight. – Should I do a test from
one week to the next? Tuesday to Tuesday on the Captain’s Log? – So, people have done
medical testing, you know, people did studies, and
they followed people that they give the same
breakfast, lunch, and dinner that they were eating, so it was, and they follow those
people, after three months, on average, a person lost 23 pounds. Three months of doing the
keto diet, and you lose, and remember, with the
keto diet, you eat a lot. – Right. – I mean it’s not like you’re restrictive, caloric restrictive, so you do eat a lot, but you’re not that hungry. And I’ll explain to the
audience why you’re not hungry, why you feel like, I’m
full, I’m not hungry! – Okay. Because your arteries are clogged! – No, no. – No, that’s not why? – Your arteries take years to clog, it doesn’t take three months to clog. – I’ve been working on
them for a long time. – You’ve been working, right. So it does take three, a long long time. But again, I want to
explain to the audience, I love the keto diet as a
tool, it’s not a lifestyle. – Yeah. – You and I, we did
podcast about lifestyle. – Yeah, lifestyle. – Lifestyle is something for life. Keto you cannot do 24/7 for
years and years and years. It’s very, very difficult. – It’s just a lot. I have a friend, he says, Bobby Kelly, he’s a famous comedian in New York. He counts his fats. Every time he gets fat, he says
oh, I’m on fat number three. Then when he loses all his
weight, the next time he’s fat, he says he’s on fat number four. So if you use the keto
diet, you go back and forth. Maybe that’s what he likes. – So use it as a tool if
you want to lose the weight, but then go on a
lifestyle type of behavior that includes everything. So again, going back to the keto diet, how do we do that? How do you start the keto diet? So the keto diet, essentially, you have the macronutrients that you have. You have protein, fat, and carbohydrates. With the keto diet, you
use about 70-80 percent of your macronutrients is coming from fat, about 15% is coming from protein,
and 5% from carbohydrates. So it’s very restrictive
on the carbohydrates. – So you can eat a lot of chicharróns? – You can– – Right, a lot of chicarróns. – You can eat anything that is fatty. Now, again, my problem with that is that people really don’t understand that you really need to have healthy fats. You cannot eat bacon all day. I mean, everybody like a
slice of bacon here and there, but not bacon all day,
this is not good for you. – Avocado. – Avocado is fantastic for you. I mean, there are certain
meats that are good for you. – Like what? – You know, have a good, that
you know, grass-fed beef, nothing wrong with that. – Nice, we use Braveheart
beef, you know Braveheart beef? – No. – It’s genetically, they
did the certain cows, and it actually reduces
your risk of heart attack. – Really? – Yeah, it’s a real thing. – Okay. – It’s a high-end product. It’s like a wagyu, and like that, yeah. – So these kind of things you can have. And what else, can you have some veggies? Yes, so certain veggies you are allowed, certain veggies are not allowed. For example, you cannot have
potatoes with the keto diet. You can not have even sweet
potato with the keto diet. So anything starchy,
vegetable, you shouldn’t have. – Can you have zucchini? – You can have zucchini,
you can have cauliflower, you can have asparagus, you can have a– – Do you have a lot of
gas on the keto diet? – You do. – It sounds a little gassy. – You become bloated
and constipated as well. – Yeah. – So again, and most people, the problem with the constipation, most people don’t drink enough water. – Yeah. – So that’s, again, one of the problem, that people don’t drink enough water. You really, really need to drink water. Because with regular diet,
when we eat, you know, 50 percent of our diet is carbohydrates. Not with the keto diet. – Right. – With the keto diet, only five percent. So carbohydrates– – Can you take the fiber gummies, like the little fiber pills? Will they make you pass it? – Yeah, that will help you. – Will that help? – To take extra fibers that are not from fruit and
vegetables, yes, you can. But plenty of vegetables,
like kale and spinach is allowed during the, when
you’re doing keto diet. – Okay. – So the keto diet definitely,
one thing for sure, you are going to lose your weight. 23 pounds in three months,
still eating very well, it’s not bad, if you do it over a year, you lose about 43-45 pounds. Again, these are medical studies. There was an Italian
