The Keto Diet – Common Myths and Misunderstandings – Dreams Around The World

The Keto Diet – Common Myths and Misunderstandings – Dreams Around The World

July 25, 2019 8 By William Morgan


Hey Dan here and this is my second of
three videos I’m filming on the
ketogenic diet or the keto diet as I
mentioned in the first video I have
found this to be tremendously beneficial
for my life I’ve been on it for about 18
months now with the odd cheat weeks and
even a cheat month when I was in Italy
in Spain but generally had been
following and I’ve had tremendous
benefits as you know often on this
channel I’m talking about personality
psychology about enfps my own
personality type about infps and about
building a business but the reason I
want to cover this and I may even cover
it more in future videos is as I said
this has been one of the best changes
I’ve made in my life and has had
tremendous benefits for me in terms of
my mood my ability to focus my levels of
discipline and my business where I’ve
seen significant growth in my business
that I directly attribute to following
this way of eating in this video I want
to clear up some of the
misunderstandings I hear about the
ketogenic diet sometimes these are from
strangers I just talked to and they’re
like yeah I heard about that diet so
whatever but other times it’s actually
people that are on the diet and aren’t
getting the best results isn’t and as I
asked them more about what they’re
actually doing I realize they’re making
some small mistakes with it or they’re
not necessarily following it the way
they should be
so the first misunderstanding is that
you’re missing something you should be
eating like there’s essential vitamins
or nutrients that you can’t get on this
diet and it’s really unhealthy and it’s
a funny thing even when I gave up just
eating wheat for a while before this
diet people would bring that up to me my
own dad was like well what about I’m
like what about what what are you
getting from bread that you can’t get
other places and yes some bread is
enriched and it has different vitamins
but vitamins you can definitely get
other places so let me just say this
carbs serve no essential role in your
diet you will not die from not eating
carbs and you do actually get some carbs
within this diet anyhow and I’ll get
into maybe that at another time but
you’re there’s nothing you need to eat
that you can’t get in this now you may
want to be careful with what you’re
eating make sure you have a balanced
diet within this balance but not
carbohydrates I mean balance and never
to have
lots of vegetables and different things
and you do have to use more salt and
more fat and this one I know this is
tough when you’re cooking you have to be
sure to use extra fat and extra salt
because you won’t actually get enough
salt in this diet so I know it’s really
disgusting meals with lots of salt and
fat and all that kind of stuff you may
want to substitute with a bit of
potassium or just make sure to eat a lot
of avocados but generally you’re not
missing out on anything that your body
needs and that brings me to the second
misunderstanding that I hear is that you
can’t eat vegetables yes you can so the
way you monitor carbs in this diet is
what’s called net carbs basically the
carbohydrates levels of food – the fiber
because you’re ultimately not digesting
those carbs if they’re in the form of
fiber therefore it doesn’t really matter
so a lot of foods like avocados have
something like 20 gross carbs total
carbs but most of that is fiber and so
you can just eat as many avocados as you
want
I cook lots of cauliflower I actually
make cauliflower mashed potatoes so
instead of a potato I use cauliflower
it’s really delicious
I make zucchini pasta and generally cook
with a lot of different vegetables I
also eat berries now you need to be
careful on having way too many in terms
of the quantity but if you have a bowl
of blueberries blackberries raspberries
not a problem at all and actually if I
ever get to the point where I’m sharing
some of my homemade recipes and stuff
I’ve made some great desserts involving
berries and cream and all kinds of good
stuff
the third misunderstanding that I worry
might keep some people from ever
starting this is the thought that you
have to be obsessive and that things
have to be really complicated to do this
yes there are people online who are
tracking their macronutrients and this
and that and following extreme meal
plans I have never once tracked what I
eat in a single day since I have been on
this I’m also not obsessive I read one
book on this and that’s it I don’t
follow 20 instagramers who talked about
keto stuff I don’t go to keto meetups I
don’t even buy keto supplements except
MCT oil which I just bought for the
first time turns out is really good too
so I’m gonna keep buying it but I am NOT
obsessive with it the way I approach
