Top 5 Benefits of Keto Beyond Weight Loss

Top 5 Benefits of Keto Beyond Weight Loss

July 22, 2019 6 By William Morgan


Ready? Yes. Hey everybody, it is top five
time. We’re going to do the top five
benefits of keto that are not weight
loss… that are not weight loss. Hey guys,
Aaron here. Welcome to A.D. Keto, where we
talk all about the ketogenic diet. Today,
we’re doing a top five where we’re
going to talk about the top five
benefits of keto that are NOT centered
around weight loss. Number five is
increased energy. When I started this
thing, I felt like garbage for a few days.
I had what’s called the keto flu, but
after I broke through that, energy went
through the roof. I could not believe how
energetic I felt. I would feel super-
productive. I wanted to get things done. I
wanted to clean, I wanted to cook, To-do
lists that I had on my phone — I was
checking off items on those. I felt like
a million bucks So that was a very
welcome surprise. I didn’t have 2:30 p.m.
crashes. The energy was consistent, all
throughout the day. I felt great, I felt
energetic, I felt happy. And I still do! So
that’s been a very, very… nice thing.
Number four is fantastic sleep. I have
been sleeping like an absolute rock
since I started eating this way. Maybe
not as MUCH sleep per night, maybe fewer
hours every night, but the sleep I’m
getting is so deep, that I wake up
supercharged, ready to go. I’m
falling asleep a lot more quickly, and my
lovely wife tells me that I’m not
snoring as much, so that’s a good thing
as well.
Number three is decreased pain. I have
some creaky knees. I’ve had times in the
past where I’ve been a jogger,
a runner, and my knees always hurt when I get back from jogging, especially the
next day, I feel sore. But since starting
keto, the pain in my joints is kind of
gone. And I looked up “pain and
inflammation + keto” on Google the
other day. There’s a great article that I
found at the National Library of
Medicine,
about a study that was done back in the
’90s on rats our little rat buddies. They
put one group of rats on a ketogenic
diet for seven weeks. They had a control
group of rats that were fed a normal… rat
diet, I guess? And the study that they did
involved putting the back paws of the
rats on a hot plate, and gradually
turning up the heat. And the rats who
were on the keto diet took a longer to
remove their paws than the rats who are
not eating keto. And the determination
that they made, and there were some other
factors that could have accounted for
this — that they talked about the age of
the rats, and a couple other factors, but
their takeaway was that the keto rats
somehow increased their pain threshold,
or lessened their pain a little bit, so I
just thought that was interesting, and
you know, it doesn’t explain why my knees
hurt, but I thought it was a cool study.
Okay,
number two is freedom from food cravings.
I no longer crave food like I used to. It
used to dominate my every thought
throughout the day. “When am I going to
eat again? What am I going to eat? God I’m
so hungry. God I’m so hangry. When am I
going to have another meal?” I don’t think
like that anymore since starting to eat
this seemingly crazy way. I’m not
obsessed with food. I eat when I’m hungry,
and then I stop. And then I don’t eat. I’m
not thinking constantly about food, so I
really like that. It helps me stay kind of
more sane, and that brings me to number
one. The number one benefit of keto
that’s not weight-loss, I have found, is
mental clarity. The day I woke up after
having three days of the keto flu, I felt
like the cloud had lifted from my head.
There was no more fog, there are no more
headaches, and I felt like I could
concentrate really, really well.
I felt sharper, I was more efficient at
the work I had to do. It was just a
fantastic feeling of mental clarity,
which I still feel. So that is the number
one benefit
of keto that does not involve weight loss.
So that’s going to do it for this video.
What do you guys think?
Have you had similar experiences? What
would you say are your top 5 non-weight loss
benefits to doing keto. If you
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next Friday!