study, a Spanish study, that they did that. Quite remarkable. – Can you overeat on the keto diet? – Oh, definitely. – You can. – So that’s another mistake
that a lot of people do. – Yeah, people just gorge themselves. – Oh my god, I’m going to
have as much as I want. – Right. – Again, if you have 5,000 calories, you have to burn 5,000 calories. – Yeah, right. – There’s no way you’re
going to lose the weight. The scale will not change, because you’re going
to say, well, you know, I’m eating only fat, how
come I’m not losing weight? – Right. – You’re not losing weight because you’re taking a lot of calories. So again, take healthy fat,
take healthy calories in, but watch your calories also. When I say watch calories, I don’t believe in
calorie counting at all. I never believed in calorie counting. I think, you know, your body knows how much you
should eat and everything else, you shouldn’t go crazy and calorie count. But your portions, in order to go to keto, have to be right. Your macros, you know, you really need to concentrate
on healthy fat, some protein, and very, very little carbohydrates. But really, avoid, you
know, processed food, as we talked about in your
podcast many time, Captain Brien, you know, avoiding
processed food completely. Avoiding refined sugar completely. These are not good for you. There’s no single study
that shows, you know, if you have processed food,
you’re going to be healthier. There’s no pro and cons
here, it’s only cons. – Right. So, run me through like a
normal day of a keto diet. – Excellent question. – Wake up in the morning… – So you wake up in the
morning, you’re going to have, so, unlike what I do, I
do intermittent fasting, with the keto diet, you don’t
do intermittent fasting, because putting yourself on the keto diet is equivalent to fasting nonstop. – Nonstop. – Right. – Once it kicks in. – Once you kick in. – Plus, the term is ketosis, right? – That’s right, the term is ketosis. – Which way am I going, guy? – We’re going straight here. So when we talk about
ketosis, what is ketosis? So your body is starting
to break down fat, the fat goes to your liver,
your liver making ketone bodies, ketone bodies, there are
three forms of ketone bodies. – Is this… – These are the strips,
as a matter of fact, I brought the audience to see,
these are the urine strips. So you make ketone bodies, you pee some of these ketones out, and one way to check
if you are in ketosis– – Is to match it up, right? – Correct, you match it up,
and you see here the purple? You want to be purple. So purple is ketone. And you can buy, you
know, at Walgreens, CVS, wherever you buy– – Those are flying off
the shelves these days. – Yeah, oh yeah. – Everybody wants to do it. – Everybody wants to do it. These are very important
the first two weeks, when you get into that ketosis
that you know where you are. – Every time you pee, you gotta check? – You check. I would know when I’m in
ketosis, because I feel like– – Because you’re a doctor! – I’m a doctor, not because of that. – But not everybody that watches this is in the medical field. – No, but you would know
that you have that energy, you’re going to have increased energy, and you’re going to feel full. It’s counterintuitive,
but when you eat fat, you feel quickly full. – Yeah. – With sugar, you know,
you eat a piece of cake, you feel like, I’m craving– – Yeah, like Chinese food. – Right, Chinese food,
immediately you want to eat more. – You’re hungry, it’s all sugar. – Hungry, you leave the place,
let’s have the leftover. You come home, I know you
don’t believe leftovers. – I hate leftovers. – But we all eat the leftovers,
the moment we come home, we just ate like seventeen
dishes, why you come home and you have that last bag? Because you’re still,
that sugar give you that– – Rush. – Correct, sugar rush. And you want to have another piece. That’s why I don’t believe in protein bars and all these bars,
because after you eat it, you’re still hungry. – I can’t do protein bars,
because they’re all soy. Has to be very different, but yeah. – Very unique one. – Oh, god, they make me sicker than sick. – So these are the ketone
body that we pee out. So one way to do that is use those strips, another way there is that
you can buy it on Amazon, there is a machine that
you blow into that, and it will show you acetone. So acetone is a form of a ketone body, okay, ketone bodies are three
