Why the Keto Zone Diet?

Why the Keto Zone Diet?

July 23, 2019 8 By William Morgan


DR. COLBERT: Most Americans
eat 30 percent of their calories
as protein. When you eat
excessive protein, your body
turns it into sugar. That throws
you out of the Keto Zone.
(Singing) I know my God
has made the way for
me. I know my God has
made the way for me.
ANNOUNCER: Today we have
a special Believer’s Voice of
Victory with Kenneth Copeland
and Dr. Don Colbert before a
live studio audience. Learn
to identify what foods lead
to disease in the body
and what to replace them
with to improve your
overall health.
KENNETH: Welcome to the
Believer’s Voice of Victory
broadcast, everybody. I’m
Kenneth Copeland. Father, we
thank You today for this
broadcast. Oh, my, my, my.
We are so richly endowed with
spiritual presence and Your
power and Your Word, and we
thank You that all things are
possible to him that believes.
Ha-ha. And we’re in–in that
place today, studying and
looking into Your Word in how to
do something that has seemed to
be completely impossible. To me,
at one time, it was like that.
And–and You set my life free.
And we want everybody to know
how it works. We give You all
the praise and the honor, Lord
Jesus. Thank You. In Jesus’
name, amen. Join me,
everybody, in welcoming
Dr. Don Colbert to this studio.
(Applause) Love you, Don.
DR. COLBERT: Praise God. Love
you, too. KENNETH: And, we’ve
got a great studio audience
in here. Give yourself a hand.
(Applause) Praise the Lord.
Amen. Welcome, everybody.
Let’s go back to our–our
scripture that–our base
scripture in the 23rd chapter
of Proverbs. “When thou sittest
to eat with a ruler, consider
diligently–” Underline the
word “diligently.” “–consider
diligently what is before thee:
and put a knife to thy
throat, if thou be a man
given to appetite.” You–if
you know that you’ve got
a problem in that area, you
better do something about
it. I mean, it is just like
putting a knife to your
throat. Just don’t eat this. “Be
not desirous of his dainties,
for they are deceitful meat.”
That’s deceitful food. Let’s
look then in the 20th and the
21st verses. “Be not among
winebibbers; among riotous
eaters of flesh: for the
drunkard and the glutton shall
come to poverty: and drowsiness
shall close–clothe a man with
rags.” Now, let’s look today at
Deuteronomy 30:19. “I call
heaven and earth to record this
day against you, that I have
set before you life and death,
blessing and cursing: therefore
choose life, that both you and
your seed may live.” Now,
apply that to what we just
read. You’ve got a decision to
make here. DR. COLBERT: Yes.
KENNETH: You’re sitting
down here, and I–I’ve got
this set before me, or I’ve
got a tub full of starch and
sugars and all of this. “Well,
it’s Christmas, I just–you
know, it’s just Christmastime.”
Yeah, and you’re going to
have the flu along about
the 1st of January, along
in there, because you’re
going to pig out again
New Year’s Eve. DR. COLBERT:
And it weakens your immune
system. Sugars, starches,
and carbs weaken your–
KENNETH: Yeah. And so– DR.
COLBERT: –immune system.
KENNETH: And that–and
the flu season just goes
through the roof. DR. COLBERT:
That’s right. KENNETH: They’re
already talking about it on
television, “Biggest flu season
ever.” Well–well, come
on, chubby, you ought to
know what caused this.
(Laughter) I remember a
little cartoon, this guy
was sitting at the table in
a restaurant. And–and the girl
was sitting over here. He said,
“Order anything you want,
Chubby.” (Laughter) In other
words, “Hey, I ain’t got money
enough to pay for a lot of
this.” Dr. Colbert, until this
happened in my life, by the
grace of God, I was able to
manage my weight. As you know,
I mean, you’ve been our family
doctor for many years now. But,
it was always on this
cycle– DR. COLBERT: Right.
KENNETH: –and when
this became my lifestyle,
it’s stable– DR. COLBERT:
Praise God. Praise God.
KENNETH: –for the first time
in 81 years. DR. COLBERT: Wow,
that’s amazing. KENNETH:
Because I was given to
appetite. And for reasons that
you and I know, I don’t–I don’t
think my–my hormone
system was ever like it’s
supposed to be. DR. COLBERT:
Right. KENNETH: One of the
reasons, I got bitten by a water
moccasin when I was just a
little boy. DR. COLBERT: Mm, mm.
