The Problem with Keto Beginner’s Guides – Be Careful Who You Trust | Healthy Ketogenic Diet

The Problem with Keto Beginner’s Guides – Be Careful Who You Trust | Healthy Ketogenic Diet

July 16, 2019 17 By William Morgan


you know I’m surprised when I watch
videos that are labeled beginner’s guide
to Keto and then the person doing the
video starts off by saying I do Keto on
and off because in my mind if I do Keto
on and off am I really the person who
should be giving you advice on doing
Keto
or beginning Keto or hello everyone
welcome to Mind Blowing Health and
Wellness of Violet I’m Violet I’m
psychologists in the West Island of
Montreal which is in Canada and I make
these videos because I want people to
understand that your mental health and
your physical health come together to
make your overall well-being and I feel
like when we have good information those
things come together better I want to
start off by saying that keto is a
lifestyle that helps you to manage your
health not your weight so when I see
people say I do keto on and off I feel
like it’s like you’re saying I care
about my health on and off the reason I
say this is because keto is such a
drastic change from the standard
American diet and almost every doctor
that I’ve ever spoken to or seen speak
about the standard American diet
standard Canadian diet has said the same
thing that this diet is a recipe for
obesity and heart disease when we do
keto you get used to eating high fat the
big issue that I have is that when you
get used to doing something you keep
doing it so when you get off of keto you
are not opposed to eating high fat but
you’re not on keto anymore and now
you’re allowing high carbon high fat and
high carb is the standard American diet
on steroids high fat high carb is the
best way to gain weight high fat high
carb is the best way to be ill when we
do keto and allow ourselves again to be
ok with high fat we have to be very
careful that we plan to stay on keto
because when we go back to eating
standard we don’t tend to drop the
allowance of high fat you know when I
hear people say I’m on and off keto it’s
it just restricts me as someone who’s
saying oh you know I finally quit
smoking but then I’m gonna get back on
few months and then I’m gonna quit it
again I’m gonna give her if there’s
certain things that we just wouldn’t see
as normal we wouldn’t see as healthy we
wouldn’t we wouldn’t encourage someone
else to do we didn’t encourage someone
to to take all the time energy effort it
took to quit smoking and then say yeah
and just start in a few months but we
invest time energy and effort into
becoming keto adapted to go off I do
have to say that there are so many
doctors that say that keto is too hard
for people to do and although I don’t
agree with them I feel like when I watch
videos where they say I’m on an off keto
and it’s okay they’re making that
doctor’s point very clear because that
doctor really what they’re saying is
that they don’t want people ingesting
large amounts of fat and carbohydrates
that is super dangerous and we live in a
society that’s already pushed for low
fat from a very you know small point of
view I can understand why the doctor
would say oh my god stay away from the
ketogenic diet because eventually you’re
gonna eat carbs again and then you just
came out screwed up and and when I hear
people say I’m on an off keto that’s
what I hear it’s really difficult to say
that I’m gonna be able to jump back and
forth and manage all of that well if I
couldn’t maintain one what makes me
think I’m gonna be able to be able to
maintain two and keep them so perfectly
separate if you don’t believe that you
can do a ketogenic lifestyle and stick
with it long term it probably is better
for you to just not do it then to get
used to and allow yourself to eat high
fat knowing that at some point you’re
gonna reintroduce carbs and now I’m used
to eating high fat what’s gonna happen
there am I really going to just say like
oh so this week I’m only doing this on
that and even have that what do we know
is that when you start reintroducing
carbs and then your body has this
ability when you reintroduce carbs to
push you to have carbs that even when
you’re gonna try to go back to being
ketogenic again there’s a high chance
that you’re still going to pull in the
cart
it’s okay from point of view of doing
the thing that’s healthy for yourself
from the point of view which is again
carbohydrates rise raise our insulin
insulin is the hormone that causes us to
store fat when you have too many
carbohydrates in your blood which are
toxic your body tries to get rid of them
and stores them as fat you’re working
really really hard to become ketogenic
to manage your weight to manage your
your metabolic issues to turn around and
then stop doing what you’re doing to do
a carb based diet for a while so turn
around and come back that is yo-yo
dieting it’s planned-out yo-yo dieting
and we know that yo-yo dieting doesn’t
work so a planned yo-yo ketogenic diet
still won’t work it’s important for us
to be very clear what we’re trying to
accomplish the other thing I want to
point out is that so I’m a beginner and
I’m coming to this video to find out how
do I do a ketogenic diet and the first
thing I find out from this person is all
your on and off and if I had any
hesitation that I could do this long
term you’ve just given me this out that
I don’t need to do a long term I can go
on and off like you now let’s imagine
for five seconds that you can actually
go on and off and you have no issues
whatsoever doesn’t mean that that’s
gonna work for me if I’m a person who
struggles with carbohydrates every time
that I allow myself to come out of
ketosis how much how long will take me
to get back in so what will the effect
of a cheat day or a cheat meal or beyond
me everybody’s different so I just want
people be careful when you’re trying to
figure out what you’re doing that the
sources of information that you’re going
to are saying things that are healthy
and make sense for what you’re trying to
accomplish because if you’re looking to
change your lifestyle to a ketogenic
lifestyle because remember what we
talked about and I’ll link that video
there a diet just means what foods do I
feel myself with
to produce the body that I’m producing
and to have the energy I need right your
diet you need to look at long-term
because whatever you choose to eat you
need to love it and you need to be able
to do it long-term otherwise you
shouldn’t do it so I find that person
that I struggle with carbs but I’m
watching this video and the person
telling me I’m on and off keto then I