type, one of them is acetone. Acetone, I’m not sure if
you know, Captain Brien, you know, nail polish removal– – On the nails, they remove your nails. – That’s right, that’s a ketone. – Really? – Yes, absolutely. That’s one form of ketone. That’s why people that do the keto diet– – They can sell back their acetone! – They can– – They should do that! – Lick their fingers and
remove the nail polish. – No! – No, just kidding. – Come on! – No, it has to be much
more concentrated, acetone, and that will give you
a hole in your stomach if you get to that level of acetone. But, we’ll take a left
here, Captain Brien. – Left? – Left here. – Okay. – So all this stuff, this is important. Why? Because you really want to know that you’re reaching that state. The moment you reach the ketosis state, you’re going to shed the fat. And again, I know
celebrities like Lebron James and Kim Kardashian all
are doing the keto diet, but they’re all cycling the keto diet. They’re all doing it for three months, and then they are doing
Mediterranean diet. – Yeah. – And, which I believe in big time. So if you want to shed 23 pounds quickly, keto diet is fantastic for you. You are going to feel energetic. – And what about going to the gym? You can still go to the gym, no problem? – Oh, absolutely! And the advantage of the keto diet is that you are not going
to lose your muscle. Even though the amount
of protein you’re taking is not as much as you
would take otherwise, it’s not catabolic, okay, it’s anabolic. – Yeah. – Anabolic meaning it’s going to grow. It will help your growth hormone to go up, insulin will go down. Insulin is a hormone that helps store fat. We don’t like to store
fat, the heck with fat! We don’t want fat. So it’s quite counterintuitive. We’ll take a right here. It’s quite counterintuitive,
that, you know, a lot of people think about
fat as making you fat, fat does not make you fat, okay? I want everybody listening– – That’s a new one to me. – Fat don’t make you fat. – So eating fat doesn’t make you fat? – Absolutely not. – Carbs make you fat. – Carbs, sugar makes you fat. Carbs make you fat, but
fat does not make you fat. – I’m gonna go eat some prime rib tonight, and eat all the fat
right around the outside. – Absolutely, but don’t
have the bun with that. Remember, that bun is the killer. – The bun is the crusher. – You know, the dessert
is the, all this stuff. So again, how would you do that? You ask, what is a typical diet? So, for breakfast, you’re going to have two or three eggs, you’re going to have a piece of bacon, again, if you have bacon, eat good bacon. You know, don’t eat processed bacon. – Yeah. – But most bacon is processed. So you want, really, the uncured bacon that you’re going to have– – The nice thick slab. – Nice thick slab, the one that’s uncured with no nitrates or anything like that. – Right. – This is healthy, this is good for you. But the stuff you buy at
the regular supermarket, not from the butcher
shop, is not good for you. – Right. – It’s all processed, it’s
absolutely not good for you. So again, you are going to have that, you can have butter, which is amazing. – Yeah, that’s nice. – Again, a lot of
controversy about butter, if you look, there is something
called the French Paradox. The French Paradox shows that the French people
eat a ton of butter– – Yeah, but their butter’s the best. Their butter is much better than ours. – Their butter’s the healthy butter. – Yes, exactly. – But still, and they have
less cardiovascular issues than we do. The explanation is maybe the way they eat, they eat over two or
three hours, we, you know, grab a sandwich quickly
because I’m on the run, I can’t have time to eat it. So, they eat it slower, they
do drink a glass of wine, and the wine itself is not
the thing that saves them, it’s the fact that they take
their time, over two hours. And you know, their
stress level is different, so it could be many reasons, but they have less cardiovascular issues, and they eat a ton of butter. So with the keto diet,
you can have butter. I believe in olive oil,
you know, things like that, avocado oil, anything like
that, it is excellent for you for the keto diet. – What about grapeseed oil? I like grapeseed oil. – Yeah, you can have that. – Yeah, has a high kindling temperature. – Yep, you can have that no problems. Same with lunch, with lunch
you’re going to have, you know, a little piece of chicken