KENNETH: But anyway, whatever
the reason was, it was really
messed up. And I–I just gained
weight just–just– DR. COLBERT:
Right. KENNETH: –hugely. This
changed my life. DR. COLBERT:
Praise God. KENNETH: It’ll
change yours, too. DR. COLBERT:
Now, let me explain what’s
happening, because you
understand, with your engines,
you have jet engines, you have
automobile engines. What I’m
doing is I’m shifting the human
body from being a sugar-burning
engine, like an engine,
not an actual engine, but
a sugar-burning engine, to a
fat-burning engine. The way we
do this, we put you in what we
call the keto zone, or a state
of nutritional ketosis or keto
adaptation. Now, people said,
“Oh, diabetic ketoacidosis.” No,
it’s not that. And don’t get in
fear. It’s simply the keto zone
in which your body shifts from
burning sugar as the primary
fuel to burning fat. Realize
your heart and your brain
prefers fat as its fuel rather
than sugar. Now, to get in the
keto zone, it takes you usually
a few days to shift from burning
sugar to burning fat. It takes
usually about two to three days.
For diabetics, it may take one
or two weeks. And you say, “Oh,
my goodness, what’ll happen
when I’m in that in-between zone
of burning sugar and burning
fat?” Well, what happens is we
have now supplementation that
enables people to get right into
the keto zone by putting them on
exogenous ketones, which are
simply carbon compounds that
your body burns and puts
you right into a state of
nutritional ketosis. So that
way, it–you can go into that
within an hour; within an hour,
burning fat. So when we shift
you from– KENNETH: Did you
bring any of those with you?
(Laughter) DR. COLBERT:
I stay–no. But for the
majority–let me explain. For
the majority of people, if you
just keep your carbs down to
around 20 to 30– KENNETH: Yeah.
DR. COLBERT: –grams a day,
which is mainly eating some
berries and eating salads and
green veggies and things such as
this with healthy fats–and this
is the big problem people have.
You’ve got to eat about 70
percent of your calorie intake
as healthy fats. And a lot of
people have fat phobia, and they
are afraid to enter into the
keto zone or nutritional ketosis
because of their fat phobia.
Now, here’s what happens when
you start eating a lot of
healthy fats. Number one, you’re
not hungry for hours. Many of my
people say, “Hey, I only need to
eat two meals a day.”
And–because it literally–the
fat stays in your system for a
long time and leashes ketosis
where your–it takes away your
appetite, and you start to burn
fat. Now, this is the biggest
problem people have. They say,
“Well, it doesn’t make sense. I
eat fat, and I burn fat?” Yes.
When you eat fat, your
body starts to use that
preferentially as its fuel.
KENNETH: Mm-hmm.
DR. COLBERT: Okay? And
when you burn fat as fuel,
all of a sudden, your brain
thinks clearer. KENNETH: Well,
we’ve been brain-washed to
fat-free. DR. COLBERT: You’re
right, you’re right. KENNETH:
That was a financial thing.
(Audience Agrees) It didn’t
have anything to do with
good eating. DR. COLBERT:
Yes, absolutely. And I have
a whole — I can talk a whole
hour or two on that. But it’s
the preferential–fat is the
preferential fuel for your
heart. Now, here is a key thing
I learned. Each cell in your
body is composed primarily of
fat. Now, here’s the breakdown
of the percentages of fat in
that cell: 55 percent of the fat
in that cell, in each of the
cells, most all the cells in
your body, is composed of
approximately 55 percent
monounsaturated fats.
Now, what foods are high
in monounsaturated fats? Olive
oil, avocados– KENNETH: Mm-hmm.
DR. COLBERT: –almonds,
macadamia nuts. Many nuts
and seeds are very high in
monounsaturated fat. So
55 percent of that cell is
monounsaturated fats. 27
percent of that cell is
composed of saturated fats.
People go, “Oh, oh,
saturated fats! That’s my
enemy! No, every doctor has
told me, ‘Get rid of saturated
fats.'” In fact, the U.S.
dietary food guidelines, 2015 to
2020, said we should only eat
less than 10 percent of our diet
as saturated fats. KENNETH:
Well– DR. COLBERT: You’ve heard
that, right? KENNETH: –been in
the business of killing people
for a long time. (Laughter) DR.
COLBERT: Yeah. Now, here’s
what– KENNETH: Like that
pyramid. DR. COLBERT: Yes. Yes.
