Tuesday Tips: Keto Diet
Hi, my name is Carlos Thomas Fenwick,
and I’m a personal trainer here in
Washington DC. Today we will be talking about
the keto diet.
What is the keto diet? Well,
the keto diet as a diet that
helps people to burn fat.
You’ve probably seen in the fitness world
tons and tons of ways for people to burn fat, whether
it’s running long distances, or
exercising for extended amounts of time, but you
never find the right diet to help you burn fat.
Well that’s what the keto diet’s all about.
Your body runs off of two sources of energy:
So the issue with sugar, though, is that
sugar burns fast.
So, a person needs to consume more
and more and more sugar over time.
The body only has about 2 teaspoons
of sugar in the blood.
So it switches your body over from using
sugar as the fuel source to fat.
Now, the transition to keto
can be a difficult one just simply in the
first two to three days — this is my personal experience.
I have been living off of sugar for all my life
So to be able to transition from
sugar to fat
was difficult in the beginning.
But I was able to learn actually from a gentleman by the name of
Dr. Eric Berg how to do that,
how to make that transition go over very well.
And the transition is, you just add more
fat to the diet! So I have bacon for breakfast,
or like 2 eggs,
and then I have either some cheese, some good —
what I call “good fats”,
so I’ve got cheese there or I will um
use butter. Because that’s a good source of fat too.
So each meal,
it will contain butter, or it will contain a good fat in it.
Um, that way, that helps the body to make that transition
over from sugar to fat.
So the benefits of the keto diet? Well,
keto provides you with sustainable energy
throughout the day, it also helps with mental clarity
it helps you to focus more on getting
jobs done and getting tasks done.
It also improves — and this is the most important thing — your health.
It ensures that your body
is not using sugar as the major fuel source because,
at the end of the day — and this is a real truth —
sugar is a poison to the body.
That’s why there’s only 2 teaspoons of sugar in your blood,
and when you overdose your body with sugar
different things occur: cancer, diabetes,
other diseases. So the biggest
health factor of the keto diet is that it’s a
for your health.
That concludes today’s episode
of Tuesday Tips.
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