this is
figured out the kinds of food I
shouldn’t have so basically eliminating
you know grains potatoes a lot of sugars
things like that
figure it out the foods that are really
good to have more of so things like
avocado lots of like coconut oil olive
oil these things adding extra oil is
important so I figured that stuff out
and then I just shopped for those things
and then I cook what I feel like I have
some meals in the back of my head that I
kind of default to no obsession needed
so yes perhaps for some people this
comes off as a really extreme diet but
it does not need to be if anything you
could argue that the other way eating a
heavy heavy carb diet is just as if not
more extreme than this is on the note of
carbs and fat and protein one of the
things that you do not want to mix up is
this diet with the Atkins diet often
when I tell people that I follow the
keto diet they say low carb and they
assume it’s high protein this is not the
case and it actually makes a really big
difference
I could never follow a high protein diet
a chicken breast for every meal is not
very tasty and it is not ultimately
actually that healthy in the long run I
don’t think either although I am NOT an
expert in that area of the nutrition but
the general breakdown in terms of what
you’re supposed to be eating with this
is somewhere between 70 and 80% fat 5 to
maybe 10% of carbs and the rest protein
so protein somewhere like 15 to 20
percent of your calories keep in mind it
is calories not grams of food so it’s
not as hard to meat as you might think
an egg is quite big and has like 60
calories I think something like that
butter is quite small and has like 60
calories a little piece of butter so
it’s very easy to get the fat in there
because a small amount of fat has a high
amount of calories but again keep this
in mind it’s high fat if you go medium
fat kind of medium protein you do the
whole thing that a lot of us fall into
it’s like this middle class mentality of
like don’t do anything too extreme kind
of be in balance you will get none of
the benefits too much protein throws you
out of ketosis ketosis is the state
where you burn a lot of fat and you get
that mental clarity and extreme focus
that I’ve talked about in other videos
so if you do like medium levels or you
say I don’t want to go too extreme on
the car
I’ll eat a hundred or 150 grams a day
instead of 50 or less which is the
recommended yeah you’ll get benefits
you’ll be eating healthier than probably
95% of people but you won’t get any of
these extreme benefits and the real
perks of the diet so if you’re gonna do
it go all-in
and the last misunderstanding although
maybe I should keep this myth out there
is that it’s hard okay I like it when
people think that I’m this machine who
can follow this extreme diet because I’m
all discipline and willpower but the
truth is it’s not very hard an average
meal I might have might be like a nice
steak and red wine as I said earlier my
average meals have went up in quality in
terms of taste and in terms of my
general dining experience sure there are
some challenges eating out is not as fun
as a lot of you know I live in Prague
and the Czech Republic the beer here is
incredible cheap not easy to be on this
diet eating out here so there are times
where it is tougher especially since
low-carb beer is not a thing in Europe
really you can buy it at grocery stores
not at restaurants so there are
definitely times out with friends
especially now in the summer we’re
having beer would be nice there are
times when I’m out at a restaurant and
having to try to order substitutions and
things like that is a bit of a pain but
generally it’s not very hard and the
benefits outweigh the difficulty at
least ten to one for me so I hope this
video has cleared up some
misunderstandings about the keto diet as
I said this has been one of the best
decisions I’ve made I’ve been on this
thing for about 18 months now nothing
but good things to say I will be sharing
a third video in this series with some
of my tips for getting started staying
on and getting the most benefits
possible from the keto diet and if you
are new here and wondering who I am my
name is Dan this is dreams around the
world and my mission here in general is
to help you become the best version of
yourself all well creating the most
awesome life possible for you and those
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know is there something I explained in
this video which cleared up a
misunderstanding for you about this
whole keto diet thank you for watching
catch you in that next video soon
oh and just before you go I wanted to
let you know I’m
hosting a three-day retreat in Vancouver
Canada late July this summer I’ll
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it would be great to have you there
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