with a half an avocado, with a piece of fish, you can have– – But you gotta have more fat though, no? – Any fatty fish. So all the fatty fish, for
example, you have salmon, you have mackerel, you have sardines, these are all very, very fatty– – Salmon’s the only one on
that list I could do, doc. – Well, sardines, the good sardines. – Well, not here! – No, no. If you go to a place like,
Portugal, in Portugal. – Yeah, you leave the country, right. – It’s a little far, it’s
about eight hour flight, and you have amazing sardines. – Yeah. – Each sardine is that big, and they grill the sardines, wow. – So nice? The bone come out though, easy? – No, the bone comes, as a matter of fact, the smaller sardine,
you eat with the bones, the bones are nothing, it’s amazing. – Oh, yikes! – And, you know, mackerel,
around the world, mackerel is a delicacy. Here, I mean, we catch a
mackerel, we throw it away. – Yeah. – Around the world, the
smoked mackerel is delicious. – It is delicious, but you
also, in the cold water, they retain more fat. Here in Florida, they’re much skinnier, so you have just the gamey
fish without the additional, like in the winter,
sometimes they’re fatter. – Yeah. – But once they spawn and then they move and the water’s warm, they
don’t retain that much fat. So they don’t have that flavor. – Live and learn. Captain Brien, you see that? – Something I know about. – Live and learn, amazing. So for dinner, I would have, you know, some salmon and stuff like that, can you have some vegetables, absolutely. So kale and spinach and broccoli and all this kind of
vegetables, not a problem. But I would not have
potato, anything like that. Obviously, there would
be no dessert whatsoever. – No dessert. – No dessert whatsoever. – Don’t have a sweet
tooth and do the keto. – No, you cannot be even
social, between you and I. Where are you going to go and eat that? – Right. – And that’s a problem with the keto diet, you have to be strong, you
have to prepare your meals, you have to know what you’re doing. You cannot go to a, you
know, I’m going to a party, I’m going through the keto, hey, people are going to think you’re an ass. – Right, yeah exactly. – You know, they’re going
to say, what is that? I mean, you just want to eat that stuff? How rude. (laughing) – And it gets expensive
if you’re in a restaurant just ordering that. – Just that stuff, correct. It is expensive, especially
very, very healthy. – What about shrimp, can you do shrimp? – You can do shrimp, you can do shrimp. – Like shrimp cocktail. – Without the cocktail sauce, the cocktail sauce is horrific. – No way. – So there’s nothing good,
the ketchup is bad for you, the cocktail sauce, horrible for you, mustard is great for you. – Mustard is good. – Mustard is fantastic, healthy mustard, not the cheap stuff. – The corn syrup is in
the ketchup like crazy. – Horrible. – Ketchup is horrific. Drink plenty of water,
water, water, water. At night, after you are
in ketosis and everything, if you want a little shot
of the Captain Brian vodka, you can do that. – You can do that, all
night, you can do a couple. – Not all night, look at that. – A couple shots. – He’s promoting his vodka already. – I’m just saying, if you
want to take a couple extras, it’s okay, I won’t say
you’re cheating on the diet. – Unbelievable, all night. This is about health! I mean it’s unbelievable! – I won’t say that. – He’s always trying to stick
something about the vodka, it’s unbelievable. Captain Brien, what am
I going to do with you? – I hope everybody
realizes how much knowledge that they’re getting
right now, it’s amazing. – Absolutely. – Guys, this is the Captain’s Log. Dr. Daller’s telling us
all about the keto diet, and I hope that you’re gonna try it, and if you do, message us, let
us know you’re doing on it. – Absolutely. – And how much weight you lost! – Absolutely, please try
that, but be smart about it. If you’re not very healthy, don’t do that. Consult the doctor,
send me a text message, say hey, I’m thinking about it, what do you think about that? I’ll answer those questions, no problem, you don’t even need to come. – And I’m not the doctor,
he’s the doctor on the show. – You know, he looks like a doctor, I put the white coat on him,
he look like George Clooney in that, what’s the name of that show, ER. (chuckling) – Alright guys, we’re out. It’s getting deep in here, see ya. Have a good day, we’ll be back tomorrow on the Captain’s Log, don’t forget.