The dietary– KENNETH: That
dietary pyramid– DR. COLBERT:
Well– KENNETH: –you read that,
that’s what they use to fatten
hogs. DR. COLBERT: That’s right.
(Laughs) KENNETH: It’s the same
plan. DR. COLBERT: Exactly
right. Now, here’s the last–
KENNETH: I know. Ha-ha. DR.
COLBERT: Here’s the last bit.
The last bit of fat that’s in
that cell is polyunsaturated
fats, mainly your fish oil. And
again, your nuts and seeds
contain healthy polyunsaturated
fats. So that’s the breakdown of
the cell. So what I tell
patients, we should have about
20 percent of our diet as
saturated fats. That would be
equivalent to approximately 25
percent of the cell membranes.
About 20 percent is saturated
fats. What are saturated fats?
Saturated are like grass-fed
butter, coconut oil, organic
–and I like to use organic or
free-range heavy whipping
cream. And people say, “Oh,
my gosh, that’ll cause plaque
in your arteries.” That’s why
you need to read the book.
When you combine saturated fats,
about 20 percent, with about 40
percent of monounsaturated fats,
it elevates your HDL, your good
cholesterol. It lowers your
triglycerides tremendously. It
lowers your sugar tremendously.
It lowers your C-reactive
protein, inflammatory mediators
significantly. And it lowers the
bad pattern B-LDL cholesterol
significantly. The cholesterol
that causes plaque in your
arteries is not the pattern A.
The pattern A is neutral,
doesn’t–doesn’t cause plaque in
your arteries. It’s the pattern
B. It’s more susceptible to
oxidation. And so again,
this–this program, with the
right amount of saturated fats,
about 20 percent of your diet,
and about 40 percent is
monounsaturated, and then you
need your fish oil. You need
healthy fish, salmon. Or I take
fish oil capsules every day
because those are the key fats
we need that keeps us in the
keto zone. You’re eating 70
percent. So you say, “What do I
do? How do I do this?” That’s
why I put recipes in here. And
simple recipes are like chicken
salad. You can make chicken
salad, but do not get the
mayonnaise from the grocery
store because most of it’s
soybean oil. It’s interesting.
We feed–most of our animals
that are grain-fed, we feed
them corn, which is 90 percent
genetically modified, and
soybean, which is over 90
percent genetically modified.
So we turn healthy meats into
inflammatory meats. But you
can have grass-fed beef in
moderation. Again, I tell
people, quit eating the
huge–don’t be ravenous eaters
of meat. You don’t have to get
that huge T-bone. Just a little
petite filet is all we need
because it also–or you can
have a rib eye, a small rib eye
because it’s got–as long as
it’s grain–pasture raised and
not–or is fed by grasses and
not by grains. If it’s fed by
grasses, you have a lot
more healthy fats in it;
monounsaturated fats, omega 3
fats, CLA that helps prevent
cancer. So the right amount of
fat is critical. We need about
70 percent fat. And we show you
how to do that. So you can have
chicken salad with olive
oil-based mayonnaise or you can
have avocado oil-based
mayonnaise. Avocado oil is high
in those monounsaturated fats.
And it’s real filling. We need
lots of the fat– KENNETH:
Tastes good. DR. COLBERT: Yeah,
it tastes real good, but you
don’t eat the bread. We wrap it
with lettuce wraps. Or we use
our seed bread. We have the most
amazing seed bread recipe where
we put five different kinds of
seeds, we grind them up–or if
you don’t have diverticulosis,
you can–you can eat, you know,
just the whole seeds, and
you–you bake it, and you have
the most delicious, filling seed
bread that sweeps the colon
clean. So the other thing–so
we’ve got 70 percent fat,
healthy fats, mainly, primarily,
monounsaturated, fish oil, or
fish oil fats and–or–and
polyunsaturated fats, small
amount, about 18 percent
or–excuse me–15 to 18. And
then we have the power–the
powerful saturated fats in
moderation. And then we have 15
percent of our calories as
protein. You don’t need a lot of
protein. Most Americans eat 30
percent of their calories as
proteins. When you eat excessive
protein, your body turns it into
sugar, and it throws you out of
the keto zone. And then you need
about 15 percent of your calorie
intake as carbs in the form of
berries, about a quarter cup a
day of any berry, or you can
have lemons, limes. You say,
“well, they’re not sweet.”
