What is the Ketogenic Diet and Can My Kids Do It? What Do I Need to Know?

What is the Ketogenic Diet and Can My Kids Do It? What Do I Need to Know?

July 29, 2019 3 By William Morgan


we’re going to talk about the ketogenic
diet now so the ketogenic diet is
skyrocketing in popularity right now and
it’s because the ketogenic diet is kind
of like magic for people who need to
lose weight which we can be honest is
honestly most adults in the United
States code you lose some weight it
makes it it suppresses hunger and it
makes it so that you’re in fat-burning
mode all the time or typically when
you’re losing weight by calorie
restriction which losing weight on the
ketogenic diet does involve calorie
restriction as well and when your body
and brain is running on carbs and not
fat then your body can have to
transition over into burning fat and so
this is called ketosis and this is
something that most people even if you
just don’t eat for 12 hours like you’re
sleeping your body will dip into ketosis
a little bit and then you will eat and
your body is then back into burning
carbs instead of fat so your body can go
back and forth in the ketogenic diet we
are going over to fat-burning mode all
the time on purpose and so this has a
few different awesome side effects is
first the not being hungry all the time
second is sugar cravings are either
super lowered or they’re pretty much
gone third is it can help with tons of
mental health conditions and so it can
help with things like traumatic brain
injury it can help with things like post
my traumatic stress disorder anxiety
even Alzheimer’s is shown to respond in
some cases to the ketogenic diet and so
I did this with my daughter for autism a
long time ago and we’ll talk about that
in another video how the ketogenic diet
or ketogenic version of the gaps diet is
something that can help with severe and
chronic mental mental health disorders
and so this is a lot of people will
start the ketogenic diet for weight loss
and then they find that their anxiety is
reduced their depression is reduced
their sugar cravings are way reduced and
they just find this as a much easier way
to live so there are some things that
you want to keep in mind when you’re on
the ketogenic
that is when we’re in fat-burning mode
and our body is running off of ketones
and then later fat adapted so your
body’s just running off of fat without
having to run off the ketones very
technical stuff we’ll talk about in
another video your body requires more
electrolytes specifically magnesium
potassium sodium and more water and so I
am someone that’s not a huge water
drinker I feel fine not drinking water
when I’m eating carbs and carbohydrate
so carbohydrates have more water in them
and so your body’s kind of extracting
that water out of it when you’re eating
the ketogenic diet in order for your
body to be burning the fat and not the
carbs you do need to drink more water
that’s something that’s important and
then you need the electrolytes and so I
make like a keto aid which is like a dry
margarita as a friend just called it is
just water and then I put my salts in it
which is magnesium sodium which is c2
sea salt and the potassium chloride
which is like potassium salt and I will
link below to more information on
electrolytes and the ketogenic diet that
is something that I want to caution you
you do need to learn about electrolytes
but you could learn about them in
probably 45 minutes or half an hour
today and you can get started and that’s
another great thing about the ketogenic
diet is you can start at any time and so
you don’t have to wait to the beginning
of the month I suppose this is true with
all stuff you don’t but you don’t really
have to clean out your fridge because if
you can just kind of white-knuckle
through the first three or five days
your sugar cravings are gonna go so like
I’ve got crackers in the fridge I’ve got
ice cream for the kids I’ve got tons of
fruit for the kids I don’t have my kids
eating the ketogenic diet which I don’t
think it’s bad if you do have your
children on the ketogenic diet but it’s
gonna be kind of rough on them if
they’re going in and out and off and on
and tell their body gets used to being
fat adapted really quickly so news I do
give my kids carbs fruit healthy carbs
is something that’s good but if you are
in ketosis and you are on the ketogenic
diet you eat no sugars even natural
sugars from fruit or honey you eat no
starches even starches from like
potatoes and you eat no grains so what
you’re doing with a ketogenic diet is
keeping your card cups under
20 grams or 30 grams a day and there’s
different carbon counters and different
bodyweight counters and whatever that