get this impression that I can be on an
off keto and so I’m doing well for I
don’t even know how long I get off I’m
gonna go through the keto flu again
because if I’m a person that struggles
with carbs that’s gonna hit me hard I’m
gonna go through keto flow again I’m
gonna go through all the difficulty of
withdrawal and etc again will I make it
back in the second time okay then if I
how many times would I do that to myself
at what point do I have to say I is this
worth the energy and effort and then if
I decide it’s not worth the energy and
effort do I lose all the gains that I
put in because you go back to a
carbohydrate lifestyle you have to deal
with the results of eating carbohydrates
not everybody comes to keto because they
are trying to lose weight and so there
are a good number of us myself included
who came to keto because of metabolic
issues that were about inflammation and
and body pain etc and so the other thing
to keep in mind when you’re watching
videos of people who are on and off keto
is what was their reason they coming to
keto because I feel like for those of us
who got here because of like physical
pain who got here because of
inflammation and and just reacting
poorly to certain foods so grains and
and and and vet some certain vegetables
when you find out that those vegetables
is what’s causing your physiological
pain and then this is idea put in front
of you that way you could do keto for a
period of time and then stop and then
and when you actually engage that which
I accidentally engaged because I didn’t
know that a food was affecting me the
other part of this that I’m gonna put
out there to you to think about the pain
that I live because I accidentally ate a
starchy vegetable it’s it’s very in
hence and would I do it again No
so have I ever gone over my 20 and felt
like achy and bad the next day yeah
there are certain of us where the
carbohydrates actually caused
physiological repercussions so can I
just I I question when people talk about
going on and off keto as if it’s
something that everybody can do
maybe there are some like I said that
can do it back and forth with little to
no repercussions but what I suggest it
at the end of the day even if you’re
only doing I said only even if you’re
doing keto for weight loss is reasons
that’s still yo-yo dieting yo-yo dieting
is not healthy the true benefit of a
ketogenic diet is being healthier the
true benefit of Ketogenic diet is solving
metabolic issues so when we’re looking
at health we have to ask ourselves the
question when I’m fueling my body for
health reasons is there a place for
cookies chips ice cream candies when
you’re fueling your body for health
reasons I don’t believe there are now
people are going to say oh but it’s fun
to eat these things absolutely it can be
fun to eat those things and then we live
the repercussions of having eaten them
so everybody’s different again you need
to ask yourself is it worth it to me
that I will eat this fun food but then
live the repercussions of eating them
whether it’s weight gain whether it’s
metabolic issues whether it’s pain is it
worth it to you for me I’ve decided it’s
not worth it but everybody has to make
that decision for themselves right you
have to live it to know what am I giving
up more recently we’ve actually learned
that there’s a large number of people on
the planet that are living lives without
vegetables at all and this doing
carnivorous diets again it comes back to
this idea we struggle so much between
the standard American diet and a
ketogenic diet or the standard American
diet and low-fat high-carb diet standard
American diet vs. Paleo diet we struggle
so much to be able to accept
that perhaps there are foods that really
shouldn’t be in our diet that we’ve
allowed into our diet because of social
lies ation because of social pressure
because of ignorance regardless of the
reason that we’ve allowed those foods in
our life to begin with do we keep them
there do we continue to eat these foods
that are harming us there are so many
people who are living in carnivorous
lifestyle which means they’re not eating
cookies chips not eating any processed
packaged foods they’re eating meat and
meat and meat and eggs and fish and meat
and they’re doing absolutely fine do we
really need these foods I believe the
answer is no what do you believe I’m
gonna give you the true beginner’s guide
to the ketogenic lifestyle and really it
starts with the next time you eat a meal
focus on the protein and the fat any
vegetables that you do eat should be non
starchy eat your salad with full fat
dressings all foods that are high in
carbohydrates should just absolutely be
avoided this includes fruits and grains
and most legumes
if you eat dairy focus on the high fat
dairy with minimal carbs keep your daily
carbohydrate intake under 50 grams of
carbs per day if you’re the kind of
person that has a very active lifestyle
you can be closer to the 50 grams if
you’re the kind of person that has a
very sedentary lifestyle you might need
to be closer to zero for myself
personally I keep my carbs at around 20
I do find that there are some people who
react more to carbs than others I react
to carbs that’s for sure to starchy
carbs especially I react big-time I
react to I well I used to react more to
dairy lately I found I’ve been better
but starchy carbs push my buttons you’re
not going to know where you fall unless
you take the time to notice where you
fall so but stay under fifty for sure
and closer to zero the better is where I
see it there are some days that
I might eat 5 grams of carbs in a day
just because that’s how it played itself
out there are some days where I eat
almost the full 20 it really depends on
the meals I make it really depends on
the snacks I decide to have it really
depends on where my attention goes but I
keep my carbs under 20 most days under
50 all the time I think the highest I’ve
ever gone myself was 32 so and that was
over the holidays so you need to see how
you feel see how your weight reacts see
how your inflammation reacts see how
your water retention reacts all these
things are gonna influence whether you
keep your carbohydrate number lower or
higher I hope you understand that it’s
your health it’s important for you to
take it seriously you’re the one that’s
going to feel good or you’re the one
that’s gonna feel bad if you don’t take
it seriously it’s important to take the
time to understand how food is affecting
you I can tell you that I didn’t think
at this age I’d be just now finding out
how food was affecting me but I’m so
happy that I did I really hope you found
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