That’s right, they’re not
sweet. But you can add
Stevia to it if you want. And
then salad, salad, salads, every
kind of salad you can think of.
You can have romaine, you can
have cabbage, you can have
arugula, any kind of salads, as
well as your green veggies, all
the green veggies. And you can
add grass-fed butter to your
green veggies, and olive oil. I
like to balance those out. And
that includes broccoli and green
beans and asparagus. And most
all the green veggies are fine.
And so when you do that, you
have put the right combinations
to enter into the keto zone. You
shift your body from burning
sugar as its fuel to burning fat
as your fuel. And in doing so,
you just close the door to most
chronic diseases because it
literally stops–it lowers the
inflammation tremendously in the
body, lowers the sugar
tremendously. And you don’t get
those–those swings of insulin.
Your insulin goes low–most of
my patients, when I check their
fasting insulin, it’s 3 to 7,
which is low. When your insulin
level, when you’re fasting, is
3, you are going to burn fat,
and you are going to
burn–you’re going to lose
weight almost guaranteed, okay?
So then we put the key–key
combination of foods together in
simple-to-do recipes, like what
you’re taking. This is pretty
much what you do. And as a
result, you don’t get the highs
and lows that the sugar causes
and the carbs cause. You
literally become a fat-burning
machine, and it provides the
best fuel for your brain, for
your heart, for increasing
energy. The energy level goes up
amazingly when you get in the
keto zone. And you’re telling me
about your wife, Gloria, how she
put on some pounds. KENNETH:
Mm-hmm. DR. COLBERT: And then
she– KENNETH: Well, Gloria, all
she–her metabolism and so
forth, just–just really, truly
amazing. It used to just– DR.
COLBERT: (Laughs) KENNETH: Man.
And she could–she would go in
washing dishes or something, and
she’d take a piece of candy. If
it–say it was a bar candy. DR.
COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: She’d
bite the end off of it and sit
it in the window sill there in
the kitchen– DR. COLBERT:
Mm-hmm. KENNETH: –and then the
next meal, she’d take another
bite. DR. COLBERT: Now, very few
people can do that. I don’t know
of hardly any women that can do
that. KENNETH: And eat on that
piece of candy for three or four
days. Just, “Gloria, if you’re
going to eat the thing, eat it.”
(Laughter) But she–her weight
was stable all the time. DR.
COLBERT: That’s amazing.
KENNETH: And when she did go out
and eat, she never did put on
any weight. You know, her–her
hormone structure and everything
was so–so well balanced. DR.
COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: Well,
then in later years, she began
to gain weight. And she began to
really crave sugar. And she
moved up to–she always weighed
around 123, 24. DR. COLBERT:
Right. KENNETH: And sometimes
she weighed down around 118, but
that’s after the kids were born,
and she took that weight off–
DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH:
–immediately. And she kept
saying, “I’ve got to lose 10
pounds. I’ve got to get this off
me.” But it wasn’t happening.
DR. COLBERT: Right. KENNETH: And
then this happened. And her
blood sugar just went down where
it was supposed to be. DR.
COLBERT: Right. Right. KENNETH:
Her blood sugar was high. DR.
COLBERT: Sure. KENNETH: Her–and
went down, and she–now
she weighs around 121 to–
DR. COLBERT: Praise God.
KENNETH: –to 123 all the
time. DR. COLBERT: Now, this
is– KENNETH: All the time.
DR. COLBERT: –a common thing I
hear all the time, is, patients
say, “Hey, I used to could eat
all of this sugar, all of these
starches, all of these
carbs. But now when I
eat it, I gain weight.” What
happens, between 40 and
50, our metabolism changes. We
become more insulin resistant.
As your waist, women, gets
35 inches or higher, you’re
insulin resistant. You’re
probably prediabetic.
Men, as your waist gets to be
40 or more, you’re insulin
resistant. If you eat sugars,
starches, and carbs, you’re
going to gain more weight, and
you’re headed for diabetes.
And you probably have
prediabetes. So we are becoming,
as a society, more insulin
resistant. And as a result, that
sets the stage for every
disease. But, when we enter the
keto zone, or nutritional
ketosis, we have just shifted
from burning sugar and being
insulin resistant or insulin–or
carbohydrate sensitive to
burning fat as our fuel. And
again, I tell people, you can’t
do this unless you clean your
fridge and cupboards out. You
can’t be having ice cream in the
freezer, donuts in the cupboard,
crackers and cookies and chips
and candy and everything there,
because at night, something
happens, especially to most
women. Around 8:00 or 9:00 or
10:00 o’clock, all of a sudden,
they get what we call the
munchies. (Laughter) And let me
tell you, you can’t eat just one
chip. They pull that chip out
and they say, “I’m just going to
eat one, just one chip.” And one
leads to another leads to
another. Why? And people say,
“Why can’t I eat just one chip?”
