The Keto Diet Series (Part 1) – (سلسلة الكيتو دايت (الجزء الاول

The Keto Diet Series (Part 1) – (سلسلة الكيتو دايت (الجزء الاول

September 20, 2019 2 By William Morgan


Today we’re going to start with the Keto Diet series
The diet that has everybody talking about it
and i will be answering all of the questions you’ve been asking me about it
What is the Keto Diet?
The Keto Diet is a dietary plan where very little of its calories come in from starches
Meaning a maximum of 10% to 15% of the allotted calorie intake is from starches
In return, 70% of our calories, are to come in from Fats
and 20% to 25% is to come in from Proteins
So, the total majority of calories in this diet is coming in from fats
How was this diet first discovered?
This diet was first discovered in 1920
as a means to help individuals living with Epilepsy
It was discovered that brain functions were functioning off of Fats and Cholesterol
It was noted that patients and individuals living off a high-Ketosis diet
or a diet high in Fats and Cholesterol are suffering less from Epilepsy complications
Why are we trying to get ourselves into a state called “Ketosis”?
Ketosis is us forcing our bodies to shift by eating high amounts of Fats
and burning off stored fats for energy as opposed to glucose and glycogen
This state is called “Ketosis” that we reach when we go on the “Keto” diet
and start consuming high amounts of fat
“What are the benefits of going on the Keto Diet”?
This is a question I’m constantly asked
or “Is this diet suitable for me?”
First off, let me remind you that there is no “One-Size-Fits_All” here
Meaning, if this diet has worked for me, or person X and person Y, doesn’t mean it will also work for you
The “Keto Diet” in general, has been scientifically proven to work for 50% of individuals and not the other 50%
So if you’ve noticed that the diet has worked for someone, it may work for you as well and maybe not
So if you have attempted the Keto diet for 2 weeks as it takes around 4 to 5 days for a person’s body to adapt
to the Keto diet and enters into the state of Ketosis
Following that with 2 weeks of diligent dieting with no room for error
and you were still not seeing any results,
or the body fat percentage was still not dropping and you were not losing any weight
that means that genetically, our bodies are not made to handle this amount of fat and “The Keto Diet”
I don’t want you to be disheartened or upset by this as this diet isn’t made nor adaptable for everyone
It works for some individuals and they can reap in the benefits but it doesn’t work for some individuals
So, the first advantage of the Keto diet is
Helping with weight loss
As well as burning fat
in particular, individuals who have tried countless diets for long periods of time
it has proven that if they go on the Keto diet and their body is adaptable to it
They can lose weight and burn fat as expected
The debate of “I’m consuming fats, how am I to burn fat?
This is the physics of our body, when we stop consuming carbs
and begin consuming a significantly smaller amount of starches
This forces our body to start using the fat already stored in our bodies
So a switch in dynamics is bound to happen
Naturally, in our everyday lives, our bodies are used to using starches and carbohydrates to generate energy
as well as glucose, bread, rice and fruits for example
once we stop consuming these foods and shift to the state of Ketosis
and consuming only high amounts of fat. This forces our bodies after the 5th day
To generate all of its energy from fat that is already stored in our bodies
and this doesn’t spike our Cholesterol, for those of you concerned about this
Cholesterol will only be affected in individuals who are genetically predisposed
I can’t stress this point enough! there are individuals whose bodies naturally produce Cholesterol
Genetically, such as myself. My body produces Cholesterol regardless of my lifestyle
So for people that naturally produce excessive Cholesterol, may not benefit from the Keto diet
but for people who go on the Keto diet are they necessarily in danger of high cholesterol, no.
this isn’t the equation because what’s wrong is right in this case because once I’ve trained my body to
dispense of stored fat for energy there is no way for Cholesterol to be increased except for cases mentioned
The second benefit of the Keto diet is
Boosting your energy!
A lot of studies have shown that the Keto diet can generate and boost our energy levels
The third benefit of going on the Keto diet is
Fighting Neurological diseases
A lot of studies has shown that the Keto diet fights and resists neurological diseases
Because I’ve mentioned earlier, the main cause of cognition and brain function
is by feeding off of Fat and Cholesterol
so as we consume a diet that’s high in fat our defences are increased against neurological diseases
The fourth benefit of the Keto Diet is
a balance in hormones
Particularly the following hormones; Insulin, Estrogen and Progesterone
which is great news for those with Insulin resistence
as well as Diabetics and Prediabetics
or women struggling with PCOS which is Polycystic ovary syndrome
something I’ve mentioned in an earlier video is an imbalance in Hormones
ladies with PCOS or individuals with Insulin resistance
so as we go on the Keto diet, the high-fat intake helps us balance all of these hormones
and therefore enjoy better results
The fifth benefit of the Keto diet is
Support of a Healthier heart and increased Cognition Clarity
“What does this mean?”
It supports the Heart’s immunity and strengthens it
and our Mental Clarity and sharpness is heightened when we’re on the Ketogenic diet
We’re now going tho go through what is called “Withdrawal Symptoms”
or what we can expect to go through during the first 4 to 5 days of the Ketogenic diet
Everything that we withdraw from our bodies be it Sugar or Nicotine for example
can subject us to “Withdrawal Symptoms”
The same thing happens once we apply the Ketogenic Diet and its referred to as “Flu-Like Symptoms”
Symptoms and effects similar to those endured during a Flu or being under the weather
We can experience fatigue and tiredness
Exhaustion, dehydration or perhaps severe hunger
Excessive urinating and use of toilet
These are all symptoms similar to those experienced during the Ketogenic Diet
This can last anywhere from 4 to 5 days and is nothing to worry about
It’s our bodies way of preparing for the state of Ketosis
These are the first symptoms.
How can we avoid some of these symptoms or make them less severe?
First and foremost you must keep your body hydrated.
We must consume a lot of liquids and electrolytes
Meaning Mineral Salts and a lot of Water
Second thing is, for the first 4 to 5 days, to go easy on exercising if we’re used to intense exercise
So those of you who exercise frequently can take their activity down a notch
towards low-to-moderate as opposed to high intensity
to avoid exhaustion during this period
Third thing is avoiding Processed Meats COMPLETELY!
Meaning any and all manufactured meats, deli meats and unnatural meats must be avoided entirely
Also important is to increase our intake of Dark Leafy Vegetables
they’re some of the most beneficial vegetables when it comes to increasing our immunity
and at the same time providing us with fibres and strength to get through the first 4 to 5 days
The make-up of the Keto Diet!
as I said, 70% fats, 20% protein and 10% carbohydrates
Stay tuned for the next video as we discuss every part in detail
Salam! (Goodbye)