you can keep track of your macros so by
macros you mean macronutrients not
micronutrients that are which are like
vitamins and minerals but macronutrients
are your fat protein and carbohydrates
and so the really important thing for
the ketogenic diet is to keep your
carbohydrates down around or below 20
grams a day and so it’s a very very low
carb and there’s a little bit of carbs
in some of the so called keto foods and
so that’s why you have to keep track and
and so this can be a little bit tedious
at first but it’s also really
interesting and you’ll kind of find that
since you’re not hungry all the time
you’re not eating all the time and so if
you only eat two meals a day skipping
breakfast is pretty common on the
ketogenic diet because we are found
adapted so we are pulling we’re able to
pull from our body fat just fine and it
doesn’t really make a difference to our
body whether we’re eating our body fat
or we are eating breakfast so
intermittent fasting is common with the
ketogenic diet and then you’re just
gonna want to like go into MyFitnessPal
it’s just a free app and you can put in
your stuff and it’s a little complicated
at first I recommend using a food scale
because it’s easy to super overestimate
like 200 calories with a couple grams of
carbohydrates of almonds is just like
what fits down in the bottom of a
sandwich bag it’s like you might think
200 calories of almonds is like a big
handful and it’s not that’s gonna be
like 400 calories so using a food scale
which I do have another video on how to
use a food scale it’s a lot less math
and you’re probably anticipating is
super important when you first start the
ketogenic diet
I’m counting your carbohydrates always
you have to count your carbohydrates if
you want to be technical you can count
your calories your protein and your fats
as well you want to keep moderate
protein which so to figure out your
protein there’s keto calculate
calculators and I’ll link to a couple
down below the video to keep your
protein healthy for you you want to have
about one gram or
75 grams per lean body mass and so like
women especially you’re gonna we’re just
gonna hold on to more fat and that’s not
a bad thing it’s not a judgment thing we
need like we need more fat on our body
but lean mass is like your muscles and
your skeletal system that does not have
that fat on it so like my lean body mass
is 114 which I am NOT 114 pounds and so
you want to have a certain amount of
protein per that lean body mass and so
there’s keto calculators that that can
calculate that for you and then you can
kind of see where you’re hitting and
that’s called like fitting your macros
are meeting your macros and so you want
to eat protein is kind of like a goal
like you’re trying to get that much
protein per pound of lean body mass fat
is you can just eat fat until you’re
full so some of the things that I really
like to eat on the ketogenic diet are
nuts are delicious but they’re super
easy to go overboard on dairy also
delicious also easy to go overboard on
and there is a little bit of
carbohydrates in dairy like we use heavy
whipping cream because it does contain
less carbohydrates than milk and then
the soft cheeses like Brie if you look
at my Instagram you can see sort of what
I eat and I’ll put some of the pictures
of my meals they’re not super beautiful
or anything green leafy vegetables are
low in carbohydrates and so the
carbohydrates like that count that I
said is twenty to thirty is gonna be net
carbs and so when you are counting your
carbs you get to subtract out fiber so
if your total carbohydrate like for
lettuce for four cups of lettuce it’s
something like nine grams of
carbohydrate but six of those grams of
fiber so you subtract the fiber from the
total grams of carbohydrate and it’s
just three net carbs and so that three
obviously fits really well into your 20
that you can have a nice you can have a
bagel salad I’ll do a big bowl salad
with like some cucumber which is another
low carbohydrate vegetable with some
cucumber and then some
like I’ll just open up a can of smoked
salmon or some other smoked sardines
some other fish and just put that on top
of my cell at a few artichoke hearts and
then a couple chopped walnuts or
macadamia nuts and to make my own
dressings out of avocado oil mayonnaise
and then I’d just add a little bit of
apple cider vinegar to it so it’s
delicious stuff I will link to pre-made
meal plans if you don’t want to add up
all of the carbohydrates and everything
you just want to be told what to eat I
will link to some pre-made meal plans
down below the video and that can help
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