That food was manufactured by
processed food companies who use
the brightest chemists, they use
the smartest advertisers, the
smartest psychologists to create
a food with a food chemistry so
that food is so addictive to
your five senses that it’s
impossible almost to eat just
one. And that’s what’s happened.
When you get a packaged food,
that packaged food is full of
sugars and carbs or starches
that literally program–they get
an addict, a food addict, every
day, every–you know, just–they
have an addict for life. And
that’s what’s happened. Realize,
from the 1950s–and this is
what all happened. If I can get
through this real quick. In the
1950s, there was a study that
came out, the Seven Countries
Study, that branded fat a
killer. And then from the 1960s
on, we had a conglomeration of
big food, big pharma, and big
medicine that literally cashed
in on this. And they started
developing processed foods
loaded with carbs, and they
created an obesity epidemic, a
disease epidemic. But it was
huge profits for the processed
food companies, for big food,
huge profits for big pharma,
because with more disease comes
more medicines, comes more
profits. And guess what? Doctors
and hospitals making tons of
money because cancer is a cash
cow. Heart disease is a cash
cow. The way many hospitals make
their money is with their cancer
treatment centers, or it’s with
their diabetes and dialysis
centers, or it’s with their
cardiac centers, with their
bypasses, with their stenting.
That’s huge money. So what’s
happened is, fat was branded a
killer. People switched to low
fat, and look where it’s gotten
us. KENNETH: Yeah, yeah.
AUDIENCE: Yes. DR. COLBERT:
Epidemic of disease is
occurring. KENNETH: Diet this,
diet that. DR. COLBERT: That’s
why we’ve got to–and what’s
happened now, that same study
that was in the 1950s, the Seven
Countries Study was actually
refuted by the main researcher,
Dr. Menotti, who actually
reanalyzed the data and said it
wasn’t fat that was the primary
enemy, it was mainly sugars and
carbs. So again, we have–so
that’s what I lay out. I explain
to people–because so many
people have a phobia of fats.
And if you do have a phobia of
fats, and if you want to lose
the weight, lose the weight, get
it off, and then they can
switch over to let food be your
medicine program, which is–is
very healthy. And some people
are afraid. They’ll say, “Oh, my
cholesterol will go up.” As long
as you follow the program —
and I’ve got it out — mapped
out in the back for high
cholesterol. It’ll usually
prevent cholesterol from rising.
That’ll–sometimes the neutral
pattern A cholesterol will go up
some, but the pattern B that
causes plaque goes down most of
the time. KENNETH: How long have
you been practicing this
medicine? DR. COLBERT: 31 years.
KENNETH: 31 years. DR. COLBERT:
A long time. KENNETH: I want to
say this: Don’t go to the world
to get your information.
AUDIENCE: That’s right. Yeah.
KENNETH: Don’t go there.
AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Don’t
walk in the counsel–when you
see the word “ungodly,” it’s
un-God-like. AUDIENCE: Mm.
KENNETH: Don’t go to the
people that don’t think like
God. They’re not interested in
your health. Well, some of them
are. But–but you go to–you get
the money part involved and all
that. Go to the Word. Go to
men like Don Colbert that
spent their life with one thing
in mind, and that’s getting
Christians healthy, well.
There’s a difference between
being well and not having pain.
You can stop pain with pills.
DR. COLBERT: Yes. KENNETH: And
you’re still not well. Wellness
is when there is no sickness or
disease in your body or about to
have any. AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: I don’t–I remember the
last time I had the flu was–I
don’t remember what year it was.
I remember where I was. It was
Wichita, Kansas, about going
into recurrent training on the
Citation X. And I picked this
thing up somewhere. And–but
that’s the last time. That’s
years–several years ago.
DR. COLBERT: Praise God.
KENNETH: We’re out of
time. (Both Laugh) Yeah,
Jeremy’ll be here in
a minute. (Laughs)
ANNOUNCER: We hope you enjoyed
today’s teaching from Kenneth
Copeland Ministries. And
remember Jesus is Lord.